Namchod Kyetsel – Annual Picnic 2016

Tashi Deleg to all, this year also, it was a joyous moment for Namchod Kyetsel students, staff and parents at Shorebird Park, Berkeley, CA. This picnic was organized by the Namchod Kyetsel Parent Association, chaired by Ms. Dawa Chokyi la and parent volunteers. The event kick started with a welcoming speech from TANC president Kelsang la, Namchod Kyetsel Principal Gen Pema la, Ed. Council Chair Gen Dhonyo la and Parent Association Chairwoman Ms. Dawa la.

On behalf of TANC, we would like to thank every student/ parents, teaching staff, volunteer parents/ students,  for taking their initiatives in making this annual event a memorable one.

No more typing…the pictures speak for themselves!

– Cheers


Community Meeting at TANC/ Community CAFE !

Please note that the timing for the upcoming community meeting at TANC on the said was changed/ shifted in order not to clash with the ongoing Sunday Cultural School and to enhance maximum participation from the community members and parents.

Shifted timing: (1-3) PM. (Sorry for the short notice!).


MAHA GURU BHUMTSOK at TANC (October 9 – 16, 2016).


Venerable Thupten Ngodup, the medium for the Nechung Oracle (Kuten), the State Oracle of Tibet will be presiding this religious ceremony.


[Bhumtsok is the Great Prayer and Feast Offering Ritual Practice based on the Vajrayana Tradition. Participating in it is an exceptional way to accumulate merit, purify negative mental states and karma to achieve Enlightenment or the State of Buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings.  The offering itself will be accumulated over a hundred thousand times, which usually lasts for a few days.  This particular traditional ritual practice, which the Nechung monks will perform, is called  , which means ‘The Sadhana of the Lineage of Vidhyadharas” , and is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche and Tibet. The Great Fifth Dalai Lama took special interest in this practice for the benefit of the Tibetan people during his time in Tibet. Because of this, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama revived and officially instituted this practice at his monastery in Dharamsala. The Tibetan Religious Administration in Exile organizes this Guru Bhumtsok every year at the main Temple (Tsuglangkhng) in Dharamsala, India]. This tradition belongs to the Jang-Ter, Northern Treasure of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Order, in which Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is the main lineage holder. The monks of Nechung Monastery have been practicing this tradition for many generations]. (Source:Nechung Buddhist Center) 

When: Sunday, 9 – 16 October, 2016

Where: TANC,  5200 Huntington Avenue, Richmond , CA 94804 – USA

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US Congressional Gold Medal Award Celebration & Live Concert.



Nelung Tsering Topten aka Acho Tom-la is one of the most well-known versatile Tibetan singers and musician in exile. Switzerland based Acho Tom-la has performed his distinctively traditional music for almost 40 years. After completing his training at the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts in Dharamsala (in early 1980s), he immigrated to Switzerland and has since released over six musical albums.

Acho Tom-la has graciously accepted our invitation to perform live/ unplugged version at JFK High School on 29 October, 2016. To the Bay Area Tibetan Community, this gathering also marks a very important yearly event to celebrate the US Congressional Gold Medal award, the country’s highest civilian honor awarded to His Holiness The Dalai Lama on 17 October  2007.

Live Concert Venue: JFK High School

When: Saturday, 29 October, 2016

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Tibetan Democracy Day

Inviting everyone to come together to celebrate the joyous occasion of Tibetan Democracy which turns fifty-six years this year.

Lets take pride in the face that our exile administration is functioning fully in accordance with democratic system. This most inspiring and transformative experience is the result of H.H.the Dalai Lama’s conscientious leadership and farsighted vision. Let thanks His Holiness by following his advice.

Come and grace this occasion at TANC.

What: Tibetan Democracy Day
When: 6:30 PM
Where: TANC
5200 Huntington Ave,
Richmond, CA 94804

Democracy DAy

Sand Mandala & Photo Exhibition

Sand Mandala of Avalokitesvara the Buddha of Compassion.

Everyone is invited to the appreciation day special event: viewing of the Sand Mandala created by the monks of Sera-Jhe Monastery.

In general, the Mandala shows a method of bringing peace and harmony to our world. Also, it is said that the mere glimpse of the Mandala will create positive impression on the mind-stream of the observer, who for a moments is in touch with the profound potential for perfect Enlightenment, which exists within the mind of all beings.

What: Sand Mandala and Photo Exhibition
When: August 27-28, 2016 10am – 4pm
Where: 5200 Huntington Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

Saturday, August 27th at 5 PM; Appreciation Party at JFK High School

Free Entrance and Dinner!

Appriciation Day Event