Author: Tenzin Wangyal

North America Tour: Paljor Kalon Karma Yeshi la’s Public Talk in Seattle, WA

Dear Community Members,

We just received an itinerary of Paljor Kalon (Finance Minister, CTA) Karma Yeshi la and as per his schedule we are able to host a gathering to welcome him on Saturday evening.  Though it came on a short notice, I would like to request all our community members to attend the potluck gathering.  We will have performance by our TLCC students and local talents.


Date:         11/19/2016, Saturday

Time:        6:00pm- 10:30pm

Venue:    Nalanda West (3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103)

Once again we would like to request all our community members to attend the gathering to show our unity and respect for Tibetan Administration in Exile as Kalon Karma Yeshi la will be first minister to visit Seattle from the newly formed cabinet of CTA.

Tashi Delek!

TAW Board.


(CTA Website: 11/9/16) DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance, CTA left Dharamshala today to attend the 15th North American Tibetan Association (NATA) conference as a Chief Guest. The conference will be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA from 11 – 13 November 2016.

Thereafter, Kalon Karma Yeshi will also visit different part of the States to give workshop on Green Book and necessary follow-ups. The visit includes USA States i.e. Colorado, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Madison, Minnesota, Boston, Connecticut and New York. He will be accompanied by Ms Dechen Tsomo, dealing staff of Data Unit under Department of Finance, CTA.

-Report filed by Department of Finance-

Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute Outreach Tour in Seattle, WA.

Besides visit by Paljor Kalon, we also have Men-Tsee-Khang visiting Seattle to attend program at Bastyr University.  They have offered to hold clinic for our community at the end of their program at the University. Those who wish to consult with Tibetan doctor or need to refill their prescription of Tibetan medicine, it will be great opportunity. Please mark your calendar for the following two dates, time and venue.
Date:     SATURDAY 11/19/16
Time:    9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue:  Sakya Monastery (Library)
Date:    SUNDAY: 11/20/16
Time:    12:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue:  Shoreline Senior Center
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21st Annual Seattle Tibet Fest (8/27 & 8/28)

21st Annual Tibet Fest (8/27 & 8/28)

Click here for our FACEBOOK TibetFest Event 

NEWS ARTICLE 8/2/16 : Celebrate Culture and Tradition at Seattle Center’s TIBET FEST 

Seattle Center Festál presents the 21st annual Tibet Fest. Experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Tibet through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Join in a group dance, create a Sand Mandala and learn about the ancient art of herbal medicines. Tibet’s ancient and modern history is woven through Tibet Fest, which seeks to preserve this centuries-old cultural tradition with artwork, dance and discussions of the Tibetan people. Explore the rituals and traditions of Tibet with handmade arts and crafts, prayer flags, children’s activities and traditional food.

August 27th – 28th, 2015
Begins at 11:00 AM each day
Seattle Center, Armory Main Floor
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

2015 Article: Seattle Center’s 20th Annual Tibet Fest Celebrates Tradition and Modernity This Weekend


HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday @ Sakya Monastery/Carkeek Park (Potluck)


Join us for potluck celebration to honor His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday!

Bring your friends and family members as we will have plenty of fun filled activities for kids and adults with prizes.

Where: Sakya Monastery and Carkeek Park

Time: 10am @ Sakya Monastery for brief traditional ceremony and then to Carkeek park till 6:00pm

Food: Potluck (Drinks will be provided by TAW)



H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang’s 49th Day Prayer Ceremony


When: June 23rd, 2016

Where: Sakya Monastery

Time: 9:00am till 9:00pm


9:00 am Vajrayogini Puja begins

10:30 am H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche speech honoring

H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang’s life

10:45 am H.E. Asanga Rinpoche expression of appreciation (Tibetan)

H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche expression of appreciation (English)

11:00 am Sangha & public may make katag offerings and receive blessing photo

Noon Lunch break

2:00 pm Mahakala Puja

4:30 pm Grand Tsok distributed to lamas and sangha

5:00 pm Aspiration of Samantabhadra & Dedication of Merit Prayer (p. 63)

6:00 pm Dinner break

8:30 pm Mar-mey Monlam Butter-lamp Prayer in Shrine Room

9:00 pm Candlelight vigil around Sakya Monastery