As I was looking around at Dudjom Rinpoche’s website I came across this wonderful project. Alliance for the Earth is the sponsor for the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project. From the Earth Treasure Vase homepage:
Meditation and Ceremony
The Earth Treasure Vase meditation and ceremony is deeply rooted in an ancient Tibetan practice, which was transmitted to Cynthia Jurs by Charok Rinpoche in 1990. The ceremony is done at the Open Way Sangha every full moon when, according to Buddhist tradition, our prayers and intentions are multiplied a thousand-fold.
Cynthia Jurs began a trek into the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal on a pilgrimage to meet a 106-year-old Tibetan Lama, H.E. Kushok Mangden Charok Rinpoche, a hermit who lived in a cave high in the Himalayas. He transmitted to her the teachings on the treasure vase and how important it was for the earth and its people. By filling consecrated clay vessels with prayers and offerings, and ceremonially burying them in the Earth in collaboration with local indigenous elders the healing and protection of the Earth would begin.
Each of the 30 Earth Treasure Vases that were made by Lama Ngawang Tsultrim at the request of H.E. Charok Rinpoche to be placed in certain places in the earth and oceans. They are filled with offerings until they are completely full. Lama Tsultrim created these sacred vases in Nepal. He collected sacred substances from many lamas of all four lineages and embedded them into the clay itself.
Cynthia Jurs, the founder of this projected (and in the video below) stayed in Nepal for two weeks:
“I remember walking up the path…trekking step by step by step…going on this incredible journey to meet this old, wise yogi who lived in a cave. And thinking what an incredible opportunity is this and what can I ask him? How can I make the most of this opportunity not just for myself but for others? And I remember thinking, the earth was hurting. “
The purpose of the Earth Treasure Vase is to bring protection and healing to the Earth and all beings in the area where it is buried. It is filled with prayers and offerings and placed in the Earth for all time.
The tradition comes from Tibet, where many centuries ago, the Guru Padmasambhava prophesied this remedy for healing the Earth and removing the suffering of all beings in times of degeneration.
An Earth Treasure Vase is said to restore the vitality to the essence of the elements, which have been depleted by pollutants and poisons in the environment caused by materialistic human activity. Each vase holds the power to pacify anger and warfare, improve health, magnetize abundance, remove obstacles to long life, and increase wisdom for all beings within its sphere of influence.
The Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project is creating a mandala of healing and protection around the world in this time of great urgency. As this group says:
“As we make ready to complete the mandala and carry the final earth treasure vases to key ‘pressure points’ on the planet, we are feeling how very alive this mandala is with possibilities for global dialogue and emerging vision and leadership.”
It looks like 29 vases have been buried to date. The money for the 30th and final Treasure Vase will be the seed from which 108 new vases shall be made under the direction of Native American potters. To donate click here: Donation Page