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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. 


The Solemn Commitments made by the Tibetans residing in North America to H.H. the Dalai Lama during Tenshug 2008 at Madison, Wisconsin:

  1. Support the endeavors of the Central Tibetan Administration to resolve the issue of Tibet through the mutually beneficial Middle Way Approach.

  2. Strive to enable Tibetan youngsters in North America to acquire a working knowledge of the Tibetan language.

  3. 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.

  4. Improve the Green Book contributions by striving to increase at least 5 to 10 percent of Green Book contributors annually.

  5. Contribute individually or in groups to enhance the education, economic, and social development inside 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.


Our main objective is to preserve and promote the rich ancient culture and tradition of Tibet.




  • Lhakar Gorshey

    • Every Wednesday at 6 pm


  • Sunday School

    • Every Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm

  • Sunday Weekly Prayers 

    • Every Sunday at 10 am ​

The Lemelson Foundation

We are forever grateful to the Lemelson Family and the Foundation for their generous donation to the Tibetans in Portland and southwest Washington. 

Public Talk by H.H. the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed the gathering of Tibetans from all over North America during Tenshug 2008 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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