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About the Center

Venerable Lam Konchok Sonam
Sangha Practice in Shrine Room

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 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 are temporarily closed to the public due to Covid-19. However, we are holding 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.

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