Midsummer's Day Potluck Picnic

June 22nd

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  • $5.00 Suggested Donation
Room: Main Meditation Hall

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 Fossil Creek Oval Pavilion (5821 S Lemay Ave) and begins at noon.

When you enter the East side of Fossil Creek Park from Lemay, take the first left and find parking. The shelter is near the tennis and basketball courts, just a little South of the playground. The Fossil Creek Trail is close by and the restrooms are located next to the pavilion.

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.

* The summer solstice falls on Friday, June 21st in 2019