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.

Tuesday May 26, 7:00-8:00 pm

In the words of ZaChoeje Rinpoche: "We all have healing, loving, wisdom, and compassion aspects. Each aspect is shown as a deity. These deities are our own aspects." Through the Medicine Buddha practice we invoke our own healing power and increase our self confidence so that we can bring healing to ourselves and others.

Everybody is welcome to attend this guided meditation.

with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Wednesday May 27, 7:00-8:00 pm

On Wednesday Rinpoche will lead us in a guided meditation on bodhicitta. In this meditation we create within us the wish to become enlightened for the sake of all sentient beings,which is the foundation of compassion. Together, compassion and wisdom lead to full enlightenment.

The Wednesday guided meditations are popular among spiritual practitioners of all traditions

Friday May 29, 7:00 pm

Please join us Friday as we begin our popular popcorn and movie night. The first film in our center, with its huge screen and incredible sound system, will be Kundun. Tibetans refer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as Kundun, which translates to "The Presence."

This epic biographical film, directed by Martin Scorsese, is based on the life and writing of the 14th Dalai Lama.

The film is a favorite of many sangha members. Come relax and enjoy.

Suggested donation $10. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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

The language classes continue this 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 30, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Geshe continues the 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.

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

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

Teachings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche

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