Domenico de Clario | tonglen* (from the opaque)



During the afternoon of Thursday 22 September 2016 (spring equinox) the second stage of the tonglen* burial project, which began in May 2016, will be completed with the first partial filling of the burial site. The project’s second stage will be celebrated at the site with a collaborative sound performance beginning at sunset on Thursday evening and ending at the rising of the moon at exactly midnight.

The third and final stage of tonglen will take place on the new moon of November 29 2016 when the burial site will be completely filled and covered with a landscaped mound overlooking the eight-acre Sky Garden. The ritual planting of seven trees (an olive, a fig, a lemon, a cypress, an orange, a grapevine and a casuarina pine) atop the mound will begin at sunset on November 29. The planting will be followed by a collaborative sound performance.

Until then Domenico wishes to thank you for your continued interest in and your support of tonglen.

When: Tonglen commences 6.17 pm (sunset) Thursday, 22 September 2016 (equinox) and will be completed 12.00 am Friday, 23 September (moonrise)
Where: Domenico de Clario’s private residence, 540 Morpung Avenue, Irymple. Entry and parking are via 73 Coorong Avenue, Irymple

*Tibetan Buddhist term describing the meditative, cyclic breathing in of distress and the consequent breathing out of ease.

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