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

Our Staff

Alliance for the Earth Staff

Cynthia Jurs, Executive Director

CJ bio
Cynthia Jurs is a Buddhist teacher who received Dharmacharya transmission to teach from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994. Also a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, she has studied with many great masters and has spent much time in retreat practicing in both the Vajrayana and Zen Buddhist traditions for the last 30 years. She directs the Open Way Sangha, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, teaching retreats and leading groups in meditation, “engaged buddhism” and spiritual activism.

In 1990 Cynthia undertook a pilgrimage to meet a 106 year-old Tibetan lama living in a cave high in the Himalayas that transformed her life. She asked the old man in the cave, Charok Rinpoche,, ‘What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?’ He instructed her in the practice of the earth treasure vases; a practice dedicated to bringing healing and protection to the Earth by filling consecrated clay vessels with prayers and offerings and burying them in places of need around the world. She was given 30 of these consecrated clay vessels and told to fill them with sacred offerings and prayers, take them to places in need of healing and bury them according to the tradition.

Inspired by her travels with this practice, in 2008 she founded Alliance for the Earth, to support the emergence of a global community committed to the healing and renewal of the Earth. As director of the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project, Cynthia has facilitated collaborations with young activists and indigenous elders in communities all around the world in this unique ritual that strengthens community, invites prayers from everyone and catalyzes unpredictable solutions.

 

Anna Molitor, co-Executive Director, Administrative Manager

Anna Molitor is a transformational coach and group facilitator and it is one of her greatest joys to partner with others to support the emergence of as yet-unimagined possibilities for personal and cultural evolution. She is certified by Claire Zammit and Katherine Woodward Thomas in Feminine Power Transformative Coaching and Leadership and is currently training as a Bloodline Healing Facilitator. She is a joyful participant in Thomas Hubl’s work, where she has the opportunity to practice at the edge of the unknown in service to the great experiment of creating new culture and consciousness.

Anna spent her childhood years living on the rocky coast of Maine, exploring the forests, lakes and fields with her twin sister and receiving the elemental wildness of that land as one of the most important influences that grew her toward adulthood. After graduating from college with an English degree, she promptly left the English-speaking world and spent five years living in Greece, France, Spain and Chile.

She has brought this explorative curiosity and passion for unfolding the unique presence of places and people to all of her work since then. Anna has a ten-year professional background with nonprofit organizations as Assistant Director, Curator, and community outreach “dot-connector” for the Martha’s Vineyard Independent Film Festival; as program staff and organizational support for The Tracking Project, a visionary nonprofit working with earth-based education and the Arts of Life; and in her current work as Alliance for the Earth’s co-executive director.

Anna asks, How do we engage ourselves, each other, the Earth, and human culture in ways that allow the highest potentials to become manifest through us? How do we allow our deepest life to emerge through us into the world? She has spent decades following the threads of this inquiry, as faithful student of Life in all of its mystery.

 

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