Northwest Dharma Association 2017 Annual Report

2017 Accomplishments

  • Inclusive Communities: Northwest Dharma Association participated in a dialogue with a World Affairs Council delegation of Christians, Jews and Muslims from around the world (May 2017).
  • Contemplative Caregiving: NWDA co-sponsored the Buddhist Recovery Summit for practitioners, teachers and clinicians, to collaborate and share resources and perspectives (October 2017).
  • Dharma Arts & Culture: NWDA’s “Celebrating the Sangha” event at Nalanda West was a marathon festival exploring Buddhist-inspired dialogue, chanting, song, dance, clowning and art (November 2017).

2017 Financials

Income pie

Income pie: donations, sustaining members, events.

Expenses pie

Expenses pie: This including paying for the Northwest Dharma Association website, Northwest Dharma News, programs, member services, administration and office.

We were not able to meet our 2017 budget. Income in 2017 was $20,588. Expenses would have totaled $24,890 if we had fully paid our contract staff, which we were not able to accomplish.

Coming in 2018

We started out 2018 with a Contemplative Caregiving workshop with Jonathan Prescott of Wise Caregiving, the third NWDA has sponsored with Prescott.

On May 5 there will be a Gathering of Buddhist Teachers and Leaders at the Seattle Koyasan Temple. Click here for more information and registration.

Our 2017 supporters

We thank the following groups and individuals who supported NWDA in 2017.

  • DONORS (Individual and Group)
  • SUSTAINING MEMBERS (Individual and Group)
Individual Pledge Sponsors
Kim Abbey
Andrea Bakke
Serena Bell
Genko Blackman
L.R. Blikenstaff
Blair Brooke-Weiss
Daniel Crawford
George Draffan
Arlan Elms
David and Kathy Forsythe
Margaret Frest
Carson Furry
Gail Gokey
Barbara Bouchet and Ron Greeley
Paul Gulick
Summer Halas
Eric Holtz
Chris Zenshin Jeffries
Gail Kaminishi
Tom Kelly
 Jeff Kerr
Randall McLeod
Matthew Mihlon
Michael Morris
James Murphy
Daniel Peterson
Judith Provasoli
Edward Salazar
Jeff & Mira Schoening
Diane Ste. Marie
Tim Tapping
Edward Tenny
Ashley Toney
Dat Tra
Sujatha K.B. Werake


Individual Donors
Katherine Alpaugh
Peter Zachara & Yasha Bamberg
Sue-Marie Casagrande
Dan Doan
Julia Forbes
David & Kathy Forsythe
Judith Gordon
Bets Greer
Joel Grow
Kristen Hunt
Kay Peters & Larry Keil
Joyce Krohn
Ikuko Kurata
Patrick Long
Philip Lorenzo
Judith Marcus
Mimi Matossian
Patricia McClure
Nan McMurry
Karola Moore
Phyllis Moses
James Murphy
Heidi Nevin
David Nguyen
James Peacey
Joseph Pearl
Robert Shutler
Uri Silberstein
Ellen Simpson
Sunyata Foundation
Leaha Swayze
Tim Tapping
Judith R. Wilgress
David Wilhelm


Group Member Pledge Sponsors
1 Open Heart
Beginners Mind Zen Meditation
Buddhist Dharma
Buddhist Global Relief
Chenrezig Project
Downtown Lunch Hour Meditation
Eastside Insight Meditation
Great Vow Zen Monastery
Natural Awareness
Pine Street Sangha 
Portland Friends of the Dhamma
Puget Sound Zen Center
Shambhala Meditation Center of Seattle
Younge Drodul Ling – Seattle


Group Member Donors
Back To True Nature – IBC Zen Garden
Bellevue Dharma Group
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society
Creston Zen Centre
Dharma Friendship Foundation
Dharma Ocean Seattle
Dharmata of Seattle
Dharmata Portland
Drikung Seattle
Insight Meditation of the Mid-Columbia
Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC)
Lotus Sisters
Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound
Mountain Way Zendo
Nalanda Institute
Nalandabodhi Vancouver
Nangten Menlang
No Sangha
Northwest Zen Community – Eishoji Soto Zen
Ocean Light Zen Center
Portland Insight Meditation Community
Portland Shambhala Meditation Center
Rigpa Seattle
River Sangha
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
Seattle Koan Discussion Group
Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple
Seattle Soto Zen
Seattle Meditation Center
Vancouver Buddhist Centre
Walla Walla Dharma Sangha
White Cloud Buddhist Society
Zen Centre of Vancouver