Gala for Tibet

Event scheduled for september 7, 2018 at 6.00pm

Fundraiser for Tibetan Sunday School 

Northwest Tibetan  Cultural Association  will be holding a Gala with the 7th Ling Rinpoche at 6.00pm on September 7th, 2018 in order to sustain our Tibetan Sunday School that serves children from preschool through high school in order to instill in them a strong sense of the Tibetan identity.  We will allocate 100% of the funds received from the event to provide necessary educational resources resources for the Tibetan Sunday School, which is fully staffed by dedicated volunteers. 

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Our Mission

Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (NWTCA) is a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, established in 1993 to create a spiritual and cultural home for the Tibetans living in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our main objective is to preserve and promote the rich ancient culture and tradition of Tibet. NWTCA organizes various programs and events for Tibetans, while interacting with the greater Northwest community to promote awareness about the Tibetan culture and reinforce His Holiness the Dalai Lama's message of global peace and compassion.

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Fundraising Goals

The Tibetan Sunday School serves children from preschool through high school and works to immerse local children in Tibetan culture, language, and traditions on a weekly basis in order to instill in them a strong sense of their Tibetan roots and identity.  We will allocate 100% of the funds received from the event to provide the necessary educational resources for the Tibetan Sunday School, which is fully staffed by dedicated volunteers.



thousand needs to be Raised

This will help our Tibetan Sunday school grow and accommodate our growing demand.  This number includes building an outdoor play area for our children ages 2-12 as well as contribute to school supplies, books, and a  begin a college scholarship fund for our children over 18.



Years Serving tibetan communities

We have one the largest Tibetan communities in North America that is dedicated in preserving Tibetan culture and language.  We are here to help recent Tibetans who have come over to India and Nepal with job placements, accommodations and necessities.  



Thousand children Impacted

We have taught over 5 thousand children over the past 25 years.  Since our community is expanding,  we constantly pursuing viable ways to accommodate Tibetan famalies living in exile.  


Tibetan Sunday School

Tibetan Sunday School is one of the most dynamic and effective programs offered by Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (NWTCA)



We believe that preserving Tibetan language is crucial in continuing Tibetan culture. We aim to stress listening, reading, and writing in Tibetan with our young ones starting from an early age.  



Tibetan music is integral and the foundation of our culture. Tibetan Classical instruments such as the Dramyen are taught to our children and are offered to any child  that has the drive to learn.  


Tibetan dance is taught to our older children as we believe the dance is an integral part of holding Tibetan culture.  We have dance every Sundays with our children and they are taught traditional Tibetan dance by an ex TIPA (Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts) dancer who was taught in Dharamshala, India.  


Tibetans are known for being Buddhists and we believe instilling our children with Buddhist values are important for not only our community but to the world stage. We instill values of non violence to all Beings, mindfulness, patience, and compassion for the world in order to benefit this world.  



June 2018

To not only have a community but a educational center where our young children can be immersed in their Tibetan culture is priceless.  Living in Exile can be difficult to preserve our language, culture and religion but here at the Bodkhang, it gives us hope that our culture won't be lost.  "

Tamding Tsering