Events

Losar Celebrations - February 5, 7 and 9

posted Jan 4, 2019, 1:59 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 8:56 PM by NWTCA ORWA ]

Please save the dates for Losar Celebrations.
  • Tsepa Chik Zaygo - Tuesday, February 5th, 10AM - 1PM
  • Tsepa Sum Sangsol - Thursday, February 7th, 10AM - 12 Noon
  • Losar Party - Saturday, February 9th, 6PM - 12:30 AM
Details coming soon. 

Kitchen duty during Losar Party on Saturday, 2/9 is TRIRAL Group: 
  • Tashi Lhamo Kartsang (BoD lead)
  • Ang Dorjee Sherpa
  • Dawa Phurbu
  • Jamyang Zankar
  • Kalden Norbu
  • Kelsang Shakya
  • Kilu Sherpa
  • Ngawang Kelsang
  • Norbu Kartsang
  • Phuntsok Wangyal
  • Sonam Tsering     
  • Tenzin Dhargye Kyungratsang
  • Tenzin Dorjee/Tsetan
  • Tenzin Sherab (Gresham)
  • Tenzin Sherab (Hawaii)
  • Tenzin Tsewang
  • Tenzin Lekden/Kelsang C. Genchenpa
  • Tenzin Shaklo
  • Tenzin Yeshi 
  • Amdo Thupten
  • Thupten Norzin
  • Tsering Choezom
  • Tsering Dolma Ngodup
  • Tsering Bhuti
  • Tsering Dorjee/Passang Dolma
  • Tsering Lama
  • Tsetan Wangchuk
  • Tsewang Chama
  • Tsultrim Dorjee Chama
  • Yangchen Tsogyal

Health Talk by Amchi Lobsang la from Spain - Sunday, January 6, 1pm

posted Dec 17, 2018, 1:24 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 8:46 PM by Pema Choephel ]

Public talk by eminent Tibetan Medicine doctor Amchi Lobsang la from Spain on  the "Importance of Diet and Behavior on Physical and Mental Health". All are encouraged to attend and widen your horizons on this emerging form of alternative treatment.

མིའི་ལུས་སེམས་ཀྱི་འཕྲོད་བསྟེན་ལ་ཟས་སྤྱོད་ཤིན་ཏུ་གལ་ཆེ་སྐོར།
༡༽ ཟས་ཀྱི་ཚེ་འཚོ་ཞིང་ཚེ་སྦྱིན་པར་བྱེད་པ།
༢༽ ཟས་ཀྱི་ནད་སྔོན་འགོག་བྱེད་པ།

Date & Time: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 1 - 3 PM


About Amchi Lobsang la
Amchi Lobsang la was born in Tibet in 1952. After completing his studies, he served in the CTA for three years. From 1973 to 1985, he trained in traditional Tibetan Medicine at Kunphen Tibetan Medical Center in Kathmandu under the renowned late Dr. Kunsang Phenthok. 

Since 1990, he has been traveling around the world including Europe, Russia, South America and North America giving seminars and lectures at various national and international conferences. Amchi la moved to Spain in 1996. He currently teaches 1-3 years degree courses in Sem-Kham Rigpa and Sowa Rigpa in Europe.

New Year's Eve Party - Monday, December 31st, 6pm

posted Dec 9, 2018, 2:48 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Dec 31, 2018, 9:37 AM ]


Sunday School Parents Committee presents New Year's Eve Party with live performances by singer and former Mr. Tibet Canada Tenzin Dhondup la, local talents Tenzin Phuntsok la, Palden la and Tashi Lhamo la, mouth watering food and Gorshey.  

Date and Time:
Monday, December 31st, 2018. Doors will open at 6 pm. Dinner will be served from 7-8 pm. 

Admission: 
$20 for adults
$10 for 18 and younger

Nobel Peace Prize Celebration - Saturday, December 15th, 6pm

posted Nov 28, 2018, 9:54 AM by NWTCA President

On
 Saturday, Dec 15th 2018, NWTCA will celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 29th Anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama. 

