Professional photos coming soon! What a day!
Location – Melbourne Town Hall
What is VESAK?
Who painted this and why?
Lama Zopa Rinpoche (3/12/46 – 13/4/23) commissioned the painting…
… and famed Swiss artist Peter Iseli created this GIANT 21 Taras image. It took four years 2014-2017 to paint, one section at a time, according to ancient sacred geometric specifications. Peter’s wife Jangchub Iseli-Sangmo helped him.
In 2017, Rinpoche gave the completed and blessed 21 Taras Thangka to Tara Institute in Melbourne, TO SHOW TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.
The 21 Taras Thangka was shown at White Nights in 2018 – in Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo, and at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion during Rinpoche’s Heart of Wisdom retreat. Rinpoche then requested changes, which were implemented by Peter in Melbourne in 2019, NEVER BEFORE SEEN until May 13, 2023!!
Be there to see it!
ONE DAY ONLY – 10am-6pm
Saturday 13 May
Melbourne Town Hall
Each Tara has specific powers…
Which one should I gaze at the longest…?
Check out images and powers together (the best photos we’ve got so far – can’t wait until Melbourne Town Hall to take more!)
Activities in Melbourne Town Hall
Apart from the official Vesak commemoration activities, at other times there will be:
Guidance and materials on coloured paper lotus-making – to take home as a souvenir or to offer to the Buddha statue and the 21 Taras Thangka….
Plus SPOT the FEATURE: How many can you find? Take a close look at the GIANT painting and find these gorgeous images…
PLUS Tara mantra recitation – add yours to the worldwide 10 Million Tara mantra count to prevent climate catastrophe. This finishes on 13 May Pacific time, 17 hours behind Melbourne, so any we collect can be added to the grand total! Already past 14 million!
Start as soon as you like – learn more and add any mantras in the meantime to the count!
See you there!