Wealth Vases (yang bum) are an ancient Tibetan method to restore vitality and balance of the elements (earth, air, fire, water and space) that have otherwise been disrupted. Wealth Vases are also highly regarded for their ability to magnetize wealth, improve health, remove obstacles to long life, pacify anger, and increase the unity of wisdom and compassion.
This particular wealth vase was made by Dodrupchen Rinpoche, one of the most important living masters in the Nyingma and Dzogchen traditions. As the fourth incarnation of Dodrupchen Jikmé Trinlé Özer, the heart-son of Jikmé Lingpa who revealed the Longchen Nyingtik cycle, Dodrupchen Rinpoche is the principal holder of the Longchen Nyingtik teachings.
It is good to recite a short mandala offering prayer and give offerings to the vase everyday, or, at the very least, on the auspicious days of the 8th, 10th, 15th, 25th and 30th of the lunar month.
Upon King Trisong Detsun’s request, Guru Rinpoche performed a Dzambala puja to restore the vital energy of the land of Tibet. In doing so, Guru Rinpoche miraculously manifested himself as Lama Norlha, the Lord of all Dzambhalas, buddhas of prosperity. He then gave extensive instructions on how to craft treasure vases that would assist with the healing of the environment and the restoration of vital energy for the many beings and realms during these degenerate times.
Each vase contains yantras, mantras and inconceivable treasure substances from realized beings. Each vase additionally contains “mother essence” medicine pills made with herbs and other blessed substances.
Regardless of where you place one of these vases, it will heal the outer elements. If you place one on your shrine or in any clean, beautiful spot, it will also balance the elements, especially those that affect inner and outer wealth. A treasure vase is truly a holy object.