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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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  • Sundays Dec 6th, 13th, 20th; January 3rd, 10th (retreat day) 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. This module will introduce you to the Buddhist concept of karma, the law of cause and effect, and what it means to take personal responsibility. Using examples from everyday life, we will analyze how actionsRead More
    • Introductory
  • Wednesdays Dec: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 2020 - 7:30 to 9 PM. In this ongoing discussion group our goal will be to think about ways of working with Buddhist philosophy to create sessions of analytical meditation for us to use in our daily practice, as well as to engage in those meditationsRead More
    • Introductory
  • To Friends and Members of Guhyasamaja Center,   As you all well know, 2020 has been and continues to be an unusual year—one that has presented unique challenges to people all over the planet as every nation and household adjusts to cope with the difficulties presented by the novel coronavirusRead More
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  • Thursdays November 5th, 12th, 19th, and December 3rd and 10th, 7:30-9:00 P.M. • Buddhism in a Nutshell presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles, as well as simple meditation instruction. In this series, we will look at the history of Buddhism and the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, including his observation of theRead More
    • Introductory
  • This series of classes will begin in May of 2020 (on Zoom for now due to the coronavirus). We will study and contemplate the meaning of “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra” based on commentaries by Indian and Tibetan Buddhist masters.Read More
    • Intermediate
  • 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
    • Introductory
  • 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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  • 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
    • Intermediate


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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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