Program Details

Mid-Summer's Day Party

June 21 / 12:00 PM - June 21 / 5:00 PM

12:00 Noon to 5:00 + PM

At Andre and Cathy Papentonio's House

Everyone is invited!!!

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.

Shambhala seasonal celebrations are called nyida days, from the Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon), and they occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. Midsummer’s Day is a celebration of the Nyida day associated with the summer solstice. Come and celebrate the changing of seasons Shambhala style! This gathering is an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy summer fun and a potluck picnic lunch together. Everyone is welcome.

The Center will provide the main dishes and beverages.  Participants are asked to bring side dishes and desserts.  Participants are also asked to make a nominal donation to cover the costs of the main course foods and supplies.

Plans for the afternoon include a lhasang, a kyudo demonstration, a Haiku Hike, a water balloon toss, and other fun games!


Coontact person: Amy Vernon

Their address is

1100 Hollins Lane 21209




From 83 N or S, take the Northern Pkwy. exit heading east towards Falls Rd.  Turn north on Falls Rd. and follow past Whole Foods (on left) and Royal Farms (on right) over the lightrail overpass bridge.  Hollins Rd. will be the first turn on the right, just past a business center with a parking lot.  André and Cathie's home is all the way up Hollins Rd. at the end.


Please feel free to drive up to the house, drop off chairs and coolers and return to the business center parking lot.  Due to limited parking space, we will be shuttling people to and from this parking lot during the picnic. 

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