On Saturday, December 9th, 2017, let's gather at a breakfast cafe and head together for the "Celebration: Buddhist Journeys" day of events (11:00am-4:00pm) at Freer-Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian museum of Asian art.
Smithsonian's description: 'Join us for a rich day of activities for all ages, exploring aspects of Buddhist art and practice as we celebrate the new exhibitions Encountering the Buddha and Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha. Be transported on a journey across the Buddhist world, from India to China, Japan, Sri Lanka, and beyond. Experience timeless artworks, hear inspiring musical performances by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, listen to stories from the life of the Buddha, and trace the paths of Buddhist journeys past and present.'
For more information, times and location details, see https://www.freersackler.si.edu/buddhistjourneys/
We will meet 10:00-10:30am at PAUL Bakery and Cafe at 801 Pennsylvania Ave NW DC. We will walk from the cafe across the National Mall to the Freer Gallery on Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW DC. Once we get there, feel free to do activities of your choice, wander through exhibits at your leisure, and leave or return at any time.
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
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