Welcome to Emaho Foundation

The Sanskrit word emaho (pronounced ay-mah-ho) is an expression of joy and wonder, and an invocation for auspiciousness.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Emaho Foundation is a Tibetan Buddhist center serving the greater Phoenix area. Founded in 2001 by ZaChoeje Rinpoche, Emaho is dedicated to sharing Tibetan culture in the West, supporting humanitarian projects worldwide, and assisting with personal spiritual development.

March 17

Program schedule will be posted soon.

Death and dying

new year messageTashi Delek and Happy Losar (Tibetan New Year), year of the Earth Pig. In Tibetan astrology the Earth Pig is associated with overall fortune. It symbolizes hard work, truthfulness, sincerity and humor. I’m here with my mom and family in South India getting ready for our traditional Tibetan Losar celebration. For Tibetans Losar is the major family celebration much like Western Christmas. Losar is a time of purification, new beginnings, family get togethers, fantastic food mindfully prepared and shared. Before sunrise Tuesday, February 5th I’ll begin the day with prayers honoring Buddha, Dharma and Sangha as well as prayers to Palden Lhamo with various offerings. I will include all of you in my New Year’s prayers. I arrived home to mom’s after a group pilgrimage to sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal and Northern India. I am looking forward to my 2019 teaching schedule beginning with a four day, two weekend intensive workshop on the Tibetan Buddhist practices on how to help the living and dying. I want to take this Losar to send my deepest heartfelt feelings of appreciation to all of you who sincerely strive to develope your love and compassion. In these chaotic times your efforts help emit peaceful loving light, helping to lift some of the heavy weight of this world. I wish you, your family and friends much love, health and happiness. May you and all beings be happy. Blessings, Rinpoche.

new Schadule

SimpleGeshe Lobsang Chophel will begin his 8-class winter intensive, sharing and explaining the meaning behind some of the extensive Tibetan symbols that adorn the rich tapestry of visual imagery of Tibetan sacred art.  

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Available now! Fifteen years of workshops, teachings, and public talks given by ZaChoeje Rinpoche can be downloaded to your smartphone or computer, to listen to at any time.

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Tuesday February 19

6:00am-6:30am Mahayana Vows  The Mahayana vows are taken for 24 hours.  Taking the vows reminds us to practice love and compassion, reinforcing our determination to become enlightened for the sake of all beings.

deity Chenrezig 520 saveforweb7:00pm-8:00pm  Chenrezig Meditation Chenrezig is the Bodhisattva of great compassion. Chanting his mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, removes our selfish attitudes and invokes the spirit of universal compassion for all beings.

Wednesday February 20

7:00pm-8:00pm  Love & Compassion Meditation  The meditation on love and compassion help us open our hearts and minds to ourself and others. 

Thursday February 21

9:00am-9:45am The Symbols Of Tibetan Buddhism 

Geshe Lobsang Chophel is currently teaching a 8-class winter intensive, sharing and explaining the meaning behind some of the extensive Tibetan symbols that adorn the rich tapestry of visual imagery of Tibetan sacred art.  
Geshe will explain the multiple layers of symbolism that will a bring a panoramic understanding and a deeper insight in sacred art. The class will begin with the eight suspicious symbols. Geshe will also share the names and meaning of Tibet’s mystical animals and the ritual of hand gestures. The series of classes began on January 31st. Each week the same class will be given on Thursdays and Saturdays to meet with student’s various scheduling needs. Suggested donation for the 8-class series is $108.

10:00am-10:45am Silent Meditation with Geshe Sit in meditation with Geshe Lobsang Chophel, watch your mind, collect mantra, or reflect.

Friday February 22

9:00am-9:30am  Tibetan Yoga  There are five postures in Tibetan Yoga. These postures increase our healing potential by helping to balance body and mind which in turn allows our meditations to become deeper.
9:30am-10:30am  Love & Compassion Meditation  The meditation on love and compassion help us open our hearts and minds to ourself and others. 

Saturday February 23

9:00am-9:45am The Symbols Of Tibetan Buddhism   Geshe Lobsang Chophel is currently teaching a 8-class winter intensive, sharing and explaining the meaning behind some of the extensive Tibetan symbols that adorn the rich tapestry of visual imagery of Tibetan sacred art.  

Geshe will explain the multiple layers of symbolism that will a bring a panoramic understanding and a deeper insight in sacred art. The class will begin with the eight suspicious symbols. Geshe will also share the names and meaning of Tibet’s mystical animals and the ritual of hand gestures. The series of classes began on January 31st. Each week the same class will be given on Thursdays and Saturdays to meet with student’s various scheduling needs. Suggested donation for the 8-class series is $108.
10:00am-11:00am  Love & Compassion Meditation  The meditation on love and compassion help us open our hearts and minds to ourself and others. 

Sunday February 24

9:00am-9:30am Tibetan Yoga  There are five postures in Tibetan Yoga. These postures increase our healing potential by helping to balance body and mind which in turn allows our meditations to become deeper.
9:30am-10:30am  
Love & Compassion Meditation  The meditation on love and compassion help us open our hearts and minds to ourself and others. 
10:30am-11:30am Rinpoche's Video Teaching. 

Teachings on YouTube

37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016

Tonglen - August 31, 2005 

Video Teachings on Emaho Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/emahofb/

Click here to download the translation of the mantra used in Rinpoche's teaching on Vajrasattva (pdf)