The U.S. Jokhang Temple

Support the Vision!

Our New Home!
We deeply rejoice!

Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude.
May all beings benefit!

  • Due to the enormous generosity of the community, we recently purchased a  property in Danvers, MA. Emaho! This brings Lama Sonam's longtime dream of establishing a Jokhang Temple here in the US one very large step closer to fruition! 

  • While this momentous occasion is most definitely a cause for celebration, there are several initial key repairs and renovations that must take place to make the center safe and accessible while we work toward successfully fulfilling the entirety of Lama Sonam's vision.

  • Help us fully actualize Lama Sonam's US Jokhang Temple vision! Read on!

DMC's New Home, the US Jokhang Temple
Board Members in front of the DMC's New Home, the US Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple Entrance
Our Progress
Phase 3 Underway!

We have approached this tremendous project in three phases.

Down Payment Fundraising


Mortgage & Property Purchase


Repair, Renovate, Transform

We Are Here!

Phase 3 fundraising supports making needed repairs and renovations to the property, to fully actualize Lama Sonam’s vision of a flourishing US Jokhang Temple.

  1. There are several  key repairs and renovations that must take place prior to opening the center. These include:

    • Jowo Rinpoche Temple Space -

      The Jowo Rinpoche statue is quite large and requires a specially elevated ceiling

    • Interior Painting

    • Roof Repair/Replacement

    • Public Entrance Accessibility

    • Backyard Drainage Repair

    • Deck and Walkway

    • Mani Prayer Wheel Room

      A GoFundMe Drive has been established to raise funds for these needed repairs.

  2. We will continue to grow our Sustaining Fund Circle during Phase 3, so that the US Jokhang Temple can thrive many years into the future. This circle of donors is committed to monthly donations, which will help us consistently meet our monthly mortgage, and (ideally) pay it off entirely.

  3. A New Goal: Completely pay off our mortgage in 5 years. Yes, we can do this! If everyone chips in even a little, if you join the Sustaining Fund Circle and make a monthly donation, then we can be mortgage free in five years. Emaho!

  4. Click Here to read the full description of the US Jokhang Sustaining Fund Circle,

Your Support
We Still Need Your Help

So many ways to donate & every donation makes a difference!

  • Support our Repairs and Renovations
    Via our GoFundMe Drive!
    No matter the size, your kind donation is literally building the future!

  • Join the Sustaining Fund Circle
    Make a monthly donation
    Select the Sustainer Option of your choice from the drop down menu, then click Subscribe!

  • Offer a Generous Gift
    Make a one-time donation
    Every donation makes a difference!

  • Donate by Mail
    Make checks payable to the Drikung Meditation Center, and note Jokhang Fund in the memo.
    Mail to:
    Drikung Meditation Center 
    c/o Lama Konchok Sonam
    15 Bartlett Avenue 
    Arlington, MA 02476 

  • Visit Our
    Dharma Shop!

    All proceeds from our Dharma Shop go toward the U.S. Jokhang Temple! You'll find beautiful and unique dharma items, consecrated by Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam.