GLOBAL HEALING COMMUNITY
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 an Honorary Lama at the root temple of Kushok Mangden Rinpoche, Tolu Tharling Gompa, in Nepal, by the current abbot, Lama Ngawang Tsultim Zangpo Rinpoche.
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.