May/June Announcements

Benefit Sale for Tibetan Refugees in India

SALE OF ART AND ARTIFACTS -- August 2, 10 am to 4 pm. 4206 - 2nd Ave. NW, Seattle. Artists' sale to benefit Tibetan refugees in India. We are unloading years of curios from all over the world, artwork, tools and supplies, as well as FABulous clothing, shoes, (if you are a size 8 1/2 or 9 you will be so happy), housewares, and miscellany. A majority of the sales goes to benefit Tibetan nuns and monks in exile in India. Benefit! is the key word. Not a garage sale! Great prices, come prepared to be generous, no bargaining please. There may be lemonade. Looking forward to seeing you! Please bring any warm clothing that is a solid maroon color to send to the nuns and monks in India! Contact by email at Contact by telephone at 206 784-8841.


The Northwest Dharma News needs generous, capable photographers to donate their time and work. The News is seeking file photos as well as photographers able to cover specific assignments and events. If you’re interested, please contact us at

The Tibetan Nuns Project is in full swing production of our 2009 Calendar. This year we would like to ask our sponsors and supporters to participate! Please send us one of your favorite quotes from your favorite Buddhist nun, Buddhist monk or dharma practictioner. Please send only 1 of your favorite quotes, 15 words or less. We will only be able to pick 12. The 12 quotes that we pick for our 2009 calendar will be sent a Tara prayer flag (in August 2008). Thank you for your continued support and your participation. Calendars will go on sale October 1st, 2008. If you’re interested, please contact us at

About the Community Bulletin Board

The Community Bulletin Board is a new feature added to serve the greater Buddhist community.

This page of the News is designed to publicize items of interest and benefit to the Northwest Dharma community. Using it, both individuals and regional groups will be able to share information about job and volunteer opportunities, publicize needs and opportunities, locate and share resources, and more.

There will be a nominal service charge of $5 per item for Community Bulletin Board notices. The items published here will not be commercial in nature, nor will they advertise specific events or ongoing programs. Events listings will continue to be placed in the Calendar of Events section of the website. You can easily access the Calendar by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

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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
Steve Wilhelm, Past President
Susan Andree (Shih Yung Hsi)
Kajira Wyn Berry
Amy Groncznack
Lynne Conrad Marvet
R.L. Miles
Gene Polhamus

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.