We are organizing this protest during Xi Jinping’s visit to United States so that he can hear us directly and also urge our local leaders as well as world leaders to lead a global effort to stop future deaths and encourage negotiations between the Chinese government and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representatives. It’s a known fact that there is an increase in repression under the new leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Since March 2009, 143 Tibetans have set themselves on fire and are the direct result of China’s harsh suppression of Tibetan culture, language and religion. Most of...
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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
The Tibetan Association of Washington Invites you to our Children’s Tibetan Language & Cultural Class Annual Benefit Dinner @ Shoreline Conference Center 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 Saturday, October 24th, 2015 5:00pm – 10:30pm Tickets: $50 adult $15 children 10 & under (babies in arms are free) There will be: Music, Delicious Tibetan Cuisine, Student Performances, Silent Auction and Dancing Dress: cocktail / Losar Festive For Tickets; email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tibetan Association of Washington is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible on the extent allowable by law.
Kashag’s statement on the eightieth birth anniversary of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama. On this joyous occasion of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, on behalf of Kashag andTibetans inside and outside Tibet, I would like to express our deep reverence to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.We pray for his long life and reaffirm our unwavering loyalty and devotion to him. Tibetans both inside andoutside Tibet, as well as millions of others touched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of peace andnon-violence, observe this special occasion with immense delight. We take this opportunity to...
5th Annual Book and Bake Sale Saturday, June 27th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, June 28th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall Click here for Direction This year we have over a thousand books with every interest represented! We also have CDs, DVDs, and video games. There will be a wide selection of delicious bake goods for sale. Please gather up all those books sitting on the shelf and help make this the biggest book sale yet! Please no magazines, cassette or VHS donations. Book donations will also be collected during regular open hours of...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Celebration on Sunday, July 5th. 10:00am at Sakya Monastery followed by Lunch at Carkeek Park (Lunch hosted by TAW) – Same place as last year. For Direction Click here