Midsummer's Day Celebration and Picnic at Tom Watson Park

June 16th (2018)

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    Please join us for our annual celebration of the Summer Solstice!

    The Midsummer Day was originally a festival initiated by the Viyadara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the late 1970’s. He encouraged us as a community to have a deep connection with the seasons and the natural world so as to remind us of the impermanence and cyclical nature of all things. One of four Nyida Days, Midsummer’s Day is our annual celebration of the Summer solstice—the longest day of the year. 

    Members and friends of the Boulder Shambhala Center are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the beginning of Summer with a lhasang, BBQ, fun & games. a nature hike and a pie contest! Come one, come all—families & children, friends and leashed dogs!


    10:30am setup
    11am lhasang (smoke offering)
    12pm lunch (veg and non-veg protein will be provided)
    12:30pm pie contest*, fun and games  
    2pm breakdown and cleanup

    Please Bring:

    • Drinks (if your last name starts with A-I)
    • Snacks, chips and dips (if your last name starts with J-R)
    • Side dishes (if your last name starts with S-Z)
    • Blankets, chairs, frisbees and lawn games!

    *Pie Contest Rules:

    • Contest is open to everyone, limit one entry per person, pies must be homemade.
    • Pies may be sweet, savory, fruit, cream, nut, etc.
    • Non-pie entries will also be considered including but not limited to such delectable edibles as Brown Betties, cobblers, crisps, crumbles, cupcakes and more.
    • Entries will be judged by such qualities as overall appearance, flavor, texture, doneness and originality.

    Do you have a badminton or croquet set? Please contact Heather Locke, Director of Community Outreach at 303.444.0190 x 106 or [email protected] if you can assist with set up and breakdown.

    Tom Watson Park
    6180 63rd St
    Boulder, CO 80301

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