Chief Guest: Filmmaker and former political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen la

Programs:
  • Scarf offering to the Portrait of H.H. the Dalai Lama
  • Cultural Performances by Sunday School Kids and Parents
  • Delicious Buffet dinner
  • NWTCA New Board Final Election 
  • Variety Show
  • Traditional and Modern Gorshey
  • Dance Party 

Admission:
  • Kids 6 and Under: Free
  • Seniors (65+) & Students (7-18): $10
  • Adults: $20
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cooking Rotation: SONGTSEN (will be led by Gelek Ghadong la and Pema Choephel la)
  • Ang Tsering
  • Choezom  Namgyal
  • Dechen Wangmo
  • Dhondup  Gyaltsen
  • Dorjee  Samdupkhangsar
  • Dorjee  Tsegyal  Drongpa
  • Kelsang  Shaklo
  • Namgyal  Dorje / Tsering Dolma
  • Nawang Jigme Lhokha
  • Ngawang  Dhondup  Lhenkara
  • Pema  Choegyal /Thinley C
  • Pempa Dorjee / Tsering Lhamo
  • Phuntsok  Bartso
  • Rinchen  Tsognyi
  • Tenzin  Chodon/Gelek
  • Tenzin  Dekyi 
  • Dechen Bartso
  • Tenzin  Metok
  • Tenzin  Namden / Dekyi Zingkha
  • Tsering  Dhondup  Lhewa
  • Tsering Phuntsok
  • Tsering Youdon
  • Tsetan  Kunsang/Ama  Kyipa  la
  • Tsultrim  Yeshopa
  • Ugyen  Shola
  • Wangchuk  Tsering / Sonam Dekyi
  • Wangdue Lama
  • Yangchen  Dongretsang

Ven. Geshe Pema Dorjee la - December 7-13, 2018

posted Nov 28, 2018, 9:53 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 10:08 PM ]

Please join us for a series of talks and teachings by Ven. Geshe Pema Dorjee la.
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Tibet Our Country: མི་ལུས་རིན་ཆེན། Precious Human Life

  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 10:30 am - 12 noon
    An Informal Session with Geshe la for Youth.  Round Table Pizza will be served. 
  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 1 - 4 pm
    ཤེས་བཞིན་བསྲུང་བ་དང་བཟོད་པ་བསྟན་པ། Guarding Awareness and the Practice of Patience
  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 9:30 - 10:15 pm
    བོད་ཀྱི་སྐད་ཡིག་དང་རིག་གཞུང་གི་གལ་གནད། Importance of Tibetan Language and Culture
  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 10:15 am - 12: 15 pm
    མི་ཚེ་དོན་ལྡན། Meaningful Life

Ganden Ngamchoe - Sunday, December 2nd, 5:30 pm

posted Nov 26, 2018, 11:04 AM by NWTCA President

Please join us for Lama Chodpay Sontsok and recitation of Mig-tsema to observe Ganden Ngamchoe on Sunday, December 2nd, 5:30 pm.

Attendees are requested to bring more canned foods which will be donated to the ongoing Annual Compassion in Action Food Drive. 

Dinner and refreshments will be served by Jampa Lathsang family. Thank you Jampa la! Please bring your own cup, bowl and spoon for tea and zhelthuk. They won't be provided to minimize garbage and to be environmentally dharmic. Thank you for your cooperation.

Ganden Ngamchöe, Je Tsongkhapa Day, is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, which falls on Sunday, December 2nd this year. This special day commemorates the parinirvana (passing away) of the great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist master Je Tsongkhapa – founder of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.



༈ དམིགས་མེད་བརྩེ་བའི་གཏེར་ཆེན་སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། །
དྲི་མེད་མཁྱེན་པའི་དབང་པོ་འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། །
བདུད་དཔུང་མ་ལུས་འཇོམས་མཛད་གསང་བའི་བདག །
གངས་ཅན་མཁས་པའི་གཙུག་རྒྱན་ཙོང་ཁ་པ། །
བློ་བཟང་གྲགས་པའི་ཞབས་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས། །


Great treasury of non-referential compassion, Avalokiteshvara, 
Powerful lord of flawless wisdom, Manjushri, 
And destroyer of all the hosts of mara, Vajrapani, Lord of Secrets—
Crowning glory amongst all the learned masters of the Land of Snows,
Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa, at your feet I pray!


Searching Our Country on Maps - Friday, 11/30, 6:30 pm

posted Nov 10, 2018, 12:12 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 10:46 AM by NWTCA President ]

བོད་ལྗོངས་ང་ཚོའི་ཕ་ཡུལ། 
Tibet Our Country 


ས་ཁྲའི་ཐོག་ནས་ཕ་ཡུལ་འཚོལ་བ། 
Searching Our Country on Maps


When: Friday November 30, 2018
Venue: Bhodkang
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Presenter: Gen Paljor Tsering la

Come and learn about Map of Tibet before and after 1959.

Encourage everyone to come and special prizes to Kahoot! quiz winners!! Please bring your electronic device.

Note: December Tibet Our Country Guest Speaker - Ven. Geshe Pema Dorjee la (Kathmandu, Nepal) - Details to follow.



Nobel Peace Prize Celebration - Saturday, December 15th, 6pm

posted Nov 8, 2018, 6:27 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 10:55 AM by NWTCA President ]

On
 Saturday, Dec 15th 2018, NWTCA will celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 29th Anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama. 

