Saturday, January 26, 2019

Yangbum (Tressure vase)

The Treasure Vase (Nor-bum) or Energy Vase (Yang-bum) is an ancient tradition used to restore positive energy through balance, healing and abundance to both the spiritual and physical world.

Treasure vases are filled with precious substances such as minerals, precious and semi-precious stones, earth, wood, herbs and sacred medicine, grains, as well as mantras and sacred images of deities and enlightened beings. Negative energy items such as objects that come from cemeteries and war zones or items that were once used as weapons are never included in Treasure vases. Once filled, the vases are then sealed and consecrated through the blessings, prayers and empowerment rituals of the White Mahakala performed by experienced Lamas.

Consecrated vases bring balance, healing and abundance to both the outer world (earth, water, fire, air, space) and the inner world (flesh, blood, heat, breath and mind). After consecration, these vases can be placed in the home to help balance the energy and bless the residents through spiritual, psychological and physical well being by removing negative energy and obstacles for prosperity and spiritual attainment. Sometimes the vases are placed in areas where there have been natural disasters, pollution, wars, or other difficult situations to help the earth regain balance in that area.

So make a point to buy and keep in your house.


Brief Sang offering prayer

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