Please mark your calendar and join us to celebrating Midsummer’s Day as a community!
ANNUAL WBC MIDSUMMERS DAY PICNIC!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
from 12:30 - 4 pm
Matthiessen Park, Irvington, 1 Bridge St, Irvington, NY 10533
Rain/Alternate Location: Irvington Boat Club, Bridge St, Irvington, NY 10533
The tradition of celebrating the Midsummers Day was introduced by Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche in the early years of his building a community of students and friends back in the 1970's. We celebrated many occasions and ceremonies. Some of these came from his Buddhist heritage, others from his Tibetan cultural heritage and still others he just created for us. He especially encouraged the community to develop a connection with the seasons and the natural changes in our surroundings. Midsummer’s Day was probably the biggest, funniest, and most elegant day of the year. It was all celebration, pomp and circumstance: children, games, ceremonies, sun, food, community.
Join us for a day in the park to and celebrate the wakefulness of community and summertime. We'll have a potluck picnic and general merriment. Bring a dish to share –as well family, friends, musical instruments and outdoor games to play!
Please RSVP by filling out the form on the right and let us know if you will bring anything so we can try to coordinate and provide enough supplies.