Summoned by the Earth: Becoming a Holy Vessel for Healing Our World

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About the Author
Cynthia Jurs became a dharma teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994 and in 2018, was made an honorary lama in the Vajrayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in recognition of her dedication in carrying out the Earth Treasure Vase practice. Inspired by thirty years of pilgrimage into diverse communities and ecosystems, today Cynthia is forging a new path of dharma in service to Gaia--a path deeply rooted in the feminine, honoring indigenous cultures, and devoted to collective awakening. Cynthia leads meditations, retreats, courses, and pilgrimages to support the emergence of a global community of engaged and embodied sacred activists. She lives at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico where she is often found walking in the wilderness with her dog or gardening with her husband. You can find her offerings and join the global healing community at

"This is the story of a remarkable adventure that is underway in our time, beginning with one woman's question. The question had ripened within her for a decade, since our times together facing nuclear weapons and the challenge they represent to all life on Earth. The response she receives ignites an adventure which, thanks to her courage, moves out across the planet, engaging countless people from all backgrounds. As I took part and watched it unfold, my initial incredulity turned to awe, my inner cynic silenced by tears. Whatever power the Earth Treasure Vases possess to heal our broken world, the real miracle for me is what they awaken and inspire in virtually everyone who accepts the call to fill them with prayer and place them within our larger body, the sacred living body of Earth."

--Joanna Macy, eco-philosopher and author of World as Lover, World as Self

"Buddhism, feminism, and earth spirituality converge in this highly engaging and moving memoir. Tales of courage, healing, and redemption demonstrate the power of Cynthia's path of ceremony, showing the way toward a more intimately sacred relationship between humanity and Earth."

--Charles Eisenstein, author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Climate: A New Story, and Sacred Economics.

"Cynthia Jurs is, to me--and clearly to thousands of others--the embodiment of feminine wisdom. The particular wisdom stream that flows through her is precisely the water we need to save and sustain life on Earth. Her book tells a magnificent story in fresh, accessible prose--not simply as one woman's chronicles of her spiritual adventures, but as a light to guide our own steps as we stand up and speak out on behalf of this beautiful, broken world."-- Mirabai Starr, author ofWild Mercy and God of Love

"Cynthia Jurs' subtle brave nakedly written impassioned book Summoned by the Earth challenges us all to listen to the Earth crying and act urgently. Cynthia's exploration of her own quest, inspired by an old Lama in Nepal, to place Earth Treasure Vases in sacred sites all over the world is original, poignant and profoundly inspiring. Seekers and sacred activists of all kinds will learn a great deal from this humble master of truth and from how she worked to honor her own unique assignment against extreme odds. Buy this book and give it to everyone you know." --Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope; A Guide to Sacred Activism and with Carolyn Baker, Radical Regeneration