Potluck at Luuwit View Park - Sunday, June 16th

posted Jun 12, 2019, 6:32 AM by NWTCA ORWA

There will be Potluck on June 16th 2019 Sunday at Luuwit View Park (NE 127th and Freemont).

Please bring small sized dishes. Pizza and drinks  will be provided by Tsokpa. There will be kids soccer match. Please come to cheer!! Teachers will have a final meet with Beri Palden la, from 1.00 pm to 2.00pm. We appreciate everyone's co-operation. Picnic shelter already booked by others, so please bring picnic blankets and we’ll all sit by soccer ground. Enjoy awesome weather, looking forward for beautiful summer!!

General Body Meeting - Sunday, June 16th, 10am

posted Jun 1, 2019, 5:52 AM by NWTCA ORWA

On Sunday June 16th from 10am - 11:30am the board of directors will be hosting our bi-annual meeting in the Choekhang.  We encourage everyone to attend as we will be covering the following topics:
  • West Coast Picnic update (Tenzin Gyurme)
  • Sunday school update (Sonam Choezom)
  • Green book contribution update (Jigme Dorjee)
  • Spiritual activities update (Gelek Gyatso)
  • Upcoming NATA conference (Tashi Tsering and Tashi Dhondup)
  • Q&A from community, please keep questions and comments under 5min so more members will have an opportunity to speak

West Coast Trungkar Tickets Sale at Bodkhang, June 2,9,16 from 10am - 2pm

posted May 30, 2019, 9:22 AM by Pema Choephel

Hurry up and get your West Coast Trungkar tickets on following Sundays at Bodkhang from 10 am - 2 pm:
  • June 2, 2019
  • June 9, 2019
  • Jun 16, 2019

Entrance rates for this year’s Trungkar celebrations are as follows:
Advance Rates for three (3) days:At-the-Door Sale:
-  Adults: $100.00
-  Children (Ages 10-15): $50.00
-  Adults for three (3) days: $125.00
-  Children for three (3) days: $75.00

-  Adults Daily rate: $60.00
-  Children (Ages 10-15) daily rate: $30.00

Accepting Registration for Summer Camp 2019

posted May 13, 2019, 8:16 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated May 13, 2019, 9:02 PM ]

Summer Camp for Tibetan School age children was envisioned and pioneered by NWTCA, in 1998. A week long overnight camp was held at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, a secluded several acreage land with modern facility in Washington State.

In 2007, under the guidance and partnership with Office of Tibet the format changed to Tibetan Junior immersion camp open to all participants from North America. Since 2015, NWTCA, once again took the sole responsibility; the venue has changed from overnight structure at camp Wa-Ri-Ki to a Day structure camp at our Bhodkang, for the reason of cost effectiveness and space availability. The summer camp is open to all Tibetan children regardless of NWTCA membership. It is for imparting valuable lessons of Tibetan culture and tradition to our younger generation, besides nurturing friendship and a weeklong fun. For a change, Summer Camp 2019 will be a combination of both Bodkhang and Camp Wa-Ri-Ki. 

Date Location
Sunday, August 4 Bodkhang
Monday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 7 Camp Wa-Ri-Ki
Thursday, August 8 Field Trip to Portland Children's Museum
Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10 Bodkhang (Closing ceremony)


  • Awareness of Tibetan Root and Identity
  • Principles of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Reading, writing and speaking Tibetan
  • Dance and Music
  • Creativity through Tibetan Arts, Sculptor
  • Cultivation of Joy with friendship - Fun with Sport Day, Swimming, Field Trip, etc.

Age Requirement:

  • Ages 6 to 15 yrs old

Fee Structure:

  • Full seven days participation with all field trips included: $175 per child ($200 per child after deadline).
  • Specific daily participation: $35 per child ($40 per child after deadline).

Registration and Fee:

  • Online Registration or Paper Registration
  • Registration deadline is Saturday, July 6, 2019.
  • Registration form must be completed and paid in full by the deadline.
  • Payment can be made by check or cash.
  • Registration fee is non refundable unless of medical emergencies. 
  • Check should made payable to ”NWTCA".
  • Mail your form and check to - NWTCA, PO BOX 20667, Portland, OR 97294 
  • Form and fee can be handed over directly to Education Director Sonam Choezom also. She will be at Bodkhang on July 6 from 9 am through 2 pm.

Parental Duty:

  • Food preparation and camp event helpers are needed throughout the summer camp program. Please commit one day for kitchen duty and one day as event helper. Please find a suitable substitute if you are personally not available.
  • Please note: Adults and Children attending lunch meals will be charged $5 unless registered as Students, Teachers, Camp Counselors, BoD, or Parent helpers of that particular day.
  • Out of State Applicants: You are responsible to arrange your child’s Host family and other necessary arrangement during the week of Summer Camp.

