Dechen Shingdrub with Ven. Khenpo Karten - September 9-11, 15-17

posted Aug 13, 2017, 6:14 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

Please save the dates for Tenth Annual Dechen Shingdrub with Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche at two different locations for three days each. Please contact our Spiritual Director Pema la @ (360) 524-3653 if you wish to sponsor:
  • Breakfast ($75) or lunch ($150)
  • Rinpoche's airfare from California (USD 200)
  • Shipping of 50 Pecha (text in traditional pecha format) from India (INR 9,000)
  • or volunteer in the kitchen

Location #1: Bodkhang
Teaching: ཕྱག་ཆེན་ལྔ་ལྡན། (Chagchen Ngaden)
Dates: Saturday, 9/9, Sunday, 9/10, and Monday, 9/11

Location #2: Mt. Adams Zen Buddhist Temple in Trout Lake, WA
Teaching: ལམ་གཙོ་རྣམ་གསུམ། (Lamtso Namsum)
Dates: Friday, 9/15, Saturday, 9/16 and Sunday, 9/17

Cost of lodging is $25 (minimum) per person per night which includes a simple mattress. Upgrades are available. Please bring your own sleeping bags, blankets, pillows etc. 

Public Talk by Sikyong, Potluck and Movie Screening - Sunday, August 27th, 9 AM

posted Jul 31, 2017, 10:40 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 8:39 PM by NWTCA ORWA ]

We are delighted to announce that Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay la, President of the Dharamsala-based Central Tibetan Administration, will give a public talk to the community members at Bodkhang on 
Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Lunch will be potluck. Please bring yummy dishes to share. NWTCA will provide hot white rice.

Screening of a new Tibetan feature film "My Son Tenzin" followed by Q&A with lead actor Tsering D. Bawa la at Bodkhang on Sunday, August 27th, 1:00 PM. 

Admission - $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids [7-18]

NWTCA Summer Camp Closing Ceremony - Saturday, August 12th, 5:30 PM

posted Jul 31, 2017, 10:37 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 10:41 AM ]

Please save the date for NWTCA Summer Camp closing ceremony and NATA Conference Dinner Party at Bodkhang on Saturday, August 12th. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

Adult - $10
Seniors, Kids six and under - $5
Delegates, Summer Camp Participants - Free

NWTCA Summer Camp 2017 - August 6-12 at Bodkhang

posted Jul 19, 2017, 12:02 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 1:10 PM ]

Closing Ceremony

NWTCA Summer Camp closing ceremony and NATA Conference Dinner Party will be held at Bodkhang on Saturday, August 12th. 

Entrance Fees: 
Adult - $10
Seniors, Kids six and under: $5
Delegates, Camp Participants: Free

Doors Open
5:30 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 week long fun. 

Dates: Sunday, August 6th through Saturday, August 12th

Location: NWTCA, 4401 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230


  • 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
  • Creativity of Tibetan Traditional Arts & Sculptor
  • Concepts of Science Experiments
  • Cultivation of Joy and Fun
Age Requirement: 
Ages 5 to 16 yrs old, kindergarten to 10th grade.

Click here to register online. The deadline for registration is Sunday, July 16, 2017. Registration is not completed until we receive the payment. A PDF version can be downloaded at

Fee Structure:
  1. Full seven day participation with all field trips inclusive: $50 per child. After deadline $100 per child.
  2. Specific daily participation without field trip: $15 per child. After deadline $20 per child.
  3. Specific daily participation on Apes Cave trip: $25 per child. After deadline $30 per child.
  4. Specific daily participation on Swimming trip: $20 per child. After deadline $25 per child.
Education Director Nawang Kelsang la will collect fees. Check must be made payable to NWTCA and can be mailed to NWTCA Summer Camp, PO BOX 13120, Portland, OR  97213. Registration fee is non refundable unless of medical emergencies.

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 contact Nawang Kelsang la as soon as you know your preferred day for help. 
  • 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. 
Contact Us:
For questions/concerns, please contact our Education Director Nawang Kelsang la at (360) 213-9284 or

Teaching by Chamtrul Rinpoche - July 28 - 30

posted Jul 19, 2017, 12:01 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 19, 2017, 12:05 PM ]

Three days of Teaching by Chamtrul Rinpoche on Dzogpa Chenpo Semnyid Ngelso (Relaxing in the Natural State of the Mind) at Bodkhang from Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30, 2017. Please contact our Spiritual Director Pema la if you wish to sponsor lunch, refreshment or printing of pechas. Pema la can be reached at (360) 524-3653.

