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)


  • 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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  • 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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  • We at The Guhyasamaja Center want to express our gratitude to all of you. To all of you who have volunteered time, attended classes, donated, checked out our online teachings, our center exists for and because of you. It is our heartfelt wish that the center has contributed to makingRead More
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  • The center maintains a year-round non-perishable food and school supplies donation basket for the benefit of those less fortunate in our community. Please feel to free to bring non-perishable food and back-to-school supplies to any upcoming class or event. And don't forget to rejoice in your good deeds and dedicateRead More
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  • STARTS MAY 7TH, 2017 • In this four part series, Ven. Tendrol introduces the Buddha's teaching on emptiness based on two books: "How to See Yourself As Your Really Are" by the Dalai Lama and "How Things Exist" by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The goal of the series is to identify theRead More
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  • MAY 27TH, 2017 • This one time special class will focus on key points from Buddhist philosophy particularly related to the Buddhist view on the ultimate nature of reality--that things are empty of independent existence. We will use the brief philosophical text, "The Key to the Middle Way", by His HolinessRead More
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  • STARTS MAY 30TH, 2017 • Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said "Each one of us is responsible for all other living beings' happiness, besides our own. As a result, your loving kindness is the most wish-fulfilling thing in life, more precious than anything else in this world. That makes for a mostRead More
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  • JUNE 17TH, 2017 • This class will serve as a general orientation to this profound text for local students who are registered to attend Khensur Rinpoche's 10 days of teachings on Chandrakirti's text and is also open to other students who won't be attending but have a sincere interest in BuddhistRead More
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  • JUNE 17TH, 2017 • Offered by gold medal champion and teacher, Master Hang Tam. Get healthy by learning the well-known style of qi gong tai chi known as 8 Pieces of Brocade.Read More
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  • ONGOING • Many wonder how to apply the Buddha's profound teachings on ideas such as universal love, karma, and wisdom in our daily lives. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says, first we need to develop a clear understanding of the teachings, and next we need to make a differenceRead More
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  • ONGOING • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time. Each class will include single pointed concentration meditations on the breath, bodily sensations or visualized images of the Buddha, as well as simple analytical meditations that will help us better understand our minds and bring ourRead More
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  • ONGOING • This session will help high school and college students learn about Buddhism by immersing them in the atmosphere of a temple. Ven. Tendrol will explain the essential points of the Dharma using the symbolism of the temple's art work. She will lead a simple mindfulness meditation as well asRead More
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  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • You are welcome to come and meditate or just visit. A Buddhist monk will be present to answer questions about Buddhism. Appointments must be scheduled 2 hours before the start time by calling or texting Ven. Dondrub at (703) 651-2570 or E-mailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Read More
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  • JUNE 30TH - JULY 9TH, 2017 • This will be a remarkable and rare opportunity for those deeply interested in Buddhist philosophy and practice to study extremely important texts with a great, living master of this tradition ...Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche has agreed to teach for 10 days at The Guhyasamaja Center thisRead More
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  • ONGOING • The Lama Chopa or "Guru Puja" is a chanted group prayer practice that incorporates all of the most essential teachings of the Buddha — everything required to achieve Enlightenment. Open to anyone with a commitment to engage in lama chopa or anyone who wants to create a closer relationship withRead 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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  • ONGOING • 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. 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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(703) 774-9692


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


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