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 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is currently a branch of Tibet's Katsel monastery. Founded by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche at the instruction of H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, the DMC has existed continuously since 1987, first in Boston on Commonwealth Avenue, then in Newton, and then in Somerville where we were first joined in 2003 by our spiritual director Lama Konchok Sonam. In 2007 the DMC rented space in Arlington where though the vision and remarkable efforts of Lama Sonam, the Jowo Rinpoche Satute was first blessed. This precious emanation replica of the Jowo Rinpoche in Lhasa now is fully consecrated and resides in the permanent home of the DMC Jokhang Temple in its current location in Danvers, MA.
The center is open regularly throughout the week - see our calendar for hours and events. We also hold special practices such as Phowa, Milarepa, and Guru Rinpoche, among others... host a variety of visiting teachers... and hold a number of special events throughout the year.
We also hold regular online practices, teachings and other events. See our calendar.
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 lamas and dedicated sangha, this will become the US Jokhang Temple.
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.