Earth Treasure Vase: Global Healing Project
Linking our world in a practice of planetary protection & renewal.

Video of Spiritual Activism & Nuclear Guardianship Panel Now Available

Aug 11, 2012

On Saturday, August 4, Cynthia Jurs participated in the Spiritual Activism and Nuclear Guardianship panel at the Vision Without Fission Conference, produced by Nuke Free Now in Santa Fe. We invite you to watch the video of this very moving panel, created by Brad Laughlin of Corelight.

Brad also served as the facilitator of the panel, which included Cynthia: Pancho Ramos Stierle, who was featured in an article first published in Parabola this last spring called If You Want to be a Rebel, Be Kind; hunger striker Alaric Christian Balibrera; Beata Tsosie-Pena of Tewa Women United and her spoken words; and Father John Dear, who was nominated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A collaboration between many organizations and individuals, Nuke Free Now is raising awareness of the true costs and consequences of nuclear weapons and energy production — transforming the nuclear narrative in the public consciousness and inspiring a  life-affirming future. Nuke Free Now created a weekend of events in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

These efforts are related to the heart of the Earth Treasure Vase Global Mandala — a cave secreted in the canyons above Los Alamos National Laboratory. This is where our practice and global healing project began. It was Cynthia’s deep concern for the nuclear weapons and radioactive waste generated here at “ground zero” that motivated her original question to Charok Rinpoche, the 106-year-old lama in a cave in Nepal: How do we bring healing and protection to the Earth?

As you will see, this powerful panel explored the stories of men and women from different faiths and traditions and how they have engaged the bomb and the atomic age. They took up questions such as:

What is our own complicity in the consciousness that resulted in the bomb?

How do we move through despair and paralysis to engage the issues?

How do we find our way into right relationship and right action?

What ceremonies will heal the land and our communities? 

Our deep gratitude to Brad and Corelight, as well as to each of the remarkable panelists and the good people of Nuke Free Now.

Pancho Ramos Stierle in meditation at an August 6 demonstration at the Los Alamos National Laboratory