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.

A Message from Rinpoche

The earthquake and its tragic aftermath have devastated the country -- many organizations are gearing up to help with the rescue efforts. Many people connected to Emaho are requesting information on how they can help.

Emaho will do its part with donations that I will personally oversee. You can donate via the Paypal button below. We will collect donations from now until Monday, May 4.

Currently we are in touch with trusted monks who are finding out what organization in Katmandu, Nepal, is the most efficient and mindful with current efforts.

We will ensure that 100% of the money goes directly toward helping. We will announce the amount collected and to whom the donations are being sent.

Please send your prayers and recite Om Mani Padme Hum.


Wednesday May 6, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us in a meditation on mindfulness, in which we learn to watch our thoughts without judgment or comment. Thus we lay the foundation to go deeper into self discovery without confusion, fear or doubt, developing the awareness that builds a spiritual ground from which to live our lives.

Everybody is welcome to join this meditation. The Wednesday guided meditations are popular among spiritual practitioners of all traditions

Friday May 8, 7:00-8:00 pm

Open to those who have had the empowerment from ZaChoeje Rinpoche or another lineage master.

The practice of Yamantaka, which helps us overcome and transform the delusion of anger, belongs to the highest class of Yoga Tantra. Yamantaka, the Diamond Terrifier, is the wrathful enlightened form of Manjushri. Wrathful meditation practice is a powerful and skillful means to transform destructive habitual patterns. Yamantaka represents the insight that fully understands the changing character of all impermanent phenomena as well as their emptiness nature.

with Geshe Lobsang
Saturday May 9, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

A series of 8 classes begins on Saturday.

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.

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with Geshe Lobsang
Saturday May 9, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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.

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

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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

Please note our new location, 11435 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. 

Teachings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche

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