Current Teachings and Events

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

blessing ceremony

Sunday, October 30

ZaChoeje Rinpoche has graciously agreed to offer to us the Dorje Namjom purifying ritual and cleansing ceremony as we enter into the busy and often hectic holiday season. Dorje Namjom (Vajravidarana) is a powerful deity specializing in eliminating negative energy and purifying bad karma.This ceremony is a combination of purification and blessing ritual for spiritual, emotional and physical well being.  When we participate in this ceremony with an open mind and open heart, we can purify our negativities as well as our surrounding environment. The ceremony will also benefit us to further develop our spiritual practices.  Everyone is welcome to this auspicious event. Please mark your calendar to join us.

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Suggested donation $60.00

No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Hearts On Fire, our fundraiser on November 5th, will be a wonderful day, spending time with ZaChoeje Rinpoche, Geshe-la, friends and family while supporting Emaho by raising needed funds.

We're planning an exciting fun-filled event. The Pet Blessing will be in the afternoon. The evening event will include a slide show and talk by Rinpoche about his monastery project in Tehor, Tibet. We've planned a marvelous dinner and amazing desserts. You can bid on awesome auction items just in time for the holidays. This year we'll have a "buy it now boutique."

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Pet Blessings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche
   2:00 - 3:00 -- bring pets or pictures of pets
   Suggested donation $25 for any number of pets
   Good for one adult admission to dinner & silent auction

Tehor Update by ZaChoeje Rinpoche, Dinner & Silent Auction
   5:00 - 6:00 Slideshow and talk on Tehor monastery project
   6:00 - 6:30 Time to look at auction and bid; talk with friends and relax
   6:30 - 7:30 Dinner and Desserts
   7:30 - 9:00 Bid on Silent Auction and shop the Boutique items
   9:00 - 9:30 Bids finalized

Adults $25; Kids ages 15-17 $10; under 15 free

We will have more give-away prizes than ever before, and some terrific surprises. One lucky ticket holder will receive The Utimate Dharma Crafts Basket full of all the accoutrements a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner could wish for -- dorje and bell, dhamaru, prayer shawl, incense, singing bowl, prayer flags, mala, CD's, and more.

Can you help by donating an auction item?  

Can you help by donating an auction item? Please drop off whenever you come to the center. Variety is a big part of the fun. Donated auction items can be new or used.  We need boutique clothing and accessories.  Other items can be unique or everyday items.  Some examples of popular items are: books/computer games/dvd's, kid's toys/furnishings, paintings/posters, small appliances, gadgets, tools, camping equipment, pet supplies, bath and beauty items, jewelry, art objects, handmade crafts and ornaments, hotel/dinner/theater packages, sporting or cultural event tickets, personal service or restaurant gift certificates, or cooking/music/golf lesson gift certificates. Theme baskets are super popular.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Melissa Smith by email

RSVP's to are greatly appreciated. 

Emaho Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our fundraisers are vital to our growth and stability. We need your support to provide for our teachers, center, and to support our three-fold mission.

Beginning October 5

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. This series was produced in India by B.K. Modi with the blessing of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. ZaChoeje Rinpoche says the series gives the viewer deep insight in the life of Buddha.

This epic drama is told with world-renowned actors, incredible costumes, and beautiful scenery.  You can't help but fall immediately into the film, wanting to see what transpires next.  The series was produced on a scale and grandeur rarely seen.

Each week we'll show the same one episode three times:

  • Wednesdays 11-12
  • Fridays 2-3
  • Sundays 11-12

In addition, two episodes will be shown every other week on

  • Saturdays at 7pm, beginning October 15 

We have been asked to offer broader, more in-depth study.  We are happy to announce our 2016 fall programming. Please join us this fall to study:

  • Atisha's
    Lamp to the Path of Enlightenment
  • Shantideva's
    The Bodhisattva Way of Life
  • Tibetan Chanting

Classes will be taught at Emaho Center by Geshe Lobsang.

The fall classes start the week after Labor Day. To find the full schedule for each day, just click in the monthly calendar on the number in the top-right corner of each date, or you can e-mail us at



Join Geshe-la for in-depth study of Atisha's Lamp to the Path of Enlightenment.

The great Indian master, Atisha (982-1054), is revered as one of the greatest Masters of Buddhism. The king of Ngari in Tibet made a request to Atisha, whose sincerity and simplicity is said to have pleased him.  Nagara said "we do not want teachings that are so vast and profound we shall never be able to adopt them. What we need is something that will tame our minds and enable us to deal with everyday impulsive behavior."

In response, Atisha began discourses that later formed his influential text, the Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment.  Atisha organized the entire range of Buddha's teaching in a clear straightforward path for the progressive training of a students mind. Atisha's work brought together the vehicles of sutra, and yantra forming an integrated whole.
Four centuries later the great Tibetan Master, Lama Tsong Khapa wrote about Atisha;
"Wherever the doctrine had disappeared he reestablished it; where it had diminished he revived it; and where it had become stained by wrong interpretations he purified it. Thus he brought dharma in Tibet into a state free from distortion."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains Atisha's comprehensive text brings together the essential points of the three turnings of the Wheel of Dharma.

Geshe will help us prepare to participate in this extensive in-depth study. In the first class Geshe will share his understanding in clear, often funny, but always with insightful  understanding that will lead our minds giving us a new sense of appreciation for each stage along the path. Together with Geshe we will investigate a four line stanza, word by word. Geshe will help us investigate these stanzas until we see with clearly their purpose and meaning. Geshe will answer all questions helping us find logic and clarity. Each class will build on the previous. If you miss a class, Geshe will get you comfortably up to speed. Come when you have the mind and time to sit with learned Geshe gaining training and techniques that when put into practice will allow you to adopt a new right mental outlook, enhanced with proper motivation. You will begin to find you can live your life becoming gradually more relaxed and living more fully. You're welcome to join to the same class which will be held twice a week. If you feel you'd like even more study, please ask Geshe to set aside additional time.


Join Geshe-la for in-depth study on Shantideva's The Bodhisattva Way Of Life.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama comments that the Bodhicaryavatara (Bodhisattva Way of Life) Shantideva's classic treatise, is the primary source of most of the Tibetan Buddhist literature on the cultivation of altruism and the Spirit of Awakening.

Shantideva is among the most revered and beloved figures in Mahayana Buddhism.  His Holiness The Dalai Lama and ZaChoeje Rinpoche tell us by studying this classic Buddhist text we learn tools and techniques inspiring us to cultivate the perfection of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.

Studying with Geshe-la, verse by verse, we will gain clarity and begin to see how it is possible to make positive changes in our daily lives. With the motivation of achieving enlightenment for the sake of all beings we engage in the practice to become familiar with our minds which allows us to free ourselves from habitual negative patterns and emotional afflictions.

Geshe will share his clear, often funny, insightful understanding giving us a new sense that positive is possible.  With real change we can gradually become relaxed and live more fully. If you miss a class, Geshe will get you comfortably up to speed. You're welcome to join the same class which will be held two times a week. If you feel you'd like more study, please ask Geshe to set aside additional time.


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. 

Each class will take one as we learn to become familiar with the sound and pronunciation. Chanting holds an important position in Buddhist practice. These chants are said to transform our minds as we turn toward infinite compassion.

Class one: Geshe will teach us the Refuge prayer that starts our daily practice. We will learn the Four Immeasurables, the seven limb prayer, the mandala offering, His Holiness's Long Life Prayer, food blessing and so on. Because interest in chanting is high, we have scheduled this class for 6:00pm before our regular Wednesday night meditation.