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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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  • Saturday and Sunday July 20th and 21st10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Lunch (On your own) 12:30-2:00 P.M. In this weekend retreat, with her renowned, dynamic and very practical teaching style, Ven. Robina will help us connect with the tools that exist in the teachings of the Buddha for how toRead 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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  • NEW DATES! At Rinpoche's request the dates have been changed to SEPTEMBER 4-8, 2019. 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
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  • 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
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  • The study group will be March 17th, 31st, April 14th and 28th and May 12th and 26th. As human beings, we possess one common desire: the need for happiness and a meaningful life. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each ofRead More
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  • Tuesdays, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and Jun 4th - 7:30 to 9:00 PM • 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 ofRead More
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  • Sundays June 2nd, 16th, 30th and July 14th and 28th, 2019 - 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary.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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  • 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
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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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  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • 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-mailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Read 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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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
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The Guhyasamaja Center is open for classes and events and sometimes silent meditation

 

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