Midsummer's Day

June 29th

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    Room: Off Site Location
    [Update on June 28th - we're going ahead with our Saturday celebration. Plan to come on the earlier side to catch the Blues Choir!]
    Please join the Philadelphia Shambhala Community in celebrating Midsummers Day,  Saturday,  June 29th! 
    Over many years, the Shambhala Buddhist community has adopted a tradition of celebrating a special day at the change of each season. These are referred to as “nyida” days, based on the Tibetan words nyima (sun) and dawa (moon). They occur on, or near, the equinoxes and solstices. Nyida days have become family-oriented celebrations, occasions for Shambhala communities to create and enjoy social gatherings together. 
    This year the Philadelphia Community's celebration is of simplicity, the arising of  community in our beautiful Wissahickon Valley Park....playing together....then dissolving.
    Day:  Saturday June 29th  (raindate Sunday June 30th, check this site for updates)
    Time: 12-4 pm
    Place: Harper's Meadow, Fairmont Park  (9850 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, ) Harpers Meadow is at the corner of Northwestern and Germantown Avenues, with parking and the entrance along Northwestern. It's 1.4 miles from the Chestnut Hill West SEPTA train, next to Northern Stables.
    What to Bring?:  Bring a bag lunch for yourself and food to share if you are inspired!  The Shambhala Center will provide lemonade, seltzer, ice tea,....and ice! We will also have paper goods for sharing food, and a few watermelons!
    The Shambhala Blues Choir will sing....if you would like to bring your instrument, or any other talent you want to share - please do!! 
    ** we are looking for 10 or so good people to help with set up, bringing needed items and clean up....please check the sign up Ravi made here  if you can help.  Many hands make light work!! Thank you!