Current Teachings

This page lists our current teachings. You can check out our previous events and workshops using the links in the side column.

White Tara Workshop
Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7
10 am - 4 pm

Bringing fearlessness and balance of wind element with Tara practice.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the female Buddha Tara is the manifestation of the completely purified wind element and the pure activities of all Buddhas. She actually represents the wind element of our body and the courageous nature of our mind. She also represents the ability to act and to accomplish our goals.

During this workshop, Rinpoche will teach us on how to invoke the fearlessness quality in our mind and how to balance the wind element in our body by using the methods of Tara practice.

To attend this workshop, you are NOT required to have an empowerment of Tara.

Suggested donation $108. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

 

Schedule, beginning May 9:
Every Saturday 9:30-10:30 - Tibetan Language classes
Every other Saturday 11:00-12:00 - The Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim)

We are pleased to announce Geshe-la Lobsang Chophel will begin Saturday teachings. The first classes begin Saturday May 9.

From 9:30-10:30 Geshe-la will offer Tibetan Language classes.  The first series will consist of 8 classes. Learning the history of the Tibetan language and being able to recognize and pronounce characters, aids us in realizing the full potential of our Buddhist studies. Included in the curriculum is language history, recognition and pronunciation of the characters of the alphabet, basic grammar, phrase construction and useful vocabulary.

The suggested donation for the first eight class series on Tibetan language is  $108.00.

From 11:00-12:00 every other Saturday Geshe will offer teachings on The Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment.  The classes are designed for people new to Buddhism as well as the more advanced student.  The classes are a fantastic opportunity to study in a traditional, personal Tibetan Buddhist setting with a revered Geshe.

Geshe will teach and help us study the three principal aspects of the path, leading us ultimately to the full realization of the aspects of renunciation, bodhicitta, and emptiness.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama says of the Lam Rim;

"Of the many works of the Tibetan master Tsong-kha-pa, none compare in terms of popularity and breadth of influence with The Great treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chen Mo), which has been treasured by practitioners and scholars alike for centuries. What distinguishes it as one of the principal texts of Mahayana Buddhism is its scope and clarity. The various stages of the path are presented so clearly and systematically that they can be easily understood and are inspiring to put into practice."
--- H.H The Dalai Lama

The suggested donation for the Lam Rim classes is $15.00 a class.

 It has always been the policy of Emaho to offer the Dharma without consideration of cost.  The kind and generous suggested donations we receive go solely toward taking care of the expenses we incur running the center and providing space for practioners and our kind teachers.

Emaho is a totally volunteer organization. Your donations and time are Emaho’s heartbeat.

UPDATE (Feb. 1):
The total number of mantras chanted on January 25, 2015:

4,320,000 - Tibet and India
200,380 - Emaho
82,021 - New Zealand

We thank everyone for their participation!

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On Sunday January 25 Rinpoche, together with our new resident teacher Geshe Lobsang Choephel, will lead our annual Mantrathon with four sessions of Chenrezig practice and mantra recitation.

Our annual Mantrathon is held with wishes for a peaceful year, a year of benefical resolution to world problems, a year of healing and happiness.

The Mantrathon will be a worldwide community event, with practitioners from Tashi Gaden Chopeling monastery in Tibet, the people in Rinpoche’s region in Tibet, monks of Drepung Loseling monastery in India, Rinpoche’s students in New Zealand, friends from Japan, the sangha from Yakima, and friends in New Mexico.

Rinpoche will lead the four-session Mantrathon. We will send out a stream of mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, to surround ourselves and the world in loving kindness.

The suggested donation is $ 60. The Dharma is always free. Donations help us to support a Dharma center and two teachers. However, no one is turned away for lack of funding. The mantrathon will be in a larger room upstairs at the new center. 

It is also possible to accumulate the mantras at home.

Please let us know by e-mail mail@emahofoundation.org whether you plan to attend.  This will help us to have Sadhanas and luncheons ready.

Schedule
You are welcome to stay all day, or spend as much time as your schedule permits.  You may also join us from home.

7:00am bagels, juice, coffee and tea

First session
7:30am-9:30am
Break
9:30am -10:00am

Second session
10:00am -noon
Lunch: we provide soup and bread
Noon - 1:30pm

Third session
1:30pm -3:30pm
Break
3:30 pm -4:30

Fourth session
4:30pm -5:40 pm

GOAL AND MANTRA COLLECTION

The marathon is a global fundraiser in which we raise money to continue the work of ZaChoeje Rinpoche and to support Emaho’s three-fold mission. Most importantly Emaho’s Mantrathon welcomes the new year with wishes for a peaceful year, a year of beneficial resolution to world problems, a year of healing and happiness.

The mantras will begin at sunrise and end at sunset. In Phoenix, sunrise is 7:29 am and sunset is 5:21 pm.  Around the world people will adjust, following Phoenix time (Mountain Standard Time).

Please keep track of your mantra collection. We will tally and announce the number of Om Mani Padme Hums chanted globally.

Following Rinpoche's suggestion, Jae-Min will lead the chanting practice sessions for Guru Puja.

Jae-Min learned chants from the late Geshe Pal Tsering who founded Trashi Ganden Choepel Ling in New Zealand, one of Emaho's sister centers.

Learning mostly through observing and copying Geshe-la, Jae-Min first started to lead chants during the times when Geshe-la was travelling.

Jae-Mine will be sharing the tunes used for the Guru Puja, one of the regular practices at Trashi Ganden Choepel Ling.

Saturday January 11
MANTRATHON TOTALS

Over One Million Mantras collected this year!

Emaho thanks everyone who participated:

Emaho, Bodhi Center, and Santa Fe, NM Center (US Centers) 294.186
Trashi Ganden Choepel Ling (New Zealand Center) 107,597
Japan 50,000
Tibet 1,000,000
India 300,000

TOTAL 1,751,783

The marathon is a global fundraiser in which we raise money to continue the work of ZaChoeje Rinpoche and to support Emaho’s three-fold mission. Most importantly Emaho’s Mantrathon welcomes the new year with wishes for a peaceful year, a year of beneficial resolution to world problems, a year of healing and happiness.

ZaChoeje Rinpoche: Blessing the animals at Emaho Center