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.

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The Tibet Foundation based in The UK is a largeTibetan led charity that gives practical support to Tibetan communities in education, health care, social welfare and economic development, and helps Tibetan and Mongolian people to sustain their unique culture and spiritual traditions.

Mala

Saturday February 17
12:00pm-2:00pm

Geshe Namgyal is offering to teach us beginning mala making. 

Four Noble Truths

Begins February 22
ZaChoeje Rinpoche has designed four series of certified classes based on the root teachings of the Buddha. The winter series, which will focus on the four noble truths, will begin on February 22. In this first 8-class series, Geshe Lobsang will explain each noble truth in detail.

thanks

We did it! Thanks to your generous support, our end-of-year matching campaign allowed Emaho to raise a total of  $13,372.00 of much-needed financial support. Your contribution of  $7,372.00 combined with our matching funds of $6,000 brought us to a fantastic year-end finish! We cannot thank you enough.
It is heartening to receive a gift from generous donors who are the core support, the family of Emaho.
Thank you so much for your help. More people than ever before need the strength and comfort of Emaho’s important dharma programming.
Your gift will be used widely to continue Emaho and ZaChoeje Rinpoche’s three-fold mission.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Words cannot express our gratitude.

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Wednesday February 14

9:15am-9:45am  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.
10:00am-11:00am Mindfulness Meditation  In the meditation on mindfulness, 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.

Video teaching

11:00am-12:00pm Video Teaching ZaChoeje Rinpoche 
6:00pm-6:45pm Tibetan Chanting Geshe Namgyal will lead us as we learn to chant the prayers we use and daily practice. 
7:00pm-8:00pm Mindfulness
 Meditation  In the meditation on mindfulness, 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.

 Thursday February 15

10:00am-10:45am Teaching with Geshe, Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way Of Life  Revered classic source on the cultivation of altruism and the Spirit of Awakening. 

Lamrim
11:00am-11:45  Lam Rim
  With the blessing of His Holiness The Dalai Lama and his teacher, ZaChoeje Rinpoche, Geshe-la has written two books, commentaries, on the Lamrim Chenmo, Great Treatise of the Steps of the Path, by Lama Tsongkhapa.  The Lamrim is a complete comprehensive overview of the path to enlightenment.  Geshe will translate and teach from his book, 'Introduction to Buddhism'. This series of classes is designed for the beginner and advance student alike. Classes will be held two times a week. Each week the class content will be the same to help accommodate people’s busy schedules. You can come to any class without having gone to previous classes and benefit.
12:00pm-12:45pm Silent Meditation with Geshe  Sit in meditation with Geshe, watch your mind, collect mantra, or reflect
7:00pm-8:00pm Green Tara Meditation Green Tara is a feminine emanation of enlightened compassion whose activity of fearless wisdom alleviates fear and obstacles.

Friday February 16

5:00am-6:30am Celebrate Tibetan New Year  Welcome to the Year of the Fire Dog. Please join the Geshes Lobsang and Namgyal as we bring in the new Tibetan year with traditional morning prayers. Prayers will begin at 5:00 and conclude at 6:30am followed by a light continental breakfast. His Holiness the Dalai Lama New Year’s message to the world:

"All of us are travelers through the journey of time, including myself. We travel through time, months, weeks, day and so on. Today is 2018. The important thing is when you look back at beginning of 2019 to 2018, how would you think about the year that you have spent? Would you have a sense of contentment saying that I have lived that year well, I have served the purpose of that year or would you be looking back with a sense of regret for all the troubles that you have caused. So this is why it is important that when we begin the new year and look forward, we should project our intentions ahead so that we make this year a meaningful one. So that when we turn back to look at it, we can live our life with sense of happiness and joy. Infact if an individual were to make conscious intention to live his or her life with sense of purpose, live it in a good way, the ripple effect of that really spreads. First from individual to family, then to community, to friends and neighbors and so on. This is how society gets changed and affected. Otherwise, when we talk about transformation of society, the transformation really has to start from individual, from inside to outward. Otherwise we would be expecting some kind of transformation coming from outside, from above. That is unrealistic.”

11:00am-11:45am  Tibetan Chanting Geshe Namgyal will lead us as we learn to chant the prayers we use and daily practice.
12:15pm-12:45pm  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 and clearer. 
1:00pm-2:00pm  Mindfulness Meditation  In the meditation on mindfulness, 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.
2:00pm-3:00pm  Video Teaching ZaChoeje Rinpoche 

Saturday February 17

12:00pm-2:00pm Beginning Mala Making  Geshe Namgyal is offering to teach us beginning mala making. We have had many requests for classes. We’re pleased that Geshe Namgyal will share his knowledge with us. To ensure we have supplies for everyone, we are asking for preregistration.
We will provide the string in various colors as well as the Guru bead.  We have a limited supply of beads, 108 for each mala. If you would like to purchase beads please come a few minutes early.  You’re welcome to being your beads or a mala that needs to be restrung.  In the Phoenix area there are a number of bead stores; there are also many sources to buy beads on-line.  There are also a number of sources to buy interesting Guru beads. The Guru bead is usually larger and is said to symbolize paying homage to the student-Guru relationship. 

Sunday February 18

9:00am-10:00pm  Teens group
9:15am-9:45am  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.
10:00am-11:00pm Children's Program  Our youth classes strive to teach the essential points of Buddhism through storytelling and art, in a simple and fun way that will help children apply the teachings to everyday life.
10:00am-11:00am Mindfulness Meditation  In the meditation on mindfulness, 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.
11:00am-12:00pm Video Teaching ZaChoeje Rinpoche 

 

Teachings on YouTube

37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016

Tonglen - August 31, 2005 

Archived Teachings on Ustream

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