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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Guru Yoga 38Please join Geshe Lobsang and Geshe Namgyal for Guru Yoga Tsok via Webinar at 7:00pm March 8

The Tsok offering puja is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist ceremony involving offerings of flowers, food, and drink to the Buddhas, the Bodhisattvas, and our spiritual Gurus in conjunction with prayers, chanting, and meditation. During the ceremony, we accumulate merit, purify negativity, and give and receive blessings. 

The Tsok offering is an essential method for renewing commitments and averting obstacles. With this method, we come under the care and guidance of the Dakas and Dakinis, who bestow our eventual completion stage realization.

Our Guru is the embodiment of the Dharmakaya, the ultimate guru, the transcendental wisdom of non-dual bliss and emptiness. Our conventional guru, the essence of which is the absolute guru.

Lamrim Jan 3Sunday February 28, 10:00am MST, Geshe Lobsang is offering the second eight week session on The Great Treatise on the Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment.  During this second session he will continue to help us focus on meditative serenity in six parts: serenity and insight, preparing for meditative serenity, focusing our mind, dealing with laxity and excitement, attaining serenity, and serenity as part of the path.

Geshe Namgyal will conclude each class with instructions on hand mudras and Tibetan Buddhist Chanting.

It is not necessary to have taken series 1 to join us.  

Guru Yoga 2As requested, Rinpoche will teach དགའ་ལྡན་སྙན་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་བླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར་ཉམས་སུ་བླངས་ཚུལ། “How to practice Guru Yoga from the Ganden Nyengyu Tradition” (Ear to ear Ganden lineage). This exceptional “Lamai Naljor” practice is the “pure vision lineage” of Master Tsongkhapa received from Manjushri who is directly connected to Vajradhara- the primordial Buddha. Guru Yoga is the root foundation of all spiritual attainments and it is the most powerful life force practice path in Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa tradition. A sincere practice of Guru Yoga empowers the practitioner to receive the blessings of all Enlightened beings because the ultimate Guru is the non-dual nature of all the Buddhas of the three times. It is stated in the scriptures that a proper Guru Yoga is the most essential and mandatory practice in establishing genuine connection with our Guru. Most importantly it enables the practitioner’s mind to merge with the Master’s blissful wisdom which is the pure clear light nature of our primordial mind. Traditionally, this practice consists of six introductory dharma: སྦྱོར་ཆོས་དྲུག་དང་སྦྱོར་བ། 1) Cleaning the room and setting up altar. གནས་ཁང་བྱི་དོར་བྱས་ལ་སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་རྟེན་དགྲམ་པ། 2) Finding pure offerings and arranging them well. མཆོད་པ་གཡོ་མེད་པ་བཙལ་ལ་བཀོད་པས་མཛེས་པར་བཤམ་པ། 3) Sitting in relaxation and generating good minds. སྟན་བདེ་བར་ཆོས་བདུན་ལྡན་དུ་འཁོད་དེ་སྐྱབས་འགྲོ་སེམས་བསྐྱེད་བྱ་བ། 4) visualizing the merit-field and inviting the wisdom-being. ཚོགས་ཞིང་གསལ་འདེབས་ལ་འགུག་བཞུགས་བྱ་བ། 5) Doing the seven-limbs prayer and offering the mandalas. བསག་སྦྱང་ཡན་ལག་བདུན་པ་བྱས་ལ་ཕྱི་ནང་གསང་གསུམ་གྱི་མནྜལ་འབུལ་བ། 6) Requesting the blessings and dissolving into the heart. གསོལ་འདེབས་བྱིན་རླབས་ཞུས་ལ་སྙིང་དབུས་སུ་བསྟིམ་པར་བྱ་བ་བཅས་སོ།།
Guru Yoga class will be held via Zoom on Friday nights, beginning January 22, 8:00PM MST, Jan. 23, Saturday 3:00PM New Zealand time. After registration we will send you the Zoom code. The class will complete in 5 sessions( two hours) once a week and could run longer.

Please register as follows:

1) Email emahoevents@emahofoundation.org .  We will then send you the link to the Webinar and any handouts.  Please note that you will use the same link for all sessions.

2) The suggested donation is $108.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Donation can be made through Paypal.   Or by sending a check to Emaho Foundation, 11435 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

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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Wednesdays with ZaChoeje Rinpoche.
Livestreaming on Facebook. 

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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.

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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)