September/October Announcements


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About the Community Bulletin Board

The Community Bulletin Board is is intended to publicize items of interest and benefit to the Northwest Dharma community. Members, both group and individual, of the Northwest Dharma Association are invited to share information about job and volunteer opportunities, publicize needs and opportunities, locate and share resources, and more.

The items published here must not be commercial in nature. Event listings must be placed in the Calendar of Events section of the website. Ongoing events such as a group's practice schedule must be placed in the Group Directory on the website. Listings for Business and Services providers may be placed in the Business and Services Directory.

If you would like to submit an item for the Community Bulletin Board, please send your submission to


Northwest Dharma Association
305 Harrison Street (mailing address)
158 Thomas Street #17 (office)
Seattle, WA 98109

Julie Welch, President
Clark Hansen (Jampel Gyatso), Vice-President
Dick O'Connor, Treasurer
Bill Hirsch, Secretary
Susan Andree (Shih Yung Hsi)
Dh. Avichala
Caterina De Re
Amy Groncznack
R.L. Miles
Gene Polhamus
Nick Vail

Timothy O'Brien, Executive Director
David Forsythe, Office Manager

The Northwest Dharma Association is a voluntary membership organization of Buddhist temples, organizations, and informal groups in the greater Pacific Northwest. While the NWDA reserves the right to define what constitutes a Buddhist group for the purpose of membership qualification, our intention is to be an association open to all groups and individuals dedicated to Buddhist teaching and practice.

NWDA also serves as a clearinghouse of information about the Northwest Buddhist community. NWDA does not endorse or vouch for other organizations' events, practices, or projects that appear in the NWDA's printed or online calendars, directories, or articles.