Program Details

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!


-Kite flying for all ages is an island activity that we will be able to participate in. Click here for more information.

-Ferry tickets are $15. You are welcome to travel with the group or on your own time as well. Click here for the full ferry schedule.

-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!

10:30 - Arrive at Long Wharf-North to board ferry

10:45 - Ferry departs

11:05 - Ferry arrives at Spectacle Island

11:15 - Welcome and Opening Circle

12:00 - Pot luck picnic lunch and open time

1:30 - Kite Flying, Fitness activity, or open exploratory time


2:45 - Closing circle

3:15 - Ferry departs Spectacle Island

3:45 - Ferry arrives in Boston

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