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Midsummer Day Celebration
June 22 / 9:30 AM - June 22 / 2:30 PM
Join us for a very special community outing to Spectacle Island
, one of the exquisite Boston Harbor Islands!
The Shambhala community comes together in many ways – to practice, learn, serve others... and to celebrate! By joining spiritual practice with the practicalities, challenges and joys of everyday life, we aspire to create a society that expresses the dignity of human experience. Midsummer Day
is an opportunity for families and friends in Shambhala to enjoy summer fun together as we celebrate the Summer Solstice.
UPDATED IMPORTANT DETAILS OF THE EVENT:
-Please bring a dish to share for a picnic lunch! There is no grilling at Spectacle Island, so all food should be already prepared. If your last name begins with A-G, please bring a main dish. H-P please bring a side dish, Q-Z please bring a dessert!
-Please bring your own water bottle. There is also a snack shack on the island where water and soft drinks can be purchased. Alcohol is not permitted on the island.
-Traditionally, we dress in an uplifted way on Nyida Days as a way of delighting in our own and others' dignity. Please wear comfortable clothing that also inspires wakefulness!
-There is not much shelter from rain on Spectacle Island; therefore we have set a rain date for Saturday, July 13. In case of rain, a postponement announcement will happen by 8:00am on Saturday morning or the night before.
UPDATED Schedule of the Day!
- Arrive at Long Wharf-North to board ferry
- Ferry departs
- Ferry arrives at Spectacle Island
- Welcome and Opening Circle
12:00 - Pot luck picnic lunch and open time
1:30 - Kite Flying, Fitness activity, or open exploratory time
- Closing circle
- Ferry departs Spectacle Island
3:45 - Ferry arrives in Boston