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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

You'll find all center announcements and upcoming classes and events below. Opportunities include classes on how to meditate, introductory classes on Buddhism, intermediate and advanced Dharma classes and retreats, and more in the Virginia/DC Metro area. The Guhyasamaja Center's classes use curriculum from The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Don't forget to visit our Calendar!

 

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  • The past year has been a time of great change and accomplishment for The Guhyasamaja Center! With the generous support of donors like you, the center successfully made a new home in Fairfax, VA, with the purchase of our first permanent meditation hall in 2013. Having this dedicated space (alongRead More
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  • Buddhism in a Nutshell presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles, as well as simple meditation instruction. In this three part 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. Participants willRead More
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  • In this session, Ven. Tendrol will introduce the practice of White Tara. We will then meditate on White Tara together and chant her mantra. We will also read other long life prayers to benefit our teachers, ourselves, and all sentient beings.Read More
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  • This class will consist of mindfulness practice with an emphasis on breathing meditation, as well as how to use mindfulness meditation in everyday life. We'll also discuss establishing a daily meditation practice, setting up a meditation space, and how to create a conducive environment for meditation. This class is suitableRead More
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  • Lama Yeshe once said, "To liberate yourself, you must know yourself." In this series of classes, we discuss the purpose and benefits of meditation, investigate the nature of the mind, and practice a variety of different meditation techniques. Using readings from His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Kyabje Lama ZopaRead More
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  • Some scheduled classes and events are preceded by a quiet half-hour or so for meditating on your own. This is a good opportunity to quiet the mind and connect with your motivation for the class or event ahead.Read More
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  • In this class, children learn universal guidelines for happiness and are introduced to meditation in a playful, creative manner. The class includes a story from the life of the Buddha, meditation, yoga, and exercises from Ready, Set, Happy: 16 Guidelines for Life. The class is held once per month. WeRead More
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  • 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 regular Medicine Buddha puja for the benefitRead More
    • Intermediate
  • The Mind Training literature of India and Tibet presents extremely powerful psychological techniques for radically transforming one's own personality. The techniques of the mind training tradition are for those with a deep interest in living a life of love and compassion. They teach how to work with one's own mindRead 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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(703) 774-9692

 

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

 

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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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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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