Misummer Day Celebration and Picnic Potluck -- Saturday, June 24

June 24th

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  • $5.00 Suggested Donation
Room: Main Shrine Room

Everyone is invited to celebrate the longest day of the year:  The Summer Solstice!  Bring your family and kids along with your frisbees, boche ball, or yard games and a potluck dish for 8-10 people. The Celebration and Potluck begins at 4:00pm and ends around 7:00pm at the Lake Pavilion at Fossil Creek Park, 5821 S. Lemay Avenue in Fort Collins.  Directions below:

Please bring:
    * Your volunteer help to assist with Set-up and Clean-up 
    * A Potluck Dish to serve 8-10 people  
    * Beverage of choice
    * Folding chairs, camp chairs, blankets for sitting
    * Interactive outdoor games

Suggested donation: $5.00  Kids are Free! 

The Midsummer Day Celebration was initiated in Shambhala in the late 1970’s as one of the Nyida Days, and is held in acknowledgment of the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year.  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche encouraged us as a community to have a deep connection with the seasons and the natural world.  Shambhalians world-wide celebrate the Nyida Days on each solstice and equinox, so there are four Nyida Day celebrations in all.

The name Nyida – Nyi for Nyima (sun) joined with “da” for Dawa (moon) – truly reflects the sense of these holidays, as they are meant to commemorate the ongoing dance of sun, moon and earth as reflected in the changing seasons.??

Directions - Midsummer Day Celebration and Potluck:

Fossil Creek Park needs to be accessed from Fossil Creek Parkway, not Lemay.
The celebration being held at the Lake Pavillion in Fossil Creek Park has to be accessed from Fossil Creek Parkway. You cannot get to the pavillion from the main entrance to the park off of Lemay.

From Lemay, drive south, past the main entrance for .3 miles to the next traffic signal. Take Fossil Creek Parkway to the west and follow for .8 miles to the back entrance to the Park. Pavillion is to the south of the parking lot.

From College, go past Harmony .5 miles to Fossile Creek Parkway at the traffic signal at the bottom of the hill. Go left.
Follow FCP for .8 miles to the entrance of Fossil Creek Park.
Go to the parking lot, pavillion is on the right.