Bod Jong Nga Tsoe Phayul - Friday, December 15th, 6:30

posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:31 AM by NWTCA ORWA

Please join us for a new episode of Bod Jong Nga Tsoe Phayul (Tibet Our Country) at Bodkhang on Friday, December 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

"The Last Dalai Lama?" produced/directed by Micky Lemle will be screened. Light supper will be served on donation basis.

Talks by Ven. Drupa Rinpoche Tenzin Khenchok - Sunday, December 17, 9:30 AM

posted Nov 27, 2017, 10:26 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 10:35 AM ]

Talks by Ven. Drupa Rinpoche Tenzin Kheychok la on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Bodkhang

9:30 AM: Talk to Students - Joy and Gratitude (དགའ་བ་དང་བཀའ་དྲིན་བསམ་ཤེས།). Time permitting, talk will be followed by a brief Meditation session.

10:15 AM:  Talk to Elders - General Advice on Practice of Buddhism (ནང་ཆོས་སྤྱི་བཤད།)

Drupa Rinpoche Tenzin Kheychok, who is 7th in the lineage of Drupa Rinpoches, was the founder and head of Drupa monastery in Kham, Eastern Tibet. The present Drupa Rinpoche was born in India and recognized by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama in the year of 1988 as the reincarnation of 6th Drupa Rinpoche Shedrup Tenpai Gyaltsen.

Drupa Rinpoche joined Drepung Loselling Monastery in the year 1988 and has successfully completed his studies and received his Geshe degree in 2005. Rinpoche also holds a Bachelor in Psychology (Hons) degree from HELP University in Malaysia and is presently pursuing Master of Science in Positive Psychology (MSPP) in Life University, Marietta, GA. Rinpoche's interest includes helping spread the teachings of the Buddha and work with youth and young adults to optimize their potential.

Gaden Ngamchoe - Tuesday, December 12th - 6:00 PM

posted Nov 14, 2017, 2:33 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 2:43 PM ]

Gaden Ngamchöe, Je Tsongkhapa Day, is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, which falls on Tuesday, December 12th 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.

Please join us for Lama Chodpay Sontsok and recitation of Mig-tsema

Sontsok will begin at 6:00 PM. 
Attendees are requested to bring more canned foods which will be donated to the  local food banks. 

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

༈ 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!

Nobel Peace Prize Party - Saturday, December 9th, 6pm

posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:19 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 1:32 PM ]

Please join us for the 28th Anniversary of the
Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Bodkhang on Saturday, December 9th, 6:00 PM. 

There will be performances by guest artist former TIPA star Lharik Dhakpa, Sunday School children, Ex Sunday School group, adult group and local talents. 

Adults: $20
Seniors: $10
Students (7-18): $10
Children 6 and under: Free

Cooking Rotation is Triral Group.

Lead: Ngawang Kalsang (Board)
Chef: Amdo Thubten

  • Ang Dorjee Sherpa
  • Dawa Phurbu
  • Jamyang Zankar
  • Kalden Norbu
  • Kelsang Shakya
  • Kilu Sherpa
  • Norbu Kartsang
  • Phuntsok Wangyal
  • Sonam Tsering
  • Tenzin Dhargye Kyungratsang
  • Tenzin Dorjee / Tsetan
  • Tenzin Sherab
  • Tenzin Tsewang
  • Tenzin Lekden/Kelsang C. Genchenpa
  • Tenzin Shaklo
  • Tenzin Yeshi 
  • Thupten NFN (AMDO)
  • Thupten   Norzin
  • Tsering Choezom
  • Tsering Dolma Ngodup
  • Tsering Bhuti
  • Tsering Dorjee/Passang Dolma
  • Tsering Lama
  • Tsetan Wangchuk
  • Tsewang Chama
  • Tsultrim Dorjee Chama
  • Yangchen  Tsogyal

Mahaguru Boomtsok - November 24-26 (Fri, Sat & Sun)

posted Oct 26, 2017, 2:06 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 9:27 PM ]

  • 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.
Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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

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

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.

For offerings, meal-sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Dechen Bartso (360) 952-1677,

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.

