Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

Meditation and Mindfulness through Art

Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions led by DC-based meditation teachers.

In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Friday meditation sessions in April will include inspiration from Japanese art in the museum collections as well as appearances by special guests. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. Click the filters on our interactive map to see all that the Festival has to offer and craft a tailored experience as you Rediscover Spring. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!