Silver Jubilee - October 20, 2018

posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:46 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 8:59 AM ]

This year marks the 25 years since NWTCA was officially registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We will be celebrating this important milestone along with the Congressional Gold Medal award to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6-12 am. 

Programs include:
  • Speech by Kungo Donchod Ngodup Tsering la from the Office of Tibet in Washington, DC
  • Speech by NA Chitue Tsewang Rigzin la from Minnesota
  • Thank you to all the former Board of Directors
  • Thank you to all the non-Tibetan supporters of NWTCA over the years including Chiktong sponsors.
  • Performances by 
    • Jamyang Choden from Switzerland
    • Lharik Dakpa and Tsering Dolker from Seattle
    • Tenzin Yonten and Tenzin Chodon from Boston
    • Sunday School Students
    • Adults
  • Sumptuous dinner by Trisong group
  • Gorshey
  • Gelek Gadhong
  • Dawa  Tsering
  • Dickyi  Lhamo
  • Dr.  Kalsang  Phuntshog
  • Karma  Phuntsok / Pema  Tsomo
  • Lobsang  Kheyab Chea
  • Lobsang  Tenzin  Dashi
  • Tashi Tsundu / Tenzin Dolkar
  • Nyima  Chog / Norbu Sangpo
  • Penpa  Chhakpa
  • Rabgyal    Moenbook
  • Samten Gorab / Yeshi
  • Sonam  Dolma  Genchenpa
  • Sonam  Penpa  Ganub
  • Tashi  Tsetan / Mingyur
  • Tenzin  Chungratsang
  • Tenzin  Kelsang  Choephel
  • Tenzin  Phuntsok  Moenbook
  • Tsering Dolma Choephel 
  • Tsering  Namgyal
  • Tsering  Topgyal
  • Tsondu  Kunga
  • Yangchen Dolker /Yeshi Tharchen
  • Yeshi Choedon / Yang Metok

Please checking this page as we add more details. 

NWTCA Student Council Election - Sunday, October 14th, 12:30 PM

posted Oct 1, 2018, 8:35 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 8:37 AM ]

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

Hearing loss: Prevention and Treatment - Sunday, October 28, 11:15 am

posted Sep 20, 2018, 4:21 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 4:35 PM ]

Please join us for a public talk by Dr. Tenzin Ngodup la on Hearing Loss: Prevention and Treatment at Bodkhang on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm.

Hearing loss has a negative impact on the quality of life. Many adults and teenagers within the Tibetan community have hearing disorders such as hearing loss and tinnitus. Hearing loss has many causes but a major cause is exposure to loud noise for a prolonged period. This talk will focus on how loud noise damages hearing, how to protect our hearing and when to seek help.

About the Speaker
Dr. Tenzin Ngodup is a neuroscientist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He is interested in understanding the neuronal basis for hearing loss and tinnitus. He has earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University at Buffalo, SUNY, NY. He did his under graduation from Punjab University and University of Delhi, India.

NWTCA Board Elections

posted Sep 17, 2018, 3:18 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. 

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

Save the Dates - West Coast Picnic in Seattle - July 6-8

posted Apr 2, 2018, 9:07 AM by NWTCA President

Please save the dates for West Coast Picnic in Seattle from July 6-8, 2018. 

The main objective of this annual gathering is to meet with fellow Tibetans in the US, know each other better, and thereby build a stronger bond. There will be soccer and basketball tournaments, cultural song and dance contests, etc.

Details to follow. 

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