Ritual vases are used extensively in Vajrayana rituals. Generally, they are used to contain the cleansing water to purify outer, inner and feast offerings. In particular, for certain practices like Vajrasattva, Ngakso or Jangchok, which have a vase accomplishment section, the ritual vase is indispensable.
This ritual vase has unique features as ascribed in the texts. On top, the symbols for the five families of the enlightened ones are carved in the correct positions, with the Buddha family in the middle, surrounded by the Vajra, Ratna, Padma and Karma family clockwise. On the body of the vase, the "Face of Majesty" or Kirtimukha is beautifully hand-carved by our master artisan in Kathmandu, Nepal. On top of our copper ritual vase is the bumdro, made of peacock feathers. The feathers symbolize overcoming all negativities, just like a peacock is able to consume poisons without being harmed.
One should put clean water into the ritual vase together with the 25-fold vase substance (available as part of the Vajrasattva Yidam Practice Substance Set).
Vase : 16.5 cm (height); 6 cm (diameter)
Feather : 28 cm (length); 12 cm (width)
Chöd is the practice of “Severance” or “Cutting Through” made well-known by the famous female practitioner, Machig Labdrön. Attaining realization through cutting through ego-clingingNot abandoning others through compassion These two...
In Nepali tradition, copper tableware is widely used for its beneficial properties. Similarly in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, it is said that we should make our offerings in vessels made...
The damaru (or small hand drum) is used widely in Tibetan Buddhism, in particular for Inner Tantric practices. In essence, it is the nature of wisdom and functions to magnetize...