Tara the Liberator

Peter Iseli

  • 7pm–7am
    Three-minute meditation every hour on the hour
    Artist talks 8pm and 10pm
    Paper flower making until midnight
  • Hamer Hall
    Arts Centre Melbourne
    100 Saint Kilda Road (show on map)
  • Installation/Visual Art

Offering peace in the midst of chaos, Peter Iseli’s stunning, 14-metre high Tara thangka (painting) will inspire all who see it. Commissioned by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and taking Iseli four years to complete, it features 21 Taras (the female Buddha) with a gigantic green Tara in the centre. Each of the 21 Taras has a special power to help us – to live a long life, to achieve prosperity or relationship harmony, or to protect us from jealousy, anger, sickness or troublemakers.

The thangka is so huge, Iseli had to paint it in sections and even he has not yet seen it completely unfurled. It will debut in full at White Night Melbourne, with meditations and Tara mantra recitations running throughout the event. There will be opportunity to create your own offering of a paper flower from 7pm until midnight.

Tara the Liberator is an act of love and a gift of hope, available to anyone of any belief and way of life.

Supported by the Tara Institute.