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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  • We at The Guhyasamaja Center want to very sincerely thank all of our donors and volunteers. The center couldn't exist without all of us together. Really, the center is an expression of the compassion, generosity, and faith of all of you!2014 was a very positive year in many ways forRead More
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  • The desire for happiness is the primary motivation in our lives, yet we continue to experience obstacles, frustrations, stress, or depression despite having material comforts or beneficial circumstances. According to the Buddhist view, we can bring these sufferings into our spiritual path and develop the potential to experience deep andRead More
    • Introductory
  • In this teaching, Ven. Amy focuses on our experience of, and often confusion about "love" versus "attachment." When we lessen our attachment we are able to open to genuine love, free of the grasping of our ego. Ven. Amy will explore the difference between our usual concepts and ideas surroundingRead More
    • Introductory
  • The "Lam Rim" or "Graduated Stages of the Path to Enlightenment" is a practical meditation manual describing the step-by-step process an ordinary person can undergo to transform their consciousness into that of a fully awakened one, a Buddha. In this series of teachings Ven. Amy will guide us along theseRead More
    • Introductory
  • This ongoing weekly discussion group will explore various introductory topics suitable for all. Classes will center around a lively group conversation on short assigned readings, followed by a guided meditation.Read More
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  • These classes will introduce mindfulness meditations that can be useful for your daily life. Learn how a few minutes of daily meditation can bring about a more peaceful, happier, and harmonious environment for you and those around you.Read 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
    • 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 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
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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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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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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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