Phurbas, also known as kilas in Sanskrit, hold significant ritual importance in Tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism. Originally employed in non-Buddhist sacrificial ceremonies involving animal offerings, in the Tantric Buddhist context, they serve as a representation of the enlightened wrath of all Buddhas, capable of "cutting through aggression." A prominent Tantric deity among Tibetans is Vajrakilaya, who wields a "cosmic phurba" in his hands, employing it to liberate sentient beings from their afflictive emotions.
*All phurbas will receive blessings during the Vajrakilaya retreat on October 28th and 29th, 2023. Purchased phurbas will be available for collection or delivery after the conclusion of the retreat.