Welcome to Emaho Foundation

The Sanskrit word emaho (pronounced ay-mah-ho) is an expression of joy and wonder, and an invocation for auspiciousness.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Emaho Foundation is a Tibetan Buddhist center serving the greater Phoenix area. Founded in 2001 by ZaChoeje Rinpoche, Emaho is dedicated to sharing Tibetan culture in the West, supporting humanitarian projects worldwide, and assisting with personal spiritual development.

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Please join ZaChoeje Rinpoche 
Saturday January 21
All day at Emaho Center

Emaho is welcoming 2017 with our annual mantrathon. Especially given the violent events we have recently witnessed, natural disasters, people displaced from home and sometimes country, global unrest, and social divisiveness, we can contribute to peaceful intentions by spending a day joining with our dharma brother sisters and friends in a mindful day of mantra recitation. Our annual mantrathon will be held with ZaChoeje Rinpoche leading us in wishes for a peaceful year, a year of benefical resolution to world problems, a year of healing and happiness.

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Buddha's Life Story  #16

Wednesday January 18, 11:00am-12:00pm
Friday January 20, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday January 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

We're pleased to announced we are offering a new video series:Buddha, The Life and Journey of Prince Siddhartha. The series describes his journey towards attaining enlightenment, becoming Buddha and revolutionizing society. Read More»


Wednesday January 18, 6:00pm-6:45pm
Friday January 20, 11:00-11:45am

Please join us. It has been asked of Geshe-la to give a class on Tibetan chanting.Geshe will begin by taking the chanting we use in our daily practices. Read More»

Lamp to the Path

Thursday January 19, 11:00-11:45am

Join Geshe-la for in-depth study of Atisha's Lamp to the Path of EnlightenmentRead More»


Wednesday January 18, 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday January 18, 7:00pm-8:00pm With Rinpoche
Friday January 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Sunday January 22, 10:00am-11:00am

Join us in a meditation on mindfulness, in which we learn to watch our thoughts without judgment or comment. Thus we  lay the foundation to go deeper into self discovery without confusion, fear or doubt, developing the awareness that builds a spiritual ground  from which to live our lives.

Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way of Life

Thursday January 21, 10:00am-10:45am

Join Geshe-la for in-depth study on Shantideva'sThe Bodhisattva Way Of Life. Read More»

Silent Meditation With Geshe

Thursday January 19, 12:00pm-12:45pm

Please join Geshe-la for an unguided silent meditation. This is an opportunity to sit in meditation with Geshe allowing your mind to relax from everyday concerns bringing awareness of our rich inner spiritual world. You can use this time to sit quietly watching your mind, or to collect mantra or to reflect and find freedom in serenity.

Tibetan Yoga

Wednesday January 18, 9:15am-9:45am
Thursday January 19, 9:15am-9:45am
Friday January 20, 12:15pm-12:45pm
Sunday January 22, 9:15am-9:45am

Please join us for Tibetan Yoga. There are five postures in Tibetan Yoga. These postures increase our healing potential by helping to balance body and mind which in turn allows our meditations to become deeper and clearer. Read More »


Tuesday January 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Open to those who have received the empowerment from ZaChoeje Rinpoche or another lineage master.

The practice of Yamantaka, which helps overcome and transform the delusion of anger, belongs to the highest class of Yoga Tantra. Yamantaka, the Diamond Terrifyer, is the wrathful enlightened form of Manjushri. Wrathful  meditation practice is a powerful  practice and skillful means to transform destructive habitual patterns. Yamantaka represents the insight that fully understands the changing character of all impermanent phenomena  as well as their emptiness nature.


Sunday January 22, 7:00pm-8:00pm

The Tsok offering puja is a ceremony that involves making offerings of food and drink to the Buddhas, the Bodhisattvas and our spiritual Gurus in conjunction with prayers, chanting and meditation. The ceremony is an excellent method of accumulating merit, purifying negativity and giving and receiving blessings. The Tsok offering is important for renewing commitments and averting obstacles. It is a special method through which we come under the care and guidance of the Dakas and Dakinis who bestow completion stage realization


Saturday January 21 
All day at Emaho Center

The empowerment weekend will be followed by our annual mantrathon on Saturday, January 21, which will be led by ZaChoeje Rinpoche. We will be joining dharma brothers and sisters around the world in collecting Avalokiteshvara's mantra, Om mani padme hum, for the sake of all. This mantra can lift the practitioner towards being a more loving and compassionate person.


Teachings on YouTube

37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016

Tonglen - August 31, 2005 

Archived Teachings on Ustream

Click here to follow the Emaho Foundation's Channel on Ustream where you can see archived recordings of Rinpoche's teachings. Available recordings include