Current Teachings

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

This year’s Summer Blast Fund raiser is at the Mountain Club Clubhouse in Prescott. Join us any time between 11 am and 8 pm. There will be a Tibetan Yoga class, meditation led by Geshe Lobsong, and homemade Mexican food. After an afternoon of relaxation, hiking, biking, or exploring downtown Prescott and its annual Street Fair, we will gather for a talk by Geshe, who will describe his harrowing journey from Tibet to India when he was 12 years old.

There will be a raffle for “Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva” DVD Collection and Tibetan Yoga DVDs for sale, both taught by ZaChoeje Rinpoche.
Finally, we will clean up and depart our summer oasis at around 8 PM.

Read more, see the map, and register online:

Registration is required by August 1. We need to know the number of attendees, so we can prepare enough food for lunch.

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SUGGESTED DONATION

Adults:     $50
Youth:        $5 (7-18 years old)
Children:   Free (6 and under)
Family:     $100
Raffle tickets:  $5
Tibetan Yoga DVD: $20 

LOCATION

(For a larger version of the map below, click here to go to the Mountain Club website.)

Map-to-Mountain-Club-Clubhouse

DETAILS

We will meet around 11 AM Saturday morning.  After drinks and appetizers, we will have a Tibetan Yoga class, followed by a  meditation with Geshe Lobsong. 

This is followed by a homemade Mexican dinner with enchilada casserole, tamale pie, pinto beans and all the fixings.  We then will have the afternoon to hike or bike around Mountain Club, scale Thumb Butte, or check out downtown Prescott and the Street Fair at the plaza. 

For those who prefer R&R, you can read, meditate or just relax in the screened in patio in the cool pine forest.  We will gather back around 5 PM for a talk by Geshe.   He will describe his harrowing journey from Tibet to India when he was 12 years old.  Following his talk, we will have light dinner (more lunch goodies) and dessert. 

There will be a raffle for “Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva” DVD Collection and Tibetan Yoga DVDs for sale, both taught by  ZaChoeje Rinpoche.

Finally, we will clean up and depart our summer oasis at around 8 PM. 

SCHEDULE 

11:00 - 11:30 am    Mountain Club Clubhouse  
11:30 - 12:30 pm    Tibetan Yoga Class and Meditation
12:30 -   2:00 pm      Lunch (Mexican Food)
  2:00 -   5:00 pm      Hiking, biking, street fair, relaxing etc.
  5:00 –   6:00 pm     Talk by Geshe Lobsong   “Exodus from Tibet”   
  6:00 –   8:00 pm     Light dinner (Mexican Food) and dessert (Raffle winner announced)
                                        Clean up and departure

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE TRIP

  • The weather is unpredictable.  We will be protected from the rain if the monsoons should kick up, but having a spare change of clothes, umbrella and light jacket would be a good idea.
  • However, it could be hot and a wide brimmed hat and sunscreen might be in order
  • A yoga mat or pillow for additional comfort when meditating or practicing would be useful.
  • Water will be provided at the clubhouse, but bring a portable bottle for your afternoon excursion.

  • The annual Mountain Artist Guild will be having an art fair at the downtown plaza, about a mile away from the clubhouse.  It is a great option for your afternoon excursion.
  • Other Prescott downtown establishments of interest include: The Tibet Gallery and Nectar Apothecary
  • Bring your bicycle.  Prescott has challenging hills to work off the lunch and get a good work out.
  • Maps will be available for getting around the city and destination points.
  • Thumb Butte and QuartzMountain are two great trails a short distance from the clubhouse.  Nominal parking fees may be incurred at the Thumb Butte trailhead.

 

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.