Current Teachings

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

April 26, 10 am - 2 pm

Zachoeje Rinpoche will share with us the fascinating history of his region in the far reaches of Tehor, Tibet, and will talk abut the significance of preserving the unique Tibetan culture that is on the verge of extinction.  He will share his projects in this vast region, talk with us about the building of the new Za Gonsar Tashi Ganden Choephel Ling Monastery, nunnery for the nuns, his plans for the health and welfare of the people living in the beautiful, remote highlands of Tibet.  Rinpoche will share slides and take questions.  After the talk there will be a Tibetan lunch at Emaho Tibetan center. 

Suggested donation $50.00

Please register online by emailing us at mail@emahofoundation.org.  It is extremely helpful for us if you register online for the sake of lunch preparation. 

May 22-24
ZaChoeje Rinpoche

Please mark your calendar to join ZaChoeje Rinpoche at Emaho’s annual retreat, Friday evening May 22, Saturday May 23, and Sunday May 24. This year’s retreat will be held at our spacious Emaho location at Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, Arizona.

By request ZaChoeje Rinpoche has graciously agreed to bestow the White Tara empowerment and teach us how to practice the sadhana. The White Tara practice is know as the Wish Fulfilling Wheel (Drolkar Yishin Khorlo)

The empowerment ceremony is a Buddhist tradition handed down from master to student going back to Shakyamuni Buddha himself. The transmission of this White Tara empowerment allows the practitioner to engage in the White Tara practice to benefit oneself and others by bringing spiritual and material enrichments.

White Tara embodies the great compassionate nature and abundant activities of all the Buddhas. It will allow us to live a long, healthy, enriched life.
During the retreat Rinpoche will teach and share with us the profound practice of White Tara.

Schedule

Friday

6:00 pm Doors open
7:00 pm to 8:30pm Welcoming ceremony and introduction

Saturday

7:00 am Coffee and tea
7:30-8:30 am Tibetan meditation
8:30-9:30 Light breakfast
10:00 am Empowerment
Noon-1:30 pm Lunch
2:00-4:30 Introduction on how to practice
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:00 Practice

Sunday

6:30 am Coffee and tea
7:00-8:00 Tibetan meditation
8:30-9:30 am Breakfast
10:00-noon Practice
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
2:00-4:15 pm Practice and tsok
5:00-7:00 pm Dinner hosted and prepared by Rinpoche and Geshe Lobsang
7:00 pm Retreat closes

Registration closes May 18

Suggested donation $175

Registration is recommended as space is limited.

Kindly register online before May 18 with Paypal or send a check to Emaho Foundation, PO Box 1563, Litchfield Park AZ 85340-1563.

Please understand that the option for the empowerment only is not available this time.

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