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.

Giving TuesdayEmaho 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!   
 
As an added bonus, Emaho is signed up for Giving Tuesday on December 3rd.  On this day, Facebook will match millions in donations.  Facebook matches donations beginning at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (6:00 AM MST) and runs for 24 hours.  
 
Due to the number of participants, donating at 6AM on the 3rd increases the chances of Emaho receiving these additional matching funds.  To qualify for the matching, payments must be made via the donate button on our Facebook page which is named Emaho Foundation for Tibetan Buddhist Studies.  To find the page, you can click on or copy/paste www.facebook.com/emahofb/ into your browser. Or, you can use the one time donation button on our website's donation page
 
We fully understand and support that not every one is comfortable donating online. Alternatively, 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. 
Email treasurer@emahofoundation.org with any questions you may have.  

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.

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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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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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Wednesday December 11

6:30pm-6:50pm  Mantra and Mudra Class with Geshe Namgyal.  The classes will begin and end with chanting Om Mami Padme Hum, the mantra of compassion.

Mantra, or chanting, plays a vital role in Tibetan Buddhism.  The specific sounds recited during our daily meditation practice were designed by the masters to help purify and calm our minds, allowing us to enrich and deepen our meditation.

Mudra, or hand gestures, were taught to accompany our practice by influencing minute positive changes in the body that support overall good health.  Mudras help bridge the body and mind--stimulating our vital energies.

7:00pm-8:00pm  Wisdom Meditation  Learning to understand the nature of things as they truly are is the heart of the wisdom teachings. 

Thursday December 12

6:00am-6:30am  Mahayana Vows  The Mahayana vows are taken for 24 hours.  Taking the vows reminds us to practice love and compassion, reinforcing our determination to become enlightened for the sake of all beings.
10:00am-10:45am Silent Meditation  Sit in meditation, watch your mind, collect mantra, or reflect.

deity Chenrezig 520 saveforweb7:00pm-8:00pm  Chenrezig Meditation Chenrezig is the Bodhisattva of great compassion. Chanting his mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, removes our selfish attitudes and invokes the spirit of universal compassion for all beings.

Friday December 13

9:00am-9:30am Tibetan Yoga with Geshe Lobsang Chophel
9:30am-10:30am  Wisdom Meditation  Learning to understand the nature of things as they truly are is the heart of the wisdom teachings.

Saturday December 14

10:00am-11:00am  Wisdom Meditation  Learning to understand the nature of things as they truly are is the heart of the wisdom teachings. 

Sunday December 15

9:00am-9:30am Tibetan Yoga with Geshe Lobsang Chophel
9:30am-10:30am  Wisdom Meditation  Learning to understand the nature of things as they truly are is the heart of the wisdom teachings.
10:30am-11:30am  Rinpoche's Video Teaching

Teachings on YouTube

37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016

Tonglen - August 31, 2005 

Video Teachings on Emaho Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/emahofb/

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