Mid-Summer Solstice Potluck Picnic Saturday, June 23 4:00- 7:00p

June 23rd

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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 is being held at Edora Park Shelter-1 and begins at 4:00 P.M.  The grill will be fired up by 5:00 P.M. and the potluck will commence. 

When you enter Edora Park, take the first left. The shelter is on the northwest part of the park -- slightly north and west of the ball fields.  As you pull into the parking area near the ball fields, the shelter is on the left -- west.  It has a barbecue grill and the playground is nearby.  The Spring Creek Trail is close by and the restrooms are located near the ballfields.

Please bring:
    * Your volunteer help to assist with Set-up and Clean-up 
    * A Potluck Dish to serve 8-10 people and meat to grill, if desired.
    * Beverage of choice
    * Folding chairs, camp chairs, blankets for sitting
    * Interactive outdoor games
    * Bug spray/sunblock

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.