NWTCA Board Elections - Preliminary on 12/9 and Final on 12/15

posted Oct 30, 2018, 9:12 PM by NWTCA President

Please save the following dates for NWTCA Board elections.

Preliminary on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Bodkhang. 

Final on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12 Noon - 8:00 PM at Bodkhang. 

Compassion-in-Action Food Drive - Deadline Sunday, December 16th

posted Oct 30, 2018, 9:10 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Dec 3, 2018, 7:09 AM ]

NWTCA requests everyone to help replenish Oregon Food Bank and Clark County Food Bank. 

Most wanted food items:

  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Foods high in protein such as canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) and canned or dried beans
  • Foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar)
  • Whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta
  • Soups, chilies and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat)
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed)
  • Unsaturated cooking oils
  • Peanut butter 
  • And other nutritious, “healthy-choice” foods (preferably with reduced fat, sodium and sugar)
PLEASE NOTE: If you donate glass products, please box or bag them separately and label the box or bag "GLASS" on all sides. No perishables please.

Drop off location: Bodkhang, 4401 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230

Deadline: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time: Sundays, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Monetary Donation: Please contact Jigmee Dorjee lak if you want to make monetary donation.

Tenshug in Bodhgaya - January 5, 2019

posted Oct 30, 2018, 9:08 PM by NWTCA President

Anyone wishing to be part of the Shelkar Monastery Tenshug offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya on January 5, 2019 are requested to be in Bodh Gaya before December 28, 2018. Please contact Tsering Choephel la at 360-798-5739 if you wish to make a donation for the Tenshug.

Posted here for informational purposes only at the request of Tsering Choephel la. 

Congratulations to our New Student Council Members

posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:35 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 9:58 PM ]

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Student Council Members!!!

President:  Tsering Shola
Vice President: Tennam Thangzur
Secretary & Treasurer: Tenzin Zingkha
Public Relation: Saldon Tuladhar


College, High School and Middle School students are invited to participate and be part of NWTCA's Student Body. 

The Student Body will participate in meeting and elect among their peers, “Student Council” consisting of Office for President, Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer, Sunday School Public Relation and Volunteer Coordinator.
  • High School Students (Need not be currently in Sunday School)
  • Middle School Students (Must be currently in Sunday School)
  • College Students (Participate, but not hold position)
Goal: Retention of Youth Involvement in Community through Leadership Responsibilities to Preserve Tibetan Cause and Identity.

Election Venue: NWTCA Bodkhang

Date & Time: Sunday October 14th @ 12:30 PM

NWTCA Board Elections

posted Sep 17, 2018, 3:18 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 9:07 PM by Pema Choephel ]

Please save the following dates for NWTCA Board elections.

Preliminary on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Bodkhang. 

Final on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12 Noon - 8:00 PM at Bodkhang. 

Registration Closed - NWTCA Summer Camp 2018 - August 5-11 at Bodkhang

posted Jun 26, 2018, 9:13 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 2:12 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.


  • NWTCA Bodkhang, 4401 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230 


  • Sunday, August 5 through Saturday, August 11, 2018


  • Awareness of Tibetan Root and Identity.
  • Knowledge of Tibetan History and Government.
  • Principles of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology.
  • Innovation of Leadership and Teamwork.
  • Exercise of Tibetan language, Dance and Music and Yoga.
  • Creativity of Tibetan Traditional Arts & Sculptor.
  • Cultivation of Joy with friendship; Fun with Sport Day, Swimming, field Trip to Mt. Hood and Maitripa College.

Age Requirement:

  • Ages 5 to 16 yrs old, kindergarten to 10th grade.

Fee Structure:

  • Full seven days participation with all field trips included: $50 per child ($100 per child after deadline).
  • Specific daily participation: $20 per child ($25 per child after deadline).

Registration and Fee:

  • Click here to download the registration form
  • Registration deadline is Sunday, July 15, 2018.
  • 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 Nawang Kelsang la also. He will be at Bodkhang on July 15 from 9am through 2pm.

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:

Tibet Our Country - Friday, June 22nd, 6:30-8 pm

posted Jun 20, 2018, 11:54 AM by NWTCA President

NWTCA Student Council will present 
བོད་ལྗོངས་ང་ཚོའི་ཕ་ཡུལ། Tibet Our Country - on Friday, June 22nd from 6:30 - 8 pm. Topics include Tibetan history, culture and tradition primarily focussed on grade 6 and above. All are welcome to join and support.

Special Community Meeting - Sunday, June 10th, 1pm

posted Jun 4, 2018, 12:18 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Jun 5, 2018, 8:50 AM ]

 Please join us for a special community meeting to discuss an issue regarding shortage of Sunday School classroom and proposed partition of library. 
  • Presentation by President and Education Director
  • Feedback from the community
WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2018

TIME: 1pm

WHERE: Chodkhang

Five-Fifty Youth Forum: Shaping Tibet’s Future - Dharamsala, August 17-20, 2018

posted May 23, 2018, 11:32 AM by NWTCA President
The Department of Information and International relations has finalized the dates for the Five-Fifty Youth Forum. This forum open to Tibetan youth aged 20-40 will run for four days, from August 17-20 inclusive. The forum will kickstart on August 17 evening and culminate with an audience and an address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on August 20.

Save the Date: Ling Rinpoche Visits Sept 6-12

posted Apr 2, 2018, 9:30 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 10:15 AM ]

 Date  Time  Program  Venue
Sept. 7
6:30 pm Sunday School Fundraiser Gala Dinner NWTCA Lemselson Auditorium
Sept. 8
10:30 am Public Talk: Kindness & Compassion Maitripa College
2:00 pm Interfaith Event University of Portland
Sept. 9
9:30 am Dolkar Tsewang: White Tara Empowerment NWTCA Chodkhang
2:00 pm Lojong: Eight Verses for Training the Mind NWTCA Chodkhang

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