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.
Saka Dawa Celebration
Tuesday May 29
Please mark your calendar to join us in celebrating Saka Dawa.
Retreat 2018 Registration deadline May 18
We are pleased to announce Emaho Foundation’s 2018 annual retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche.
Audio Teachings Now Online
Available now! Fifteen years of workshops, teachings, and public talks given by ZaChoeje Rinpoche can be downloaded to your smartphone or computer, to listen to at any time.
This Week at Emaho
Tuesday May 22
7:00pm-8:00pm Medicine Buddha Meditation In the words of ZaChoeje Rinpoche: “We all have healing, loving, wisdom and compassionate aspects.” Through the Medicine Buddha practice we invoke our healing power and increase our self-confidence so we can bring more healing to ourselves and others.
Wednesday May 23
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 Bodhicitta Meditation In this meditation we create within us the wish to become enlightened for the sake of all beings which is the foundation of compassion. Together, compassion and wisdom lead to full enlightenment.
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 in daily practice.
7:00pm-8:00pm Rinpoche will be leading Bodhicitta Meditation In this meditation we create within us the wish to become enlightened for the sake of all beings which is the foundation of compassion. Together, compassion and wisdom lead to full enlightenment.
Thursday May 24
12:00pm-12:45pm Silent Meditation with Geshe Sit in meditation with Geshe, watch your mind, collect mantra, or reflect.
Friday's regular programming has been cancelled as we get the facility ready for retreat.
Friday Evening May 25, Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27.
ZaChoeje Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Dzambala.
This is the first time Rinpoche is offering this auspicious empowerment at Emaho.
Dzambala is the deity of Wealth who protects us from hardships and difficulties.
The practice of Dzambala eliminates poverty by helping us develop material as well as spiritual abundance. Dzambala helps establish financial stability.
InTibetan Buddhism it is believed that Dzambala minimizes and decreases missfortune helping those who practice to not only gain good fortune but happiness as a result.
The empowerment ceremony is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition handed down from master to student going back to Shakyamuni Buddha himself. Having ZaChoeje Rinpoche, a true lineage master, bestow and explain the nuances of the practice of Dzambala allows us to enter the practice confidently, benefiting ourselves and others by bringing spiritual and material enrichments. During the retreat Rinpoche will teach, explain how to practice, answer questions and give us his wise and compassionate guidance.
Please note empowerment only is not an option for this retreat.
Friday May 25
- 6:00pm doors open, check in
- 7:00pm-8:30pm Welcoming ceremony and introduction by ZaChoeje Rinpoche
You are welcome to bring flowers, fruit and food offerings for the retreat altar. Yellow/golden colored flowers are traditionally offered, however, please feel free to offer any colored flowers. Your offerings represent gracious generosity, setting the foundation for a meaningful retreat experience.
Saturday May 26
Please Note: It is requested of you to refrain from eating meat the day of the empowerment. All meals during retreat will be vegetarian
- Doors open at 6:45am
- 7:00am Coffee and tea
- 7:30-8:30 Tibetan meditation
- 8:30-9:30 Light breakfast
- 9:15am. Rinpoche begins his preparation and prayers
You are welcome to sit in silent meditation in the temple while Rinpoche prepares.
- 10:00am. ZaChoeje Rinpoche begins the empowerment ceremony.
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch at Emaho Center
- 2:00-3:30pm Sadhana practice
- 3:30-4:00pm break with snacks
- 5:00-6:30pm Dinner at Emaho Center
- 6:30-8:00pm Sadhana practice
Sunday May 27
- 6:15am Doors open
- 6:30am Coffee and tea
- 7:00-8:00am Tibetan meditation
- 8:30-9:30am Breakfast at Emaho Center
- 10:00-Noon Sadhana practice with Rinpoche
- 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Emaho Center
- 2:00-5:00pm Sadhana practice with Rinpoche
- 5:00-5:30pm Evening snacks
- 5:30-7:00pm Tsok Ceremony, questions and answers
Suggested Donation: $200.00
The suggested donation helps Emaho Foundation pay for teaching materials, meals, providing for our teachers, as well as the associated expenses of running Emaho Center.
Please contact Melissa Smith, treasure: email@example.com if you have questions.
Watch Online: Teachings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Teachings on YouTube
37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016
Tonglen - August 31, 2005
Archived Teachings on Ustream
Click here to follow the Emaho Foundation's Channel on Ustream where you can see archived recordings of Rinpoche's teachings. 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 of the Mind 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)