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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  • So, I just wanted to write to say that I think it's really wonderful how active and dynamic The Guhyasamaja Center has been this year in offering a range of meaningful and varied programs! I think that what's happening this year is really amaaaazing! For sure the center has neverRead More
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  • The center maintains a year-round non-perishable food donation basket for the benefit of those less fortunate in our community. And now through the end of September, the center is also accepting back-to-school supplies like backpacks, binders, pens, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, markers, safety scissors, etc. Please feel to free toRead 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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  • In this class we will explore all the necessary components of building a daily meditation practice by putting all of them together in a group meditation on recognizing the kindness of all sentient beings. All of the essential steps from putting together a meditation altar, to the preliminary practices andRead More
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  • Meditation 101 is an introductory course on basic Buddhist meditation techniques for complete beginners. You will be introduced to a variety of meditations, such as breathing, mindfulness, visualization, and analytical meditation. All of these terms will be explained, as well as what kinds of skills we develop in meditation andRead More
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  • During these sessions we will learn, practice, and discuss the basic method of Buddhist breathing meditation. We will learn simple meditations which can not only help us calm down and relieve stress, but also be at peace with ourselves and others. By sincerely applying the instructions in these classes weRead More
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  • We will come together to meditate on the form and mantra of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, as well as to offer the King of Prayers which we will dedicate particularly for those who are ill or who have recently passed away. These practices will help us get in touchRead More
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  • Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said "Each one of us is responsible for all other living beings' happiness, besides our own. As a result, your loving kindness is the most wish-fulfilling thing in life, more precious than anything else in this world. That makes for a most satisfying, fulfilling life." TheseRead More
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  • REGISTRATION IS NO LONGER REQUIRED! CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL! • This is a continuation of a series that began in May, suitable for beginners, as well as experienced meditators. It is an opportunity to enjoy both guided and silent meditation in a relaxing atmosphere. The guided meditations are designed toRead More
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  • 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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  • 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. The spiritualRead 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


Mailing Address:

The Guhyasamaja Center

PO Box 1511

Centreville, VA 20122 USA


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Please visit our Contact page for additional details, including info on our Board and Management Committee members




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

Tax-Deductible Generosity




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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