Shambhala Midsummer Celebration

June 23rd

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    Room: Brunswick

    MIDSUMMER GATHERING

    Midsummer Celebration

    Saturday, June 23--12-3

     

    Celebrating the seasons is an important part of maintaining our connection to the seasons and the natural world in Shambhala.

    Around the globe, Shambhalians celebrate four 'Nyida Days' around the solstices and equinoxes. Nyi (from Nyima, 'sun' in Tibetan) and Da (from Dawa, 'moon' in Tibetan), which "are meant to commemorate the ongoing dance of sun, moon, and earth as reflected in the changing seasons' solstices and equinoxes".

    By joining spiritual practice with the practicalities, challenges, and joys of everyday life as well as the cycles of our environment, we forge a society that expresses the dignity of human experience.

    The Midsummer Gathering is an opportunity for families and friends in Shambhala to celebrate the advent of summer together.

    This year Brenda Thompson, our Director of Societal Health and Wellbeing, is hosting a  picnic in her backyard in Lisbon.

    The celebration begins at noon with a lhasang, followed by food, games, and festivities.

    ADDRESS: 59 Ferry Road Lisbon.

    Please register if you are thinking of stopping by. 

    Bring a blanket, a frisbee/game/etc., and some food or beverage to share.

    FMI Contact Brenda Thompson at: [email protected]  or call 207-319-6369

     

    You can read more about why we celebrate  Midsummer Day here.