"We think happiness is what we get when attachment gets what it wants. Buddha says happiness is what we get when we give up attachment."

Ven. Robina

Lama Yeshe

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

SHERAB PLAZA

Wealth Vase Consecrations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing both sets of Sherab Plaza wealth vases during a 12-hour-long ceremony at FPMT's Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco in 2007. Photo Ven. Katy Cole.

When Ven. Robina first presented Sherab Plaza to Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Perth in 2006 Rinpoche recommended making a set of six wealth vases for the success of the project. Later, in 2007, Rinpoche recommended making a an additional set, "because Sherab Plaza is such a big project," Ven. Robina said.

Wealth vases are filled with rare and precious substances, Dharma materials, relics and other offerings to the Buddhas. Sherab Plaza’s vases are dedicated to Yellow Tara, a Buddha of Wealth, and to Yellow Mahakala. All 12 are at Liberation Prison Project’s US office in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wealth vases in front of Liberation Prison Project's altar in San Francisco in 2007. Photo Ven. Katy Cole.

Geshe Ngawang Dakpa consecrated the first set of wealth vases on the morning of Friday, October 27, 2006 in a three-hour ceremony at FPMT’s Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco, where Liberation Prison Project, which Ven. Robina was running at the time was based.

Geshe-la blessing the first set of wealth vases in 2006. Photo Ven. Katy Cole.

On May 3, 2007 Rinpoche blessed the second set of wealth vases in an all-night 12-hour ceremony at Tse Chen Ling. Geshe-la also supported the 2007 blessing.

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