Sunday Tibetan School


Sunday Tibetan School is one of the most dynamic and effective programs offered by Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (NWTCA). Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (NWTCA) is a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, established in 1993 to create a spiritual and cultural home for Tibetans living in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The main objective of NWTCA is to preserve and promote the rich ancient culture and tradition of Tibet. NWTCA organizes various programs and events for Tibetans, while interacting with the greater Northwest community to promote awareness about the Tibetan culture and reinforce His Holiness the Dalai Lama's message of global peace and compassion.

The goal of Sunday Tibetan School is to immerse our children in Tibetan culture, language, and traditions on a weekly basis in order to instill in them a strong sense of their Tibetan roots and identity. 

Sunday Tibetan School begins at 9:30AM with a morning assembly in the shrine and ends at 3:00PM with language and performing arts classes. Our students range in age from 6-17 and we currently have 50 plus students enrolled. There are 6 levels of Tibetan language classes offered, which are taught by experienced and dedicated teachers. In Performing arts classes, our children learn traditional Tibetan songs, dances, and musical instruments under the expertise of our exceptionally talented and patient teacher, Mr. Tashi Dhondup. In addition to Sundays, music and dance classes are also held on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.


 9:30 - 10:00 am Prayers/Morning assembly in Choekhang (Shrine room)
 10 am - 12:00 pm Tibetan song and dance class for older kids & Tibetan language classes for younger kids
 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch is served! Break, Home made Hot Lunch, right off the stove.
 1:00 - 3:00 pm Tibetan song and dance class for Younger kids and Tibetan language classes for Older kids
 3:00 -  4:00 pm Tibetan Musical Instrument Classes for all interested, after regular class


There is a New or Re-Applicant Fee of $50 per child which was effective 1st of October 2012. 

$120.00 half yearly per child includes both Language and Song & Dance classes (and a delicious, nutritious, homemade lunch!) Tuition is collected bi annually. 

PS: As a Volunteer run Program, we request that you keep your School Fees current. 

Withdrawal notice must be given in writing in advance.

Note: Fees are non-refundable. 

Lunch Program

Lunch is offered free to all Sunday School students and teachers, and NWTCA Board members. Since it is paid for and prepared by parents on a rotating basis, we charge a nominal fee of $5 to everyone else. This helps us cover a portion of the expenses.

Our Genlas (Teachers)

  • Dorjee Tseten

Tibetan Language:

  • Sonam Dolma
  • Lobsang Dhundup
  • Kalsang  Phuntsok
  • Tashi Naydak
  • Tenzin Yangchen
  • Paljor Tsering
  • Yangchen Dolker
  • Tsering Bhuti
Jamtse Genlas
  • Tseten Dolker
  • Tsering Dolma
  • Tsering Lhadon
  • Pema Yangchen
  • Yangchen Dongretsang

Traditional Tibetan songs and dances:

  • Tashi Dhondup
  • Lobsang Tsering
  • Tenzin Phuntsok Moenbook

We have many dedicated parents who provide immeasurable support and countless volunteer hours in helping to keep the Sunday Tibetan School program going strong every week.

We thank all those who contributed so generously to our program and believe it or not every contribution helps.

How can you support us?

  • Drop by to help us cook lunch
  • Join us for lunch
  • Donate money for program expenses
  • Sponsor one Sunday meal ($100.00)
  • Tell your friends about this program

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