Phurpay Wang and Phowa by H.H. Sakya Trichen - Wednesday, August 15th

posted Jun 22, 2018, 1:09 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 1:10 PM ]

We are honored and delighted to host His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (the 41st Sakya Trizin) for a full-day teaching at Bodkhang on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Time གསུང་ཆོས་ Teaching
 09:30 am ཕུར་པའི་དབང་ Vajrakilaya Empowerment
12:00 pm ཞལ་ལག་བར་སེང་ Lunch Break (a simple lunch will be available for purchase)
 02:00 pm  འཕོ་བ་ Transference of Consciousness

Suggested Donation: $25 for ages 19 and over. 

More details to follow. 

Summer Camp - August 5-11, 2018 at Bodkhang

posted Jun 22, 2018, 1:08 PM by NWTCA President

Mark your calendar for Summer Camp 2018 at Bodkhang from August 5 - 11. 

Details to follow.

Sangsol/Potluck at Mt. Hood - Wednesday, July 4th, 10am

posted Jun 11, 2018, 11:04 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 8:08 AM ]

 Sangsol and Potluck at Mt. Hood to kickstart Trungkar and celebrate American Independence Day

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4th, 10:00 AM

WHERE: Mt. Hood

Please bring your prayer flags and delicious dish to share. 

Annual Sunday School Picnic - Sunday, June 24th, 1-5pm

posted May 30, 2018, 9:39 PM by NWTCA President

POTLUCK! from 1 pm - 5 pm at Luuwit View Park (2 Miles from Bhodkhang). Please bring your best dish. NWTCA will provide the drinks and chips. Get ready for some FUN GAMES; organized by Student Council and Parent's Committee. Everyone welcome to join.

When: Sunday, June 24th, 2018 

Time: 1 PM to 5 PM

Where: Luuwit View Park - NE 127th and, NE Fremont St Portland, OR 97230

Rose Festival Grand Floral Walk - Saturday, June 9th

posted May 30, 2018, 9:35 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 10:14 AM ]

WHAT: Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Walk (4.2 miles). Please come in comfy shoes and at least one traditional Tibetan dress. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018

7:30 AM: Meet at Bodkhang 
8:00 AM: Carpool to Parkrose Transit Center and take Max to Rose Quarter Transit Center
8:50 AM: Pick up our packets
9:30 AM: Walk begins from Memorial Coliseum
11:00 AM: Walk ends near Providence Park

For more information about the walk, please visit

Hair Salon - Sunday, June 3rd, 10am - 3pm

posted May 30, 2018, 9:34 PM by NWTCA President

Annual Hair Salon at Bodkhang by Youdon la. All proceeds from the salon will go to NWTCA Summer Camp 2018. 

WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 10am -3pm

WHERE: Bodkhang

Saga Dawa Tsepa Choenga Sontsok - Tuesday, 5/29, 6pm

posted May 21, 2018, 9:30 AM by NWTCA President   [ updated May 28, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

WHAT: Jowo Thukje Chenpo'i Sontsok with Lama Wangdu Rinpoche to observe Saga Dawa Tsepa Choenga. Dinner will be served by Moenbook families. 

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29th @ 6pm

WHERE: Bodkhang

  1. Tsampa, butter, chura and gooram donation for Paktsok will be accepted between 10am - 2pm.
  2. Volunteers needed to make Paktsok @ 2pm
  3. Please bring Jowo Thukje Chenpo'i Pecha if you have at home.
  4. Please bring more fruits which will be delivered to a homeless shelter. 
  5. Please bring your own cup, plate, bowl and silverware.

Saga Dawa Kangyur Tengyur Reading - May 16-29, 10am - 4pm

posted May 9, 2018, 1:39 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated May 23, 2018, 3:45 PM ]

Please join us for our Annual Saga Dawa Kangyur Tengyur Reading at Bodkhang from May 16 - 29, 10am - 4pm. A simple vegetarian lunch will be served.

On Saga Dawa Tsepa Choenga (Tuesday, May 29th), there will be Jowo Thukje Chenpo'i Sontsok with Lama Wangdu Rinpoche at 6pm. Moenbook families will serve dinner to the attendees. 

Some sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available as highlighted in red below. Please contact our Spiritual Director Gelek Gyatso la if interested.

 Tsepa  Date  Sponsor  Kitchen Volunteer
 1  Wednesday May 16  Kilu Sherpa la  Sponsor, Tenzin Tsewang, Gelek Gyatso
 2  Thursday, May 17  Dechoe la and Palmo la  Sponsors
 3  Friday, May 18  Tseyang la  Sponsor, Gelek Gyatso
 4  Saturday, May 19  Ama Youla family  Gelek Gyatso, Kalsang Tsewang
 5  Sunday, May 20  Sunday School  Sunday School
 7  Monday, May 21  Tashi Lama family (Camas)  Sponsor, Acha Yang Metok
 8  Tuesday, May 22  Chungratsang family  Sponsor, Acha Yang Metok
 9  Wednesday, May 23  Lhewa family  Gelek Gyatso, Tse Namgyal
 10  Thursday, May 24  Gelek Gyatso la  Gelek Gyatso, Tenzin Tsewang
 11  Friday, May 25  Sonam Wangchuk and Dekyi la  Sponsor, Gelek Gyatso
 12  Saturday, May 26  Gelek Gadhong la  Sponsor
 13  Sunday, May 27  Jordhen and Jigmey Wangchuk  Sponsor, Sunday School Parents
 14  Monday, May 28  Tenzin Kalsang Gonta la  Yangchen Dongretsang, Acha Yang Metok
 15  Tuesday, May 29  Jampal la and neighbors  Sponsors
 Sontsok at 6pm  Dinner by Moenbook families  Sponsors

Note: We are working with Seattle Khenpo Jampa la on the dates for Saga Dawa Nyungney. He is out of town for the first fifteen days.  Nyungney will be sometime after Tsepa Chonga and before the end of Saga Dawa. 

Teacher's Professional Development Workshop - Wednesday, 5/23, 6:30 PM

posted May 9, 2018, 11:06 AM by NWTCA President

: Professional Development Workshop for Teachers by Yangkyi Dongchung la

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


A simple dinner will be served. Teachers are requested to attend. Parents and Public are welcome to attend as well.

About Yangkyi Dongchung la:
Gen Yangkyi la served as an Elementary School Teacher at TCV Dharamsala for 20 years including 3 years as Head Mistress. Genla has BA/ MA from HP University, India and Master's in Education from the University of Massachusetts, USA. Genla is currently a certified substitute teacher at the Evergreen District and RN at Peace Health Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Sorig Health Checkup - Sunday, May 20th, 10am - 2pm

posted Apr 21, 2018, 8:00 PM by NWTCA President   [ updated May 30, 2018, 9:40 PM ]

Free consultation by Tibetan Medicine doctor Emchi Yangchen Dolker la on Sunday, May 20th from 10am - 2pm.

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