Mid Summer Celebration

June 23rd

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    Join us for feasting, songs, games and fun to celebrate the summer solstice!

    All are welcome -- please bring your friends and family. No need to be a Shambhala meditator to join in the fun.

    WHEN: Sunday, June 23 from 12:30 - 3pm.

    WHERE: Hubbard Park at the New Shelter, Montpelier, VT

    WHAT TO BRING: A potluck dish to share or something to put on the grill. Your own plate, utensils, and cup. Seltzer, water, and juice will be provided. Outdoor games and musical instruments encouraged.

    Children welcome! No registration needed—please just come on over even if you decide last minute.

    Midsummer's Day is one of four seasonal holidays celebrated throughout the Shambhala year, holidays which invite us to "commemorate the ongoing dance of sun, moon, and earth as reflected in the changing seasons" (quoted from Wendy Friedman's article on Midsummer's Day in the Shambhala Times). 

    We wanted to be sure that you know:

    • This afternoon of festivities is for everyone -- family of all ages, friends, people you meet on the street, etc! No need to be a Shambhala meditator to join in the fun!
    • We would love for you to bring children and family!
    • Registration is not required - please just show up if you decide last-minute. We only asked folks to register so that we would have some idea of how many people are coming.
    • The Shambhala Center will provide beverages (water, seltzer, and juice) -- the food is potluck. Please bring a dish to share! A charcoal grill will be available
    • In an effort to be environmental stewards, we are asking everyone to please bring your own cup, plate, and silverware to use for the feasting.