Terms of Agreement:

  • Participation in the camp is completely voluntary. NWTCA will take utmost care of the participants during the camp. However, NWTCA will not be responsible or liable for unforeseen circumstance such as accident or injury to participants.
  • Parents will be notified to pick up their child in the event of an accident or illness during his/her presence at the camp. 
  • NWTCA, camp organizers and volunteers will not be responsible for participants' loss of personal items.
  • Parents will be notified to pick up their child if she/he engages in destructive behavior and disturbs the peace of the camp.
  • NWTCA reserves the right to accept or deny applications. 

Any questions or concerns, please contact:

Online Registration

Registration deadline is Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Make your check payable to "NWTCA" and mail it to NWTCA, PO BOX 20667, Portland, OR 97294

NWTCA Education Director Sonam Choezom la at 360-487-0173 or email

Second 5-50 Youth Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Future - August 16-19, 2019

posted Apr 18, 2019, 7:41 AM by NWTCA ORWA
The Department of Information and International Relations of Central Tibetan Administration is convening Second Five-Fifty Youth Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Future in Dharamsala, India from August 16-19, 2019.  

For details, please visit

Application deadline: May 17, 2019

Graduate Scholarship

posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:16 AM by NWTCA ORWA

The Dalai Lama Foundation has announced its eighth round of annual graduate scholarship grants for the academic year 2019-20. Ten to eighteen exceptional candidates of Tibetan descent will be selected to receive scholarship awards of up to US$10,000. Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

Summer Programs by Tibet Fund

posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:08 AM by NWTCA ORWA

Tibet Fund has a bunch of cool summer programs for Tibetan youth. Please visit their website for details.

Let's Talk in Tibetan

posted Mar 27, 2019, 9:30 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 9:36 PM ]

An online contest hosted by The Tibet Fund in partnership with the Office of Tibet, Washington DC invites all young Tibetans ages 6 to 17 residing in North America to showcase their Tibetan language skills and fluency. The preservation of the Tibetan language among the young generation is important to keep alive the Tibetan identity and culture.

For more information, please visit

Register online by April 26, 2019

Contest Prizes:
  • $1000 reward for recommender organization with more than 1 winner
  • $100 reward for individual recommender with more than 1 winner
  • $200 reward for top 10 winners

ང་ཚོ་བོད་སྐད་ཐོག་སྐད་ཆ་ཤོད་ཀྱི་ཡིན། ཞེས་པ་འདི་ནི་ཨ་རི་༧སྐུ་ཚབ་དོན་གཅོད་ཁང་དང་བོད་ཀྱི་ཐེབས་རྩ་གཉིས་ཟུང་སྦྲེལ་གྱིས། བྱང་ཨ་རིའི་ནང་ཡོད་པའི་བོད་ཕྲུག་རང་ལོ་ ༦ ནས་ ༡༧  སོན་པ་རང་གྱི་ཕ་སྐད་ལ་དོ་སྣང་ཡོད་པ་རྣམས་དྲ་རྒྱའྱི་ནང་ཞུགས་ཏེ། བོད་སྐད་སྒྲ་དག་གསལ་གསུམ་ཤོད་མཁས་ལོས་འགྲན་སྡུར་བྱེད་པའི་ལས་གཞི་ཞིག་ཡིན་ཅིང་བོད་མི་ན་གཞོན་རྣམས་ཀྱི་ཁྲོད་དུ་རང་གྱི་མཐུན་མོང་མ་ཡིན་པའི་སྐད་ཡིག་རྒྱུན་འཇགས་ཐུབ་པ་བྱེད་རྒྱུ་ནི་ཡུལ་གྱར་བོད་མིའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་བོད་ཀྱི་ཆོས་དང་རིག་གཞུང་གསོན་གནས་རྒྱུན་སྲུང་ཆེད་དུ་གལ་གནད་ཆེན་པོར་ངོས་འཛིན་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ཡོད།

Collection of Greenbook Contribution has begun

posted Feb 13, 2019, 8:12 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 8:17 PM ]

The Green Book contribution is an important symbol of recognition and direct support for our Central Tibetan Administration, while it also helps to fund important projects and social services that benefit many Tibetans.

Collection of Greenbook dues for 2018 has begun. NWTCA Treasurer JIgmee Dorjee la will be at Bodkhang every Sunday from 10 am - 1:30 pm.
 6-17 years  $12
 Students and Unemployed   $46
 18+ and Employed  $96


Tibet Lobby Day in Washington, DC - March 25 - 26

posted Feb 7, 2019, 7:33 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Feb 7, 2019, 7:37 PM ]

Tibet Lobby Day is coming up! Come to Washington, DC on March 25 and 26 to urge Congress to keep standing up for Tibet. 

To learn more about Tibet Lobby Day, please visit -

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