Retreat 23

We are pleased to announce that ZaChoeje Rinpoche has been requested and has agreed to bestow the 1000-Armed Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, empowerment. Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment at our May retreat, beginning Friday evening May 26, concluding Sunday May 28. Our retreat will be held at Emaho center as well as live-streaming on Zoom.

Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, is the embodiment of all the infinite Buddhas' compassionate wisdom. With his mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, we generate a mind tirelessly attempting to deliver all beings from suffering.

As we practice 1,000 arm Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, we learn to tune our minds to the sensitivity of the suffering of others. Our hearts open and we become moved by love and compassion bringing us the ability to deeply and sincerely act for the benefit of others. Overcoming our selfish attitude we act without concern for name, fame, or personal gain. The knowledge of true love and compassion brings us to the realization that all of us, all sentient brings, are interconnected. This truth brings us a profound respect for all things. True Compassion is the path to freedom from suffering.

Schedule (Arizona Time)


7-8pm introduction with ZaChoeje Rinpoche Zoom
8:00pm  Birthday cake and ice cream for our kind resident teacher, Geshe Namgyal.


6:45am Doors Open
7:00-Noon Empowerment with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
There will be breaks during the morning session. For those at the center, we have continental breakfast.
12:00-2:00pm Simple Vegetarian Lunch 
2:00-4:00pm Sadhana Practice with Emaho Geshes
4:30-6:00pm Lite Vegetarian Dinner 
6:00-8:00pm Practice with Emaho Geshes


6:45am Doors Open
7:30am Five Buddha Family Personal Divination with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
9:30-10:30am Continental Breakfast
10:30-12:00pm Sadhana Practice with Emaho Geshes
12:00-2:00pm Lite lunch 
2:00-3:30pm Practice Session
3:30-4:00pm Break
4:00-5:00pm Tsok and conclusion 

Please register early, it's helpful! 

 Registration Steps:

  1. Email us at  We will email the link to the Zoom webinar and recordings (if any) to this address. Please note that you will use the same link to attend all of the days/sessions. **It is important not to skip this step even if you plan to attend in person**
  2. The suggested donation is $225.00. It is Emaho center’s policy that no one should ever be turned away due to lack of funds. The ways you can donate are listed below. If you have any questions regarding donations, please email 

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                Emaho Foundation 11435 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020

All are welcome. We appreciate you generous support and enthusiasm for our programs. Your donation also helps us to maintain the center. Emaho is a 501c3 non-profit.

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