The Tibetan Association of Washington is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the State of Washington. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan Cultural tradition within the Tibetan Community and further the just cause of Tibet. The Tibetan Association is committed to the principle of non-violence and supports the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the temporal and Spiritual leader of Tibet. It recognizes the Tibetan Government in Exile, based in India, as the legitimate government of Tibet.

Join us at Green Lake for Tibet’s Missing 11th Panchen Lama’s Birthday

April 25, 2014
3:30 pmto5:30 pm


What: 11th Missing Panchen Lama’s Birthday

When: April 25th, 2014

Where: Green Lake (NE section where the Green Lake Community Center)


As you all know, the 11th Panchen Rinpoche is turning a quarter of a century this year. Seattle TYC is working with the Sunday school Tibetan kids to put together a small street performance to raise awareness for the abduction of the 11th Panchen Lama. We ask you to please join us and help us demand the Chinese Government for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama and pray for his safe return. The event will be held at the front entrance parking lot which is by the Greenlake community center. We hope to see you all there. Bhod Gyalo! - Seattletyc


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2014 West Coast Picnic in Colorado

July 4, 2014 10:00 amtoJuly 6, 2014 8:00 pm




Dear fellow NATA presidents and board members,


This year as most of you may know Colorado Tibetan Community will be hosting the West Coast Picnic. We are a small community; but we are vibrant and are very motivated to try our level best to make this event a fun, memorable and a successful one. Our primary goal for organizing this event is to bring together as many Tibetans from all parts of North America and spend three days celebrating our rich culture and in the process build stronger bonds between communities and raise awareness about Tibet; with focus on involving younger generations in these events since they are our future.

We are completely devoted to making this event a success. But that’s not enough, to make such a big event a success. It won’t be possible without support from our entire fellow North American Tibetan Communities. We will need collaboration from each and everyone of your community.

We have a draft copy of the events that we would like to do, but we would also like to hear any suggestions that you and your community might want to see happen. We will finalize the events by next weekend, so please send us any suggestions you have and we will try our best to accommodate them. The community events we are planning are as follows:


1: Traditional dance and song competition; This event will be divided in two age groups; one for adults and one for youngsters  (Age 11-18).

2: Games: Basket Ball and Soccer. Each Community will send one team for male and one team for women (Will happen If we have enough teams).

3: Talent Show. This has no age limits each community can present up to two shows.

4: Golf Competition. Number of participants not yet decided.

5: Sangsol and Pot Luck Lunch Picnic at Red Rocks or Estes Park.

6: Concert Night with Raju Lama and Tibetan Singers.

The Events will begin on Friday July 4th 10AM and will end on Sunday July 6th 2pm.



Tibetan Association of Colorado

Kindly forward this email to others who have not received it.


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2014 TLCC’s Tibetan New Year Celebration (Sunday School)


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Monthly Monlam Prayer for Tibet

April 5, 2014
6:00 pmto7:30 pm
May 3, 2014
6:00 pmto7:30 pm
June 7, 2014
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

What: Monlam: Prayer Service for Self-immolation Martyrs of Tibet 

Date: Saturday April 5th, May 3rd and June 7th 2014
Where: @ Sakya Gompa
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Refreshment Sponsors:
April 5th, Tsering Chodon Yuthok
May 3rd, Tsewang Chamatsang
June 7th, Dorjee Khando


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The statement of the Tibetan American Community Concerned with Shugden Group’s Security Threat to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Kashag on Dholgyal : Desung Kalon Explains Shugden Issue

The statement of the Tibetan American Community Concerned with Shugden
Group’s Security Threat to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

March 2, 2014

We the elected members of Tibetan Parliament in Exile from North
America and Tibetan Associations of North America are gravely
concerned by recent events that took place during the current visit of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama to the United States.  While thousands of fellow Americans
celebrated the Dalai Lama’s visit to California, we Tibetan Americans
have been shocked to see our respected leader, His Holiness,
personally slandered by a group of religious extremists calling
themselves the “International Shugden Community.” Approaching His
Holiness at close quarters and slandering him, the Shugden group has
caused security concerns to the person of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Judging by their appearance we suspect that the majority of these
people are members of a sect called New Kadampa Tradition (NKT).

We recall that it is some members of the Shugden group that have been
charged by the Indian police of having murdered a prominent Tibetan
Buddhist scholar and his students in India in 1997. Interpol has also
issued warrants for their extradition from Tibet where they are
hiding. Some members of this group have a history of violence and

As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai
Lama feels it to be his moral responsibility to advise his Buddhist
followers on what is in the best interest of the Tibetan tradition.
It’s in connection with this, drawing from his wisdom and years of
critical examination, His Holiness has spoken about the negative
aspects of the historically divisive and controversial Shugden
practice. At the same time, His Holiness has clearly stated that, in
the end, it’s up to the individual to choose what they wish to do. So
why are the Shugden group bothering His Holiness when they do not want
to heed his advice?

The Tibetan people rose up as one in 1959 when the Chinese Communists
were posing threat to the person of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We
cannot tolerate another threat emanating from people who should know
better. What pains us deeply is how the Shugden group’s activity makes
mockery of the daily struggle that our fellow Tibetans undergo inside
Tibet for whom His Holiness represents the sole source of hope and

The American people, particularly the Tibetan American community, is
very fortunate to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama with us in the
United States during this Tibetan New Year period. He is scheduled to
have programs in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. before he returns to
his temporary headquarters in India. We, therefore, ask our Government
in Washington, D.C. to strengthen the security arrangements for His
Holiness the Dalai Lama in the light of this threat from the Shugden

We the Tibetan community in the United States offer our heartfelt
prayer for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  May all his
aspirations be fulfilled.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the Tibetan people’s undisputed
spiritual master and guiding force. The Dalai Lamas and the Tibetan
people have a special bond going for centuries.  The action of the
Shugden group has deeply hurt the feelings of the Tibetan people and
is a threat to the person of the 14th Dalai Lama.

In the United States, the Tibetan Americans are  in the state of

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico,
New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah,
Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C, Washington state and Wisconsin..

In Canada, Canadian Tibetans are located in the provinces of Alberta,
British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario.

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