Sera monks of the temple. Lhasa. The Sera Monastery is situated at the foot of the hill Tatipi in the northern suburb of Lhasa. It is one of the three most famous monasteries of the city, along with Deprung and Ganden, and the monks who live here belong to a sect of Tibetan Buddhism known as "Yellow Hat", founded by Tsong Khapa. Jamchen Chojey, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, undertook to build the monastery in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The monastery was named Sera, in Tibetan language means "Wild Rose", because the hills are covered with blooming roses when the monastery was built. The Sera Monastery is magnificent and covers an area of 114,946 meters square. Its main buildings are the hall Coqen (school) and Kamcum (bedrooms). Writes performed using gold powder, fine statues, scented cloth and unparalleled murals can be found in their classrooms. Lively debates on Buddhist doctrines are held here, using the distinctive style of other famous monasteries existing in the city.