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

Teaching & Pilgrimages

Like the Earth Treasure Vases, we too are holy vessels filled with prayers and offerings. From our deepest heart of hearts arise the ways that we are each called to turn our prayers for the Earth into action. Our group meditations, courses, retreats and pilgrimages are all opportunities to go more deeply in practices of sacred activism, taking refuge in the Earth and following the path of collective awakening.

Earth Treasure Vase Full Moon
Global Healing Meditation Series

Join us each month on the full moon for the profound Earth Treasure Vase Full Moon Global Healing Meditation series, with Cynthia Jurs and David T. Nicol.

Inspired by an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project brings healing and protection to the Earth by filling consecrated clay vessels with prayers and offerings, and ceremonially burying them in the Earth in collaboration with indigenous elders, young activists and grassroots leaders in places where healing and protection are most needed around the planet.

The project began in 1990, when Cynthia met a 106 year-old lama living in a cave in the Himalayas and asked him, What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth? He gave her this practice and since then, 49 Earth Treasure Vases have been planted (5 of these are in process now) in sacred places, war torn communities, mountains, forests and sources of rivers on every inhabited continent. The vases form a living global mandala of prayers and intentions for the healing of the Earth. With 21 vases still to go, the practice continues with pilgrimages to many new locations. On every full moon we gather for a guided meditation to direct our prayers and intentions into the vases and energize the global mandala, embracing Gaia with our heartfelt presence and sacred offerings.

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Tara Gaia Transmission & Teachings

A Vajrayana-style deity practice inspired by Tara with a visualization of Gaia and a recitation of her mantra that Cynthia received during intensive practice in retreat and has worked with privately for many years. This practice can serve as a profound enhancement to the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Meditation.

Cynthia will be offering this new practice of Tara Gaia for the first time publicly the weekend of February 8-9 in an online retreat via Zoom. This very special retreat will include a transmission ceremony, teachings, group practice, and Q&A. Once one has received the teachings, an ongoing monthly practice group can be joined to deepen one’s understanding and keep the practice alive.

Cost: $108.00

To learn more about Tara Gaia please join us for a free call via Zoom on Saturday, Jan 25th, 2020

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Gaia Mandala Core Community

Taking the Earth as our source of refuge and cultivating group practices together on a weekly basis we will strengthen our capacity to be vessels for global healing and collective awakening. Monthly membership includes an hour-long weekly call via Zoom and participation in a private online discussion group.

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Gaia Calling Course

Co-taught by Cynthia Jurs & David Nicol, this is an in-depth exploration about Being a Holy Vessel for Global Healing and Collective Awakening. Learn more about this course here:

April 29th—June 10th, 2020.

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Ghost Ranch Retreat, New Mexico

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 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. Register here