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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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  • November 12th and 19th, 2019 7:30PM - 9PM • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time. Each class will include meditations on developing mindfulness of the breath and body as well as simple analytical meditations that will help us better understand our minds and bring ourRead More
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  • Nov 23rd, 2019 - 1:45 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. • Advanced Event--Only for those who've received the Solitary Hero Yamantaka Initiation. Dedicated for the welfare of the planet and the nation, this will be a special practice session for those who've previously received the initiation of Solitary Hero Yamantaka (Vajrabhairava). We willRead More
  • Dec 1, 15, 29, 2019 - 10:30 A.M. to NOON. • Bodhichitta is a Sanskrit word meaning “the mind of enlightenment” or “the awakening mind”—the mind that wishes to achieve enlightenment in order to lead all other beings into that same state. It is the attitude of the bodhisattva, of the personRead More
  • Dec 12th, 2019 - 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. • Ven. Tendar is a Mahayana Buddhist monk from Nalanda Monastery in France. During the Merit Tour in the USA, he is sharing presentations about Nalanda Monastery, monasticism, what it means to be a monk, living in the vows, and tips on leadingRead More
  • Sat, Dec 21st 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM • Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelugpa Tradition (in which HH the Dalai Lama was educated and which our center is part of), the teacher of the First Dalai Lama, a great yogi, and the author of many profound teachings. Saturday,Read More
  • ONGOING • TOPIC ON "THE 6 PERFECTIONS" • 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 spiritualRead More
    • Intermediate
  • NEW DATES! MARCH 20-22, 2020. Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa teaching on Chapter 6 of Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way (A Teaching on the Wisdom Realizing Emptiness).Read More
    • Intermediate
  • If you have questions about Buddhism and would like a one on one discussion about it, Ven. Dondrub is available via skype on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Please call or text him at 703-774-9692 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to 5 p.m. on Monday to schedule an appointment withinRead More
    • Introductory
  • 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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  •   Dear Members, Participants and Friends of Guhyasamaja Center,   We're currently approaching a sacred period according to the Tibetan lunar calendar; a time which runs from mid-May into June and includes "Vesak" on June 17, which is the anniversary of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana.  Read More
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  • Start early in the morning, please check the class page • Each day of retreat will begin just before dawn with everyone taking the 8 Mahayana Precepts. The retreat day will then include group recitations of The Sutra of Golden Light; The Sanghatta Sutra; and other practices, mantras and prayers! WeRead 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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  • WEDNESDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • 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. Dondrub at (703) 651-2570 or E-mailingRead More
    • Introductory
  • 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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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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