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.

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Temporary Closure

With our community's best interest at heart, Emaho will continue to suspend programs at the center until we are confident it is safe to meet again. 

The Center is closed but Rinpoche is offering blessings online!

On June 4, 6, and 7, join us online for an unprecedented opportunity to receive blessings from Rinpoche in the form of a virtual weekend retreat. See retreat details below.

In addition, on Emaho's Facebook page, Rinpoche is currently offering weekly teachings to help us build inner strength through meditation.

>> Facebook Emaho Foundation

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

>> Treasure Trove

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. 

LoGyonMa Retreat

ZaChoeje Rinpoche has graciously accepted our request to guide us in a virtual weekend retreat. Rinpoche will bestow on us the empowerment of Goddess Parnashvari, also known as LoGyonma. 

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 9:30am (Arizona time)-Mountain Standard Time. (It will be 10:00pm Wed. India time)
Facebook live-stream
Rinpoche will continue to share with us tools and techniques that will help us build inner strength through meditation. We are fortunate for this auspicious opportunity. Hope you can join us.

Twice the good

Tashi Delek! We are extremely happy to tell you that together we raised $7976 from our Twice the Good fundraising campaign.  You helped us match the donation of $5,000 plus an additional $2,976.  Your generosity pushed us over our hoped-for goal.

Emaho Foundation would not exist without community support.  Through our website and Facebook we received donations from the UK, Sweden, Italy, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Japan as well as across the United States. 

Thank you to everyone who donated.


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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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)