Author: Tenzin Wangyal

Program for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Birthday


༡༽   ཟླ་བ། ༧  ཚེས། ༦ ཕྱི་ལོ། ༢༠༡༧  འཁྲུངས་སྐར་དངོས་གཞིའི་ཉིན་ས་སྐྱ་དགོན་པར་ཕྱག་ཚོད། ༦  ནས་  ༧ བར་ཞབས་རིམ་གསོལ་འདེབས་གནང་རྒྱུ

༢༽ ཟླ་བ། ༧  ཚེས།    ཕྱི་ལོ། ༢༠༡༧ ཉིན་༼ Carkeek park༽  ལ་ཞོགས་པ་ཕྱག་ཚོད།  ༡༠  ནས  དགོང་མོ་ཕྱག་ཚོད།  ༦ བར་སྤྲོ་སྐྱིད་དང་རྟེན་འབྲེལ་མཛད་སྒོ་ཁག་གནང་རྒྱུ། 

༣༽  ཟླ་བ།    ཚེས།    ཕྱི་ལོ། ༢༠༡༧  ཉིན་ས་སྐྱ་དགོན་པས་ཞོགས་པ་ཕྱག་ཚོད། ༡༠ གསང་གསོལ་དང་༧ རྒྱལ་བའི་ཞབས་རིམ་ཁག་སྲུང་བརྩི་ཞུ་རྒྱུ།  

July 6th, 2017 marks the 82nd Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Please join us on that auspicious day for His Holiness’s long life prayer at Sakya Monastery from 6 to 7 pm. We hope to see all our community members there to accumulate collective merit and commit ourselves to follow his advice everyday.

Sat, July 8th (10am-6pm) Community celebration for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s 82nd Birthday @ Carkeek Park (lower park level/same place as last year). We plan to have our potluck, so bring your best dishes. We will start with sangsol and full day event with lots of fun activities for kids and adults.
Sun, July 9th at 10am, special prayer and sangsol by Sakya Monastery at 10am.



Meeting with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Dear community members,

As you all must be aware that high-level U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Democratic  leader Nancy Pelosi visited Dharamsala on May 9th, 2017.  It’s great honor for us and we are very grateful to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who was on of the delegation member, in accepting our request to meet our community members on June 5th @ 4pm at Sakya Monastery.  During meeting, Congresswoman will share her experience in Dharamsala and would also like to hear concerns of our community.

If we really want to raise the issue of Tibet with US govt., most effective way would be through direct interaction with representative of US govt.  We do not get an opportunity like this too often therefore I would like to request every member of our community to attend the meeting.  Show of strength with large number of participation will not only make the congresswoman feel welcomed but would also encourage her to raise our issue in Congress.

Please make earnest effort to attend the meeting even if you have to take some time off from work.  We will never be able to make progress in our fight for Tibet if we always leave it for convenience and spare time.

Meeting with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Date:  06/05/17 (Monday)

Time:  4PM – 5:30PM

Venue:  Sakya Monastery

First Memorial of the Parinirvana of HH Jigdal Dagchen Dorjee Chang

Message from Adrienne Chan (co-director of Sakya Monastery):


Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism wishes to announce the memorial event for the first anniversary of the parinirvana of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang. We will spend six days practicing Chenrezi Drub Choe prayers and making offerings, and on the last day we will hold a candlelight vigil in the evening. The final day, April 29th, will be livestreamed on our website. Your sangha is invited to attend these prayers in person, but for those who cannot attend, we hope this livestream will allow participation from all over the world. Please kindly share the attached flyer with your community.

April 24th-30th, 2017

Daily Chenrezi Drub Choe Prayers

Dates: April 24-29

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00 pm-4:00pm

Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room

April 24-28: Includes mini Tsok offerings

April 29: Honored guest Her Eminence Jetsun

Kushok Rinpoche joins this prayer service. Also

includes an elaborate Tsok offering.

Candlelight Vigil

Date: April 29

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Sakya Monastery

All events on April 29th will be

livestreamed online at


“Losar” Tibetan New Year Celebration (Year of Fire-Bird 2144)

Feb. 27th, 2017 : Community Losar Sangsol @ Sakya Monastery (10:30am)


March 4th, 2017: TAW Losar Gathering

Location: Shoreline Conference Center (8560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline WA)

Time: 6pm (doors open/catered dinner)

Cost: $30 Gen/ $10 kids 6-12yrs old

Lots of fun games and activities, and special performance from our TLCC students.

Rep. Penpa Tsering la’s Visit and Nobel Peace Prize Celebration

SPECIAL GUEST: Rep. PENPA TSERING la (Representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – OFFICE OF TIBET)

WHAT: 27th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Celebration (POTLUCK)

DATE: SUNDAY DEC 11th, 2016

WHERE North Seattle Community College (NSCC)

TIME: 5:30pm till 11:00pm

TAW is honored to have chief guest Rep. Penpa Tsering la, please join us for this first time official visit to our community. We will continue with our traditional Potluck, so bring your best dishes for the “2016 TAW BEST DISH” contest with special prizes.



1989 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech by HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet The 14th Dalai Lama held his Acceptance Speech on 10 December 1989, in the assembly-hall at the University of Oslo. He began his lecture with a few minutes in Tibetan.