Namchod Kyetsel – Annual Appreciation Day/ 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!).


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

Members Appreciation Day

Our members have been terrific and we would like to acknowledge your contributions. We wanted to take a moment to make sure you know how grateful are to your support. The generosity and compassion you have shown for us is energizing every one of us at TANC. Please join us for this wonderful event with your friends and family. It’s going to be fun, informative and energizing. We will also get to farewell the outgoing and welcome the new board members.

Appreciation Dinner and Dance