Treasure vases or terbum are containers filled with medicines, precious substances and mantra that have traditionally been used by Tibetans to protect important places against misfortune and to promote positive, healing energies. Similar sacred vases are used by some North American Indian tribes to heal the land and to restore peace. It was the vision of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the greatest Tibetan teachers of this century, to launch a global scale project using treasure vases to restore peace, harmony and well-being to our planet, Earth.
In 1991, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche agreed to take responsibility for the project from H.H Khyentse Rinpoche and applied traditional vase placement criteria, including Tibetan Buddhist Astrology, to select the particular places on Earth for the location of 6200 treasure vases.
Eventually, along with the sincere wish to restore peace and harmony in the world, vases will be placed in the major oceans, lakes and rivers, holy places, places of war, strife and ecologically degraded or endangered natural sites.
Through individuals and coordinators in many countries, approximtely 4000 vases have now been distributed to many far flung countries, with around 2000 remaining in India awaiting transfer to their destined locations.
Although so far vases have been placed in many extraordinarily remote and exotic locations there are still many difficult to access countries waiting to receive their vases.
Locations of the Peace Vases for Egypt.
(Tick denotes vases in place.)
|Forest of pillars|
|Gilf el Kebir|
|Great Bitter Lake|
|Gulf of Suez|
|National Park Ras Abou Ghaloum|
|SW Egypt Plateau|
|Wadi Sheich Hashash|
|( Vases: in place)|