Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (NWTCA) is a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, established in 1996 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.
"Here at Bhokhang, we hope to give our children a second home immersed in Tibetan culture. The goal of our Tibetan School program is to immerse our children in Tibetan culture, language, and traditions on a weekly basis in order to instill in them a strong send of their Tibetan roots and identity. "
— Ngawang Kalsang, Educational Director
The Solemn Commitments made by the Tibetans residing in North America to H.H. the Dalai Lama during Tenshug 2008 at Madison, Wisconsin:
- Support the endeavors of the Central Tibetan Administration to resolve the issue of Tibet through the mutually benefiting Middle Way Approach.
- Strive to enable the Tibetan youngsters in North America to acquire working knowledge of the Tibetan language.
- Ensure the participation of 50% of the eligible voters in the future elections of the Kalon Tripa and the members of the Tibetan Parliament-In-Exile.
- Improve the Green Book contributions by striving to increase at least 5 to 10 percent Green Book contributors annually.
- Contribute individually or in group to enhance the education, economic, and social development inside Tibet.