2019 - Workshops and Events
End of the Year Giving with board matching funds
Compassion in action
This 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.
600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa December 21 10:00am-noon
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.
Read more: 600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa December 21 10:00am-noon
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 Class September 11
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.
Emaho Kids and Teen Retreat October 6
"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.
Workshop with ZaChoeje Rinpoche September 14,15
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.
ZaChoeje Rinpoche's Teaching September 28, 29
Becoming a Bodhisattva
ZaChoeje Rinpoche is offering a two day workshop September 28 and 29, 10:00am-4:00pm.
Fire Puja for Emaho Benefactors October 5th
ZaChoeje Rinpoche is offering to Emaho benefactors the powerful purification ritual ceremony of Zache Khandro.
Pet Blessings October 5
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.
ZaChoeje Rinpoche's Birthday Celebration September 13
We’re starting our fall teaching schedule with a belated birthday celebration for ZaChoeje Rinpoche and Geshe Lobsang.
Read more: ZaChoeje Rinpoche's Birthday Celebration September 13
Three Principal Aspects of the Path Teaching Began August 15
Je Tsongkhapa, one of the greatest commentators in the history of Buddhism, wrote the three principal aspects to enlightenment.
Read more: Three Principal Aspects of the Path Teaching Began August 15
Saka Dawa June-16 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sunday June 16 12:00pm-1:00pm
Please mark your calendar to join us in celebrating Saka Dawa.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama's Birthday Celebration July 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Please join us on Sunday. July 7th at 11:30 am to celebrate the 84th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Read more: His Holiness The Dalai Lama's Birthday Celebration July 7, 11:30am-12:30pm
Living and Dying
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 Prayer: Classes Begin May 9
We look forward to Geshe Lobsang’s in-depth teaching on the Seven Limb Prayer.
Celebration of Earth Day
Annual Retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche May 24, 25, 26, 2019
Mark your calendar
Annual two-day retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
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)
Read more: Annual Retreat with ZaChoeje Rinpoche May 24, 25, 26, 2019
Preparing For a Good Death 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.
LIVING & DYING WORKSHOP WITH ZACHOEJE RINPOCHE March 30-31, April 6-7
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.
Read more: LIVING & DYING WORKSHOP WITH ZACHOEJE RINPOCHE March 30-31, April 6-7
Community discussions 2019
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:
Tibetan New Year Celebration February 5
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.
Annual Mantrathon February 2
Please 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.
The Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism Class Begins Thursday, January 31
Geshe 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.
Read more: The Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism Class Begins Thursday, January 31