Chief Guest: Filmmaker and former political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen la

Programs:
  • Scarf offering to the Portrait of H.H. the Dalai Lama
  • Cultural Performances by Sunday School Kids and Parents
  • Delicious Buffet dinner
  • NWTCA New Board Final Election 
  • Variety Show
  • Traditional and Modern Gorshey
  • Dance Party 

Admission:
  • Kids 6 and Under: Free
  • Seniors (65+) & Students (7-18): $10
  • Adults: $20
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Cooking Rotation: SONGTSEN (will be led by Gelek Ghadong la and Pema Choephel la)
  • Ang Tsering
  • Choezom  Namgyal
  • Dechen Wangmo
  • Dhondup  Gyaltsen
  • Dorjee  Samdupkhangsar
  • Dorjee  Tsegyal  Drongpa
  • Kelsang  Shaklo
  • Namgyal  Dorje / Tsering Dolma
  • Nawang Jigme Lhokha
  • Ngawang  Dhondup  Lhenkara
  • Pema  Choegyal /Thinley C
  • Pempa Dorjee / Tsering Lhamo
  • Phuntsok  Bartso
  • Rinchen  Tsognyi
  • Tenzin  Chodon/Gelek
  • Tenzin  Dekyi 
  • Dechen Bartso
  • Tenzin  Metok
  • Tenzin  Namden / Dekyi Zingkha
  • Tsering  Dhondup  Lhewa
  • Tsering Phuntsok
  • Tsering Youdon
  • Tsetan  Kunsang/Ama  Kyipa  la
  • Tsultrim  Yeshopa
  • Ugyen  Shola
  • Wangchuk  Tsering / Sonam Dekyi
  • Wangdue Lama
  • Yangchen  Dongretsang

Ven. Geshe Pema Dorjee la - December 7-13, 2018

posted Oct 28, 2018, 9:40 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 7:47 PM ]

Please save the dates for a series of talks by Ven. Geshe Pema Dorjee la from December 7-13, 2018.

Details to follow.

13th Mahaguru Boomtsok - November 22-24

posted Oct 28, 2018, 9:01 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Nov 21, 2018, 5:29 PM ]

The 13th Mahaguru Boomtsok is Coming. 

Please don't forget to bring your own cup, plate, bowl (for zhelthuk dinner) and spoon. They won't be provided.

Objectives:
  • To pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and for the fulfillment of his aspirations. 
  • To pray for early end to the suffering of Tibetans inside Tibet.  
  • To pray for sustained peace in the world.
Dates: November 22-24, 2018 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Choepa making on November 20-21. 

Location:
Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association, 4401 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230

Daily Schedule:
 7:00 am - 8:00 am   Breakfast
 8:00 am - 10:30 am  First Session
 10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break
 10:45 am - 12:30 pm  Second Session
 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm  Lunch
 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm  Third Session
 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Break
 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Fourth Session
 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Dinner

Monks in attendance are from Namgyal Monastery and Nechung Monastery. 

The Focus of this practice:
Maha Guru Boom Tsok, a treasure text revealed by great Terton Rigzin Godem will be led by Venerable Ngaglo Rinpoche along with other visiting teachers from all school of Tibetan Buddhism. This particular practice is held annually in Dharamsala, India under the auspices of the Central Tibetan Administration, and presided over by His Holiness Dalai Lama. 

The focus of these intensive practice is on the tsok, or feast offering portion of the sadhanas, in which participants make vast offerings of various items. Through meditation, visualization and mantra recitation, the offerings are consecrated and offered to the invoked gatherings of enlightened beings. The participants collectively accumulate 100,000 or more recitations of an offering prayer as well as mantras. The merit, or positive intention and action, is dedicated to the increase of peace, compassion, and spiritual practice, both within the sangha and the larger community, as well as throughout the world. In particular the merit is dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and fulfillment of his noble aspirations. 

The intimate environment of the Boom Tsok is a precious opportunity to be in the presence of the teacher’s Bodhicitta. To make prayers and aspirations alongside his, in the spirit of compassion and wisdom that he or she embodies, is a profound and often life-changing experience. The Boom Tsok is open to practitioners who wish to make a connection to these practices or simply to deepen their spiritual paths through offerings and prayers. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments will be served.

Offerings:
For offerings, meal-sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Dechen Bartso (360) 952-1677, dbartso@yahoo.com

To make these practices and programs accessible to all, there will be no charge for this event. Therefore, please be generous with your donations as there are many costs to cover. Traditionally, such great Boom Tsok has benefactors who share in the vast merit through financial or material contribution. 

Your offering will be tax deductible. 



Disclaimer: This is not an NWTCA event and is provided here for informational purposes only.

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