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.

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

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. 

Prayer for IndiaLoGyonMa practice with Geshe Namgyal and Geshe Lobsang, May 2, 11:30am MST

The world is deeply affected by the evolving Covid-19 pandemic. India is now particularly hard hit with confusion, sickness and death as is Brazil. The practice of LoGyonMa, Goddess Parnashvari, can contribute to turning the tide on this deadly virus. The spiritual energy of LoGyonMa helps transform disastrous states. The recitation of the LoGyonMa practice helps stop physical, mental, spiritual, and karmic obstacles. Geshe Namgyal and Geshe Lobsang will recite the Sadhana on Facebook Live. If you would like to join with Emaho’s monks, you can download the practice.

May the practice of LoGyonMa help halt the virus that is gripping our planet, causing unspeakable suffering. We dedicate our practice of LoGyonMa to the compassionate and brave people who help on the front lines of health care and the myriad of people with jobs helping to eradicate and lead us out of this disquiet and uncertainty.

For a copy of the LoGyonMa Sadhana  >> click here

Retreat 2021You are invited

Emaho Foundation

Annual 2021 retreat.

May 28th, 29th and 30th live-stream via Zoom. 

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By request, ZaChoeje Rinpoche has graciously agreed to bestow the White Tara Empowerment. Rinpoche will instruct us on how to best practice the White Tara, known as the Wish-fulfilling Wheel (Drolkar Yishin Khorlo).

The empowerment ceremony is a Buddhist tradition handed down from master to student, going back in an unbroken lineage to the historical Shakyamuni Buddha. Receiving the White Tara transmission permits us to engage in the White Tara practice, benefitting ourselves and other sentient beings with spiritual blessings and other enrichments.

Lamrim Jan 3Sunday April 25th at 10:00am MST, Geshe Lobsang is offering the third eight week session on The Great Treatise on the Stages Of The Path To Enlightenment. During this third session, Geshe will continue to help us focus on the six parts of meditative serenity: 1)serenity and insight, 2)preparing for meditative serenity, 3)focusing our mind, 4)dealing with laxity and excitement, 5)attaining serenity, and 6)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 or 2 to join us

 Please register as follows:

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

2) The suggested donation is $10.00 a class or $60 for the series.  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.

Donations per class or per series


411 1411 2Tashi Delek from the Za PANGTHANG nuns in Tehor, Tibet.

It’s common for the Tehor region to experience internet and primary power outages. We are waiting to receive new video updates.  We do know the weather in Tehor is unusually warm for this time of year.  The ground has softened, and work resumes on the nunnery.  As travel conditions become more favourable, volunteers from surrounding communities have been steadily arriving to help.  

In their last email, the nuns sent their gratitude and told us they include each of us in their daily prayers. 

To date, friends, supporters, well wishes and Emaho Sangha members have donated $11,769.07 to the nunnery project.  Each donation has been doubled for a total of $23,538.14.  We still have 7 weeks to go where every cent donated will be doubled.  100% of your donations will be given to the nuns on your behalf. 

The nunnery project is dear to many of us.  While we help our Tibetan spiritual sisters by supporting their ability to get building materials, we are strengthening our connection to them, and the people of Tehor, Tibet. To those who have donated, Emaho!  To those who will donate Emaho!  Donating towards this project is a rare opportunity indeed.  Om mani padme hum.  

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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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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.

>> 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)