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  • 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

    In 2013, Venerable George Churinoff and Geshe Kelsang Wangmo — the first ever female Geshe — taught 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, 2013)

     

  • Meditation For Kids

    Taught by Venerable Losang Tendrol, this class especially for children teaches universal guidelines for happiness and introduces children to meditation in a playful, creative manner.

     

  • 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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  • So, I just wanted to write to say that I think it's really wonderful how active and dynamic The Guhyasamaja Center has been this year in offering a range of meaningful and varied programs! I think that what's happening this year is really amaaaazing! For sure the center has neverRead More
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  • The center is open for visitors on Mondays and Wednesdays every week from noon to 1:30 p.m. You are welcome to come and meditate, or just visit. A Buddhist monk will be present to answer questions about Buddhism.Read More
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  • In this class we will assemble the tools needed to develop a successful daily practice. We will become familiar with the elements necessary to generate spiritual realizations in the mind and will discuss tips for making every action of the day meaningful.Read More
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  • Buddhism in a Nutshell presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles, as well as simple meditation instruction. In this series, we will look at the history of Buddhism and the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, including his observation of the human condition known as the four noble truths.Read More
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  • REGISTRATION IS NO LONGER REQUIRED! CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL! • This is a continuation of a series that began in May, suitable for beginners, as well as experienced meditators. It is an opportunity to enjoy both guided and silent meditation in a relaxing atmosphere. The guided meditations are designed toRead More
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  • This ongoing weekly discussion group will explore various introductory topics suitable for all. Classes will center around a lively group conversation on short assigned readings, followed by a guided meditation.Read More
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  • During this series of classes on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, we'll study, contemplate, and meditate together on many different meditation techniques which are taught in a gradual sequence to help us progress from where we currently are forward along the spiritual path towards full enlightenment. The spiritualRead More
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Affiliations

 

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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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Contact Info

 

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(703) 774-9692

 

The Guhyasamaja Center
10875 Main Street, Unit 108
Fairfax, VA

 

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The Guhyasamaja Center

PO Box 1511

Centreville, VA 20122 USA

 

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Please visit our Contact page for additional details, including info on our Board and Management Committee members

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Hours

 

The Guhyasamaja Center is open for classes and events and sometimes silent meditation

 

Details on what's coming can be found on our Home page, by visiting our Classes & Events pages, or by checking our Calendar

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Donations to The Guhyasamaja Center are tax-deductible!

 

We are registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization: Tax ID# 550881124

 

To make a donation or discover other ways you can support the center, click on the green button above or visit our Practicing Generosity page

 

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