In the spirit of reciprocity, we are asking everyone to make a contribution to access this call. Something to honor Cynthia’s time, experience and transmission and to support both hers and TreeSisters mission.
We understand that everyone will value this offering differently and be able to give different amounts, therefore you can pay however much you would like to at this time. We suggest an amount of £25 / $30.
These contributions will be split with 50% going to support the Amazon Earth Treasure Vase and 50% to fund the planting of trees with TreeSisters. Please click on the link below to receive access to the call.
You will receive an email to your inbox after you have made your contribution. The ceremony originally took place on the 6th of February, but it is still available for you to watch so you can be a part of the initiation of the Amazon Earth Treasure Vase. Participants are welcome to contribute an intention after they view the Ceremony.
REceive the Ceremony WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION
There are ancient practices that are needed now to nourish and support Gaia. Many of us are also needed now - as conduits for those practices. It's time to remember and time to grow. Relationship with conscious nature has never been more important.
This call is a sharing, a teaching, a transmission, an initiation and an opening for anyone wishing to learn and act on behalf of Gaia. This is the second of two calls. The first is an introduction, the second is an activation.
Cynthia will offer a teaching and transmit a practice that will connect us all to a global mandala of diverse locations around the whole Earth where offerings have been made to bring healing, protection and renewal to the web of life, embracing the planet with our love.
Through this ancient practice that is coming alive in new ways that are especially relevant for these times, we will learn about the power of making offerings to the lands we love, imagining that the healing is accomplished and the vitality of the Earth is completely restored.
TreeSisters is being invited to become part of this global healing mandala in direct relationship to Gaia by making offerings into an Earth Treasure Vase dedicated to the Amazon that we will initiate together in a special guided meditation ceremony on this call.
As women we will also learn to carry this new form of sacred activism into our own lands and support each other to listen to Gaia’s call even more directly that we may serve her more fully.
"It is time for more "sacred activism" on behalf of Gaia. We can use the power of our intention and our togetherness to offer healing, nourishment, gratitude into Earth and humanity and decrease the violence and damage of the changes that are upon us." ~ Ruthe from USA
Cynthia Jurs is a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Dharmacharya in the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh whose source of refuge and spiritual inspiration is Mother Earth; Gaia. In 1990, she made a life-changing pilgrimage to meet the hermit and meditation master, Kushok Mangden Charok Rinpoche, a 106-year-old lama living in a remote cave in Nepal from whom she received the practice of the Earth Treasure Vases when she asked him “What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?”
For thirty years, Cynthia has been building a global community committed to planetary healing and collective awakening in partnership with elders and activists around the world. Cynthia teaches an innovative blend of engaged buddhism and sacred activism through the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project, the Open Way Sangha in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the international Gaia Mandala Community. Through her nonprofit, Alliance for the Earth, Cynthia has worked for ten years in Liberia, West Africa with former combatants and the women who stopped a war, building peace, teaching mindfulness and co-founding the Peace Hut Alliance for Conflict Transformation. Cynthia’s book, Summoned by the Earth, is forthcoming.
A list of Resources for Cynthia Jurs and the Earth Treasure Vases
Ghost Ranch Retreat: Crafting Earthen Vessels for Global Healing; Bringing an Ancient Practice of Sacred Activism Alive for Today
This course has been postponed until August/Sept or possibly October. Specific dates will be announced once they have been scheduled. Applications for this course are still being accepted. People who register for the course (upon approval of the application) will receive notices of online events connected to this retreat which will start in April 2020. These events will prepare and build community, leading up to the week we will spend together at the Ranch.
More Info Here: Crafting Earthen Vessels for Global Healing at Ghost Ranch
Register here for the Retreat Password: EarthenGR
Tara Gaia Teachings
Cynthia’s Website: https://earthtreasurevase.org
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To participate in Cynthia's Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Meditation, register here: https://mailchi.mp/earthtreasurevase/full-moon-global-healing-meditation
Tara and Earth Treasure Vessels images provided courtesy Cynthia Jurs
Perfection of Wisdom, Mother of buddhas, bodhisattvas and all beings, nourishing, holding and healing all, Great Mother Earth, precious jewel of the cosmos, to you we bow in gratitude.
We take refuge in the Earth as our teacher, the one who shows us the Way in this life.
We take refuge in the Earth as an expression of the dharma, the teachings of interbeing, understanding and love.
We take refuge in the Earth as an embodiment of the sangha, the vast interdependent community of life in balance and harmony.
Living within the web of life on Earth, we dedicate ourselves to embodying awakened awareness on the path of healing in service to all beings. We dedicate our lives to realizing our oneness with Gaia.
Lama Sherab Zangmo
Dharmacharya True Source, Order of Interbeing
Guiding Teacher, Gaia Mandala Sangha, Santa Fe, NM