Current Teachings and Meditations
This page lists our current teachings and events. You can check out our previous events and workshops using the links in the side column.
AHIMSA CELEBRATION :DECEMBER 10
Join us at our annual Ahimsa event to celebrate the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that literally translates to nonviolence.
"I consider non-violence to be compassion in action. It doesn’t mean weakness, cowering in fear, or simply doing nothing. It is to act without violence, motivated by compassion, recognising the rights of others.'"
His Holiness The Dalai Lama
We take the opportunity to celebrate not only His Holiness' kindness and wisdom, but to celebrate our community.
4:15pm Community Meeting
5:00pm Documentary Film: Dalai Lama's Compassion in Action
- Open your heart, and become the change. What truly brings us happiness? What are the essential problems facing our world today, and how can we solve them? What is at the heart and soul of the cultural Hungry Ghosts that seek happiness and fulfillment through money and things, instead of from within? In this inspiring and thought-provoking film, "Compassion in Action," the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in the internationally successful documentary film "Dalai Lama Awakening" (narrated by actor Harrison Ford), directed by award-winning Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich.
Recitation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's and ZaChoeje's long life prayers.
5:45-7:00pm Ice Cream Social and community fun
We have lined up awesome raffle prizes.
To celebrate, the Treasure Vase Store is offering 20% off all store items.
A great place for your holiday shopping.
A Way to Support the Schoolchildren of Tibet
We're collecting super warm coats, gloves and scarves for boys and girls age 6 to 16.
In talking with the people of Tehor, Tibet, this past summer, ZaChoeje Rinpoche saw the need for warm clothing for the kids who travel to school. Having our community bring and then ship clothing, as opposed to sending money to buy clothing, will not only keep the kids warm as they trek in the bitter cold but the items from us help tie our communities in tangible ways. Between now and Ahimsa, being celebrated Saturday, December 10th, drop off donated clothing items at the center. Please bring new or gently used items.
After Ahimsa we'll pack up and ship these items to Tibet. If you would like to donate towards shipping, please make a donation earmarked for this one-time project.
During Rinpoche's initial trip to Tibet he stressed the importance of education and encouraged parents to send their kids to school. It's not an easy hike or horse ride to the school on the best of days. Some villages are remote and children must travel for hours. The increase in student population has grown ten-fold since Rinpoche requested parents to make their kids' education a priority.
The children's trek to school in the long dark winter is made difficult by the biting cold and snow. But they still get to school. Through our sangha's thoughtfulness, the kid's having warm clothing from America helps the Tibetan community see we care, that we reach out to them in compassion in action.
Lojong Teaching with ZaChoeje Rinpoche :November 12
Saturday November 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lojong (Tib. བློ་སྦྱོང) is a mind-training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that involves refining the intention and attitude of Mind. This practice enable us to use our difficulties and problems to awaken our loving compassionate hearts. The Lojong teachings are organized around seven points by 12th century Master Chekawa and it has been very effective for centuries.
Rinpoche will teach the seven point mind training methods and how to apply these ancient methods into our modern way of living.
At Emaho Tibetan Center, Arizona.
Classes and Workshops
See 'Read More' below for currently offered classes and workshops. Check our events calendar for the latest times and dates.
Deity Meditations and Guru Yoga Tsok
Deity meditations are held on appropriate days of the calendar. Please see our Monthly Event Calendar for dates and times.
Meditations, Mahayana Day
Except for the silent meditation hour with Geshe-la, meditations are guided. Practicing together helps us focus on developing love and compassion, wisdom, and mindfulness. Mahayana precepts are offered once a month by Geshe-la. See below for details of each meditation and event.
Check out our monthly events calendar for times and dates.