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Our Vision

The Jokhang Temple is a non-sectarian Tibetan Buddhist meditation center and pilgrimage site located in Arlington, Massachusetts which operates under the auspices of the Drikung Meditation Center, a 501 (c) (3) educational organization. The Temple, a branch of Tibet's famous Katsel monastery, houses a replica of the iconic Jowo Rinpoche statue- the original of which being the essence of the Tibetan Buddhistheart. Residing in Lhasa, it is beloved by 6 million Tibetans and is considered to be the temple with the most blessing power in all of Tibet. 

Jowo Rinpoche

The Temple currently provides:

• a pilgrimage site for the U.S. Jowo Rinpoche statue
• sacred spiritual space with a shrine room, meditation hall, and retreat area

• a resident spiritual teacher and a supportive group of senior students
• educational facilities complete with a lending, reference, and research library
• teachings by visiting and resident Tibetan spiritual masters
• a community of dedicated Tibetan Buddhist practitioners
• weekly Buddhist spiritual meditation practices

Jokhang Temple Location
Jokhang Temple Proposal

The Temple’s future goals for our permanent location include:


• a property close to the Boston area capable of providing spiritual healing and refuge to Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike. 
• a large shrine room, meditation hall, and retreat area capable of hosting larger-scale teachings and retreats
• guest housing 
• exhibit and performance space
• classrooms for Tibetan language study etc. 
• a bardo room (the first in the U.S.) with images of the 100 peaceful and wrathful deities, which will house the ashes of the deceased (so they can receive blessing for as long as the temple remains). 

Generations to come will benefit from a community that provides support to both Buddhists and to the community at large. 
It is part of Lama Sonam's vision to be of service, apart from any religious affiliation,  by tangibly helping anyone who needs help: child and elder care, the ill, those with addictions and other issues etc. 

Join us in tranforming this vison into reality by supporting the Jokhang Temple Building Fund.
Please contact us if you would like to meet Lama Sonam or have any questions. 
Thank you!

Click to visit the Drikung Meditation Center's New Fundraising Hub and
help get us closer to our Building Fund Goal

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

Sunday
Guru Yoga
8:30am - 9:45am

Compassion:
The Heart of Buddhism
10:00am - Noon


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


Tuesday
7:00pm
Words of Enlightenment


Wednesday
Vajrasattva 7:00pm

Ngondro 7:00pm
( 2 years practice group)


Thursday
Green Tara
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Friday
Beginning Tibetan
7:00pm


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

Silent Self-Guided
Meditation
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.