VIRTUAL: Encountering the Buddha: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Freer Gallery


Join the Harvard Club for a docent-guided view of the Freer's Buddhist Shrine Room


Date: Monday, December 26th, 2022, 4:30-5:30pm Eastern

Location: Zoom


Whether small domestic altars or grand temple halls, the sacred spaces of Tibetan Buddhism are filled with images of enlightened beings and powerful deities. Sites of ritual performance and worship, such spaces present a spiritual hierarchy. Sonorous chants, flickering lamplight, and incense smoke inspire Buddhist practice.


Inside the shrine room within Encountering the Buddha, visitors encounter Tibetan Buddhist art in a manner that evokes the sacred precincts of the Himalayas. More than two hundred objects, assembled by the New York collector Alice S. Kandell over many years, reflect Tibetan Buddhist concepts and customs rather than museum conventions.


Fees: Harvard Club Members & Their Guests: FREE!