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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