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
MEDICINE BUDDHA MEDITATION
Monday March 10, 7:00-8:00 pm
In the words of ZaChoeje Rinpoche: "We all have healing, loving, wisdom, and compassion aspects. Each aspect is shown as a deity. These deities are our own aspects." Through the Medicine Buddha practice we invoke our own healing power and increase our self confidence so that we can bring healing to ourselves and others.
Everybody is welcome to attend this guided meditation.
Wednesday March 12, 7:00-8:00 pm
Join us in a meditation on wisdom. Learning to understand the nature of things as they truly are is the heart of the wisdom teachings. Meditating on wisdom brings this understanding alive and makes it relevant to our lives and our thoughts.
Everybody is welcome to join this meditation. The Wednesday evening meditations are popular with people of all spiritual traditions.
Friday March 14, 7:00 pm
Peace is Every Step
Meditation in Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh
“You get out of the meditation hall in order to help people. And that is called meditation in action. Deep looking is meditation, and deep acting is also meditation.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Author of many books, Thich Nhat Hanh has had a profound impact on contemporary thinking and, importantly, on social action. His efforts to achieve an early peaceful end to the American war in Vietnam earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a forty year exile from his homeland. He continues to teach around the world. Filmed on locations in Plum Village, France, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and at retreats around the US, and includes rare archival footage from Vietnam in the 1960s detailing the work of his School for Social Service.
Sunday March 16, Center open all day,
vows 6:00-6:45 am
The eight Mahayana vows, or precepts, are taken for twenty-four hours, beginning at 6 am, 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 are taken at 6 am by those who want to participate in the full day of precepts. However, everyone is welcome to come to the Center anytime during the day and spend time relaxing and meditating with Emaho friends.
PARKING guidelines: IMPORTANT!
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!
Watch teachings online
Teachings by ZaChoeje Rinpoche
Click here to follow our new Channel on Ustream where you can see live and archived recordings of Rinpoche's teachings. Recently available recordings include
- Green Tara series, Auckland, New Zealand:
11/23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 12/ 5, 6/ 2011
- Pure Heart of Bodhisattva, Bodhi Center, Yakima WA: 11/12/2011
- Essence through Vajrasattva, Emaho Foundation, Scottsdale AZ: 11/6/ 2011
Click her to download the translation of the mantra used in Rinpoche's teaching on Vajrasattva (pdf)