This is an
Enso of fire, air, earth, and water. A circle is made of branches, lit
on fire and extin-guished with water. The circle of fire is transformed
into a circle of water/steam and air/smoke. Black charred wood and ashes
and blackened earth conjure up ideas of life, death, and rebirth, as well
as the burning away of illusions and desires a reference to the
fierce deities of Tibetan Buddhism. They are also a reminder of war, destruction
of the earth, and corruption within ourselves. Enso reveals the close
relationship between purification and destruction.
Note: Please join Thomas Matsuda for the burning of Enso and a performance of classical Indian music and dance by the Triveni Ensemble on Sunday, July 20 at 4 pm; raindate: Saturday, July 26 at 6 pm. All are welcome; admission is free.
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