Annual Northern California Mid-Summer Day Picnic

June 24th

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    Room: Offsite

    In Shambhala, we have seasonal celebrations which occur on or near the solstices and equinoxes. Midsummer Day is an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy summer fun together. 

    Please join us for the Annual Northern California Regional Midsummer Picnic at beautiful McNear's Beach Park in San Rafael, on the shores of San Pablo Bay.

    This is a potluck event so please bring your favorite dish to share. There are barbecue grills, a small sandy beach where we can dip our toes, and a large grassy area under the trees. This is a great way to relax with old sangha friends and meet new ones, with no agenda other than enjoying the rocks, trees, sky, water, and each other. A lhasang will begin the festivities and Rees Sweeney-Taylor has offered to coordinate games.

    We will need volunteers for set-up, staffing barbecue grilles, and especially for clean-up, and we ask that you please sign up through your individual centers for these activities.

    Also, we are asking that everyone bring their own dishes, cutlery and napkins, leaving the disposables at home. We hope to make this a "green event," where we attempt to "leave no trace." Compost buckets and a dishwashing station will be provided.

    Please note that there is a $10 parking fee, so be sure to carpool if you can. (Marin County residents can get a free parking pass from local Marin libaries.)

    For questions, contact Karen Walls, Coordinator: kjenwalls [at]