Besides visit by Paljor Kalon, we also have Men-Tsee-Khang visiting Seattle to attend program at Bastyr University. They have offered to hold clinic for our community at the end of their program at the University. Those who wish to consult with Tibetan doctor or need to refill their prescription of Tibetan medicine, it will be great opportunity. Please mark your calendar for the following two dates, time and venue. Date: SATURDAY 11/19/16 Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Venue: Sakya Monastery (Library) Date: SUNDAY: 11/20/16 Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm Venue: Shoreline Senior Center
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MAY 3RD – FIRST LAKAR OF THE YEAR
On May 3rd, we celebrated our first Lhakar of the year with an array of exciting activities. We kicked off the event with a prayer session. Following that, we enjoyed a captivating culture show, where participants showcased our traditional Tibetan dance. The event also included a potluck, where everyone brought and shared delicious Tibetan-influenced food. Additionally, the kids had a great time sketching and expressing their creativity. Finally, chief guest Tashi Namgyal la shared us importance of Lharka. Overall, the first Lhakar of the year was a memorable experience that celebrated our culture and brought us closer together.
APR 26TH – RALLY AGAINST THE SEATTLE TIMES
The recent media frenzy involving our religious and spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has caused immense distress to our community. The Seattle Times‘ hasty publication of a misleading Associated Press(AP) article on April 10th, 2023 regarding the incident is detrimental to His Holiness’s reputation and an incredibly disrespectful act toward our community. We rallied against The Seattle Times’ spread of misinformation and urge them to respect cultural diversity.
APL 25TH – PANCHEN RINPOCHE’S 34TH BIRTHDAY
April 25th marks the 34th birthday of Panchen Rinpoche Gedhun Choeky Nyima (Panchen Lama). The Panchen Lama is a prominent figure in Tibetan Buddhism, second to the Dalai Lama in importance. However, the global awareness of the Panchen Lama is relatively low. In 1995, the Dalai Lama recognized a six-year-old boy named Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama, shortly after his recognition, the Chinese government abducted him and his family and he has not been seen or heard from since. The Chinese government then installed its own Panchen Lama, which is not recognized by the majority of Tibetan Buddhists. In an effort to raise global awareness of the Panchen Lama’s plight and to advocate for his release and the restoration of the rightful Panchen Lama, please join us on his birthday.
APL 22ND – EARTH DAY
On Earth Day, Tibetan Language and Culture School (TLCS) students and parents came together to help clear non-native, invasive plants from Veterans Memorial Park in Mountlake Terrace. The project was aimed at improving the health of the park’s ecosystem, which had been negatively impacted by the presence of invasive species. The project was a success, and the park’s ecosystem is now healthier thanks to the efforts of the TLCS students and parents.
APL 20TH – PRAYER FOR HH THE DALAI LAMA
Here are some pictures of the urgent Lhakar(Yesterday) prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long life organized by Cholsum Bhumo.
APL 10TH – TLCS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our Tibetan Language and Culture School – TLCS activities are packed with exciting and enriching programs aimed to teach our children the language, culture, music, and dance of Tibet. Last Sunday from 3-6pm, we started with a prayer and meditation session led by Gen Tashi Tsering, which helps our students to focus. Following that, we had a special segment celebrating the Tibetan language, led by Gen Passang Bhuti, who helped our students appreciate the beauty and richness of their native tongue. Our Level III students also had a group song practice session with Gen Lharik Dhakpa, where they honed their musical skills and practice singing together as a group. And for those who were interested in exploring their creative side, we had a Tibetan art & painting session led by Lama Migmar.
MAR 28TH – TLCS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Last Sunday at Tibetan Language and Culture School, kids are taught the history of Tibetan names and their origin, as well as calligraphy. They learn about the different origins of Tibetan names and how they were formed. They also learn the basics of calligraphy, a style of writing that is used to create beautiful, intricate designs. Through learning about the history of Tibetan names and calligraphy, kids gain an appreciation for the culture and language of Tibet. They are also able to gain a deeper understanding of the language, which can help them communicate more effectively with their peers.
MAR 15TH – COMMUNITY DRIVE FOR REFUGEES NW
MAR 8TH – UTSAV EVENT
Participants from the Tibetan community in UTSAV organized events with lawmakers of Washington state in the state capitol. With Steve Hobbs – Secretary of State, My-Linh Thai, State Senator Manka Dhingra, and Nepali representatives.
MAR 7TH – TAW BOARD & TLCS PARENT MEETING
Date: Oct 29th, 2016 Time: 5:30 to 8:30pm Location: Auditorium, Shoreline Conference Center 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 Tickets: In Advance:$30.00 At the Door:$35.00 Call for Tickets: 425-209-6458 / 206-790-7756 Tibetan Language and Culture Class is a Sunday school to support our children stay connected and learn our language and culture. We have no regular source of income and all our parents volunteer. We depend on our Annual Benefit Nite as our primary source of income supplemented by occasional donations from friends and supporters, Both our artists have travelled extensively in Asia and North America, we are happy to...
21st Annual Tibet Fest (8/27 & 8/28) Click here for our FACEBOOK TibetFest Event NEWS ARTICLE 8/2/16 : Celebrate Culture and Tradition at Seattle Center’s TIBET FEST Seattle Center Festál presents the 21st annual Tibet Fest. Experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Tibet through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Join in a group dance, create a Sand Mandala and learn about the ancient art of herbal medicines. Tibet’s ancient and modern history is woven through Tibet Fest, which seeks to preserve this centuries-old cultural tradition with artwork, dance and discussions of the Tibetan...
Join us for potluck celebration to honor His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday! Bring your friends and family members as we will have plenty of fun filled activities for kids and adults with prizes. Where: Sakya Monastery and Carkeek Park Time: 10am @ Sakya Monastery for brief traditional ceremony and then to Carkeek park till 6:00pm Food: Potluck (Drinks will be provided by TAW) ***HHDL BDAY FLYER
49th_Day_Prayer_Ceremony_Program When: June 23rd, 2016 Where: Sakya Monastery Time: 9:00am till 9:00pm ++++++++++++++++++++++ 9:00 am Vajrayogini Puja begins 10:30 am H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche speech honoring H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang’s life 10:45 am H.E. Asanga Rinpoche expression of appreciation (Tibetan) H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche expression of appreciation (English) 11:00 am Sangha & public may make katag offerings and receive blessing photo Noon Lunch break 2:00 pm Mahakala Puja 4:30 pm Grand Tsok distributed to lamas and sangha 5:00 pm Aspiration of Samantabhadra & Dedication of Merit Prayer (p. 63) 6:00 pm Dinner break 8:30 pm Mar-mey Monlam Butter-lamp Prayer in...