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.


Wednesday July 1st, 5-6 am

The 8 Mahayana Vows or precepts are taken for 24 hrs beginning at 5am, usually on full moon and new moon days. Taking the Vows helps us strongly maintain the bodhisattva practice in our lives reinforcing our determination to become enlightened for the sake of all beings. Vows are taken at 5am by those who want to participate in the full day of precepts. 


Wednesday July 1st, 7:00-8:00 pm

It is a guided meditation on Wisdom. Learning to understand the nature of things as they truly are is the heart of the wisdom teachings. Meditating on wisdom brings this understanding alive and makes it relevant to our lives and our thoughts.

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


with Geshe Lobsang

Saturday July, 4th, 9:30 -10:30 am

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 are language history, recognition and pronunciation of the characters of the alphabet, basic grammar, phrase construction and useful vocabulary.


Sunday July, 5th, 3:00-6:00pm

Please join us in honoring His Holiness's lifetime commitment to kindness and compassion. Give His Holiness a gift of compassion by:

-protecting our environment

-promoting peace

-protecting animals

-preserving Tibetan culture

-protecting human life

There will be ongoing recitation of the Compassion Mantra Om Mani Peme Hum in the temple throughout the day.

3:30pm: our new residence teacher Geshe Lobsang will speak about His Holiness

4:00pm: Movie "Sunrise Sunset" - a documentary by Russian filmmaker Vitaliy Manskiy. The film follows His Holiness through a full day, from 3am until he retires at sunset.

5:30pm: recital of the Long-Life Prayer for His Holiness

5:45pm: birthday cake in honor of His Holiness


Sunday July, 5th, 7:00-8:00pm

Open to those who have had the empowerment from Za Choeje 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.

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

Teachings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche

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