Drikung Dharma Surya Center (DDSC) is located in the heart of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia, a 30 minute drive west of Washington D.C., the Capital of the United States of America.
In August 2015, His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, who is the Supreme Head of our Drikung Kagyu lineage, together with Garchen Rinpoche and Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, led the temple consecration and opening ceremonies and gave blessings and guidance to us all.
Garchen Rinpoche has emphasized:
The goal of the Center [DDSC] is to generate loving kindness and peace – peace in the individual, peace within families and communities, peace with other faiths, peace among all beings. It becomes a space where beings can always learn about karma. This merit will become the cause of rebirth in the happy states in all future lives, and ultimately, the cause of attaining enlightenment. Our Center was created for the benefit of all the people living in this area, for the well-being of the country, and in order to eliminate violence and war.
We want to thank you very much for your faithful and unconditional participation and support contributing towards the fulfillment of the benevolent mission of DDSC.