Drikung Meditation Center
Boston, MA, USA
A Jewel of Living Dharma
For over 20 years, The Drikung Meditation Center has offered Tibetan Buddhist teachings, practices and retreats to all levels of spiritual practitioners - from curious beginner to experienced meditator - right here in the Boston area..
We are home to the only emanation replica of the sacred Jowo Rinpoche statue outside of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Tibet! The Jowo statue is considered a living Buddha, a very holy object of immense beauty and profound blessings. Our Jowo statue is not only an exact replica, it is a spirtual emanation of Jowo Rinpoche himself. Learn about the Jowo Rinpoche Statue HERE.
Under the guidance of our spiritual director, Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam, our mission has been to serve the community in a spirit of loving kindness, fostering understanding between all religions, cultures and people.
Gems From Lama Konchok Sonam's Weekly Teachings:
Message and Brief Prayer to be Reborn in Dewachen Click Here
Excerpted from the Full Moon Phowa Practice
The U.S. Jowo Rinpoche Statue at the
Drikung Meditation Center in MA, USA.
His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon
Blesses the Jokhang Temple!
Wonderful News: A New Center!
The Drikung Meditation Center is now also home to the US Jokhang Temple! We have obtained a mortgage on a property in Danvers, MA!
This was only possible due to the enormous generosity of the community and everyone's profound merit and aspirations. Emaho! Lama Sonam's longtime dream of establishing a Jokhang Temple here in the US is one very large step closer to fruition!
The Capital Campaign - 5 Year Plan.
While this momentous occasion is most definitely a cause for celebration we will continue to work together as a community to pay off the balance owed in the 5 year window before the interest rate increases. Therefore we have introduced the Capital Campaign to meet this goal.
If you or someone you know can help secure the US JokhangTemple for future generations
Please read and share this Letter from Lama Konchok Sonam:
Please help us fully actualize Lama Sonam's US Jokhang Temple vision!
Become a Monthly Donor!
Help secure the future of the
US Jokhang Temple!
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sponsor a Recitation!
Perfection of Wisdom Sūtra in Eight Thousand Lines
This year Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam pledges to complete 108 Recitations of the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtra in Eight Thousand Lines (Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā).
The Perfection of Wisdom Sūtra is a foundational text of Mahāyāna Buddhism, describing the figure of the Bodhisattva and the doctrine of emptiness. One single recitation takes approximately 11 hours.
This special accumulation is done with the intention to benefit and stabilize peace and prosperity in the world and the lives of all spiritual masters in all traditions.
You can support this great effort by sponsoring one of these 11-hour readings. Sponsorship can include your specific dedication.
Recitation of Prajnaparamita in 8,000 Verses:
To include a special dedication please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for Daily Practice Livestreams
For Passcode: please contact email@example.com
All Times are Eastern Time.
To find out how this translates to your time zone, please click here.
First Anniversary Celebration
U.S. Jokhang Temple
H.E Tritsab Gyabra
Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam,
Ven. Lama Kalsang and special guests
Lord Jigten Sumgon's
"The Single Intent - The Sacred Dharma"
Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
October 15th and 16th
Khenchen Rinpoche has nurtured the Drikung Meditation Center since it's very beginnings some 30 years ago. We are delighted to welcome him at last to the new home of the DMC US Jokhang and most especially to receive these precious teachings on the seminal work of Lord Jigten Sumgon, the "Gong Chig".
The Gongchig conveys clearly the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. It delineates the causal law of the universe, Nagarjuna’s philosophy of interdependence, and opens one’s mind to principles of ethics that help to guard oneself against confusion on the path. Thus, the Gong Chig is a guide for every Dharma practitioner – for both study and application in daily life.
Khenchen Rinpoche’s teaching and translations have greatly contributed to the establishment and flourishing of the Buddhadharma in the West.
His teaching style is warm and direct. Rinpoche has tirelessly translated numerous Drikung practice texts as well as great works of Buddhist philosophy such as Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation. His additional works include: Transformation of Suffering, Stainless Ambrosia, A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path, Great Kagyu Masters, Garland of Mahamudra Practices and Opening the Treasure of the Profound.
Khenchen Rinpoche Graciously Bestows
Bodhicitta Teachings and the Bodhisattva Vow
October 22nd and 23rd
Access the YouTube Livestream for the Bodhisattva Vow and Teachings - Click Here
Taking the Bodhisattva Vow and generating Bodhicitta is highly beneficial for yourself and all sentient beings. It expands your love, compassion and pure mind. You increase your capacity to do good and subdue negative emotions and hardships. ‘Chang chup lam’ in Tibetan is means the path of Enlightenment. The Bodhisattva Vow is essential to train your mind to progress on this path.
Buddhist refuge is a preliminary to participation. You may take Refuge with the Bodhisattva Vow with Khenchen Rinpoche, Taking Buddhist refuge means to take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. You thus enter the Buddhist path.
Rinpoche will elucidate essential aspects of this path, such as lay precepts and the profound forms of Bodhicitta known as Aspiration Bodhicitta, Action Bodhicitta and Ultimate Bodhicitta. Rinpoche generously offers this concise program to benefit many.
We are reminded it is necessary to receive the entire teaching program to receive the Bodhisattva Vow.
Rinpoche Recommends These Resources:
Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Diamond Rosary (available through vajra publications)
FROM OUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam asks us to join in the gathering of profound spiritual blessings by participating in the Online Dharma Practice Sessions and the accumulation of mantra. The benefits of these shared recitations are deep and vast due to being recited with the welfare and benefit of all sentient beings in mind.
MANTRA ACCUMULATIONS THUS FAR
Totals updated regularly..
As of, April 13th, 2023:
100 Million Green Tara
Parnashavari, Vanquisher of Disease
Current Total: 94,013
Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam offers this beautiful audio recording, wherein he chants the "Treasury of Siddhis Medicine Buddha Mantra for Universal Healing", with original guitar and flute musical accompaniment.
Recording courtesy of
Drikung Dharmakirti Circle.
Music by Omar Rodrigo Sierra,
Casa Tibet México, León, Guanajuato.
Click on image to listen.
Items Consecrated by Ven. Lama Sonam
Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam has specially consecrated many precious and unique items in our Dharma Shop - stupas, amulets, statues and more.
Proceeds of all sales go directly to of our operating expenses needed for the daily functioning of the center, and also to our US Johkang Temple Fund!
Please help ensure that generations to come can enjoy the limitless benefit of the U.S. Jowo Rinpoche statue.
This Golden Stupa is available in our shop. It brings the profound blessings of the Buddha to our home, office, business or space, and has been consecrated by Ven. Konchok Lama Sonam.