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

Wednesday July 23, 7:00-8:00 pm

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

The Wednesday evening meditations are popular with people of all spiritual traditions.

Friday July 25, 7:00-8:00 pm

Open to those who have had the empowerment from ZaChoeje Rinpoche or another lineage master.

The practice of Yamantaka, which helps us overcome and transform the delusion of anger, belongs to the highest class of Yoga Tantra. Yamantaka, the Diamond Terrifier, is the wrathful enlightened form of Manjushri. Wrathful meditation practice is a powerful and skillful means to transform destructive habitual patterns. Yamantaka represents the insight that fully understands the changing character of all impermanent phenomena as well as their emptiness nature.

Sunday July 27, 10:00-10:30 am

Guided meditations designed for pre-teens and teens. Half-hour sessions meet one Sunday a month.

Sunday July 27, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Emaho's program for the children of our community meets once a month.


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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