Peace Vase Project
For more than a thousand years, many enlightened masters in ancient Tibet sought to prevent wars, famine, disease, pandemics, droughts, and environmental disturbances through constructing, consecrating, and placing Peace Vases.
The lineage of the Peace Vase practice can be traced all the way back to Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century). The terma (treasure teaching) that reactivated this sacred work was discovered by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820 – 1892) and Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829 – 1870).
Attempts to accomplish this sacred work were interrupted by political upheavals for decades. The tradition was only brought back when Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche re-initiated the Peace Vase Project in the 1990s when some of the greatest Buddhist masters of the 20th century united to consecrate 6,200 Peace Vases for the alleviation of suffering on the earth. Today, under the direction and care of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, the Peace Vase Project continues to carry out the aspirations of the enlightened masters and their lineages.
Currently, with more than 4,000 Peace Vases planted and with the abundant help of so many, it is time once again to join our intentions and forces to support the completion of planting peace on the planet.
We are inviting planters to connect with the project coordinators to assist in planting peace. Many countries have yet to receive a single Peace Vase, so our priority is to plant peace in those countries. For the next 12 months, through March 2023, we plan to focus on the Middle East, Africa, North Korea, and various islands. Please visit peacevaseproject.org or email Tashi@peacevaseproject.org to find out more.
We are also interested in hearing from anyone who might be able to assist in sending a Peace Vase into space.
If you or anyone you know is housing a Peace Vase, please connect with the project so that we can distribute the vases where they are most needed.
Whatever size or degree of contribution, we would like to thank you in advance and wholeheartedly request that you encourage others to connect with the project, for it was Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s wish that “many hands touch this project.”