Category: Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tibetan West-Coast Trungkar Picnic 2018


The Tibetan Association of Washington is pleased to host the Annual Tibetan West-Coast Trungkar Picnic this year in Bothell, a surburban area about 20 minutes north-east from Downtown Seattle.

The picnic returns after a gap of a few years. The importance of this annual picnic tradition that began over two decades ago brings Tibetans from all along the US West Coast together to celebrate His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s Birthday during this weekend in July. It is a unique opportunity for Tibetans to come together, young and old, to unite, connect and engage through various sporting activities, cultural shows and socio-political discussions. This is also a great time for old friends and families to connect and catch-up.

The Tibetan Association of Washington has made it a priority this year to mark down the price of the ticket to the Trungkar Picnic significantly so as to encourage participation and make it more affordable.

The $100 entry ticket includes access to all the sporting activities, boxed lunches on all three days and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Online registration is now open, click here or on the Tibetan West Coast Picnic tab on the upper right corner of this website.

We look forward to welcoming you and hosting a successful and fun Trungkar picnic.

Tashi Delek!

Tsultrim Dorjee, President


Let’s Talk in Tibetan-an online contest hosted by The Tibet Fund in partnership with the Office of Tibet, Washington, DC.

Let’s Talk in Tibetan is an online contest hosted by The Tibet Fund in partnership with the Office of Tibet, Washington, DC inviting all young Tibetans ages 6 to 18 residing in North America to showcase their Tibetan language skills and fluency. The preservation of the Tibetan language among the young generation in the diaspora community is important to keep alive the Tibetan identity and culture. The contest involves the participants to record a 3-4 minute casual conversation in Tibetan with an adult or parent and upload to YouTube. The contest will be evaluated on content, clear pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, fluency and expression.

Competition information and eligibility:  To enter the contest, students must be ages 6 to 18 and resided in North America since 2011.  There are two age categories: Ages 6 to 12 and Ages 13 to 18.  Participants must first complete the online application form by April 16, 2018. Please access the application form here: JsABmGXKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.  After submitting the online application form, we will email each registered participant with the instructions on how to prepare for the contest.  On May 1, 2018, students can begin to submit their 3-4 minutes long Tibetan conversation videos. You will have two weeks to record and submit the video before the deadline May 14, 2018.  In the video, the applicants must introduce themselves at the beginning of the video. Example of introduction: “My name is Tenzin and I live in Toronto, Canada”  Video and audio has to be high quality so judges can clearly see and listen to the applicant.  Upload your YouTube video link by May 14, 2018. Further instructions will be provided after registration. No videos will be accepted after 11:59pm  A Panel of three judges will evaluate and judge the online contest videos. Prizes:  The top 10 orators will receive $200 each. 5 students will be chosen from each age category.  $1000 reward for recommender organization with more than one participant are selected in the top 10 and $100 reward for individual recommender with more than one participant in top 10.  An e-Certificate will be issued to all students for participation.  Final award will be announced on June 4, 2018.

For more information please visit Email at Call at 212-213-5011

Tenzin Rigdol, a leading Tibetan contemporary artist will be coming to Seattle on March 10th. Please save the date.

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film, “Bringing Tibet Home” and a conversation with Tenzing Rigdol, a leading Tibetan contemporary artist and founder of STUDIO 59 and Dialogue Artist Residency. He will discuss the launch of an exciting new project, the first residency program for Tibetan contemporary artists living in exile. The event will also include a benefit sale of Rigdol’s artworks to raise funds for the residency. (See attached pdf) This is indeed a rare opportunity to acquire Rigdol’s art at ridiculously affordable rates). You will remember him from Bringing Tibet Home, the documentary behind his art installation.

The event is free and open to the public, please invite your friends.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 (4:30-6:30pm)
Venue: Sakya Monastery, 108 NW 83rd Street, Seattle, WA 98117

You do not have to be present to purchase the artwork, please email or call 425-209-6458 with any questions or more info.

Tenzing Rigdol is a contemporary Tibetan artist whose work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, to digital, video-installation, performance art and site specific pieces. Rigdol lives between New York and Dharamsala.

Tenzing Rigdol

Save the Dates: TAW December Events

Dec 9th 2017 – 28th anniversary of the Conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“TAW 2016 Best Dish” certificate award presented by Penpa Tsering la, former NA Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

We will be celebrating the 28th anniversary of the Conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama on December 9th. It’s going to be POTLUCK event and once again it’s time to show your culinary skills as we will have best dish award. We would also like to request you to bring tibetan tea and sweet tea as well. There will also be open mic, so please come prepared with skills and talents to showcase.
Date   :  Saturday, Dec 9th 2017
Time   :  6 pm to 10:30 pm
Venue : North Seattle Community College
Cost    : Free, Potluck event (Drinks available for purchase)