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Drikung Meditation Center & Jokhang Institute


Alexis Tsapatsaris 
Drikung Meditation Center 
1-(339) 368-5740 


Friday May 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM EDT
Sunday May 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Drikung Meditation Center 
15 Bartlett Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

Driving Directions 

Additional Info

  • Landmarks:  Look for the Foodmaster Supermarket on the corner of Mass. Ave. & Bartlett Ave.
  • Parking on the street on Bartlett Ave.

Via Public Transportation

  • Bus # 77 Mass. Ave. from Harvard Sq. Red Line T runs on weekends. Get off at the Foodmaster:  corner of Bartlett Ave. & Mass. Ave.

Retreat with His Eminence Nubpa Rinpoche


The 12th Nubpa Rinpoche"He is one of the most special gurus in the Drikung Kagyu lineage."
- H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

His Eminence the 12th Nubpa Rinpoche was recognized while still in the womb.
Curently the abbot of Nepal Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Ling monastery, whenever possible Rinpoche walks for over a week to retreat at one of the holiest sites on earth- Lapchi mountain. His Eminence is among the few great practitioners today who is both learned in Buddhist scholarship and accomplished in retreat practice.

.Please join us for this very special time with Nubpa Rinpoche, a great spiritual master,  who has more than 10 years of retreat experience on Lapchi Snow Mountain, a holy region on the Nepal / Tibet border where the great saint Milarepa practiced. Read full bio...

Friday, May 27th
7pm: Welcome Ceremony
Join us in welcoming His Eminence to our center with the traditional Eight Auspicious Offerings Ceremony with Sweet Rice & Tea. 

Saturday, May 28th
10 am - Noon:  Milarepa Empowerment 
2pm - 5pm: Milarepa Transmission & Guru Yoga Teachings

Milarepa is Tibet's most beloved saint. During the first part of his life he was an ordinary human being, complete with afflictions and faults, who transformed into a spiritual master tirelessly working for the benefit of all.  Milareapa is a true example of the power of the Dharma to produce enlightenment in one lifetime.  To receive a Milarepa empowerment, transmission, and teachings from Nubpa Rinpoche is very special. Nubpa Rinpoche has done extensive retreat in the very caves that Milarepa used to gain realization.

Sunday, May 29th
10 am - Noon:  Hayagriva Empowerment

Surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness and equiped with a sword to cut through delusion and obstacles,  Hayagrivawrathful emanation of Chenrezig,  is a conqurer of all evil-  aiding spiritual development by supplying the fierce energy needed to overcome internal obstacles and subdue outer hindrances for world peace and for personal  harmony.


2pm - 5pm: Dzogchen,  Mahamudra &  Madhayamaka
Join us for a Dzogchen & Madhaymaka  teaching and a Mahamudra meditation with one of the great accomplished masters.  These three teachings are the highest view and realization of the entire Buddhist canon.

Seating is on first come first served basis. Tickets may be printed online during the pre-registration process. You may select  "Pay at the Door"  to pre-register and receive the Pre-Registration rates the day of the retreat. Please email us if you cannot make it.

Pre-Registration Package $175 until May 26.
Pre-Reg. Per Session: $55
Pre-Registration Package $145 (members)
Pre-Reg. Per Session: $40

After May 26th at the Door:
Weekend Package $200

Per session: $65
Weekend Package $175 (members)
Per Session: $50

No one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please volunteer-  see Work Study. Thank you!

Work Study Scholarships Available
Work study slots are available. Please submit a short paragraph describing your request to our work study coordinator, Elizabeth via email at   library@drikungboston.org

To Volunteer  email Paul at   taliesin39@aol.com

For a List of Hotels  click here.

Additional Information

  • Parking on the street on Bartlett Ave.
  • Bus # 77 Mass. Ave. from Harvard Sq. Red Line T runs on weekends. Get off at the Foodmaster:  corner of Bartlett Ave. & Mass. Ave.