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 exact 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. 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.

New to Tibetan Buddhism? No worries, we are here to help! Contact us.

U.S. Jowo Rinpoche Statue

The U.S. Jowo Rinpoche Statue at the

Drikung Meditation Center in Arlington MA, USA.

The Great Undertaking


We are creating the first ever Jokhang Temple in North America!


The original Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet, is the most sacred temple in Tibetan Buddhism. At its heart is the Jowo Rinpoche statue, considered a living Buddha.


Our U.S. Jowo statue - the only one of its kind outside of Lhasa, Tibet - will be the jewel at the heart of the US Jokhang Temple.


The US Jokhang Temple will be a living museum; a center of cultural learning, meditation, practice, and retreat for all; a nexus for Tibetan cultural education and language learning.


CLICK HERE to learn how you can become a part of this vision! Become part of something that will benefit you and others for generations to come!


Our Physical Location Remains Closed Due to Covid-19

Even though we are physically apart as this difficult time continues, we are still together as a community.

  • We have online sessions daily! Join our Online Practices as you are able: in aspiration, online, or simply resonating with compassion for those in the world who are suffering.​

  • Mantra Accumulation: We are accumulating the mantras of Arya Tara and Parnashavari, an aspect of Tara who protects from epidemic disease. Arya Tara has many manifestations. She protects us from fear through the boundless power of Unconditional Love.

  • Visit our Spiritual Advice page, created for this time of Coronavirus, and beyond.

We are Here for Each Other!

Please know that you are within in our mandala of unconditional love.  We extend to you and your loved ones our our deepest prayers that all obstacles are pacified.

Ven. Konchok Lama Sonam and sangha are doing all we can from a spiritual basis to help bring the end to the causes and conditions of the pandemic.


We urge everyone to follow all state and federal mandates and guidelines to keep yourself and others safe so we can stop the spread of Coronavirus together. Please see Mass.gov/COVID-19 for the most up-to-date information from the Commonwealth.



Stay in Touch!

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  • Visit our Contact Us page to reach the center by phone and email.

  • There is also an email form to reach our Spiritual Director, Ven. Lama K. Sonam directly . 


Protection Mandala of Parnashwari, Tara who protects from epidemic disease.





​We have no special events at the moment.

Please join us for our

Regular Online Practices

Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam leads us in daily morning and evening practices!

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Urgent Fundraising

for the US Jokhang Temple!

We are so close to realizing a home for the US Jokhang Temple!

We have our down payment.
How wonderful!

The lease on our current location expires August 31, 2021! We are in urgent need of US Jokhang Sustaining Fund Circle



CLICK HERE to Learn More and become a US Jokhang Sustaining Fund Member!

Please help us meet this urgent deadline!




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.


​​Totals updated regularly..

As of Sunday, March 8, 2021:


​100 Million Green Tara
Current Total:1,450,759

Parnashavari, Vanquisher of Disease
Current Total: 94,003

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.


Thank you! 

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.