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.

saSunday June 4 9-10am Please join us at the center or via zoom for one of the most auspicious Buddhist holy days, Saka Dawa. Saka Dawa is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist days, paying homage to historical Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. 

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May 30 - 31, 2023

His Holiness will give two days of teachings in the mornings for Tibetan Youth at the Main Tibetan Temple. On May 30 morning he will give an introductory teaching on The Three Objects of Refuge (kyapdro ngotro) and will also conduct the Ceremony of Generating of Bodhichitta (semkye). On May 31 morning he will confer the Manjushri Blessing (jampalyang jenang).

May 20 1Quarterly 6-week Class Series

For the in depth teaching series via Zoom, Rinpoche will give the introductory first class on 5/20 followed by 4 sessions on the topic by Geshe Lobsang. The 6th class will be a student talk on the subject followed by questions and answers. 

Each class in the series will be on Saturdays from 7-8:00 PM Phoenix time. We are hoping this new scheduling time will give our dharma brothers and sisters in New Zealand and Asia the opportunity to join us live-streaming.



dü sum sangye guru rinpoche
Embodiment of buddhas of past, present and future, Guru Rinpoche;

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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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)