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.

this week at emaho

Tuesday September 9, vows 6:00-6:45 am

The eight Mahaya vows, or precepts, are taken for twenty-four hours, beginning at 6 a.m., usually on full and new moon days. Taking the vows helps us strongly maintain the bodhisattva practice in our lives, reinforcing our determination to become enlightened for the sake of all beings.

Vows will be offered at Emaho Center at 6 a.m. for those who want to participate in the full day of precepts.

Tuesday September 9, 7:00-8:00 pm

Chenrezig is the bodhisattva of great compassion. Chanting his mantra, Om mani padme hum, removes our selfish attitudes and invokes the spirit of universal compassion for all sentient beings.

with ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Wednesday September 10, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us in a meditation on love and compassion, which opens our minds and hearts unconditionally to limitless sentient beings.

Everybody is welcome to join this meditation. The Wednesday guided meditations are popular among spiritual practitioners of all traditions.

Saturday September 13, 7:00-8:00 pm

Green Tara is a feminine emanation of enlightened compassion whose activity of fearless wisdom alleviates fear and obstacles. Identifying with Green Tara's extraordinary qualities of transcendent wisdom, omniscient awareness, fearlessness, and love and compassion allows our own aspects of these innate qualities to arise


We are asking people not to park along the streets, and not to park in front of the Center, but rather park in the back. Thank you!

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