Daily Schedule (tentative)
09:30 AM - Session 1
11:00 AM - Break
11:15 AM - Session 2
12:30 PM - Lunch Break
01:45 PM - Session 3 and Q&A
03:00 PM - Dismiss

ཕྱི་ཟླ་    ཚེས་  ༢༨  ནས་  ༣༠  བར་ཉིན་གསུམ་གྱི་རིང་ལྕམ་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ནས་བོད་ཁང་དུ་རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་སེམས་ཉིད་ངལ་གསོའི་གསུང་ཆོས་ཡོད་པའི་དད་ལྡན་མི་མང་གང་མང་ཕེབས་པའི་རེ་བ་དང་སྐབས་དེར་ཞལ་ལགས་དང་ཕྱག་དཔེ་དཔར་སྐྲུན་ལ་སོགས་སྦྱིན་བདག་གནང་འདོད་ཡོད་ཚེ་ཆོས་ཕྱོགས་འགན་འཛིན་པདྨ་ལགས་སུ་ཞལ་པར་ཨང་གྲངས་(360) 524-3653 འདིའི་ཐོག་འབྲེལ་བ་གནང་རོགས།

Choekhor Duechen - Thursday, July 27th, 6:30 PM

posted Jul 19, 2017, 10:16 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 11:32 AM by Pema Choephel ]

Thursday, July 27th is Choekhor Duechen (aka Drukpa Tseshi). It was on this day, more than 2600 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni rose from meditation upon request by Brahma and turned the First Wheel of Dharma by teaching the Four Nobel Truths at Deer Park in Sarnath, Varanasi.

Please join us to observe this important Buddhist holiday with a short video on Four Nobel Truths by H. H. the Dalai Lama followed by Lama Choepay Sontsok. Program will begin at 6:30 pm sharp.

Dinner will be served by our Rental Director Kalsang la's family and her parents Samdup Khangsar family.  

དེ་ཡང་བོད་ཟླ་ ༤ ཚེས ༡༥ ཉིན་བདག་ཅག་གི་སྟོན་པ་ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ་གནས་མཆོག་རྡོ་རྗེ་གདན་དུ་མངོན་པར་རྫོགས་པར་སངས་རྒྱས་ནས་ཞག་ཞེ་དགུའི་རིང་ཆོས་ཉན་པའི་སྣོད་བརྟག་པའི་ཆེད་དང༌། རང་ལ་ཐོབ་པའི་ཆོས་ཟབ་མོ་དེ་དག་གཞན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་དཀའ་བར་དགོངས་ཏེ་ཆོས་མི་གསུང་པར་བཞུགས་ཏེ།

ཟབ་ཞི་སྤྲོས་བྲལ་འོད་གསལ་འདུས་མ་བྱས། །བདུད་རྩི་ལྟ་བུའི་ཆོས་ཤིག་ཁོ་བོས་རྙེད།
།སུ་ལ་བསྟན་ཀྱང་གོ་བར་མི་ནུས་པས། །མི་སྨྲ་ནགས་ཀྱི་དབུས་སུ་གནས་པར་བྱ།

