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.
This Week at Emaho
NEPAL RELIEF EFFORT UPDATE: A MESSAGE FROM RINPOCHE
Om Mani Pemey Hum!
While the suffering and destruction in Nepal is heartbreaking. yet it is heartwarming to see the outpouring of support from our Emaho sangha. In one week we raised US$10,000. We are now able to offer a substantial helping hand. I am grateful and appreciative for your kindness and abundant generosity.
The earthquake in Nepal and its tragic aftermath continues to devastate the lives of the people and animals exponentially. I have gathered a team of ten trusted Tibetans who will go directly to those desperately in need, to those not yet supported. The team, Emaho Foundation Care Team, will use our gathered donations to benefit by taking supplies to people and animals, making a difference in their current deplorable conditions. Every penny will be used to help ease their tragic and terrible suffering as they begin to turn around and rebuild their lives.
There are more donations coming from my Japan tour as well for the Emaho Care Team.
I am asking the Emaho Foundation Care Team to chronicle their journey of hope. I will share with you photos and tell you more about what is being accomplished due to your kindness.
Thank you again for reaching out with your generous help. Many blessings.
GURU YOGA TSOK
Monday May 18, 7:00-8:00 pm
The Tsok offering puja is a ceremony that involves making offerings of food and drink to the Buddha, the Bodhisattvas and our spiritual Gurus in conjunction with prayers, chanting, and meditation. The ceremony is an excellent method of accumulating merit, purifying negativity, and giving and receiving blessings. The Tsok offering is important for renewing commitments and averting obstacles. It is a special method through which we come under the care and guidance of the Dakas and Dakinis who bestow completion stage realizations.
LOVE AND COMPASSION MEDITATION
Wednesday May 20, 7:00-8:00 pm
Join us in a meditation on love and compassion, which opens our minds and hearts unconditionally to limitless sentient beings.
Everybody is welcome to join this meditation. The Wednesday guided meditations are popular among spiritual practitioners of all traditions
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUDDHISM
Wednesday May 20, 8:00-9:00 pm
Emaho's student-led discussions have been powerful tools of learning for Rinpoche's students. By exploring a topic taken from the teachings of Buddhism, students gain a valuable opportunity to dive deeply into a subject and then share their knowledge with others.
This week: Luminous Mind
Moderator: Lou Ann Behringer
Thursday May 21, 7:00-8:00 pm
Vajrasattva is the embodiment of of all the Buddhas, appearing specifically to purify the negativity of all beings. The practice of meditation and recitation of the Vajrasattva mantra is a powerful method for purifying our minds and actions.
WHITE TARA RETREAT
with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Friday May 22 - Sunday May 24
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.
May 18 is the last day to register:
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Please note our new location, 11435 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
Watch Teachings Online
Teachings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Click here to follow our new Channel on Ustream where you can see live and archived recordings of Rinpoche's teachings. Recently available recordings include
- Green Tara series, Auckland, New Zealand:
11/23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 12/ 5, 6/ 2011
- Pure Heart of Bodhisattva, Bodhi Center, Yakima WA: 11/12/2011
- Essence through Vajrasattva, Emaho Foundation, Scottsdale AZ: 11/6/ 2011
Click here to download the translation of the mantra used in Rinpoche's teaching on Vajrasattva (pdf)