The demographic survey is among the priority initiatives of the 16th Kashag, a key endeavour to get a hold of number of Tibetans in the diaspora, the collected data of which will be used as a standard measure for the implementation of political, administration, socio-economic and welfare schemes and most importantly, the same data will be adopted in the administration’s endeavour towards e-governance. – Tibet.net Please download survey form
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MAY 3RD – FIRST LAKAR OF THE YEAR
On May 3rd, we celebrated our first Lhakar of the year with an array of exciting activities. We kicked off the event with a prayer session. Following that, we enjoyed a captivating culture show, where participants showcased our traditional Tibetan dance. The event also included a potluck, where everyone brought and shared delicious Tibetan-influenced food. Additionally, the kids had a great time sketching and expressing their creativity. Finally, chief guest Tashi Namgyal la shared us importance of Lharka. Overall, the first Lhakar of the year was a memorable experience that celebrated our culture and brought us closer together.
APR 26TH – RALLY AGAINST THE SEATTLE TIMES
The recent media frenzy involving our religious and spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has caused immense distress to our community. The Seattle Times‘ hasty publication of a misleading Associated Press(AP) article on April 10th, 2023 regarding the incident is detrimental to His Holiness’s reputation and an incredibly disrespectful act toward our community. We rallied against The Seattle Times’ spread of misinformation and urge them to respect cultural diversity.
APL 25TH – PANCHEN RINPOCHE’S 34TH BIRTHDAY
April 25th marks the 34th birthday of Panchen Rinpoche Gedhun Choeky Nyima (Panchen Lama). The Panchen Lama is a prominent figure in Tibetan Buddhism, second to the Dalai Lama in importance. However, the global awareness of the Panchen Lama is relatively low. In 1995, the Dalai Lama recognized a six-year-old boy named Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th Panchen Lama, shortly after his recognition, the Chinese government abducted him and his family and he has not been seen or heard from since. The Chinese government then installed its own Panchen Lama, which is not recognized by the majority of Tibetan Buddhists. In an effort to raise global awareness of the Panchen Lama’s plight and to advocate for his release and the restoration of the rightful Panchen Lama, please join us on his birthday.
APL 22ND – EARTH DAY
On Earth Day, Tibetan Language and Culture School (TLCS) students and parents came together to help clear non-native, invasive plants from Veterans Memorial Park in Mountlake Terrace. The project was aimed at improving the health of the park’s ecosystem, which had been negatively impacted by the presence of invasive species. The project was a success, and the park’s ecosystem is now healthier thanks to the efforts of the TLCS students and parents.
APL 20TH – PRAYER FOR HH THE DALAI LAMA
Here are some pictures of the urgent Lhakar(Yesterday) prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long life organized by Cholsum Bhumo.
APL 10TH – TLCS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our Tibetan Language and Culture School – TLCS activities are packed with exciting and enriching programs aimed to teach our children the language, culture, music, and dance of Tibet. Last Sunday from 3-6pm, we started with a prayer and meditation session led by Gen Tashi Tsering, which helps our students to focus. Following that, we had a special segment celebrating the Tibetan language, led by Gen Passang Bhuti, who helped our students appreciate the beauty and richness of their native tongue. Our Level III students also had a group song practice session with Gen Lharik Dhakpa, where they honed their musical skills and practice singing together as a group. And for those who were interested in exploring their creative side, we had a Tibetan art & painting session led by Lama Migmar.
MAR 28TH – TLCS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Last Sunday at Tibetan Language and Culture School, kids are taught the history of Tibetan names and their origin, as well as calligraphy. They learn about the different origins of Tibetan names and how they were formed. They also learn the basics of calligraphy, a style of writing that is used to create beautiful, intricate designs. Through learning about the history of Tibetan names and calligraphy, kids gain an appreciation for the culture and language of Tibet. They are also able to gain a deeper understanding of the language, which can help them communicate more effectively with their peers.
MAR 15TH – COMMUNITY DRIVE FOR REFUGEES NW
MAR 8TH – UTSAV EVENT
Participants from the Tibetan community in UTSAV organized events with lawmakers of Washington state in the state capitol. With Steve Hobbs – Secretary of State, My-Linh Thai, State Senator Manka Dhingra, and Nepali representatives.
MAR 7TH – TAW BOARD & TLCS PARENT MEETING
It was the first-ever Lhakar event organized by TAW at Cromwell Park. Lhakar is about eating Tibetan food, wearing Tibetan clothing, speaking the Tibetan language, and celebrating the Tibetan identity. We did just that. Share your Lhakar
We commemorated Panchen rinpoche’s 33rd birthday at Green Lake Park. We kicked off the event with a peach march around the lake. After that, we started the program with the Tibetan national anthem, a dedicated song, and prayer for the Panchen rinpoche. In the end, we wrapped up the event with a candlelight vigil and a birthday cake cut. Learn more and take action:
March 10th, 2022 marked the 63rd Tibetan uprising day against China’s invasion. We started the rally at Westlake Park and covered a few important places including Downtown Seattle areas, Pike place market, and the Chinatown-international district. Learn more and take action:
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