ཞེས་གསུངས་ཏེ་ཐུགས་ལས་ཆུང་ངུར་བཞུགས་པ་ན་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་ཞིང་ནས་ལྷ་གྲངས་ལས་འདས་པ་དག་གིས་ཆོས་སྟོན་པར་གསོལ་བ་བཏབ་ཅིང༌། ཁྱད་པར་དུ་ལྷ་ཚངས་པ་དང་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་གཉིས་ཀྱི་གསེར་གྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་དང༌། དུང་དཀར་གཡས་འཁྱིལ་ཕུལ་ཏེ་ཆོས་གསུང་བར་གསོལ་བ་བཏབ་པ་ལྟར་ཞལ་གྱིས་བཞེས་ནས། བོད་ཟླ་ ༦ ཚེས་ ༤ ཉིན་ཡུལ་ཝཱ་རཱ་ཎ་སིའི་དྲང་སྲོང་ལྷུང་བ་རི་དྭགས་ཀྱི་ནགས་སུ་འཁོར་ལྔ་སྡེ་བཟང་པོར་བཀའ་དང་པོ་བདེན་བཞིའི་ཆོས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་ཐོག་མར་བསྐོར་གནང་མཛད་པའི་ཆེས་དུས་བཟང་གི་ཉིན་མོ་འདི་ནི་ཐེག་གསུམ་ཡོངས་ཀྱིས་བསྡུས་པའི་འཛམ་གླིང་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་ནང་པ་སྤྱི་དང་། ལྷག་པར་རང་ཅག་བོད་མི་ཚོས་ཁྱད་དུ་འཕགས་པའི་རྩ་ཆེན་དུས་ཆེན་ཞིག་ལ་ངོས་འཛིན་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ཡོད། དུས་ཆེན་ཁྱད་འཕགས་ཅན་དེ་ཉིད་སྲུང་རྩི་ཞུ་ཆེད་ཕྱི་ཟླ་ ༧ ཚེས་ ༢༧ རེས་གཟའ་ཕུར་བུའི་ཉིན་བོད་ཁང་དུ་༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ནས་བོད་སྐད་ཐོག་གསུངས་པའི་བདེན་བཞིའི་གསུང་ཆོས་བརྙན་འཕྲིན་ཐུང་ཐུང་ཞིག་དང་། འཆར་ཅན་ལྟར་བླ་མ་མཆོད་པའི་ཚོགས་མཆོད་བཅས་ཡོད་པའི་དེ་དོན་དབྱིངས་འཇགས་ཞུ།།


Trungkar Party - Saturday, July 8th, 5:30 PM

posted Jun 27, 2017, 3:51 PM by NWTCA ORWA

: Trungkar Party to celebrate the 82nd Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Programs include:
  • Live performance by Dechen, a gifted singer and musician, from Calgary, Canada
  • Cultural performances by Sunday School, adult group and local talents
  • Sumptuous dinner by Trisong Group
  • Gorshey
  • Dance
WHEN: Saturday, July 8th

WHERE: Bodkhang

- Adults: $20
- Seniors and Kids [7-18]: $10
- Children 6 and under: Free

Kitchen Duty is Trisong Group. Tsering Choephel la and Pema Choephel la will lead the group as Gelek la will be out of town.
  • Dawa Tsering
  • Dickyi Lhamo
  • Dr. Kalsang Phuntshog
  • Gelek Gadong (Out of town)
  • Jigme Topgyal
  • Karma Phuntsok/Pema Tsomo
  • Lobsang Kheyab
  • Lobsang Tenzin Dashi
  • Lobsang Wangyal
  • Nawang Tsendu / Dekee Tsendu
  • Nyima Chog / Norbu Sangpo
  • Penpa Chhakpa
  • Rabgyal Moenbook
  • Samten Gorab / Yeshi
  • Sonam Dolma Genchenpa
  • Sonam Penpa Ganub
  • Mingyur Choedon
  • 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

Trungkar Zaygo at Bodkhang - Thursday, July 6th, 10AM

posted Jun 27, 2017, 3:43 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 9:56 AM ]

WHAT: Trungkar function (Zaygo) at Bodkhang to celebrate the 82nd birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dresil, solja, cake and lunch will be served. Thank you to tsering Namgyal family for sponsoring Dresil and Solja, Tenzin Sherab laand Tenzin Wangdu families for sponsoring lunch. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 6th, 10:00 AM

WHERE: Bodkhang

Trungkar Sangsol at Mt. Hood - Tuesday, July 4th, 9:30 AM

posted Jun 27, 2017, 3:37 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 6:38 AM by Pema Choephel ]
WHAT: Sangsol, Chod and Potluck at Mt. Hood to begin Trungkar 2017. Please bring yummy dishes to share.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4th, 9:30 AM

WHERE: Mt. Hood

Sunday School Picnic at Blue Lake - Sunday, June 25th

posted Jun 21, 2017, 9:01 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 3:52 PM ]

This Sunday, you're invited to join our Sunday School children/teachers/parents for a end-of-school-year picnic at Blue Lake Park, to celebrate all of the hard work that our children and teachers have put into our Sunday School program over the course of the year. 

We hope you will come and spend an afternoon of fun under the June sun. There are plenty of games planned for the kids. Please bring a dish and drinks to share with others.

A note to parents: please pack swim wear for your children (the swimming area is open to children 5 and up) and perhaps an extra change of clothes in case their clothes do get wet while enjoying the water. 

Venue: Blue Lake Regional Park, 20500 NE Marine Dr, Fairview, OR 97024
Date: Sunday, June 25th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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