Mon-Fri 12am to 9pm
  • Something for Everyone

    The center offers a variety of classes and other opportunities to suit all levels of interest and experience!


  • Teachers & Facilitators

    All classes are taught by qualified instructors with diverse backgrounds and years of experience.


  • Special Guests

    Guest Teacher Geshe Kelsang Wangmo — the first ever female Geshe — on topics such as karma, bodhichitta, and emptiness.


  • Events

    The center also hosts a variety of prayers and practices, retreats, and sometimes events such as a Dharma book club, movie nights, and more throughout the year. (PHOTO: Animal Blessing & Liberation event)


  • Practicing Generosity

    Click below to learn how you can support the center by offering a helping hand, becoming a member, making donations, and more. (PHOTO: Volunteers moving the center to its new location in Fairfax, VA, 2013)


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The Guhyasamaja Center News, Upcoming Classes & Events

Welcome to The Guhyasamaja Center! You'll find all center announcements, upcoming classes, and events listed below; please also visit our Calendar. Opportunities include classes on how to meditate, introductory classes on Buddhism, intermediate and advanced Dharma classes and retreats, and more in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area. The Guhyasamaja Center's classes are led by qualified instructors and use curriculum from The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.


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  • To Friends and Members of Guhyasamaja Center,   As you all well know, 2020 has been and continues to be an unusual year—one that has presented unique challenges to people all over the planet as every nation and household adjusts to cope with the difficulties presented by the novel coronavirusRead More
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  • Ongoing, Fridays - 7:30-9:00 P.M. See page description for more information. No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time. Each class will include meditations on developing mindfulness of the breath and body as well as simple analytical meditations that will help us better understand our mindsRead More
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  • Coming in August, Wednesdays - 7:30-9:00 P.M. See page description for more information. No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time.Read More
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  • June 28th; July 19th, 26th; August 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 2020. - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, except August 30th, Retreat Day, 10:30-1:30. This module of Discovering Buddhism presents the progressive, step-like structure of the lam-rim, its three scopes, where you fit in at your present stage of spiritual development, whatRead More
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  • This series of classes will begin in May of 2020 (on Zoom for now due to the coronavirus). We will study and contemplate the meaning of “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra” based on commentaries by Indian and Tibetan Buddhist masters.Read More
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  • Dear Guhyasamaja Center Friends,   The Buddha's teachings emphasize how everything that arises due to causes and conditions is impermanent, changing moment to moment. They also emphasize how we are all interdependent. The current world-wide spread of the coronavirus is a reminder of these fundamental truths about existence. In termsRead More
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  • Overall Goal: Have a center that can offer Dharma in the US Capital area for many years to come, offering a wide range of programs to meet the needs of new students and of serious Dharma students. Eventually have more members, a larger volunteer base, a resident lama as wellRead More
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  • ONGOING • The Medicine Buddha practice can be used to help purify those who have already died and liberate them from suffering. It is also very powerful in bringing about success, both temporary and ultimate. It is for this reason that the center hosts this monthly Medicine Buddha puja for theRead More
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The Guhyasamaja Center is affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition; Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director



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We follow the Gelug tradition, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama


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The Guhyasamaja Center
Professional Center of Fairfax Building
10875 Main Street, Unit 108
Fairfax, VA (Directions)


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Centreville, VA 20122 USA


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