Please Consider Becoming a Member of the
Northwest Dharma Association Board of Directors

The Northwest Dharma Association is led by a board consisting of Buddhist practitioners of different traditions, from around the U.S. Northwest and Western Canada.

Serving on the board is a wonderful way to express your commitment to the dharma in our region.

Joining the board does not require any special expertise. Even if you have no background in non-profit boards or in-depth knowledge of the various Buddhist traditions and practice, serving on the board is a wonderful way to learn.

One of the most satisfying parts of serving, is the opportunity to meet and work with regional Buddhists from diverse traditions and with different approaches, with whom one can share one’s commitment to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha.

Serving on the board is a remarkable experience, and a microcosm of the mahasangha ideal at the heart of NWDA. In fact, it is a sangha itself.

The mission of the Northwest Dharma Association is to connect Buddhist communities in our region with each other, and with those seeking the path of the Buddha.

The current board is committed to laying the groundwork for the future leaders of the regional Buddhist community to continue the work NWDA has been doing for over 25 years. It is one of the very few organizations in the world so dedicated.

Most aligned with our work is the European Buddhist Union, which in turn includes many Buddhist organizations representing groups within individual European nations.

The Northwest Dharma Association Board is particularly interested in cultivating diversity on the board, especially in terms of age, gender and ethnicity.

For more specific information about becoming a board member and the responsibilities involved, please see this this document.

If you have any questions or would like more information, or would like to speak with a board member or former board member about their experience, please email us at