Changes requested by Rinpoche!

In 2019, Peter Iseli returned to Melbourne to make changes requested by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Landcox Hall at Tara Institute became a painter’s studio while Peter made changes to the central Green Tara’s face, added a rainbow to Tara’s aura, and changed the shape of the blue lotus flowers.

We can’t wait to see the results! COVID prevented exhibitions, yet we pray that an opportunity arises soon to show the 21 Taras to as many people as possible! Join our mailing list and share any ideas you have.

Below is a sneak preview of Green Tara’s new face: so powerful!

Specific Powers of each Tara

Tune into FEMALE BUDDHA energy; gaze at the Tara with the power you need.

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Tara 2

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Tara 3

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Watch this space for more of the Taras and their powers soon…


Happy Losar!

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Tara #5 of the 21 Taras, who we evoke when seeking “qualities of being charming, persuasive and irresistible to others”.

Can you believe that she and the other Taras can be made even more beautiful? Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche says ‘yes’, and master thangka painter Peter Iseli arrives back to Tara Institute soon to make the changes Rinpoche has requested.

Here are Peter and Lama Zopa together recently in Bern, Switzerland, where Peter lives, as Peter offers a thangka of Milarepa to his guru. How wonderful!!!

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Video of White Night Bendigo – featuring Tara the Liberator!

Click HERE to watch a one minute Visit Victoria Video of White Night Bendigo

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BIG Love, that is! Female Buddha energy…

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The Fourth public Exhibition of the 21 Taras was a huge success. Thousands of people streamed past, gazing at Tara the Liberator and her 21 emanations.

The luckiest visitors took away gift card reminders of Tara the Liberator…

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Connect! Join our mailing list for news of the NEXT exhibition – we don’t know where it will be yet….

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FOURTH exhibition! 1 September 2018 White Night Bendigo

Bendigo Town HallDuring White Night, the first day of Spring, Bendigo’s Gold Rush architecture will glitter with thousands of light projections. It will look AMAZING!

At the centre of town, elegant and beautifully situated, is Bendigo Town Hall. Within will be our GIANT painting of Female Buddhas – TARA THE LIBERATOR and her 21 Emanations, reclining gently as no building in Bendigo is big enough to show her at full height. Hourly meditations, information about Tara available, Lama Zopa’s gentle mantras as soundtrack…20180318_000717 (2)WHAT SEEING TARA CAN MEAN FOR YOU
Lama Zopa Rinpoche 2018:
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“So now, anybody, believer or not believer, just seeing a statue of Buddha, painting of Buddha, creates far more great merit than somebody making offerings of universes filled with jewels…  They go back home with unbelievable mountains of good karma, merit. To cause to achieve enlightenment, to purify to cause to achieve enlightenment…  Secondly, it is a female. Female. Women liberated. Exactly what is needed.”

Saturday night 1 September, 7pm-2am.     Bendigo Town Hall: 189-193 Hargreaves St

Third Exhibition huge success!

Over 10,700 people saw Tara the Liberator inside the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion during the amazing Illumin8 Festival! Here she is towering above the crowd awaiting the unveiling of the Jade Buddha, newly returned from its world tour.


Lama Zopa Rinpoche told us:

“So now, anybody believer or not believer, just seeing statue of Buddha, painting of Buddha, creates far more great merit than somebody making offerings of universes filled with jewels.  Equal to the number of dust of the universe. That many compared to this – small. That is not small in itself but compared to this, seeing Buddha painting, far greater merit.

So to compare this, small.  Just seeing painting like this picture of Female Buddha – unbelievable. Just seeing. Believer, non-believer doesn’t matter. Now, someone offer flower, incense procession, light, now double. Greater merit than seeing. When you put so much effort for the thangka for thousands to see – all this merit, unbelievable merit. They go back home with unbelievable mountains of good karma, merit. To cause to achieve enlightenment, to purify to cause to achieve enlightenment.”

Wow wow wow!


Comments written in our 21 Taras Visitors Book included:

“Words are hard to find; not needed as not enough.”

“My overwhelming emotions flowed, I would love to learn more.”

“Eager to know more; thanks for the opportunity.”

“All is good – may all attain quickly perfect peace.”

Since Illumin8, the 21 Taras Thangka has been carefully rolled up, ready for the next exhibition. NEWS COMING SOON!!!

And construction continues at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Professional lighting will be installed to show the Jade Buddha in full glory. Here he is at Illumin8, with offerings presented by the thousands of visitors who streamed past for hours…

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The THIRD public exhibition – 19-20 May

Installation at Great StupaAfter the magnificent success of the SECOND exhibition at White Night Ballarat, Tara the Liberator can next be seen at The Great Stupa, during the Illumin8 Festival. Light shows, performances, the 21 Taras Thangka and the Jade Buddha will bring thousands of people to another of the 160 FPMT-affiliated centres around the world, inspired by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, for developing wisdom and compassion.

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The SECOND exhibition – 17 March 2018

Over ten thousand people saw Tara the Liberator at White Night Ballarat…

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FIRST exhibition a HUGE success

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Tara Institute member Jeremy Cohen leads a Tara meditation…

Over 3,000 people saw the 21 Taras Thangka in its first ever exhibition at White Night Melbourne 2018, entitled,”Tara the Liberator”.

Without signs to entice them, these fortunate ones took three escalator rides underground to relax and gaze in comfortable semi-darkness, listening to Lama Zopa’s mantras set to gentle music, some reviewing explanatory maps of the 21 Taras’ powers and praises.

Short meditations on the hour throughout the night provided focus and guidance. In the foyer, people made paper lotuses to offer to Tara or keep as a memento.

Some people meditated throughout the night. Several visitors came back again later, bringing friends and family.  Hundreds signed up to receive resources by email.

Comments and dedications written in our Visitors’ Book included:
“May all sentient beings benefit!”
“Beautiful. Thank you to the Artist.”
“Very inspiring.”
“To all I’ve wronged.”
“Blessed by this amazing painting, thank you.”
“Amazing! Wow, wow, wow!”

SECOND exhibition! White Night Ballarat – Saturday 17 March 2018, 7pm-2am

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After the extraordinary success of Tara the Liberator at Hamer Hall as part of White Night Melbourne, our FEMALE BUDDHAS will appear again in Ballarat…

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The Mining Exchange is located at:
12 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, 3350.  Check the program:

After Ballarat, Tara the Liberator (aka the “21 Taras Thangka”) will be transported to the Great Stupa at Bendigo, in preparation for the Heart of Wisdom Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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(We will let you know as soon as we do of any opportunities to see Tara before the retreat commences on March 30…)

If you’d like to attend a day or more of the retreat, explore the program at:

After White Night Ballarat, the next public event featuring Tara the Liberator is Illumin8, a May 19-20 festival at the Great Stupa!

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See you in front of our own Female Jade Buddha and her 21 emanations soon!