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.

ZaChoeje Rinpoche has requested of us to recite Drupthop Thangtong Gyalpo's Vajra speech-A Prayer for Pacifying the Fear of Disease. Listen to the Geshes chanting this auspiciuos prayer in Tibetan.

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Temporary Closure

With our communities best interest at heart, Emaho will continue to suspend programs at the center until we are confident it is safe to meet again. 
Each Sunday, on Emahos Facebook gage, we will upload one of four weekly guided meditation by our kind teacher ZaChoeje Rinpoche.

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We are also pleased to offer recordings of ZaChoeje Rinpoche's workshops and public talks, recorded since 2000:

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We look forward to a fresh clean start and hope to see you soon. Until then, we send prayers for a swift resolution to this unexpected and horrendous disease that is circumnavigating the globe.

ZR message March2020Dear Dharma friends,
Tashi Delek! 
This greeting comes with my wishes and prayers that you, your family, and your friends are healthy and happy. I am sorry that my end of 2019 winter schedule was disrupted due to some important spiritual events. In December, I took part in a meeting of Rinpoches at Drepung Monastery in South India with His Holiness. It was great to reconnect with many of my old spiritual friends and Rinpoches with whom I studied in the monastery. During that time I attended teachings by His Holiness and received some rare Scriptural oral transmissions from other Masters as well. 

To absorb all those spiritual experiences, I extended my stay in India for a few weeks to do some personal spiritual retreats. Suddenly, when I was planning to return to the US in February 2020, my travel plans unavoidably shifted on my arrival at the airport due to the novel corona virus outbreak in Asia. Taking advantage of those changes, I decided to stay away from travel and went to visit my mother at her Tibetan village in South India to celebrate the Tibetan New Year. I had an opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to a sacred mountain in South India with some of my monk students. At the moment I'm still at the Tibetan village in India and waiting for this pandemic situation to settle down around the world. 

Another interesting thing in this situation is that, near to my Mom's place, I happened to meet a wonderful elder monk who is carrying some rare oral transmission lineages of ancient scriptural texts. I requested him to bestow on me the transmissions and he accepted my request. I'm excited and getting ready to receive them while I'm here in the village. 

I am pleased to see our Emaho Center participating in humanitarian projects. The donations for the Phoenix homeless children are heartwarming. The Geshes' beautiful Losar rituals and chanting were performed to spiritually help set our minds in a positive direction for the coming new year. The Geshes led the worldwide annual marathon, and also the one-day recitation of Logyonma to help stop the physical, mental, spiritual, and karmic obstacles the virus has inflicted on the wellbeing of the earth and its sentient beings.  

The situation with the coronavirus is rapidly evolving. As we look across the international, national, and local landscape, we now know the virus is active and becoming pandemic across the world. I want you all to know that your health and your loved ones' health is of utmost concern to me. Please do take good care of your health. I request you to follow all the prevention methods and stay current with public guidelines. During this time it is important to remain calm and extend compassion to those who are suffering, and pray for the healing of the world. 

I encourage everyone to continue to offer their prayers for the pandemic to come to a swift end. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a powerful protection mantra to prevent the epidemic and it is called Logyonma Mantra:



I suggest you all recite this mantra with compassion a few times a day. 

By the end of March, it is estimated we will have a better sense of the virus and its spread and impact. I am hopeful to be home soon.

I keep all of you in my prayers and wish you all good luck, good health, and good happiness in your life. And I wish that you have all you need always.

I am looking forward to sharing with you some teachings and especially the Logyonma empowerment at our May retreat at our center in Phoenix. The practice of Logyonma can help destroy diseases and give protection to our planet, ourselves, and others.  The practice can help us transform unhappy negative states.

I am currently doing many prayers and mantras for all of you and really looking forward to coming home soon.

Blessings, love, and good wishes,
ZaChoeje Rinpoche



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.

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Jataka Tales

Jataka in Pali and Sanskrit means birth. These popular stories of the former lives of Buddha helps us develope personal characteristics beneficial for those aspiring for the enlightened state free from suffering and the causes of suffering.

Teachings on YouTube

37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016

Tonglen - August 31, 2005 

Video Teachings on Emaho Facebook


Click here to download the translation of the mantra used in Rinpoche's teaching on Vajrasattva (pdf)