Gita Nagari, New Year’s Eve. You are invited to come and share in the festivities and participate in the annual end of year sharing of music, poetry, singing, drama and dance. Performed by and for the greater Gita Nagari Community.

  • Wednesday December 31st Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Mandir
  • 5pm-8pm followed by an Ekadasi feast
  • 8pm-12.00 midnight Bhajanas organized by his grace Ekavira dasa
  • 12.00 Midnight- Ararti and kirtan to bring in the New Year.

Please contact Yasodamayi dasi and/or Hladini dasi by phone, email or Facebook to let us know what you will be sharing. We look forward to your participation.

Phone: 717 527 4388

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Movie and a Meal

Saturday November 15 - 6.00-7.00 pm

Watch a stimulating movie, and then join the discourse while enjoying a scrumptious vegetarian/vegan meal. Share your realizations and insights while making new friends. Meals always include a gluten-free option and movies are suitable for young viewers with parent discretion.

Sanctity of Sanctuary

Meigs County, Ohio, in the foothills of Appalachia, is the home of renowned herbalist Paul Strauss. Paul has rehabilitated land left bare by strip mines and has helped to create the United Plant Savers Sanctuary to preserve endangered medicinal plants. He is visited by herbalists from all over the world and holds classes on his 300-acre organic farm. Paul’s vision and transformational leadership have attracted like-minded people to purchase land in the area. These tracts of farms are joined together by a community walking trail that has turned into an eco-tourist destination called “The Talking Forest Medicine Trail.” 

Paul is a charismatic person with wonderful stories to tell and has been referred to as a walking encyclopedia of plants. This feature documentary speaks to a man’s passion for nature and his marriage to the earth. This film is an igniting of the green spark and a call to living a sustainable life! 

Introduction to Tai Chi

Saturday November 8 - 1.00-3.00 pm

If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider the ancient Chinese tradition of tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements, performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. (Mayo Clinic)

This two hour workshop will offer in the first hour, warmup exercises and qigong, (life energy cultivation). After a short break the second hour will be a focus on tai chi chuan technique and movement.

Please wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers or comfortable shoes suitable for exercise

Facilitator: Bonnie Luther

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