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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.


Like the Center? Take a few minutes to become a member.

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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  • 4 days ago · 7:30 PM

    Setting Up a Daily Practice

    2 Dharma Friends

    In this workshop we will come to understand how to set up a meditation altar at home, including the necessary components and how to engage in the practice of offering... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 7:30 PM

    Guru Puja

    1 Member

    Intermediate: Most suitable for practicing Buddhists and non-Buddhists already familiar with foundational Buddhist concepts The Lama Chopa or "Guru Puja" is a chanted... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 1:00 PM

    Visiting Hours

    1 Member

    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
  • 6 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Introductory Teachings on Emptiness

    2 Dharma Friends

    All of the Buddha's many teachings are aimed at attaining liberation from cyclic existence - with its endless movement from one life to another -- and achieving... Learn more
  • May 20 · 11:00 AM

    Medicine Buddha Puja

    1 Member

    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,... Learn more
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Founded Oct 11, 2007

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