Midsummer Picnic

June 25th

Date details +
    Room: Eastside location
    Program Registration is Closed.

    LOCATION: Brecksville Reservation, Plateau Picnic Area (map below)

    All are invited to join us for a community celebration of the summer solstice!! Cleveland Shambhala and Akron Shambhala will welcome the start of the season at the beautiful Plateau Picnic area at the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. This is a time to gather together, enjoy one another’s company, and relax in nature, with a sense of fun and play.


    The day will start with a brisk hike, including hills, led by the Dorje Kasung. There are easier trails in the immediate area, including the all-purpose trail, for those who prefer a more leisurely hike. Then we will be led through a celebratory lhasang, a traditional offering of juniper smoke that purifies the environment and empowers the space, the objects, and the beings within it by invoking awakened energy. You are invited to bring your sacred items for purification in the smoke.


    Around noon, we will have a potluck of delicious summer foods. All are invited to bring a covered dish, snack, or dessert to share, as well as something to grill for yourself. Beverages and some condiments will be provided, or you may bring your own.


    Schedule for the day:

    10:00  Strenuous hike, including hills

    11:30  Lhasang

    12:00  Potluck picnic

    1:00-2:00  Social time, feel free to bring frisbees, or any games you’d like to play


    Everyone is welcome to join in, including friends and family. Come for all or part of the day.


    Map of Brecksville Reservation:  https://clevelandmetroparks.com/getmedia/fd9c444e-7179-4977-97be-4a4a8f3a0e96/Brecksville-Reservation-Trail-Map.pdf.ashx?ext=.pdf

    Plateau Picnic Area link:  https://clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/visit/parks/brecksville-reservation/plateau-picnic-area