A Buddhist Center presenting authentic Dharma teachings in the Northern Virginia & Washington D.C. area

Discovering Buddhism "Introduction to Tantra" classes start on March 15 - Please see calendar!


 affiliated with the
Foundation for the
Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

The Guhyasamaja Buddhist Center 


"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 gain inner strength, self-confidence, courage, and a greater sense of calm. This is a clear example of how one's way of thinking can really make a difference."

~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso

The Guhyasamaja Center is a community of spiritual friends in the Washington DC area dedicated to the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Our visiting teacher, Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa (Geshe Thinley Topgyal), is a retired abbot of Gyumed Tantric College and a teacher at Sera Mey monastery in India. We follow the Gelugpa tradition, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

The Center was founded in 1994 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. FPMT is an international family of city and retreat centers, monasteries, publishing houses, hospices, and healing centers established by Lama Yeshe.


*Upcoming Events*

Khensur Rinpoche teaching, Apr 18-20

Introduction to Meditation

Mindfulness Class

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Morning Meditations on You Tube

Discovering Buddhism - Wisdom of Emptiness

See calendar for more info!


Highlights of Past Events

  • Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT Spiritual Director
  • Venerable Dhakpa Tulku Rinpoche
  • Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, Do Ngak Khun Phen Ling
  • Geshe Gelek, FPMT Kadampa Center
  • Yangsi Rinpoche, Maitripa College
  • Venerable Roger Munroe
  • Venerable Losang Drimay
  • Gaden Jangtse Monks 2012








“The Namgyälma mantra is very powerful for purifying negative karma. Anyone who sees or touches this Namgyälma mantra sticker will have their negative karma purified. Even if someone is touched by the shadow of the car or house that has this sticker on it, their negative karma is purified. If you have it in the house or on your car, then all the animals and people who come into contact with your house or car are blessed. If you have the Namgyälma mantra above your house, for example on a banner prayer flag at the very top, then the negative karma of anyone who enters the house will be purified and they won’t be born in the lower realms..." Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Get decals at the center or print out copies by clicking on the image!


Presenting "The Easy Path: Illuminating the Panchen Lama's Secret Instructions" a commentary based on the First Panchen Lama's root text by our most kind teacher, the Venerable Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa and edited by our center director, Dr. Lorne Ladner. This excellent book details how to progress most quickly along the stages of the path to enlightenment! You can get it here from Wisdom Publications.


New center services:

Guest Speakers -- volunteers are available to give presentations about Buddhism to schools, colleges, church groups or other organizations in the D.C. metro area. Our availability may be subject to transportation being provided from the nearest metro station. An honorarium would be gratefully appreciated but is not required. To arrange for a visit, please contact our Spiritual Program Coordinator at spc@guhyasamaja.org at least two weeks ahead of time.

Visiting the Center -- school and faith-based groups are welcome to visit our Center by special appointment. A volunteer can give an introductory talk about Buddhism and meditation. A donation would be gratefully appreciated but is not required. To arrange for a visit, please contact our Spiritual Program Coordinator at spc@guhyasamaja.org at least two weeks ahead of time.


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last updated: Mar 7, 2014