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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  • Discovering Buddhism: Samsara and Nirvana. April 25th; May 2nd, 9th, and 23rd. 2021. See class page for more information.Read More
    • Introductory
  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th, May 13th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th. 7:00-8:30 P.M. Registration through Eventbrite required. See page for more info.Read More
    • Introductory
  • Green Tara Practice Mondays and Fridays from 7:00-7:45 PM until next Losar to help fulfill His Holiness' advice. Tara is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activityRead More
    • Introductory
  • Wednesdays Mar 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2021 - 7:30 to 9 PM. In this ongoing discussion group our goal will be to think about ways of working with Buddhist philosophy to create sessions of analytical meditation for us to use in our daily practice, as well as to engage in thoseRead More
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  • Beginning in January of 2021, Guhyasamaja Center will be offering a series of classes on Buddhist Tenets. We will discuss core tenets of different Indian Buddhist traditions, exploring the profound implications that their philosophical positions have for personal transformation. We’ll look at when and how one might apply different school’sRead More
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  • First Saturday of each month during 2021 - 11AM to 12:30 PM EST. The pujas will be dedicated to promoting the long life of His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Gyume Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche, Tenzin Jikme Namdrol Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Sera Mey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche, andRead 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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Special Teachings with Ven. George Start April 1st See Calendar




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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