About the Center

The Drikung Meditation Center is a Tibetan Buddhist center founded by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche in the early 1980's. The resident spiritual director of the center is the Venerable Lama Konchok Sonam

The center (which is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization and a branch of Tibet's Katsel monastery) has existed continuously, first in Boston on Commonwealth Avenue, then in Newton, and then in Somerville. In 2007 the center moved to its current location in Arlington, MA. 


The center is open regularly at practice times throughout the week. In addition to our regular practices, we often hold special practices such as Phowa, Milarepa, and Guru Rinpoche, among others. We also host a variety of visiting teachers and hold a number of special events throughout the year. The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to our email newsletter and check this website.

The center and its wide range of offerings continue to grow and flourish thanks to the vision, guidance, dedication and tireless work of Lama Sonam and the center's many other members and supporters. Among other things, the center is currently raising funds to purchase a new and expanded facility, which will allow it to provide even more services to the community as envisioned by Lama Sonam and other dedicated participants.

Everyone is welcome! We are here to serve the community and to bring the happiness and joy of Buddhism to the Boston area. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

May all mother sentient beings, boundless as the sky,

have happiness and the causes for happiness!

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The Drikung Meditation Center


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The Drikung Meditation Center is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.

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