Northwest Dharma Association
Annual Report for 2016


In 2016 we:

  • Published four issues of “Northwest Dharma News.”
  • Maintained our online directory of Buddhist groups, and calendar of events
  • Facilitated a gathering of Buddhist teachers in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Celebrated Vesakha (Buddha day) with Thai, Vietnamese, and Tibetan Buddhists, hosted by Chua Duoc Su in South Seattle.
  • Partnered with Wise Caregiving to offer two day-long workshops for professional and family caregivers, hosted by the Seattle Betsuin Temple.
  • Began laying the groundwork for our Inclusive Communities program, to bring together groups and individuals from every Buddhist tradition and culture.


In 2017 we will:

  • Sponsor Inclusive Communities dialogues
  • Offer several Contemplative Caregiving workshops
  • Sponsor the Buddhist Recovery Summit, bringing together leading teachers of the Buddhist Recovery movement
  • Build our capacity to serve the regional community



  • In 2016, we spent $4,283 more than we received in donations.
  • We are currently writing grant proposals to expand our programs and events.
  • But NWDA has always depended on member contributions from groups and individuals.
  • NWDA members now have the ability to direct their donations to specific programs.