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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

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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  • Our center is in need of your help. Over the past couple of years, we've been providing a much wider range of classes and other programs than ever before at the center. Our local teacher and facilitators are doing more and we're also hosting a wider range of visiting teachersRead More
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  • Thank you to everyone who gathered merit by volunteering to help and donating to The Guhyasamaja Center's yard sale in May! Donations included clothing, furniture, books, and toys. Volunteers kindly stored or offered to store, priced, transported, and then sold the items the day of the sale. Any unsold goodsRead 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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  • JUNE 25TH, 2016 (PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED) • This is a special opportunity to benefit deceased loved ones. We will gather together to perform this very beautiful, meaningful and extensive ritual connected to the Medicine Buddha specifically for the benefit of those we've lost.The ritual will be led by center director, Lorne Ladner,Read More
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  • JULY 15TH - 17TH, 2016 • “The Song of the Four Mindfulnesses” is a beautiful, profound poem about essential mindfulness practices on the spiritual path. It was composed by the 7th Dalai Lama based upon an oral tradition that came down to him (and now to Khensur Rinpoche) from Lama Tsongkhapa (whoRead More
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  • AUGUST 6TH, 2016 • This session focuses on sharing parenting tips. How can we help our children cultivate kindness and learn to understand and be aware of their feelings and emotions? How can we communicate effectively with them? Most importantly, how can we set a good example for our children?Read More
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  • SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016 • This is a chance for teens to get together to learn and share ideas about some of the challenges they face in school.Read More
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  • OCTOBER 1ST, 2016 • Join us for a fun and informative World Vegetarian Day celebration. Many people are interested in becoming vegetarian or even vegan but don't know how to go about it and are concerned about their health. This session is designed to make it easy to transition to aRead More
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  • ONGOING • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time. Each class will include single pointed concentration meditations on the breath, bodily sensations or visualized images of the Buddha, as well as simple analytical meditations that will help us better understand our minds and bring ourRead More
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  • ONGOING • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time. Each class will include single pointed concentration meditations on the breath, bodily sensations or visualized images of the Buddha, as well as simple analytical meditations that will help us better understand our minds and bring ourRead 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 • 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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  • ONGOING • 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 as well asRead 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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Contact Info

 

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(703) 774-9692

 

The Guhyasamaja Center
Professional Center of Fairfax Building
10875 Main Street, Unit 108
Fairfax, VA (Directions)

 

Mailing Address:

The Guhyasamaja Center

P.O. Box 1511

Centreville, VA 20122 USA

 

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The Guhyasamaja Center is open for classes and events and sometimes silent meditation

 

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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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