Dear community members, As you all must be aware that high-level U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi visited Dharamsala on May 9th, 2017. It’s great honor for us and we are very grateful to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who was on of the delegation member, in accepting our request to meet our community members on June 5th @ 4pm at Sakya Monastery. During meeting, Congresswoman will share her experience in Dharamsala and would also like to hear concerns of our community. If we really want to raise the issue of Tibet with US govt., most effective way would...
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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
Message from Adrienne Chan (co-director of Sakya Monastery): Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism wishes to announce the memorial event for the first anniversary of the parinirvana of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang. We will spend six days practicing Chenrezi Drub Choe prayers and making offerings, and on the last day we will hold a candlelight vigil in the evening. The final day, April 29th, will be livestreamed on our website. Your sangha is invited to attend these prayers in person, but for those who cannot attend, we hope this livestream will allow participation from all over the world. Please...
Feb. 27th, 2017 : Community Losar Sangsol @ Sakya Monastery (10:30am) ================================================= March 4th, 2017: TAW Losar Gathering Location: Shoreline Conference Center (8560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline WA) Time: 6pm (doors open/catered dinner) Cost: $30 Gen/ $10 kids 6-12yrs old Lots of fun games and activities, and special performance from our TLCC students.
SPECIAL GUEST: Rep. PENPA TSERING la (Representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – OFFICE OF TIBET) WHAT: 27th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Celebration (POTLUCK) DATE: SUNDAY DEC 11th, 2016 WHERE North Seattle Community College (NSCC) TIME: 5:30pm till 11:00pm TAW is honored to have chief guest Rep. Penpa Tsering la, please join us for this first time official visit to our community. We will continue with our traditional Potluck, so bring your best dishes for the “2016 TAW BEST DISH” contest with special prizes. 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech by HH the 14th Dalai Lama of...
Dear Community Members, We just received an itinerary of Paljor Kalon (Finance Minister, CTA) Karma Yeshi la and as per his schedule we are able to host a gathering to welcome him on Saturday evening. Though it came on a short notice, I would like to request all our community members to attend the potluck gathering. We will have performance by our TLCC students and local talents. POTLUCK GATHERING: Date: 11/19/2016, Saturday Time: 6:00pm- 10:30pm Venue: Nalanda West (3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103) Once again we would like to request all our community members to...