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Personal Development
An Immersion in Nature: Japanese “Forest Bathing”—Urban Style

Learn the benefits of quiet time spent in touch with nature as Melanie Choukas-Bradley, a certified nature and forest-therapy guide and author of The Joy of Forest Bathing, leads a 2-hour walk in the Smithsonian’s beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Timeless Journey

Dante’s epic poem, a portrayal of the human condition both terrible and sublime, is explored by Frank Ambrosio, director of Georgetown University’s My Dante Project. He lays out a roadmap that allows you to follow the poet’s journey to personal discovery.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.