Weekend with Lama Wangdu Rinpoche - November 11th and 12th

posted Oct 15, 2017, 8:40 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 10:25 PM ]

Save the weekend of November 11 and 12 for Jowo Thukje Chenpo'i Sontsok, Yang-khuk and Chod Tsog by Lama Wangdu Rinpoche.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • 09:30 AM - Noon: Jowo Thukje Chenpo'i Sontsok Offering
  • 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM: Gonkar Yeshi Norbu's Yang-Khuk (Six Armed White Mahaka) for prosperity by invoking Zambala and to transform the wealth into opportunity for practicing the dharma. Don't forget to bring your Yang-boom if you have one at home.
  • Lunch will be served by Sonam Choephel la and Jangchub la family.  
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM:
  • Chod Tsog Tsogley Rinchen Trengwa (གཅོད་ཀྱི་ཚོགས་ལས་རིན་ཆེན་ཕྲེང་བ)

Lhabab Duechen with Gandhen Shartse - Friday, November 10th

posted Oct 15, 2017, 8:13 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 10:02 PM by NWTCA ORWA ]

Friday, November 10, 2017 is the auspicious Lhabab Duechen, Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from Heaven. 

Venerable Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Choephel la from Gaden Shartse Monastery will bestow Chenrezig Jenang ༼སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་རྗེས་གནང༽.

It will be followed by Lama Choepay Sontsok led by Gaden Shartse monks Jampa Yonten la and Dorjee Tsering la. 

Please contact our Spiritual Director Pema la @ (360) 524-3653 if you wish to (1) Invite Geshe la and the monks for Rabney and/or Shabten (2) Sponsor dinner or volunteer in the kitchen. 

Programs at Bodkhang will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. Dinner will be served at 8:30 PM. 


Congressional Gold Medal Party - Saturday, October 21st

posted Sep 12, 2017, 1:20 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Bodkhang on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. 

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

Cooking rotation is Songtsen Group. Board Member Gelek Gadhong will lead. 
  1. Ang Tsering
  2. Choezom  Namgyal
  3. Dechen Wangmo
  4. Dhondup  Gyaltsen
  5. Dorjee  Samdupkhangsar
  6. Dorjee  Tsegyal  Drongpa
  7. Kelsang  Shaklo
  8. Namgyal  Dorje / Tsering Dolma
  9. Nawang Jigme Lhokha
  10. Ngawang  Dhondup  Lhenkara
  11. Pema  Choegyal /Thinley C
  12. Pempa Dorjee / Tsering Lhamo
  13. Phuntsok  Bartso
  14. Rinchen  Tsognyi
  15. Tenzin  Chodon/Gelek
  16. Tenzin  Dekyi
  17. Tenzin  Metok
  18. Tenzin  Namden / Dekyi Zingkha
  19. Tsering  Dhondup  Lhewa
  20. Tsering Phuntsok
  21. Tsering Youdon
  22. Tsetan  Kunsang/Ama  Kyipa  la
  23. Tsultrim  Yeshopa
  24. Ugyen  Shola
  25. Wangchuk  Tsering / Sonam Dekyi
  26. Wangdue Lama
  27. Yangchen  Dongretsang

Bod-Jong-Nga-Tsoe Phayul - September 29, 6:45 PM

posted Sep 12, 2017, 9:55 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 1:22 PM ]

 Another episode of Bod-Jong-Nga-Tsoe Phayul with focus on Tibetan Medicine by visiting Mentsekhang team.

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 6:45 PM 

WHERE: Boakhang 

Bod-Jong-Nga-Tsoe-Phayul with Geshe Dadul Namgyal - September 22nd and 23rd

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:45 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 8:06 PM ]

Please join us for a new episode of Bod-Jong-Nga-Tsoe-Phayul with Geshe Dadul Namgyal la from Emory University.

Secular Ethics in Education
Friday, Sepmber 22nd 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Basics of Meditation and Its Relevance in Everyday Life
Saturday, September 23rd
10:00 AM - Noon

Geshe la will speak mostly in English.

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