Special Tibetan Film Screening: MAY 7th at 7pm The Varsity Theatre : 4329 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 http://www.mysticmountaintibetanfilm.com THE STORY: Mystic Mountain is a psychological thriller that takes place in a village tucked in the folds of the Himalayas. Tsewang, a young Tibetan warrior, is searching for his father’s dead body, which had disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Through his search, he finds himself entangled with Mikmar, a man who practices black magic and who can direct his consciousness into other bodies.
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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
TAW Board members will be organizing a small event to commemorate 27th Birthday of Panchen Rinpoche on Monday April 25. We will gather at the entrance of the greenlake where we’ll set up a table and hand out “messaged” water bottle and juices to the lake walkers to raise public awareness about Panchen Lama’s abduction. We’ll then walk around the lake and hand flyer to the passerby. We’ll end the event with a small birthday cake celebration and candle light vigil at the stadium towards the south end of the lake. Please try to show up at the event in...
H.H. Sakya Trizin will be visiting Seattle earlier than planned. The current schedule for his visit is as follows: For more and updated information visit : www.sakya.org Thursday, March 31 H.H. Sakya Trizin arrives at SeaTac Airport. Contact our office for arrival time. Saturday, April 2 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mahakala Puja Lunch break: Noon – 2:00 pm Everyone is welcome to come and bring offerings to Sakya Monastery and the lamas. People who have received the Sakya Mahakala Initiation may follow our sadhana. Those who have not received this initiation may stay and observe the Puja. Sunday, April...
What: March 10th Uprising Date: March 10th, 2016 @ WestLake Mall, Downtown Seattle Time: 3:45pm – 6:00pm TAW Board members will be organizing rally next Thursday to commemorate March 10th uprising. We will also hold candle light vigil for the two young Tibetan souls who have lost their lives in self immolated this week. We would like to request every Tibetan and friends of Tibet to show your support and participate in the rally. Board members will visit Governor’s office in Olympia on March 10th morning to submit memorandum.
Feb 9th, Tuesday at 10am – Sakya Monastery First day of Losar Celebration at Sakya Gonpa. Feb 20th, Saturday at 5:30pm – North Seattle Community College TAW Losar Party with performances from our TLCC children, Trisong ladies and a special performance from our new TLCC dance teacher Tsering Dolkar la.