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.


Saturday, December 10, 4:15-7:00pm

Join us at our annual Ahimsa event to celebrate the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that literally translates to nonviolence.

"I consider non-violence to be compassion in action. It doesn’t mean weakness, cowering in fear, or simply doing nothing. It is to act without violence, motivated by compassion, recognising the rights of others.'"   
His Holiness The Dalai Lama

We take the opportunity to celebrate not only His Holiness' kindness and wisdom, but to celebrate our community.  

4:15pm Community Meeting

5:00pm Documentary Film: Dalai Lama's Compassion in Action  

  • Open your heart, and become the change. What truly brings us happiness? What are the essential problems facing our world today, and how can we solve them? What is at the heart and soul of the cultural Hungry Ghosts that seek happiness and fulfillment through money and things, instead of from within? In this inspiring and thought-provoking film, "Compassion in Action," the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in the internationally successful documentary film "Dalai Lama Awakening" (narrated by actor Harrison Ford), directed by award-winning Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich.

Recitation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's and ZaChoeje's long life prayers.

5:45-7:00pm Ice Cream Social and community fun

We have lined up awesome raffle prizes.

To celebrate, the Treasure Vase Store is offering 20% off all store items.

A great place for your holiday shopping.

A Way to Support the Schoolchildren of Tibet 

Tibet snow schooltrekWe're collecting super warm coats, gloves and scarves for boys and girls age 6 to 16.

In talking with the people of Tehor, Tibet, this past summer, ZaChoeje Rinpoche saw the need for warm clothing for the kids who travel to school. Having our community bring and then ship clothing, as opposed to sending money to buy clothing, will not only keep the kids warm as they trek in the bitter cold but the items from us help tie our communities in tangible ways. Between now and Ahimsa, being celebrated Saturday, December 10th, drop off donated clothing items at the center. Please bring new or gently used items.

After Ahimsa we'll pack up and ship these items to Tibet. If you would like to donate towards shipping, please make a donation earmarked for this one-time project.

During Rinpoche's initial trip to Tibet he stressed the importance of education and encouraged parents to send their kids to school. It's not an easy hike or horse ride to the school on the best of days. Some villages are remote and children must travel for hours. The increase in student population has grown ten-fold since Rinpoche requested parents to make their kids' education a priority.

The children's trek to school in the long dark winter is made difficult by the biting cold and snow. But they still get to school. Through our sangha's thoughtfulness, the kid's having warm clothing from America helps the Tibetan community see we care, that we reach out to them in compassion in action

Buddha's life Story  #10

Wednesday December 7, 11:00am-12:00pm
Friday December 9, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday December 11, 11:00am-12:00pm

We're pleased to announced we are offering a new video series:Buddha, The Life and Journey of Prince Siddhartha. The series describes his journey towards attaining enlightenment, becoming Buddha and revolutionizing society. Read More»


Wednesday December 7, 6:00pm-6:45pm
Friday December 9, 11:00-11:45am

Please join us. It has been asked of Geshe-la to give a class on Tibetan chanting.Geshe will begin by taking the chanting we use in our daily practices. Read More»

Lamp to the Path

Thursday December 8, 11:00-11:45am

Join Geshe-la for in-depth study of Atisha's Lamp to the Path of EnlightenmentRead More»

Bodhicitta Meditation

Wednesday December 7, 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday December 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Friday December 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Sunday December 11, 10:00-11:00am

Please join us for a guided meditation on Bodhicitta. In this meditation we create within us the wish to become enlightened for the sake of all beings which is the foundation of compassion. Together, compassion and wisdom lead to full enlightenment.

Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way of Life

Thursday December 8, 10:00am-10:45am

Join Geshe-la for in-depth study on Shantideva'sThe Bodhisattva Way Of Life. Read More»

Silent Meditation With Geshe

Thursday December 8, 12:00pm-12:45pm

Please join Geshe-la for an unguided silent meditation. This is an opportunity to sit in meditation with Geshe allowing your mind to relax from everyday concerns bringing awareness of our rich inner spiritual world. You can use this time to sit quietly watching your mind, or to collect mantra or to reflect and find freedom in serenity.

Tibetan Yoga

Wednesday December 7, 9:15am-9:45am
Thursday December 8, 9:15am-9:45am
Friday December 9, 12:15pm-12:45pm
Sunday December 11, 9:15am-9:45am

Please join us for Tibetan Yoga. There are five postures in Tibetan Yoga. These postures increase our healing potential by helping to balance body and mind which in turn allows our meditations to become deeper and clearer. Read More »


Thursday December 8, 7:00-8:00pm

In the words of ZaChoeje Rinpoche: “We all have healing, loving, wisdom and compassion 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

Teachings on YouTube

37 Factors of Enlightenment - May 1, 2016

Tonglen - August 31, 2005 

Archived Teachings on Ustream

Click here to follow the Emaho Foundation's Channel on Ustream where you can see archived recordings of Rinpoche's teachings. Available recordings include