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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

  • 4 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 · 1:00 PM

    Special, Extensive Medicine Buddha Ritual For The Deceased

    5 Dharma Friends

    This is a special opportunity to benefit deceased loved ones. We will gather together to perform this very beautiful, meaningful and extensive ritual connected to the... Learn more

  • June 18 · 10:00 AM

    Meditation for Kids

    7 Dharma Friends

    In this class, children learn universal guidelines for happiness and are introduced to meditation in a playful, creative manner. The class includes a story from the life... Learn more

  • June 7 · 7:30 PM

    Weekly Drop-in Meditation

    2 Dharma Friends

    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... Learn more

  • June 5 · 10:00 AM

    Becoming a Bodhisattva with Geshe Gelek

    4 Dharma Friends

    In Tibetan Buddhism the highest aspiration a spiritual practitioner can have is described as bodhichitta, which is the wish to achieve enlightenment in order to be of... Learn more

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  • Losang Tendrol founded The Guhyasamaja Buddhist Center

    on October 11

Founded Oct 11, 2007

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