GAIA MANDALA

GLOBAL HEALING COMMUNITY

Note: a percentage of all registration fees will be donated to Treesisters, a registered charity that exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. Treesisters is growing a global network of women who donate to fund the acceleration of tropical reforestation as an expression of collective planetary care.

Together with Treesisters, Alliance for the Earth (the nonprofit that administers the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project) has dedicated an Earth Treasure Vase to the Brazilian Amazon. All who participate in the Tara Gaia Teachings are helping to plant a forest!

Find out more here and here.

Tara Gaia Transmission & Teachings Online Retreat Oct 22–25 2020

$108.00

The October retreat has been canceled.  Tara Gaia will be offered one more time this year.

A Vajrayana-style deity practice inspired by Tara with a visualization and mantra of Gaia that dharma teacher, Cynthia Jurs received during intensive practice in retreat and has worked with privately for many years.

This unique new practice of Tara Gaia will be taught on Thurs-Sun October 22-25 in an online retreat via Zoom. This very special retreat will include a transmission ceremony, teachings, group practice and Q&A.

There will be 4 sessions, one session per day beginning October 22nd. Thursday, Oct. 22nd, and Friday, Oct. 23rd sessions are from 10 am to 1 pm Pacific Time. Saturday, Oct. 24th, and Sunday, Oct. 25th sessions are from 10 am to 12 pm Pacific Time. This is a live retreat based on direct transmission. Full attendance is required. Recordings will not be available.

Once one has received the teachings, an ongoing monthly practice group can be joined to deepen one’s understanding and keep the practice alive. For those familiar with the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Meditation, the Tara Gaia practice can serve as a profound enhancement to this practice as well.

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Note: a percentage of all registration fees will be donated to Treesisters, a registered charity that exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. Treesisters is growing a global network of women who donate to fund the acceleration of tropical reforestation as an expression of collective planetary care.

Together with Treesisters, Alliance for the Earth (the nonprofit that administers the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project) has dedicated an Earth Treasure Vase to the Brazilian Amazon. All who participate in the Tara Gaia Teachings are helping to plant a forest!

Find out more here and here.

Unable to join us for the October Tara Gaia Retreat?  The next Tara Gaia Retreat will be November 5th – 8th with sessions beginning at 5 pm Pacific Time.

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Introduction to Tara Gaia

This video is an hour-long conversation between Cynthia Jurs and David Nicol recorded on January 25, 2020 to introduce Tara Gaia to those who would like to learn more about:

  • Who is Tara and how the adaptation from a practice of Tara to one of Gaia occurred
  • How Cynthia became a Lama in the Vajrayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and this new practice of Tara Gaia emerged
  • How although Buddhism does not traditionally value the Earth as a source of enlightenment, at this time when we are all being called to wake up in relation to Mother Earth, this practice has evolved and can serve as a profound spiritual support
  • Introduction to methods of practicing in the Vajrayana tradition using visualization and mantra recitation
  • A brief teaching on the Gaia Mantra with group recitation.
Cynthia Jurs is a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Dharmacharya in the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh whose source of refuge and spiritual inspiration is Mother Earth; Gaia. In 1990, she made a life-changing pilgrimage to meet the hermit and meditation master, Kushok Mangden Charok Rinpoche, a 106-year-old lama living in a remote cave in Nepal from whom she received the practice of the Earth Treasure Vases when she asked him “What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth?” For 30 years, Cynthia has been building a global community committed to planetary healing and collective awakening in partnership with elders and activists around the world. Cynthia teaches an innovative blend of engaged buddhism and sacred activism through the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project at the Open Way Sangha in Santa Fe, New Mexico and now, the international Gaia Mandala Community. For ten years, Cynthia has worked with the women in peace building and former combatants in Liberia, West Africa, teaching mindfulness and co-founding the Peace Hut Alliance for Conflict Transformation. Cynthia’s book, Summoned by the Earth, is forthcoming. www.GaiaMandala.netwww.EarthTreasureVase.org