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    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.

     

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    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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  • April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24nd, 2020 - 7:30-9:00 P.M. As we all deal with increased stress and isolation lets come together on Wednesdays and Friday to check in with one another, have break out small group discussions, and meditate together. Please feel free to drop in to any session youRead More
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  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th - 7:30-9:00 P.M. As we all deal with increased stress and isolation lets come together on Wednesdays and Friday to check in with one another, have break out small group discussions, and meditate together. Please feel free to drop in to any session youRead More
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  • April 12th, 2020. Discovering Buddhism: Mind and Its Potential Class 4 (online Discussion). Join us for an audio conference of Question and Answer and group discussion on the material presented in classes 2 and 3 of Discovering Buddhism: Mind and Its Potential.Read More
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  • Dear Guhyasamaja Center Friends,   The Buddha's teachings emphasize how everything that arises due to causes and conditions is impermanent, changing moment to moment. They also emphasize how we are all interdependent. The current world-wide spread of the coronavirus is a reminder of these fundamental truths about existence. In termsRead More
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  • Ongoing • Classes will continue online. Please see class description page for more information • 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 whereRead 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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  • All visiting hours have been suspended until further notice • From 7:30 - 9 PM You are welcome to come and meditate or just visit. Ven. Dondrub will be present to answer questions about Buddhism. Appointments must be scheduled no later than 9 am on Wednesday by calling or texting Ven. DondrubRead More
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  • ONGOING • 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 monthly Medicine Buddha puja for theRead 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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(703) 774-9692

 

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

 

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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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