Help Wanted: Board of Directors

The 12-member NWDA Board of Directors currently has three vacancies in its six board-appointed positions. If you are interested in serving on the Board or would like to suggest a possible candidate, please let us know.

Board members typically serve three-year terms, beginning and ending in June. The Board meets monthly, twice a year in person in Olympia (June and October) and the rest of the year by teleconference. Board members need energy and enthusiasm for the work of the Northwest Dharma Association. Skills in fund development and marketing are especially welcome at this time.

Teachers Meeting: October 1st, 2011


The 2011 Northwest Dharma Association’s annual Teachers Meeting will take place as usual on the first Saturday of October. This year that means October 1st. This year’s meeting will be held in Seattle. The meeting is open to monastics, teachers and sangha leaders of all traditions. You need not be a Northwest Dharma Association member to attend.


More information about the Teachers Meeting will be available soon. If you would like to receive email updates about the event and/or volunteer to help with planning, please contact us at [email protected].


NWDA Teacher Members can receive information and participate in discussions via the online Teacher Forum. Information about joining as a Teacher Member is here.

Welcome New Member Groups


We welcome the following sanghas which have become Northwest Dharma Association member groups since the beginning of 2011:

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association – Washington Chapter
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Dharma Drum is a lay-led Chan Buddhist sangha in the tradition of the late Ven. Sheng Yen. More information is available here.

Dharmata Portland
In the Nyingma tradition taught by Anam Thubten, Dharmata Portland (Oregon) is an affiliate of the Dharmata Foundation of California. More information is here.

Tsinta Mani Choling
A Spokane, Washington sangha, Tsinta Mani Choling is affiliated with Nyingma teacher Lakshey Zangpo. More information is here.