The Tibetan Association of Washington is a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the State of Washington. It strives to preserve and promote the unique Tibetan Cultural tradition within the Tibetan Community and further the just cause of Tibet. The Tibetan Association is committed to the principle of non-violence and supports the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the temporal and Spiritual leader of Tibet. It recognizes the Tibetan Government in Exile, based in India, as the legitimate government of Tibet.

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.

May 8, 2015
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

hh17-1.jpgFriday, May 8th 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Venue: Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street S.W.
Lynnwood, Washington 98036

Tickets:  Will be available online shortly. (TAW fundraising)

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Blessing and Long-life Empowerment for Tibetan and Himalayan Community. Primarily for members of the Tibetan and Himalayan community, TAW will make tickets available for our Dharma friends as space permits.

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Tibetan New Year Celebration: Losar!!!

LOSAR the year of Sheep falls on Feb 19th, 2015 but since its a weekday TAW’s newyearcard1.jpgLOSAR celebration will be on Saturday the 21st of February at North Seattle Community College. There will be 1st Day of Losar celebration at Sakya Gonpa on the 19th at 10am.

With His Holiness the Dalai Lama turning 80 this year, as per Amdo tradition where His Holiness was born, the 80th birthday is celebrated on the third day of Losar, the same day TAW Losar celebration is on - what an auspicious day! Lets all get together and celebrate this Losar even grander. We’ll begin the year of His Holiness’s 80th birthday celebration from this Losar. It’ll be a fun night with performances from our Tibetan Language and Culture Class and our community talents.


Thursday Feb 19th, 1st of Losar
Tsepa Chik Temdrel
10am : Sakya Gonpa

Saturday Feb 21st, TAW Losar Celebration
Venue: North Seattle Community College Cafeteria
Time: 5pm
Dinner: 7pm (Catered)
Adult - $25
TAW members children under 18 - FREE
Guest children: $10

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North American Tibetans offer Gratitude Tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday, July 9 & 10, 2015

Place & Date: New York on Thursday & Friday, July 9 & 10, 2015

The 13th Conference of North American Tibetan Associations (NATA), held in Washington DC from August 30 to September 1, 2014 has unanimously resolved to offer a gratitude tenshug to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to celebrate his 80th auspicious birthday. The NATA’s prayers were graciously accepted. The Core Organizing Committee had two meetings in Minnesota in December 2014 and Washington DC in January 2015 respectively. These meetings discussed every aspects of organizing this grand event and gave final shape to what NATA plan to do.

In the meantime, the Office of His Holiness has advised that there is a slight change in His Holiness visit schedule and hence the North American Tibetan Association’s Gratitude Tenshug event has to be rescheduled. We are also happy to learn that we have been given an extra day of teaching by His Holiness. As such, Now the North American Tibetan Associations Gratitude Tenshug & His Holiness’ 80th auspicious birthday celebration will take place in New York on Thursday & Friday, July 9 & 10, 2015 instead of Washington DC, Saturday, July 11, 2015 as was announced earlier. Repeat please note the change of date to Thursday & Friday, July 9 & 10, 2015 in New York

His Holiness will give two teaching sessions on Thursday, July 9, 2015 ( topic of teaching to be announced later) and conferment of White Drolkar Long Life Empowerment (drolkar tsewang) on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2015 followed by offering of Long Life Prayer to His Holiness.

The afternoon session will be devoted to celebration of His Holiness’ long life and his untiring service for the welfare of the Tibetan people in particular and world at large. We expect that the Tibetan community will be joined by people from Himalayan Region and Mongolia beside other followers and admirers of His Holiness.

We apologize for any inconveniences thus caused due to the rescheduling of the event but sure everyone will rejoice at the opportunity to spend an extra day in the presence of His Holiness. Please visit for more details.

Please have them posted on your website and share it with your circle is much appreciate

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Kalon Dicki Chhoyangla’s visit - Feb 7th at 3pm‏

February 7, 2015
3:00 pm




Kalon Dicki Chhoyangla od DIIR and Ngawang Yontenla from Office of Tibet will be in Seattle on Feb 7th as part of the north west tour. I urge all our community members to attend the meeting. Kalon Chhoyangla’s meeting with the community meeting  is at 3pm at Sakya Gonpa. We have our monthly prayers after the meeting. The program on Saturday Feb 7th is as below:

3pm: Kalon Dicki Chhoyangla’s reception
3:15: Speech by Kalon followed by question answers.
6pm: Monthly prayers and Mangja sponsors are Tsering Yuthokla and family.

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February 8, 2015
10:00 amto12:00 pm


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February 1, 2015
10:00 amto12:00 pm


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