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

    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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  • Beginning January 6th, 2015, Venerable Tenzin Lhamo will offer "Dharma Discussions: Connecting the Dots Between the Teachings and our Everyday Lives." This interactive study group will focus on exploring the advice given by great masters of Tibetan Buddhism for building an authentic and transcendent spiritual practice. Classes will focus onRead More
    • Introductory
  • 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
    • Introductory
  • 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
    • Introductory
  • 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
    • Introductory
  • 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
    • Children
  • 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. Chanting will be in Tibetan with English translation available. We usually see ourselves as ordinary people in a polluted environment, surrounded byRead 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
    • Intermediate







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


Contact Info


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


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