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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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  • September 22nd, 2018 7PM • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessaryRead More
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  • September 23rd, 2018 • 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 our actions and motivations intoRead More
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  • September 16th, and 30th, 2018 • In this ongoing discussion group facilitated by Ven. Dondrub we will carefully explore together the profound teachings of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche as contained in his new book "The Four Noble Truths: A Guide to Everyday Life." In this book Lama Zopa illuminates the teachingsRead More
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  • October 6th, 2018 2:30 PM • No experience or Buddhist affiliation is necessary. Meditations for Compassion, Wisdom & Ethics in the US Where: The Ellipse, beside the White House When: Saturday, October 6, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM This event is to provide an opportunity for people to gather together on theRead More
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  • Nov 17th, Dec 8th, 2018 6:45 AM - 4:30 PM • 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! We willRead More
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  • September 11th, 18th, 25th and October 2nd, 2018 • Composed of wide ranging lectures, on topics such as how to approach Buddhism in the west, to the relationship between spirituality and materialism, to how to engage in a meditation practice, "The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind" is a treasure ofRead More
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  • SEPTEMBER 5-9TH, 2018 • This will be a remarkable and rare opportunity for those deeply interested in Buddhist philosophy and practice to study this extremely important text with a great, living master of this tradition….Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche has agreed to teach for 5 days at Guhyasamaja Center this September on ChapterRead More
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  • AUGUST 11TH AND 12TH, 2018 • In this module you will learn the meaning of tantra, how tantra works, and why it is a powerful form of practice if done with the right foundation of understanding and practice. You will get a broad overview of the distinction between sutra and tantra,Read More
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  • ONGOING • 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 our actions and motivations into greater harmonyRead 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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  • 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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  • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • This session will help newcomers, high school or college students, learn about Buddhism by immersing them in the atmosphere of a temple. Ven. Dondrub will explain the essential points of the Dharma using the symbolism of the temple's art work as well as the meaning behind the ritual ofRead 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 no later than 11 am on Sunday 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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  • ONGOING • 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. Open to anyone with a commitment to engage in lama chopa or anyone who wants to create a closer relationship withRead 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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