Author: TAW

LOSAR Celebration- Rabjung 2143, year of Fire Monkey

Feb 9th, Tuesday at 10am – Sakya Monastery
First day of Losar Celebration at Sakya Gonpa.

Feb 20th, Saturday at 5:30pm – North Seattle Community College
TAW Losar Party with performances from our TLCC children, Trisong ladies and a special performance from our new TLCC dance teacher Tsering Dolkar la.

Tibetan Association of Washington Press Release

We are organizing this protest during Xi Jinping’s visit to United States so that he can hear us directly and also urge our local leaders as well as world leaders to lead a global effort to stop future deaths and encourage negotiations between the Chinese government and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representatives. It’s a known fact that there is an increase in repression under the new leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Since March 2009, 143 Tibetans have set themselves on fire and are the direct result of China’s harsh suppression of Tibetan culture, language and religion. Most of the self-immolations occurred in the Himalayan region in response to China’s escalating attempts to stifle Tibetans’ peaceful political expression and public religious veneration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Many Tibetans also oppose China’s compulsory “patriotic education” programs for Tibetan monks and nuns, as well as new laws expanding Chinese control over the selection of Buddhist religious leaders. Religious freedom conditions for Tibetan Buddhists remain particularly acute as the government broadened its efforts to discredit and imprison spiritual leaders, control the selection of Buddhist reincarnations, ban peaceful religious and cultural songs, poems and writings. The Chinese government’s policies have led to significant religious freedom abuses and nurtured deep resentments among Tibetan people.


TLCC Annual Benefit Dinner

The Tibetan Association of Washington
Invites you to our
Children’s Tibetan Language & Cultural Class
Annual Benefit Dinner

@ Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

Saturday, October 24th, 2015
5:00pm – 10:30pm
Tickets: $50 adult
$15 children 10 & under (babies in arms are free)

There will be: Music, Delicious Tibetan Cuisine, Student Performances, Silent Auction and Dancing
Dress: cocktail / Losar Festive

For Tickets; email:

Tibetan Association of Washington is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible on the extent allowable by law.


Kashag’s statement on the eightieth birth anniversary of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama

Kashag’s statement on the eightieth birth anniversary of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama.

On this joyous occasion of His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, on behalf of Kashag andTibetans inside and outside Tibet, I would like to express our deep reverence to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.We pray for his long life and reaffirm our unwavering loyalty and devotion to him. Tibetans both inside andoutside Tibet, as well as millions of others touched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of peace andnon-violence, observe this special occasion with immense delight.

We take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s loving parents,Choekyong Tsering and Dekyi Tsering, for blessing us with their precious son, Lhamo Dhondup.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family in Takster village in the Amdoregion of Tibet. Enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama at the age of five, eleven years later, at the tender age of 16,His Holiness had to take over the spiritual and temporal authority of Tibet. Faced with the tragedy of Tibet’sillegal occupation by the People’s Republic of China, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had to do without anysemblance of a normal childhood. The survival of Tibetan identity, and the future of an entire civilization,rested on his young shoulders. When His Holiness’ utmost efforts to ensure a peaceful co-existence betweenthe Chinese and Tibetans did not materialize, at the age of 24, His Holiness was compelled to go into exile inIndia.

Sakya Monastery: Annual Book and Bake Sale

5th Annual Book and Bake Sale
Saturday, June 27th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 28th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location:  Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall
Click here for Direction

This year we have over a thousand books with every interest represented! We also have CDs, DVDs, and video games. There will be a wide selection of delicious bake goods for sale.
Please gather up all those books sitting on the shelf and help make this the biggest book sale yet! Please no magazines, cassette or VHS donations. Book donations will also be collected during regular open hours of the monastery. Everyone is welcome. Tea and donuts are available for those who come early to the book and bake sale!
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Sakya Earthquake Relief Fund for Nepal.