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

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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  • The Guhyasamaja Center would like to sincerely thank all of our donors and volunteers! The center totally depends on the kindness, efforts and generosity of so many people. We have no endowment or paid staff, so all of our activities to benefit our members and community totally depend on ourRead 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ONGOING • During these classes we will study, discuss, and put into practice the principle of Compassionate Mindfulness and how to take the essence of our precious human life by transforming our normal daily activities — sitting down, standing up, washing, dressing, etc. — into a cause of enlightenment by accompanying them withRead More
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  • ONGOING • FPMT's Buddhism in a Nutshell is an introductory course on Buddhism for complete beginners. It presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles within the Tibetan Mahayana context, and provides simple meditation instruction.Read More
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  • FEBRUARY 7TH, 2016 • Join us in ringing in the Year of the Monkey with auspicious prayers. The main focus will be a meditation on nurturing our love and compassion through the practice of Chenrezig.Read More
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  • FEBRUARY 9TH, 2016 • This puja on the first day of Losar (Tibetan for New Year) is being held in honor of Lama Yeshe. Ven. Dondrub invites people to bring stories to share or excerpts of writings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and/or Gyumed KhensurRead More
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  • FEBRUARY 13TH, 2016 • Those connected with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche have been asked to make extensive offerings of Tsog dedicated to Rinpoche's long life and the fulfillment of Rinpoche's aspirations at this time. So, in this special session, we will join together to the do Guru Puja (Tib. Lama Chopa),Read More
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  • MARCH 6TH, 2016 • 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 asRead More
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  • MARCH 6TH, 2016 • 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 pujaRead More
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  • MARCH 13TH, 2016 • We will join together for a long life puja dedicated to our teacher and Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Other FPMT centers around the world will also be doing long life pujas dedicated to Riinpoche on this same day. We will do the Guru Puja (Tib.Read 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


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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