Program Details

Midsummers Day


June 22 / 12:00 PM - June 22 / 4:00 PM

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, raffle, and games.


Please Sign Up to bring a dish for the picnic and to volunteer to help.


Directions

From the Center:
Travel North on Connecticut Ave. 1.5 miles;
Turn Right onto Nebraska Ave.;
Drive .4 miles and turn Right onto Military Road;
Drive 1.2 miles and turn Right onto Ross Road Entrance into Rock Creek Park;
Drive to the bottom of the short hill to the stop sign;
Turn Left on to Beach Dr.  (Beach Drive is closed to the right)
Be careful of the cyclists and joggers!
Just up ahead is parking for Picnic Area 6 on the left.

From the other direction on Military Road:
Take the Ross Road exit into the Park
Loop around to the first stop sign;
Turn Left onto Joyce Road;
At the next stop sign turn Left onto Beach Dr. (Beach Drive is closed to the right)
Be careful of the cyclists and joggers!
Just up ahead is parking for Picnic Area 6 on the left.


For more information and to volunteer, email dekyong@dcshambhala.org



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