Exhibitions so far

The FIRST exhibition: White Night Melbourne 2018

At Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 17 February 2018… more than 3,000 people saw Tara…

21 Taras Thangka Lynn MillerLynn Miller’s picture from the balcony – best pic so far of the whole thangka!

Geshe Doga blessing the thangka Cynthia KarenaGeshe Doga, Tara Institute’s resident teacher, consecrated the Thangka the night before…

Hamer HallHamer Hall from the outside…

The SECOND exhibition: White Night Ballarat 2018

Walking through the Mining Exchange, Ballarat, 17 March 2018, over 10,000 people saw Female Buddhas, plus up to 60,000 walked past and may have seen Tara through the door…

Ballarat from outside (Cynthia Karena)Cynthia Karena’s excellent shot from the street outside…

At White Night Ballarat (Kendyl Rossi)White Night star Kendyl Rossi’s beautiful picture of one of the many children fascinated by the sight of Tara, reclining gracefully as the building was not tall enough for display at full height…

On retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche 2018

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, 30 March – 12 May, where 450 lucky “Heart of Wisdom” retreatants plus about 1,600 Great Stupa visitors during retreat lunch breaks saw the 21 Taras….

Thangka on retreatThe Great Stupa is not quite great enough (!) and the beautiful dakinis at the bottom of the painted thangka stayed secret…

Stupa in eveningThe magnificent stupa – representating the mind of all Buddhas – was a constant inspiration for us all on retreat…

The THIRD exhibition: Illumin8 Festival Bendigo 2018

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, 19-20 May, saw over 10,700 people visit and see the 21 Taras and the Jade Buddha.

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Illumin8 fireworks
Many stayed on for the fireworks and lightshows in the evenings!
Grateful credits to the Illumin8 website xo

The FOURTH exhibition – White Night Bendigo

CK Tara with flowers

Perhaps 30,000 people came through the elegant Town Hall building in Bendigo and saw Tara during the inaugural White Night Bendigo on Saturday 1 September 2018.

GG Tara cards

Beautiful gift cards were given to at least a thousand lucky visitors; after receiving them they gazed at the thangka some more to find the image, receiving even more blessings in the process…

Key White Night themes on the buildings in town reiterated the BIG LOVE message!

CB Bendigo Bank 2

 

Grateful photo credits to Cynthia Karena, Gina Lewis and Cilla Brady