GAIA MANDALA

GLOBAL HEALING COMMUNITY

ABOUT US

The Gaia Mandala Global Healing Community is a family of friends from around the world who are hearing the call of the Earth to wake up and engage with the great work of our time, to participate in restoring balance and harmony to the web of life.

Each of us in our own way is dedicated to being a holy vessel for global healing and collective awakening. We are cultivating transformational practices personally and practicing sacred activism collectively for the benefit of all. We are listening deeply. Opening fully. Making relations with each other and making offerings to Mother Earth. We are aligned with the cycles of the moon and sun and we are claiming our true nature to live in harmony within the web of life and in relationship to each other.

We are a growing circle, an extended community, an inter-denominational sangha. We are each a node on a global mandala of healing, protection and renewal for the Earth. In love with life, we recognize our relationship of interbeing and give thanks for the opportunity of this precious human life to wake up and offer ourselves as vessels for healing in all the ways that are called for in these times.

OUR HISTORY

Thirty years ago, our founder, Cynthia Jurs, met a 106-year-old Buddhist Lama living in a remote cave in Nepal. Her question to him was, “What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?” In answer to this question, she was given a practice of filling, sealing and burying Earth Treasure Vases around the world in places of need, bringing this ancient practice alive for these times.

Since then, first Cynthia, and now many others who have also become stewards of the Earth Treasure Vases, have traveled the world to make relations with elders and activists and invite the prayers and offerings of thousands of people in diverse cultures, communities and ecosystems around the whole Earth.

Holding the little clay pots to our hearts and passing them warm hand to warm hand, in ceremonial circles around the world has catalyzed each of us to engage with our most heartfelt concerns for the Earth.

From Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas, we all want to ensure the health and longevity of this beautiful blue-green planet we call home.

Learn more here: www.earthtreasurevase.org

THE MANDALA

As the Earth Treasure Vases are planted around the world, stewarded by members of our global family, the locations and communities where the vases have been buried have formed a mandala of healing and protection for the Earth. Like acupuncture points on Gaia’s body, the Earth Treasure Vase nodes that form this mandala and the meridians that connect them like energetic highways or songlines (as the Aborignal Australians refer to them) carry our prayers and intentions around the planet.

This Global Healing Mandala is now coming to life. It is a healing force to participate in, contribute to, keep alive and connect with.

STEWARDING AN EARTH TREASURE VASE

For close to 30 years, we have been engaged in distributing Earth Treasure Vases around the planet. Over the next few years the last remaining Earth Treasure Vase’s will be buried. When we are done, 70 Earth Treasure Vases will have been planted around the whole Earth.

To find out more contact the Earth Treasure Vase Stewardship Council here: info@EarthTreasureVase.org

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGES

Earth Treasure Vase pilgrimages may be joined by personal application to the Earth Treasure Vase Stewards listed below. Dates for upcoming pilgrimages will be announced in our monthly newsletter as details become available.

Amazon – with Alison Fast (co-stewarded with Clare Dubois/Treesisters): alisonfast@mac.com

Antarctica – with Jeff Vander Clute:
jeff@sourcingtheway.com

The Bering Strait – with Cynthia Lazaroff:
cynthialazaroff@gmail.com

Greece – with Cynthia Jurs:
info@earthtreasurevase.org

New Zealand – with Therese Hogan & Etai Gilad:
contact.lovinglife@gmail.com

Serpent Mound, Ohio – with Alison Fast (co-stewarded with Lynda Terry): alisonfast@mac.com

SW Australia – with Julian Silburn:
soundalchemy@hotmail.com

HealUS – with David Nicol:
david@earthrising.one

Turkey – with Filiz Telek:
filizatbaraka@gmail.com

Over the next few years, the last remaining Earth Treasure Vases will be buried.

OUR FOUNDER

Our founder, Cynthia Jurs, has immersed herself deeply in the study and practice of Buddhism for over three decades, annually spending time in solitary retreat and receiving teachings from many great masters. In 1994 she was given dharma transmission from her root teacher, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and became a Dharmacharya in the Order of Interbeing.

In 2018 in recognition for her many years of study and practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and her devotion in carrying out the Earth Treasure Vases, she was recognized as a Lama at the root temple of Kushok Mangden Rinpoche, Tolu Tharling Gompa, in Nepal by the current abbot, Lama Ngawang Tsultim Zangpo.

Cynthia holds these titles and dharma affiliations lightly. Her true source of refuge and spiritual inspiration is Mother Earth; Gaia. Inspired by thirty years of pilgrimage into diverse communities and ecosystems, today Cynthia is forging a new path of dharma, connected to the Earth, in service to Gaia, deeply rooted in the feminine, honoring indigenous traditions, and teaching an embodied, engaged, sacred activism through meditation and prayer, ceremony and ritual, pilgrimage and council.

Her book, Summoned by the Earth, is forthcoming and a documentary film is in process.

FULL MOON MEDITATION

Monday Mindfulness Meditation

GAIA CALLING COURSE

TARA GAIA TEACHING

GAIA MANDALA SANGHA

PILGRIMAGES & RETREATS