Midsummer's Day Celebration

June 15th

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    Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

    Each year Shambhala Chicago observes the tradition of celebrating the changes of the season. These are called nyida days, from the Tibetan words nyima “sun” and dawa “moon.” Nyida days occur on or near the days of the equinoxes and solstices. Midsummer’s Day is a celebration day that begins with a lhasang (a traditional offering of juniper smoke) that purifies the environment and invokes awakened energy (dralas). This gathering is an opportunity for families and friends to come together and celebrate summer.

    Lhasang Chants and juniper offering to invoke the Dralas 11:30am-12:00pm

    BBQ on the rooftop 12:30pm-3:30pm (Bring your own meat to grill and a dish to share)

    We will have music and kid’s activities. Feel free to bring family and friends to kick off our summer celebration. 

    We look forward to seeing you there, where the sun always shines. 

    For more information or ways to volunteer please contact [email protected] or 847-767-6210