Upcoming events / Announcement
4/7/18 SATURDAY @ 4.00PM at Deer Park. Our monthly prayer will be held at 4.00 pm instead of 5.00pm.
4/7/18 SATURDAY @ 5.00-1130PM: Yak Boyz (our youth soccer team) Fund raising event/dinner at Eagle Heights Community Center. As announced earlier, they need the funds to participate or rather represent WTA in the upcoming Midwest (Chicago) and Gyayum Chenpo Cup (New York) soccer tournaments.
An evening filled with good food, entertainment and Gorshe has been planned so please free your time and make an effort to join them, young and old, showing your team spirit. A good turnout of the community will prove to the youth that we are there for them… It could also be considered as the community Spring get-together!
4/7/18 SATURDAY GREEN BOOK; This is remind everyone that Monlam la will be collecting the Green Book at the event at Eagle Heights. The 2017 Green Book collection account will be closing after this date so those who have not paid their dues for the past year, this would be your last opportunity. Please bring your Green book and Cheque. We will be starting the 2018 collection too.
4/10/18 TUESDAY @ 6.00 PM City Building, Room No 210.To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the US- Tibetan Resettlement Project the City of Madison, Council member will be taking up a resolution to recognize the Wisconsin Tibetan Association .
We will also have a speaker from our community member. Wisconsin Tibetan Association executive board members will be offering our thanks with Khatas and a plaque to Mayor, City of Madison and council members, A good turn out of our community members at this event will reflect how genuinely grateful we are and could have a positive impact in the long run. So, please make an …attempt to join us if you can.
29th and 30th. This came about with a lot of phone calls, emails and rearranging of dates with other communities in the U.S. in order they did not clash with other prescheduled activities. So, please find below the finalized schedule for Madison:
April 29, 2018: Sunday: Deer Park Buddhist Center, Oregon, WI
Showing: 10:00am to 6:00pm
April 30, 2018: Monday: Madison College, Truax Campus, Madison
Showing: 10:00am to 5:00pm
The photo exhibition focuses on Life & Legacies of HH the 14th Dalai Lama & A Look Long Homeward.
Film screening on “Out of this world: A Journey into Forbidden Land.”
Our sincere gratitude to Deer Buddhist Center and Madison College for working with us and enabling us Tibetans to share a glimpse into our past … a rich and unique culture through this exhibition. We do hope all of you and friends will make to either of these two showings.
We regret to inform you that the scheduled Tibet Photo Exhibition from Dharmsala, India on Sunday: April 15th at Deer Park Buddhist Center has been postponed until further notice. The personnels traveling with the exhibition are facing visa issues which we hope will be resolved soon. WTA board members apologize for any inconvenience incurred.
4/15/18 SUNDAY @ FROM 10.00 am to 7.00pm: The Travelling Photo exhibition focusing on the biography of HH the 14th Dalai Lama and Long Road Homeward / Contemporary history of Tibet, will be available for public viewing at Deer Park for the entire day. A short documentary film on Tibet will also be screened. Tashi Phuntsok la, Director of the Tibet Museum will be available to answer any question about the project.
This is a rare opportunity for us to view the exhibition without having to make the trip to Dharamsala, India, hence we would like to request all Tibetans – young and old, to utilize this one and only chance to attend the showing with your friends and family. Bring your American friends too and share this rich culture of ours.
Admission is free but donations are accepted for the expansion project of the current Tibet Museum at Dharamsala under Central Tibetan Adminstration.
4/28/18 SATURDAY FROM 5.00PM TO 9.00PM @ FOLKLORE VILLAGE FARM. Madeline Uraneck, author of ” How to make a life” – A Tibetan Refugee Family and Midwestern Woman they Adopted, will be having a book signing event wherein she will be introducing the Tibetan Family she has written about. Following the question and answer session with western audience, she proposes to introduce the Tibetan culture with a short dance performance by our children and pot luck.
This will be a good opportunity for the Tibetans to share our culture with the people of Wisconsin and so we would like to encourage as many people as possible to participate at this event.The entry fee for the event is $7/- for the public but it is free to WTA guests. Please let me know if you are interested.
UPCOMING EVENTS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY 2018
5/5/18 SATURDAY @ 12:30 pm: We will have our yearly “thank you” pot luck lunch to the members of Church for providing space to accommodate the Saturday Tibetan Language and Cultural School for the past 19 years. Everyone is invited and bring a dish or two to serve.
5/5/18 SATURDAY @ 5.00 PM AT DEER PARK; Our Monthly prayers will be held and every one is encourage to attend.
5/25-5/29/18 BRAT FESTIVAL: As repeated again and again, volunteers are needed for the WTA team to help out at the Brat Fest! Please bear in mind that funds earned from volunteering comes back to the WTA community. This, in turn, goes back directly to the community in the form of scholarship funds for the Madison youth attending university or technical school. Therefore more volunteers participating, brings in more funds and eventually more students we can help! We need 2, 4 or 8 hours of your time during this Brat Fest!
Tashi Lhatsang has graciously been organizing our team for the third year in a row. Please contact her by phone or text as to when you can be available. We can also set an example to other Tibetan Associations in North America that through honest, volunteer work, we can help our own youth with scholarship funds.
5/23 (Wednesday) – 5/29 (Tuesday) from 8.30 am- 5.30 pm: Tangyur Reading or Reading of the Collection of Commentaries to the Buddha’s Speech. Everyone is encouraged to attend during Tengur Reading to accumulate the Merit. If any one is interested in sponsoring breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea, please contact Trinley Namgyal 608-332-8272. Click for details
5/29/18 Tuesday @ 6.00pm:
Tuesday, May 29 is the 15th day of the Tibetan month of Saka Dawa. This day is the “Essence of Saka Dawa” because it commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. On this day, the merit of virtuous activities is multiplied exponentially.
Deer Park will host Guru Puja with tsok at 6:00 p.m. Please bring cookies, fruit, etc. to offer as tsok as well as nonperishable food item to be donated to an area food pantry.
ICT’s TIBETAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2018: from June 2 to 9, 2018 at Washington DC
[Application deadline April 2, 2018]
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) invites Tibetan undergraduate and graduate students in the United States to apply for a unique week-long leadership development program to be held in Washington, DC from June 2 to 9, 2018. [ Click for Details: PDF file 2018 TYLP Announcement ]
DLIHE’s TIBETAN CULTURAL IMMERSION SUMMER PROGRAM 2018:
July 2 to August 3, 2018 Bangalore [ Click for details: Image File ]
SAKYA TRIZIN RINPOCHE WIILL BE HERE IN MADISON FROM AUGUST 20TH TO 23RD . There will be a teaching, empowerment , public talk and address to Tibetan Community on Aug 21st and 22nd. Tickets will be available very soon. Click for details