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The U.S. Jowo Rinpoche statue is a "liberation by seeing" method of attaining happiness and freedom

Visitors are encouraged to pull up a chair or cushion, have a cup of tea and meditate on the statue by simply looking at its beauty.

Anyone can do this (you do not need to know how to meditate!) and the benefits are tremendous. Buddha Shakyamuni
developed many skillful means to help as many as possible. Now, this Precious Jewel of the Dharma is available right here in
the United States.

We are open:

• Saturdays 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Sit with Jowo Rinpoche, use the shrine room or library

• or by appointment
Phone 1-(888) 390-5580 or email to schedule a viewing time. Currently, the U.S. Jowo Rinpoche is located at the Jokhang Temple, 15 Bartlett Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts.

The Jokhang Temple provides the United States with a Buddhist pilgrimage site where seekers of all traditions can benefit from the rich, spiritual, cultural and artistic heritage of Tibet. Learn More. Watch the Video Tour

The arrival of Jowo Rinpoche is just the first step in fulfilling the Jokhang Temple’s mission which is to provide spiritual and educational facilities and outreach to the community. A large shrine room and meditation hall, retreat area, and guest housing are planned as well as a a Bardo room -- the first in the U.S. Our new location will host large retreats, empowerments and teachings by visiting and resident Tibetan spiritual masters of all lineages.


Fundraising is now underway. The Jowo Rinpoche Statue needs land and a larger permanent building in order to fulfill its mission. Please donate today to make this possible. We are a 501(c) (3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

As part of the Jokhang Temple, The Drikung Meditation Center conducts a weekly schedule of meditation practice at this location. View calendar, visit DrikungBoston.org, email info@drikungboston.org, or call (888) 390-5580 to learn more.

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Contact us at (888) 390-5580 The Jokhang Temple / The Drikung Meditation Center