Category: Upcoming Events

Tibetan Language and Culture Class Summer Camp 2017

Dates: Aug 16th (Wednesday) – Aug 20th (Sunday)
Registration Deadline:  Aug 5th, 2017
Age Limit: 4 – 17 years old.

  • Sakya Monastery: 108 NW 83rd Street, Seattle 98155
  • Shoreline Senior Center: 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

Hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Tibetan Language and Culture School
of Seattle, WA under the guidance of Office of Tibet and with the funding support of $2000 from The Tibet Fund is fortunate  to organize a week long summer camp for our community kids this year. The purpose of the program is to promote Tibetan language and culture by instilling interest and enthusiasm for our cultural heritage, roots and identity. The summer camp is open to all Tibetan children regardless of TAW membership or TLCC studentship.


Objectives of the program:

  • Awareness of Tibetan root and identity.
  • Knowledge of Tibetan history and government.
  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (both essence and aspects).
  • Learn about the fundamentals of meditation and prayer.
  • Learn Tibetan language: reading, writing and conversation.
  • Learn Tibetan culture and tradition (Dance & music).
  • Learn about Traditional Tibetan Art (Thangka painting).
  • Cultivation of Joy and Fun: cooking, swimming and nurturing friendship.



Interested parents should fill out the application form and submit it to the summer camp coordinator and TLCC curriculum director Lobsang Tsering by August 5, 2017. Click the link below to download the forms.

Registration Form

Program Schedule


Parental duties:

  • Food preparation and camp event helpers are needed throughout the summer camp program. Please commit one day for kitchen duty and one day as event helper. Please find a suitable substitute if you are personally not available. Contact Lobsang Tsering as soon as you know your preferred day for help.

Terms of Agreement:

  • Participation in the camp is completely voluntary. TLCC will take utmost care of the participants during the camp. However, TLCC will not be responsible or liable for unforeseen circumstance such as any kind of injury to participants.
  • Parents will be notified to pick up their child/children in the event of an accident or illness during his/her presence at the camp.
  • TLCC, camp organizers and volunteers will not be responsible for participants’ loss of personal items.
  • Parents will be notified to pick up their child if she/he engages in destructive behavior and disturbs the peace of the camp.

Contact Us:

For questions/concerns, please contact our camp coordinator Lobsang Tsering at Phone (425-673-1441) or, 5733 186th PL SW, Unit B. Lynnwood, WA 98037

22nd Annual TibetFest at Seattle Center (Aug. 26-27)

Seattle Center Festál presents Tibet Fest, August 26-27. Experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Tibet through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Explore the rituals and traditions of Tibet with handmade arts and crafts, prayer flags, children’s activities and traditional food. Chief Guest: Sikyong Lobsang Sangay (CTA President), Guest Artists: Tenzin Dhakpo, Yeshi Samdup, Tenzin Wangdak, Sherap Wangmo, Tenzin Ngawang, Dawa Bhuti, Tashi Tsering, Tamding Arts, Tenzin Tsomo. We also will have our Annual Tibet Fest Evening party on Sat 26th evening at Shoreline Conference Center: Gen $35 @ Door and $30 advance…


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