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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

    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)


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    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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  • Tuesdays nights from 7:30 - 9 PM. Dec 29th, 2020; Jan 5th, 12th, 19th; Feb 2nd and 9th, 2021. In this six week course we will explore a different prominent theme in Buddhist psychology each week, being guided by the words of Lama Yeshe, the founder of the Foundation for theRead More
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  • Sundays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. See class page for more information. A Buddhist is a person who takes refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha — the "Three Jewels." In this course we will find out more about the Three Jewels, what taking refuge means, and why theRead More
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  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2021. "Overcoming Obstacles to Meditation: Tools for a More Successful Daily Practice." 7:30 - 9 PM. Friday January 29th 7:30-9:00 P.M, Saturday and Sunday January 30th and 31st 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M."Following in the Footsteps of the Kadampas: A weekend Retreat on Atisha's Bodhisattva's Garland of Jewels."Read 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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  • Saturday, March 13, 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Zoom. Please see class page for more information.Read 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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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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Professional Center of Fairfax Building
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