EVENT: MEET & GREET Dhondup Wangchen la followed by Potluck dinner. DATE/TIME: Saturday Nov 9, 6.30 pm VENUE: Sakya Gompa, 108 NW 83rd Street, Seattle, WA 98117 USA TAW is hosting meet and greet (& Potluck dinner) with Dhondup Wangchen la, ex-political prisoner (with his son) who is visiting Seattle for the Regional Amnesty International Conference, details below. We hope and expect our members will show their strong support, gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifice he and his family has made for the Tibetan people. He was awarded the International Press Freedom Award in 2012 by the Committee to Protect...
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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
Tibetan Association of Washington’s Language and Culture School’s mission is to help our children stay connected to our history and traditions by learning the language and culture. We have no regular source of income and are a volunteer organization. We depend on our Annual Benefit Dinner as our primary source of income. Please join us for memorable night of dining, cultural performances, bidding and most importantly supporting a great mission. Event Details: Nov 2nd, from 6pm to 10pm Location: North Seattle Community College (South/Cafeteria Entrace)Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4382601Adults: $50.00, Children(10 and under): $15.00, Infants in Arms: Free.
Come one. Come all. Our Annual Tibet Fest, a free event, highlights the cultural roots and influences of Tibet. The festival features visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, a marketplace, group dances, artwork, and discussions. There also will be handmade arts and crafts, prayer flags, children’s activities and traditional food. Meet local Tibetans and reminisce/talk to them about your travels to Nepal, India and Tibet..
Dates: Aug 6st (Tuesday) – Aug 10th (Saturday) Registration Deadline : July 10th , 2019 Location: ● Sakya Monastery 3042, 108 NW 83rd St, Seattle, WA 98117 ● Cromwell Park 18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 Hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Tibetan Language and Cultural School of Seattle, WA under the guidance of Office of Tibet and with the funding support of $ 2000 from The Tibet Fund is fortunate to organize a week long summer camp for our community kids this year. The purpose of the program is to promote Tibetan language and culture by instilling interest...
UTSAV FESTIVAL this Saturday March 16th, -at Bellevue High School:- They will be showing a play called ‘Sabriya the Superwoman’ This is a true story about Tibetan Blind children.
This is a true story about Tibetan Blind children. This is a drama about German blind girl – who fell in love with Tibet and Asian culture. She goes to college and learns that there is no Braille for Tibetan language. So, she invents Tibetan Braille and also writes a Tibet-German/German-Tibet Dictionary. Then she built the 1st Tibetan Blind School for Tibetan Children – brought education to Tibetan blind children. Gave them dignity and self respect. Now, many of her students – who are blind run blind schools in Tibet. This drama is part of a big event called –...