Chatrel Collection and Voter Registration for the 2021 Sikyong and Chitue Election

posted Aug 17, 2020, 6:13 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 7, 2020, 1:26 PM ]
The 2021 Sikyong and Chitue Election is upon us and to cast your ballots for the upcoming election, you must: 
  • Be 18 years or older (born on or before October 31, 2002).
  • Have an updated Chatrel Book (paid thru 03/31/2020).
  • Be registered to vote.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Chatrel Collection and Voter Registration will be conducted by location as follows:
  • Vancouver and Camas residents:
    Sunday, 09/13/20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Gresham and NE & SE Portland residents:
    Sunday, 09/20/20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • North and West Portland - Beaverton, Aloha etc. residents:
    Sunday, 09/27/20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Your safety and well-being is our first priority. When you arrive at Bodkhang, please follow these instructions:
  1. Do Not step out of your vehicle. As you arrive you will receive on-premises instructions from a committee member.
  2. Drive-in towards the north end of our premises.
  3. Have your Chatrel Book/s with payment/s (preferred in check only) in a ziplock bag.
  4. From your driver's window, drop the ziplock bag in the bucket provided to you by a member (Your books will be processed by members inside the auditorium).
  5. While your Books are in process, drive around and wait in the front parking lot towards the gate. Your processed Book/s will be delivered to you by a member. Once done, please leave the premises (to avoid any traffic).
* If you are unable to go to Bodkhang, you may contact an Election Committee member in your area to coordinate with them.

Election Committee

  • Tashi Tsering
  • Jigme Dorjee
  • Norbu Kalden
  • Tsering D. Choephel
  • Pema Tsomo
  • Karma Tsering
  • Dechen Bartso
  • Tenzin G. Kyungratsang
  • Dorjee Tsering

Please note that Chatrel dues will be collected for both 2019 and 2020.

For more information about Sikyong and Chitue election, please visit 

Please be sure to share this information with all your friends and family members and those without online access.

Duntsik Shipa - Sunday, August 16th

posted Aug 13, 2020, 10:43 AM by Pema Choephel

Coming Sunday, August 16th is late Acha Tashi Dolker la's Duntsik Shipa. Lodoe la and his family request everyone to recite prayers and aspirations for the deceased. Thank you!

Lodoe la's wife Tashi Dolkar la passes away - July 20, 2020

posted Jul 20, 2020, 5:12 PM by NWTCA ORWA

With profound sadness, we inform you of the passing away of our community member, Mrs. Tashi Dolkar la, wife of Lodoe Tsering at 2.05 pm on Monday, July 20, 2020. We offer our deepest condolences to the family and request the community for recitation of Sherab Nyingpo, Dolma and Mani for the deceased.

85th Trungar Celebration

posted Jul 2, 2020, 1:56 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Jul 4, 2020, 11:10 AM by NWTCA ORWA ]

On Monday, July 6th, the NWTCA Board of Directors will meet at Bhodkhang in honor of Kundun Trungkhar. Given the current Covid-19 county restrictions and risks, the small ceremony will be limited to BOD Directors but will be recorded and shared on NWTCA FB and Instagram social media pages.

In addition, the following charity events are being organized by the BOD in honor of the Year of Gratitude for H.H. the Great 14th Dalai Lama's 85th birthday. 
  • Care Packages + cake for homeless.
  • Donation for school supplies to foster kids
  • Sponsor water for Tibetan youth led initiative to support local BLM movement with bottled water.
The year 2020 was declared by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as the "Year of Gratitude" towards His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In that spirit of solidarity and gratitude, we ask you for your support as we have decided to continue accepting donations throughout this year to support other charity events.

To make a donation for Year of Gratitude, please contact:
  • President Tashi Tsering la @ 360.216.3233
  • Treasurer Jigme la @ 503.516.0948

Mantra Recitation:
As per the circular below from the Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama, community members are requested to recite 1,000 OM MANI PADME HUN on Trungkar Day for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 

Sunday School Magazine - June 20th

posted Jun 9, 2020, 2:54 PM by NWTCA ORWA

Any present NWTCA Sunday school students or past students who are presently in colleges are requested to submit any recognition certificates or written acknowledgment for their talents on educational, social or sports field, their names and picture to be published in upcoming school magazine. We would like to share your achievement, to encourage others in community as you set a good example. Please submit by June 20th 2020 to school principal, or education Director. You can contact any teachers to get to us. 

Any suggestions for the name of Annual Sunday school magazine and related picture are welcome by June 20th 2020 as well. We will pick one and it could be your!!

Awakening the Bodhicitta Mind - Saga Dawa Teaching by Ven. Khenpo Karten

posted May 31, 2020, 11:40 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Jun 6, 2020, 6:21 PM by NWTCA ORWA ]


Following His Holiness' recent Avalokiteshwara empowerment, it is fitting that we contemplate on the practice of Bodhicitta. In these trying times in the midst of uncertainties and in the absence of our annual Saga Dawa activities at Bodkhang, we are pleased to announce an online teaching by Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་བསྐྱེད (Awakening the Bodhicitta Mind) on our Facebook Page (
Rinpoche will teach the essence of Bodhicitta Mind, its significance in our lives, how to incorporate it in our daily practice, and further develop its profound understanding through meditation.

Date & Time: Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

ཐོག་མེད་དུས་ནས་བདག་ལ་བརྩེ་བ་ཅན། །
མ་རྣམས་སྡུག་ན་རང་བདེས་ཅི་ཞིག་བྱ། །
དེ་ཕྱིར་མཐའ་ཡས་སེམས་ཅན་བསྒྲལ་བྱའི་ཕྱིར། །
བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་བསྐྱེད་རྒྱལ་སྲས་ལག་ལེན་ཡིན། །

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment by H.H. the Dalai Lama on May 28-29, 8:30 pm

posted May 19, 2020, 9:31 PM by NWTCA ORWA

There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's two day Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th @ 8:30 pm (already converted to Portland Time)

Live webcast will be available for viewing at -

Saga Dawa Kangyur Tengyur Reading at Home

posted May 18, 2020, 5:06 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated May 18, 2020, 5:18 PM ]

Saturday, May 23, 2020 is the first day of Saga Dawa. To continue our tradition of 
Saga Dawa Kangyur Tengyur reading, the pechas will be made available to those interested in taking them home for reading.  Only one pecha per family can be checked out. Gelek la will be at Bodkhang this Friday, 5/22 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Please direct any questions to Gelek la @ (360) 513-9857.  

Report your Shabrim Counts to Gelek la by Friday, May 15th

posted May 14, 2020, 9:04 AM by NWTCA ORWA

Please report your Shabrim prayer counts to our Spiritual Director Gelek la by Friday, May 15thGelek la can be reached at 360-513-9857.

Live Webcast of H.H. the Dalai Lama's Teaching - Fri, 5/15, 7:30 pm

posted May 7, 2020, 8:38 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated May 14, 2020, 11:16 AM by Pema Choephel ]

At the request of individuals and groups from around the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graciously consented to give a two-day teaching on Chapters 1 and 4 of Master Nagarjuna's "Precious Garland (rinchen trengwa)".

* Portland date and time below:

Dates: Friday, 5/15 and Saturday, 5/16, 2020 

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please visit for the live stream this weekend.

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