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The Guhyasamaja Center is a community of spiritual friends in the Washington DC area dedicated to the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. We follow the Gelugpa tradition, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, founded the center in 1994 as part of the worldwide Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (

Whether you are new to Buddhism or a long-time student, we offer classes from FPMT's carefully designed curriculum to help you deepen your knowledge and establish your daily practice. Classes are informal and emphasize how to integrate Buddhism into daily life.


We are located at: 10875 Main Street, Unit 108, Fairfax, VA  22030

Our mailing address is: The Guhyasamaja Center, P.O. Box 1511, Centreville, VA  20122

Questions? Write to us at or call 703-774-9692.


The Center is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 1:00 PM

    Visiting Hours

    2 Dharma Friends

    The center is open by appointment only to visitors  Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. and Sundays 1:00-3:00 P.M. You are welcome to come and meditate, or just... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 10:30 AM

    Buddhism in a Nutshell

    2 Dharma Friends

    FPMT's Buddhism in a Nutshell is an introductory course on Buddhism for complete beginners. It presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles within the Tibetan... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 1:45 PM

    Informational Volunteer Meeting

    3 Dharma Friends

    Anyone interested in offering volunteer service to the Guhyasamaja Center is welcome to meet with the center's management committee to discuss their interests, skills,... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 10:30 AM

    Lam Rim Retreat Day: Precious Human Rebirth

    2 Dharma Friends

    This is a special 3-hour retreat for those participating in the FPMT Basic Program Course, "Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Middle Length Lamrim of Lama Tsongkhapa.... Learn more
  • November 15 · 1:00 PM

    Temple Visit for Students

    12 Dharma Friends | 5.00

    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... Learn more
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