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Mani Kabum Transmision and Study with Lama Konchok Sonam

Sundays, January 1st and January 15th,
10am - 12noon

Mani Kabum - Is a collection of teachings and practices focused on Avalokiteshvara, attributed to King Songtsen Gampo and revealed as a terma by three different masters: the siddha Ngödrup, Nyangrel Nyima Özer, and Shakya Ö

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Tara Team - Preparing for Death Retreat with Lama Sonam 

Saturday, January 21 2017. 10am - 5 pm.

Pot Luck Lunch 12 pm - 2 pm

Lama Sonam will teach how to face death comfortably and peacefully. With the tools of meditation and contemplation we can transform illness and difficulties into a method to purify karma, helpful in this life and the next.  

Drikung Phowa - Standing Blade of Grass

Sunday, January 22nd 2017 10am - 5pm
Pot Luck Lunch 12pm - 2pm

Transmission and teachings by Lama Sonam on the method of practice of this profound text which comes to us through realized lineage masters and originally the 7th century master, Pamasambhava.

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Tara Team volunteers care for those sick or dying,offering companionship and prayers. You can visitSangha members in needor help plan events andeducate regarding both the practical and spiritual aspects of sickness or death.

Please contact Melissa Silva, Coordinator, attarateam108@gmail.comTara Blessings!


Team Tara

Become Part of The Merit Making Team (MMT)

If you are interested in volunteering at the center, please fill out 
the form below. We will email you back with the details. 
Thank you and may all benefit!

Additionally, everyone is invited to gather merit by helping at the center and advancing our spiritual practice by adapting Dharma Service as practice by becoming a part of the Merit Making Team. There are plenty of voluntary opportunities, long-term and short-term, available. Interested individuals, please contact the MMT.

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H.E. Garchen Rinpoche requesting support for the purchase of a home for the U.S. Jowo Statue


We just received this letter written by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche requesting support for the purchase of a home for the U.S. Jowo Statue. 

Rinpoche stated that he is strongly karmically connected to the Jowo Rinpoche and that he requests financial support from the broader community based on the fact that it is a "great source of accumulating merit".

  To donate to our building fund, click here.


Little Bodhi Seeds Children's Program

Little Bodhi Seeds is an interactive program for children teaching positive values and skills such as compassion and patience in a fun and engaging way. Parents and children are welcome to come and see what it is all about! The program meets once a month from 10am to 12pm on the following Saturdays: 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June.

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Membership & Donations, Sustaining the Dharma

Your support is essential to the very existence of the center! Help to "hold and carry the Dharma for future generations" by becoming a sustaining member of the Drikung Meditation Center. Convenient monthly donations can be set at this link.


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Tibetan Language Class
with Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam

This class will be held at the Center every Sunday evening. Please bring your own notebook and pen/pencil. If you have any questions please e-mail Lingram3523@gmail.com. A donation of $10.00 is requested.

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The Drikung Meditation Center, Tibetan Buddhism in the Boston Area

The Drikung Meditation Center is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center located in Arlington, Massachusetts (in the metro Boston area) that is dedicated to the practice and study of the Buddha’s teachings as preserved in the Drikung Kagyu lineage. We are a Vajrayana Buddhist center that is a branch of Tibet’s famous Katsel monastery, and are a Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage site featuring an “emanation replica” of the famous Jowo Rinpoche statue in Lhasa, Tibet. U.S. Drikung Jowo Rinpoche is the main feature of this pilgrimage site. For more information on the U.S. Jowo Rinpoche and pilgrimage site, visit Jokhang.org.

We host a variety of great spiritual masters throughout the year and make their teachings available to the greater Boston community. We welcome anyone and everyone to come and join us for the Dharma. We are here to serve the community and to bring the happiness and joy of the Buddhist teachings to everyone who is interested.

The Four Immeasurable Wishes of Buddhism
Love: May all mother sentient beings, boundless as the sky, have happiness and the causes of happiness.
Compassion: May they be liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering. Bliss: May they never be separated from the happiness which is free from sorrow. Equanimity: May they rest in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.

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Weekly Schedule

Guru Yoga
8:30am - 9:45am

The Heart of Buddhism
10:00am - Noon

Intermediate Tibetan Language study 5:00pm

Introduction to Buddhism
w/David Tucker
7pm (begins Jan. 19)

Words of Enlightenment

Vajrasattva 7:00pm

Ngondro 7:00pm
( 2 years practice group)

Green Tara
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Beginning Tibetan

Center is Open
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Silent Self-Guided
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Achi Chokyi Drolma
6:00pm -8:00pm

Phowa and other special practices during the month: Milarepa, Guru Rinpoche and Lama Chopa.

Learn more about the practices.

Most practices are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend.