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.

Chenrezig 16Monday January 17, 7:00-8:00pm MST, Zoom with Geshe Lobsang and Geshe Namgyal

Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit) is considered an enlightened emanation of the essence of all the Buddha’s love and compassion, one who applies active wisdom to alleviate the suffering of sentient beings.

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Sunday January 16, at 10:00am MST, Geshe Lobsang is offering the next eight week session on The Great Treatise on the Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment. It is not necessary to have attended previous sessions. If you are newly joining us, you may find it helpful to review Part One, pages 13-103, The Great Treatise on The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment, Lam Rim Chen Mo, Lama Tsong-Kha-Pa, ISBN 1-555939-166-9.

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new book 2Challenged by disease, we panic. Provoked by enemies, we get angry. Enticed by the allure of what we think we lack, we become lost in distraction and desire. Rather than simply reacting to circumstances, being pushed and pulled by whatever happens in the outer world, we need deep resilience to live a more fulfilling life. This is grounded not just in physical, mental, or emotional strength, but also in inner spiritual strength. In this guide Rinpoche helps us to discover our inner resources and offers advice on practical methods of developing them. His direct and unpretentious words make profound ideas accessible to everyone.  

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year end messageDear friends in Dharma, Tashi Delek! 

 I hope this message finds you all well and safe. I am doing well in India. 

2021 is coming to its end. As we look back over the past two years, these have turned out much differently than we could have imagined. For so many of us, the pandemic forced us to keep our physical distance from family, friends and our spiritual community.  It has been challenging, affecting us in many difficult and often tragic ways.


Every day, Emaho supports our spiritual growth by providing tools and techniques passed to us by our kind and generous spiritual teacher, ZaChoeje Rinpoche. To follow in the footsteps of an authentic lineage master is our greatest fortune.  With learning and practice, we become more spiritually aware, become kinder and more compassionate.  With these qualities, we live more peacefully.  ZaChoeje Rinpoche and the Emaho monks have given us an extremely rare gift.

More now than ever, we need your year-end financial support. Closing the center when the pandemic struck has taken a financial toll.  If you are currently an Emaho Benefactor, we are asking you to consider increasing your monthly donation if you are able.  If you aren’t presently a Benefactor, we encourage you to become a regular donor.  If you would like to donate a one-time contribution, no amount is too small.

Your donations and support are Emaho’s heartbeat,  To read more about our benefactor program click here.

You can use this link to set up a recurring monthly donation or to make a one-time via PayPal-



Or, checks can be mailed to --
     Emaho Foundation, Inc
     11435 N. Cave Creek Road; #3
     Phoenix, AZ 85020


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October 14-15 9-10AM Indian standard time (October 13-14, 8:30 pm MST)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins youth leaders from conflict-affected regions for a two day online conversation on Compassion, Education, and Equality from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India.  The teaching is organized through the Generation Change Fellows Program at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

His Holiness generally begins a little early, please check life streamstream 8:15-8:20pm MST).

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Wednesdays with ZaChoeje Rinpoche.
Livestreaming on Facebook.

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This comes with my sincere prayers that you and your family are staying safe and healthy.  These past 18 months have been difficult and have affected all of us living on this fragile planet.  In these 18 months, some people have lost their lives or have had a family member pass. Every one of us has been impacted to one degree or another. I hope we can see ourselves rounding the corner and finding ourselves headed forward on the road of recovery; physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.

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2020 oct. mudra graphicAt the conclusion of Geshe Lobsang’s teaching, Geshe Namgyal will share with us how to do sacred hand mudras. 

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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!

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. 


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)