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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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  • As 2016 nears its close, we at The Guhyasamaja Center want to express our gratitude to all of you. To all of you who have volunteered time, attended classes, donated, checked out our online teachings, our center exists for and because of you. It is our heartfelt wish that theRead More
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  • The Guhyasamaja Center only exists due to your kindness, hard work, and generosity. All of the work that sustains the center comes from volunteers and all of the finances that allow us to pay our bills and invite visiting teachers comes from your generosity. And, looking back to 2016, weRead More
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  • The center maintains a year-round non-perishable food and school supplies donation basket for the benefit of those less fortunate in our community. Please feel to free to bring non-perishable food and back-to-school supplies to any upcoming class or event. And don't forget to rejoice in your good deeds and dedicateRead 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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  • FEBRUARY 26TH, 2017 • Join us for auspicious prayers to celebrate Tibetan New Year! Ven. Tendrol will give a brief introduction to some of the Tibetan New Year traditions.Everyone is encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to the food bank.Read More
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  • FEBRUARY 27TH, 2017 • The Lama Chopa or "Guru Puja" is a chanted group prayer practice that incorporates all of the most essential teachings of the Buddha — everything required to achieve Enlightenment. We usually see ourselves as ordinary people in a polluted environment, surrounded by so many problems and so muchRead More
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  • MARCH 10TH - 12TH, 2017 • Nagarjuna's poetic presentation of the fundamental teachings of the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, is one of the most widely quoted sources in other commentaries on the Mahayana path. The Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as aRead More
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  • MARCH 15TH, 2017 • Master Shantideva was an 8th century Buddhist scholar and monk revered to this day for his treatise, the Bodhisattavacharyavatara, or Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. In these teachings with Geshe Sherab we will study the sixth chapter of this work, which deals with the cultivationRead More
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  • ONGOING • Many wonder how to apply the Buddha's profound teachings on ideas such as universal love, karma, and wisdom in our daily lives. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says, first we need to develop a clear understanding of the teachings, and next we need to make a differenceRead More
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  • ONGOING • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary; students can join at any time. Each class will include single pointed concentration meditations on the breath, bodily sensations or visualized images of the Buddha, as well as simple analytical meditations that will help us better understand our minds and bring ourRead More
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  • ONGOING • 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. TheRead More
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  • ONGOING • This session will help high school and college students learn about Buddhism by immersing them in the atmosphere of a temple. Ven. Tendrol will explain the essential points of the Dharma using the symbolism of the temple's art work. She will lead a simple mindfulness meditation as well asRead 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
Professional Center of Fairfax Building
10875 Main Street, Unit 108
Fairfax, VA (Directions)


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The Guhyasamaja Center

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Centreville, VA 20122 USA


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