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Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa

 

The Guhyasamaja Center follows the Tibetan Gelug tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. The Gelug School is the largest of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded by Je Tsongkhapa in the 15th century, this tradition integrates the methodical study and practice of the sutras and tantras as transmitted by Je Tsongkhapa and his successors. The Gelug School is based in part upon the older Kadam lineage which derived from the teachings of Jowo Je Atisha. The central teachings of the Gelug School are Lamrim, based on the teachings of Atisha, and the systematic cultivation of the view of emptiness.

 

The center is one of 160+ centers affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). In Mahayana Buddhism in particular, much emphasis is placed on doing your homework with regard to finding suitable teachers to guide you. Here is some information about FPMT's teacher and facilitator policies, plus details on each of our teachers and facilitators for your reference.

 

All center classes and other teaching events are led by qualified instructors who follow FPMT's policy concerning teachers and facilitators. Per this policy, resident teachers of FPMT centers are approved and appointed by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Other teachers must be registered with FPMT after having received a certificate of completion for one of FPMT's more comprehensive educational programs. Additional criteria such as the completion of meditation retreats and other studies with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche are also part of the process of becoming a certified FPMT teacher.

 

Facilitators who meet FPMT criteria to lead introductory classes are approved by the center. And, unless otherwise noted, any guest teachers teaching at the center follow the Tibetan Gelug tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa and are also registered as teachers by FPMT.

 

All upcoming classes and events with the center's teachers and facilitators can be found in our Calendar. Questions? Don't hesitate to contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • “May this tradition of the Conqueror, Losang Dragpa, That takes the emptiness explained in the Causal Vehicle (sutra), And the great bliss that is achieved through the Resultant Means (tantra), Conjoined with the essence of the collection of eighty-four thousand teachings flourish." — Extracted from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's SpeechRead More
  • "If you have a sense of caring for others, you will manifest a kind of inner strength in spite of your own difficult situations and problems. With this strength, your problems will seem less significant and bothersome. By going beyond your own problems and taking care of others, you gainRead More
  • "The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently." — Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche   Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual director of The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), is the reincarnation of the Sherpa Nyingma yogi Kunsang Yeshe,Read More
  • "[Dharma] study dispels the darkness of ignorance in our minds. Also, the wealth of understanding gained by study can never be stolen by others; it will be with you forever. When you have difficult times, your understanding will help you and allow you to distinguish between bad choices and goodRead More
  • Geshe Gelek Chodha was born in Sikkim, the oldest of five children. At the age of seven, Geshe-la went south to live at Sera Jey monastery and become a monk. He achieved the degree of Geshe Lharampa in 1997, continuing on to the Gyume Tantric College to learn the intricaciesRead More
  • "Buddhism asserts that a good, happy life is determined not by anything external but rather by the quality of our minds and hearts in each moment of life. Regardless of what we do or don't do externally, a life spent cultivating wisdom and compassion is a good life." — Dr. LorneRead More
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Venerable Tendrol studied Buddhism with Dr. Jan Willis at Wesleyan University in the 1980s. She lived in Madison, WI, and attended teachings given by Geshe Lhundup Sopa and Jangtse Choje Rinpoche Losang Tenzin at Deer Park. In 2004, she received the certificate of completion for FPMT's Foundation of BuddhistRead More
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Venerable Dondrub began studying the Dharma on his own in 2005 and then at Drepung Loseling in Atlanta in 2008. He became involved with The Guhyasamaja Center after moving to DC in 2010. Ven. Dondrub took refuge vows from Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa in May of 2011 andRead More
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Gabe began studying Buddhism in 2001 and has been with The Guhyasamaja Center since 2005 when he first took refuge vows from Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Throughout the years he has been involved in most center activities, from volunteering to leading efforts to spread the Dharma in the area.Read 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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