LOSAR TASHI DELEK! We are excited to share our Losar celebration program. Feb 12th @ 9am – Losar Morning Prayer – Livestreamed on Facebook in collaboration with Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism https://www.facebook.com/SakyaMonasterySeattle/ Feb 12th @ 6pm – TAW Annual Meeting. We will cover 2020 Annual Report, 2021 programs and 2021 budget. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84529408817?pwd=eWQvQU5ubVgzQ3Z3U3Jad1Z6aUxYUT09 Feb 14th @ 10am – Losar Sangsol. A quick social distancing Sangsol at Cromwell Park, Shoreline, WA. Feb 12th – Feb 14th. Online election for 2022-2024 TAW Board. Election link will be sent via email, DM us on Facebook or Instagram if you are not in the...
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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
Please do not forget to VOTE. Plan to mail or drop your ballots as soon as possible. There will be long lines at ballot drop off locations on Nov 3rd Your ballot must be dropped off by at a ballot box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you mail your ballot, it must be post marked Nov 3rd or before. If you plan to mail your ballot, it is recommended you drop it in the mail by Friday Oct 30th. Returning your ballots early allows time to fix possible errors with signatures. WA state driving license is used to...
The Tibetan Association of Washington is excited to announce the 25th annual Tibet Fest on August 22nd and 23rd, 2020. Though the physical get-together of our festival this year has been cancelled, we’ve been super busy planning our virtual celebration on Facebook. Make sure to block out the dates in your calendar and join us in song, dance and celebrations! We’ll also be featuring conversations with contemporary Tibetan artists & poets, a fun video highlighting Tibetan food plus a short program on textiles! Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtontibet Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCalnR0RtLED7DkpsMarOdQ Learn more about Tibet Fest and watch at the...
Wearing a face mask or covering in public can effectively curb the transmission of COVID-19. Please reach out to TAW if you are in need of face masks. You can reach us at email@example.com or https://www.facebook.com/washingtontibet
There is still time to complete the 2020 Census, it only takes 10-15 minutes, and can be done by mail, phone or online, https://2020census.gov/. Additionally, our partners at Tasveer have translated to Tibetan, all necessary census related information and made it easily accessible at this online, https://tasveerseattle.org/tasveercensus. A big thank you to our own Khenrab Palden for making that happen. Who should complete it: The census is not just for citizens, anyone living in the US should complete the census. Please exclude visitors. Why it is important: The census determines how billions in federal funding is allocated to our communities for education, transportation, housing, social services and much...