WHAT IS A PEACE VASE

A peace vase is a small tightly sealed container that is intentionally filled with all kinds of substances, (height: 14 cm, diameter : 10 cm, weight up to about 600 gms) and is blessed by those who have made them, with the sincere wish to benefit all beings and then they are buried around the globe, in major oceans, lakes and rivers, holy sites, places of war, strife and ecologically damage or degradation, with the hope that it will restore health to the planet, our earth, healing the land, turning war into peace.  It is very important that the peace vase be buried and not kept in someone’s home, on a mantel or bookshelf.  They need to be placed.  Also,  the vases are not for sale nor should they be sold.    Please contact our Peace Vase Coordinators so you can find out where placements still need to be made around the world.   And, if you have any unplaced vases in your possession, please also contact our coordinators so that we can track the placement process accordingly.

The practice of creating a peace vase for this project has its roots in Tibet.  Tibetans traditionally had treasure vases (Terbum, tib.)  which were filled with special medicines, precious substances and prayers to protect important places against misfortune and to promote positive, healing energies.

The Peace Vase Project is the vision of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the greatest Buddhist teachers of the 20th century, to launch a global scale effort to restore peace, harmony and wellbeing to our planet, Earth.   In Bhutan, in 1991, 6,200 vases, containing finely ground precious stones mixed with sea water to form small balls, were made, blessed and consecrated over a period of two weeks, by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and a number of other highly regarded Buddhist teachers.   They were then sent to India, to be distributed worldwide:  to the seven continents; in all major oceans, seas and rivers; on 43 major islands and 61 major mountains; to significant locations such as the Great Wall of China, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Taj Mahal, Jerusalem, Stonehenge, the Polar Caps; war torn countries including Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Tibet, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Lebanon and other areas affected by disasters, diseases and famine.

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche passed away shortly after the consecration of all the vases.  His successor, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche who is also recognized as one of the greatest spiritual masters of our time, and founder of Siddhartha’s Intent, then took over the project and vowed to complete the task of burying all 6,200 vases.  He has described it as “the work of a life time”.

To initiate the project, the first peace vase was planted at Bodh Gaya in India, the site of Buddha’s enlightenment.

Involvement in placing these vases is a powerful thing.  It is said to produce much merit for anyone who participates, even in the most limited way. Even to wish for the successful accomplishment of the vase placement is enough to receive merit from this project.

The Peace Vase Project  is a ”Motivational Practice” of Siddhartha’s Intent.  The Peace Vase Project is entirely volunteer funded. People who wish to give privately towards the placement of a vase may do so, but no official or public fundraising campaigns for the placement of a vase are allowed. Please contact the PVP Team if you have questions or concerns.