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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Sunday May 29, at 10:00am Arizona time, 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. The Great Treatise on The Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment, Lam Rim Chen Mo, Lama Tsong-Kha-Pa, ISBN 1-555939-166-9.

perfection classIn this series of Essential Buddhism, Geshe Lobsang will give this six week course beginning Sunday, May 29 at 9:00am Arizona time.  We are pleased to welcome in-person study at Emaho Center or join us via Zoom.



dü sum sangye guru rinpoche
Embodiment of buddhas of past, present and future, Guru Rinpoche;
ngödrub kün dak dewa chenpö shyab
Master of all siddhis, Guru of Great Bliss;
barché kün sel düdul drakpo tsal
Dispeller of all obstacles, Wrathful Subjugator of Māras;
solwa deb so jingyi lab tu sol
To you I pray: inspire me with your blessing,
chi nang sangwé barché shyiwa dang
So that outer, inner and secret obstacles are dispelled
sampa lhün gyi drubpar jingyi lob
And all my aspirations are spontaneously fulfilled.
orgyen pemajungné la solwa deb
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!
tha mag dü trug zhi var jingyi lob
Grant your blessing, so all foreign invasions war and battle be pacified.
Oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ

ཁྱེད་ལ་བསྟོད་ཅིང་གསོལ་བ་བཏབ་པའི་མཐུས། །
khyé la tö ching solwa tabpé tü
Through the power of praising and supplication prayers,
བདག་སོགས་གང་དུ་གནས་པའི་ས་ཕྱོགས་སུ། །
dak sok gang du nepé sa chok su
I and all beings wherever we dwell and located.
ནད་དང་དབུལ་ཕོངས་འཐབ་རྩོད་ཞི་བ་དང་། །
né dang wul pong taptsö shyiwa dang
May the sickness, poverty, and conflict be pacified,
ཆོས་དང་བཀྲ་ཤིས་འཕེལ་བར་མཛད་དུ་གསོལ། །
chö dang tashi pelwar dzé du söl
And may the peace and auspiciousness increase forevermore.
- Compiled by Zachoeje Rinpoche

Tibetan Yoga

Geshe Lobsang is offering Tibetan Yoga beginning Thursday, March 31, 6:15 pm-6:45 pm, followed by White Tara meditation. Weekly, Geshe will offer Tibetan Yoga before weekly deity meditation, including Tsok dates.


01C1FF18 2465 4FEC 9A16 7AA2D9C79975The 2022 total of 96,837,036 represents the collection of Om Mani Padme Hum mantra. The people of Tehor Tibet began collecting mantra the first of the year. Monks at Drepung Loseling Monastery and Sera Jay Monastery in southern India joined us in collecting muntra for love and compassion for the sake of all sentient beings 

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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.

ZaPangthangTashi Delek

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.

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)