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.
Dug-Kar White Umbrella Empowerment and Retreat
We are pleased to announce Emaho Foundation's 2017 Retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Friday Evening May 26, Saturday May 27, and Sunday May 28
ZaChoeje Rinpoche will bestow the Dug-kar empowerment. This will be the first time Rinpoche is offering this auspicious empowerment at Emaho. Dug-kar, in Sanskrit, "Ushnisha Sitapatra" is a powerful practice that enables us to evoke protection against negative forces, natural catastrophes, disease, and obstacles.
Dug-kar is the Victorious White Umbrella deity. Her parasol indicates the ability to protect sentient beings. She is white in color, symbolizing the power necessary to accomplish the enlightened energy of pacification. Dug-kar with her thousand eyes and thousand arms represents the power of active compassion, protecting and assisting all beings. By identifying with Dug-kar, we are able to evoke within us the ability to create beneficial results. The practice of Dug-kar can bring about transformation of unhappy, negative states into happy, positive ones.
The empowerment ceremony is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition handed down from Master to Student, going back to Shakyamuni Buddha himself. Having ZaChoeje Rinpoche, a true lineage master, bestow and explain the nuances of the practice of the Victorious White Umbrella deity, allows us to enter the practice confidently, benefiting ourselves and others and bringing spiritual and material enrichments. During the retreat Rinpoche will teach, explain how to practice, answer questions and give us his wise and compassionate guidance.
Friday May 26
- 6:00 pm Doors open, Check in
- 7:00 pm to 8:30pm Welcoming ceremony and introduction by ZaChoeje Rinpoche
You are welcome to bring flower, fruit and food offerings for the Dug-kar altar.
White color flowers are traditionally given, however all colored flowers can be gracious offerings.
Saturday May 27
Note: The day of empowerment it is requested that we refrain from eating meat. All meals during retreat will be vegetarian.
- 7:00 am Coffee and tea
- 7:30-8:30am Tibetan meditation
- 8:30-9:30 Light breakfast
- 9:00-10:00 Rinpoche will do his preparation prayers.
- 10:00am Actual Empowerment ceremony.
- Noon-1:30pm Lunch at Emaho center
- 2:00-4:30 Introduction on how to practice
- 5:30-6:30pm Dinner at Emaho center
- 7:00-8:00. Sadhana practice with Rinpoche
Sunday May 28
- 6:30am Coffee and tea
- 7:00-8:00am Tibetan meditation
- 8:30-9:30am Breakfast at Emaho center
- 10:00-noon Sadhana practice with Rinpoche
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch at Emaho center
- 2:00-5:00pm Sadhana practice with Rinpoche and closing Tsok ceremony.
- 5:00-7:00pm Evening Snacks
- 7:00pm Retreat closes
Please kindly register on or before May 19th at 5:00pm.
The dharma is considered priceless and always given without consideration of the suggested donation. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
The suggested donation helps Emaho pay for teaching materials, meals, providing for our teachers as well as the associated expenses of running Emaho center.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have financial questions.
You may register here with PayPal, send a check to Emaho Foundation, 11435 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020. You may also register at Emaho Center.
Empowerment only is not an option at this year's retreat.
We look forward to spending auspicious retreat time with you.
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.