2019 - Workshops and Events

End of Year giving

Emaho Foundation needs your help with getting across the financial finish line this year.   Our board of directors is leading off the year end fundraising with a $1000 donation.  Will you join them?  Your one time donation of $108 before the end of the year would make all the difference!   
For your convenience, go to our Donate page.  Or, please feel free to donate at the center or mail a check to us at --
Emaho Foundation, Inc.
11435 N. Cave Creek Road: #3
Phoenix, AZ 85020 
Know that any and all donation amounts are deeply appreciated.  Your enthusiasm for Emaho's programs and mission is what keeps us going and literally keeps the lights on.  Emaho Foundation and its teachers are most grateful for your support as we work to connect as many people as possible to the dharma and Tibetan traditions. 

homelessThis holiday, please help provide for those Phoenix area homeless children who attend Children First Academy in downtown Phoenix. During the month of December, we are asking that each time you come to the center you bring an unwrapped item to put under our Giving Tree.

lama Tsongkhapa

Please join us December 21 from 10:00am to noon in honoring the master Je-Tsongkhapa on the 600th year of his passing.

Geshe Lobsang and Geshe Namgyal will perform traditional chanting,  offer prayers and we’ll do Tsok. 

If you are able, please bring an unwrapped item for our Christmas drive to benefit Academy First, school for Phoenix homeless kids. See the list of needed items on our home page.

ahimsa 2019

12:00-12:45 We invite Emaho benefactors to join the board for a community meeting.  We appreciate your supporting Rinpoche, the monks and the dharma. 

Mantra and Mudra

Several people have requested classes on both mantra and mudra.  Geshe Namgyal will be offering classes on both chanting (mantra) and hand gestures (mudra}. Weekly classes begin September 11.


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"If we make an effort to educate those who are young now in inner values, they will see a different, peaceful, more compassionate world in the future."
His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Kids and teens are invited to join ZaChoeje Rinpoche, the monks, and Emaho for an empowering, mindful day of learning in a fun retreat environment at the center.

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Living a Meaningful Life in Buddhism 

Emaho is looking forward to ZaChoeje Rinpoche’s return home and the beginning of his fall schedule.  It is with gratitude we offer his classes.  Having a true lineage master whose humor, wisdom, and profound command of the subject available to those of us in the West is truly priceless.
ZaChoeje Rinpoche is offering to us a two-day workshop September 14 and 15, 10:00am-4:00pm.  

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Becoming a Bodhisattva

ZaChoeje Rinpoche is offering a two day workshop September 28 and 29, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Fire Puja 1

ZaChoeje Rinpoche is offering to Emaho benefactors the powerful purification ritual ceremony of Zache Khandro.

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ZaChoeje Rinpoche knows that for many of us, our varied animals are as much a part of our family as any person in our household, and that our pets play an important part in enriching our lives.


We’re starting our fall teaching schedule with a belated birthday celebration for ZaChoeje Rinpoche and Geshe Lobsang.  

Three Principles

Je Tsongkhapa, one of the greatest commentators in the history of Buddhism, wrote the three principal aspects to enlightenment.

Water collection

saka Dawa June 16

Sunday June 16 12:00pm-1:00pm

Please mark your calendar to join us in celebrating Saka Dawa.


Please join us on Sunday. July 7th at 11:30 am to celebrate the 84th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Za living

The audio recording of this workshop, held on April 30-31 and May 6-7, is now available on our audio recordings site: Treasure Trove: Emaho Foundation Audio & Media Library. Click the above link and scroll down until you see the "Living and Dying" audio link. If you need more information about how to download the files, see Emaho Foundation Audio Teachings.

Seven Limb

We look forward to Geshe Lobsang’s in-depth teaching on the Seven Limb Prayer. 

Earth Day


Mark your calendar
Annual two-day retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Emaho Center
May 24, 25, 26, 2019
Please join us for ZaChoeje’s annual two-day retreat.
Chenrezig Ngensong Kundrol (Compassion Buddha who liberates beings from the lower realms)

March 17

In preparation for ZaChoeje Rinpoche’s upcoming four-day workshop on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective, he has encouraged us to organize and present a one-day workshop to proactively address many of the situations, issues and dilemmas we in the West face in our later years. We will look at how to clearly define and communicate as well as legally document our intentions for living with illness and for our dying. Some of our objectives for this one-day workshop include: Learning about what we need to do to ensure our wishes are carried out, ways to broach this discussion with our beloved, family and friends, steps to take to clearly organize our choices, composing an end of life map that will honor our preferences, and more.

Death and dying

To live fully with an open mind and open heart we also need to be able to face our own inescapable death and loss of loved ones. Tibetan Buddhist tradition has vastly reflected and deeply researched the nature of life and death. For centuries this pathway has been a profound awakening for many practitioners. Accepting the true impermanence nature of our life and death opens our heart to loving kindness and enables us to live life to our fullest potential. 

In  2019 we’ll have an open discussion on the philosophy and conversations that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has engaged in with leading scientists, academics, ethicists, and activists on the most urgent questions facing humanity today:

New Year 2019

Tashi Delek Welcome to the Year of the Earth Boar. Please join Geshe Lobsang as we welcome in the Tibetan New Year traditional morning prayers.

Mantrathon 12Please join us in welcoming 2019 with our annual one day Chenresig, Avalokiteshvara, retreat/Mantrathon. Emaho’s Mantrathon welcomes the new year strengthening our sangha friendships and our wishes for a year of global peace, health, happiness and spiritual growth.

SimpleGeshe Lobsang Chophel will begin his 8-class winter intensive, sharing and explaining the meaning behind some of the extensive Tibetan symbols that adorn the rich tapestry of visual imagery of Tibetan sacred art.