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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Emaho Foundation commemorates the 1989 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama, the world’s best- known Tibetan Buddhist leader and international figurehead in the cause for peace on our planet. As we enter the holiday season may your days be filled with compassion and universal harmony.

Tsok May 6Please join Geshe Lobsang and Geshe Namgyal for Guru Yoga Tsok via Webinar at 7:00pm November 28th

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. 

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Sunday November 14 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.


White Tara Meditation

White Tara meditation gives us tools to invoke the spiritual energy of White Tara. In Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara is the perfect embodiment of graceful strength, wisdom and purity.  White Tara is the manifestation of the pure compassionate activities of all the Buddhas. White Tara represents the completely purified wind element which when balanced, increases virtuous karma, long life and healing.

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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.

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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)