Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sitting Meditation with John Terlazzo

Sitting Meditation 
with John Terlazzo

Thursdays, 1/22 thru 2/12/15 at Radiance
1:30 - 3pm

People in the West often talk about the health benefits of Sitting Meditation – balanced blood pressure, an improved immune system, better digestion, a calmer demeanor, more restful sleep & so on. This is all good – but these are not the reasons why we “Sit”. Rather they are coincidental side effects of an ancient practice that is far deeper than mere physical & mental health improvements.

Sitting Meditation brings us into a daily, still intimacy with our True Nature - with God, Truth, the Essence – not someone’s “idea” or “concept” of these, but with That which is beyond all structures, concepts & dogmas.

Classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., across the cobblestones from Lancaster’s Central Market, in the heart of downtown Lancaster.  To register, stop in or phone Radiance at 717-290-1517.

Cost is on a sliding scale of $55-40 for the series, or $15-12 per class.

All serious, committed persons – regardless of philosophy, religion, creed or absence thereof – are welcome.  Bring a meditation cushion if you have one.  Chairs are available for those who require them.
John Terlazzo is a poet / painter/ singer-songwriter and storyteller who has been practicing Sitting Meditation since his initiation in 1972.  John says, “I have been practicing daily Sitting Meditation for 42 years now, a deep work with the breath. I don't pretend to be anyone’s guru or great teacher, but - after consistently doing this work for this long, I can be helpful in assisting those who sincerely wish to pursue the practice.”

Friday, December 19, 2014

Is it Mooshka?? Or Mooshka's Cousin?

You might remember that a few years ago, a stone mouse appeared at Radiance.  We were reminded of the mouse companion of Ganesh, the elephant-headed god from the Hindu tradition.  So we named the stone mouse Mooshka.  We said "good morning" and "good night" to Mooshka.  Then after a couple of years, Mooshka disappeared as silently as he had appeared in the first place.  We missed him...

This week... another mouse appeared!  Looking very similar to Mooshka, although this new mouse is brown & Mooshka was gray.  So, we are thrilled, and wondering what the story is...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Steel Pony Sweaters and Skirts on Sale!

Hurry in to Radiance!  All Steel Pony sweaters and skirts will be discounted 15% today through Wednesday the 24th.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Visionary Manifestation of Our Dreams and Desires

Visionary Manifestation of Our Dreams and Desires

Creating a Vision Board with artist, Nancy Warble
Sunday, January 11, 2015  noon – 4pm at Radiance

As the new year begins, it is a good time to clarify your goals, your dreams and desires.  A visual affirmation for your spirit, a Vision Board is a creative way to focus your intention on manifesting what you truly want to be, to have, or to do in your life.   

Nancy Warble will guide us through this process with guided meditation, quiet contemplation, and creative collage.

Cost for this class is $40.00  Bring a pair of scissors.  All of the other materials you will need are provided as part of the class. Feel free to bring additional items to attach to your Vision Board.

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster.  Stop in or phone to register 717-290-1517.  Advance registration is needed so that we can plan for materials.

Nancy Warble has a degree in Art Education from Millersville University and is recently retired from 31 years of teaching art in public schools. She is following her dreams by studying shamanism and psychic development.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

HandmadeTeapots at Radiance for the Tea Lover in Your Life!

 From potter, Susan Minyard of Sweetwater Pottery, this teapot has Women Dancing under the Moon...

 This hand-hammered teapot if from Nepal and is certified Fair Trade...

And, this snake-handled teapot is also from Sweetwater Pottery....

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Back to Bellydance in January!


with Tahjia

Wednesday evenings  6-7:00pm
Jan. 14th thru Feb. 18th, 2015

In this age, when many people are looking to the East for the ancient remedies for health and relaxation, bellydance is often overlooked.  It is an effective exercise, a fun hobby, a great relaxation tool and a path that many women find is an excellent way to reconnect with their sacred feminine nature.  Tahjia teaches an eclectic style of dance, including techniques and moves from Vintage Cabaret, Egyptian, Turkish Romany and others.

Classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W. Grant St. in the heart of downtown Lancaster, across from Central Market.

Wednesdays, January 14th through February 18th
6:00pm – 7:00pm  Mixed Beginner & Intermediate class

$75 for a six-week session, or drop in for $15 per class.  While we encourage you to sign up for the entire session, drop-ins are welcome! 

Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a long scarf to tie around your hips.

Tahjia has been professionally bellydancing since 1997. Her first dance teacher was Carolyn Weinand of Lancaster PA.  She has danced with troupes: Desert Wind; Jewels of the Nile; Troupe Hipnotique; and also solo. She has studied with many teachers such as Fahteim of California; Rhea; Susanna Del Vechio; and currently with Artemis Mourat and Samira Shuruk.

Tahjia began teaching in 2006 in Lancaster. Her specialty style of dance is Vintage Cabaret which was danced in the 1970’s Arabic clubs in New York and California.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kids' Reiki Class, Saturday, January 3, 2015, 1-4pm

with Reiki Master Teacher Sarah Preston

This half-day Reiki class is designed for kids, and will include energy play and simple guided imagery. Each child will be attuned to Reiki and will receive a certificate.

In this Kids Reiki class, children ages 8 to 13 will learn simple methods of using Reiki. Children have a natural awareness of healing energy and the class offers a supportive atmosphere for them to explore their innate abilities. In this workshop, the children will be atuned to Reiki and will receive a Reiki Kids Certificate at the completion of the class. We will learn through activities.

• Sensing the Energy Field
• Healing with Plants, Animals and People
• Reiki Art and Creative Expression

Cost: $75.00 includes all class materials.

Registration and payment required by Saturday, December 27. Call 290-1517, or stop in.
Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Songs of Peace with Arif and Amina

Songs of Peace
Kirtan and
Community Sing

Come join us as we find our voices and our rhythm, as we open our hearts and feel our connection with each other and with Spirit. Easy to learn and sing chants and songs from many spiritual traditions and practices, kirtan is a form of musical meditation.  No experience necessary!  

Friday evening, December 12, 2014, 7-9pm
At Radiance, 9 W Grant St., Lancaster, PA, just across the cobblestones from historic Central Market.

Suggested donation $5 - $20

Arif & Amina come to us from Massachusetts, bringing their joy for life & their love of the divine Universe. They will be joined by special guest John Terlazzo!

Come sing sacred phrases from many traditions with us! 

"An evening of heartfelt chanting can change the world"   Ram Das