Yoga Unveiled Screening with Filmmaker Gita Desai

yoga_unveiled_videoRadiance Foundation is pleased to announce a screening of the recent film release Yoga Unveiled in the Radiance Dome on Sunday, December 6th.

The filmmaker, Boston based TM practitioner Gita Desai, will introduce the film and will be available for questions afterwards. Copies of the DVD of Yoga Unveiled and Ms. Desai’s film Raga Unveiled will be available for purchase.

About the Film

Harnessing the colorful commentary of the most prominent yoga scholars, teachers, and medical experts, Yoga Unveiled reveals how yoga began, tells the story of yoga’s passage to the West, describes its numerous branches, recounts the fascinating biographies of the foremost yoga masters, and explores yoga’s astonishing medical potential.

Stunning cinematography, ornate visual displays, and stirring music create a truly enchanting viewing experience. The great devotees of yoga grace the screen with their profound wisdom and delightful manner.

Yoga Unveiled also features commentary by Krishna Das, Dr. Herbert Benson, Edwin Bryant, Subhash Kak, Vasant Lad, Dr. Timothy McCall, Larry Payne, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Father Joe Pereira, Swami Sivananda, Dr. Martina Ziska, and Dharma Mittra.

Yoga Unveiled is a unique look at the oldest spiritual practice in the world.

Sunday December 6th, 5:30pm
Radiance Dome
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At the door: Adults $7, Children (over 12) $5

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Sitar Concert with Indrajit Bannerjee Nov 21

Subrata Bhathacharya and Indrajit Bannerjee, Aug 08
Subrata Bhathacharya (left) and Indrajit Bannerjee at Radiance Dome, Aug 08

Classical Indian Gandharva Veda Concert featuring Indian Sitar Master Indrajit Bannerjee and renowned tabla player Gouri Shankar.

Date: Nov 21, 2009 at 7:30PM.
Radiance Golden Dome.

At the door: $15 adults, $10 children over 12.

Advance ticket sales are now closed.

Discounts for Radiance residents.

Map and directions

For more information contact John Burgess at 512-632-2956

Preview: Audio and video clips of Indrajit

Would you like to help promote this event? Here’s a flyer that you can hand out or post to bulletin boards.

Concert: Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, October 24, 2009

Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami, Concert Artist and Teacher of Classical and Folk Music of India and Pakistan

Professor Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami masterfully presents a vast array of styles including Ghazal, Geet, Qawwali, Bhajan, and Sufi. His principal instruments are Sitar, Vocals, Tabla, and Harmonium.

Sufi Music Programs

A 17th generation Sufi musician of Pakistan, Nizami offers exceptional programs of the ancient poetry and music of Rumi, Amir Khusro, Hafiz, and others. The poetry and arrangements were passed directly to him from his ancestors, and his enthralling performances are tremendously rich in form and spirit. Sufis are associated with the world-renowned whirling dervishes and represent the mystical dimension of Islam. They express union with the Divine through poetry, music, dance, and the arts. Nizami’s work promotes World Peace by connecting people with their Inner Bliss through the powerful medium of music.

Diplomat for World Peace

Nizami has performed as a featured artist for Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in Pakistan and at The Kennedy Center in 2006 with Masharif in attendance. He has given command performances for royalty, rulers and heads of state all over the world, including Saudi King Abdullah, the late King Hussein of Jordan, Yasser Arafat, Queen Elizabeth, Lady Diana, Prince Charles, the Prince of Japan, Tony Blair, the President and Prime Ministers of China, the Canadian Prime Minister, Kofi Annan the former Secretary General of the UN, Benazir Bhutto, Nelson Mandella, Prince Kareem Agha Khan, Kurt Waldheim when he was President of Austria, former President Jimmy Carter, and Ambassador Sada Cumber.


During the 30+ years Nizami taught Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium, and Voice in Pakistan, he saw many of his students grow into distinguished artists. He has the distinction of having trained the first professional female tabla player in Pakistan. In 2008 he came to the United States as a Fullbright Scholar and taught at The University of Texas in Austin from ’08- ’09.

Media Personality

Professor Nizami created and hosted educational television shows on Pakistan TV that featured the traditional music of North Pakistan. Two of the shows were regularly scheduled programs called “Sadaa o Saaz” (Voice & instrument) and “Saaz o Avaaz” (Instrument & Voice), and were broadcast via international satellite 3x a day. He also hosted two other programs called “Meri Mousiqqi” (My Music) and “Studio Standby.”

A side note: Though a well-known cultural treasure in his country, Nizami is currently unable to return home because religious militants there consider music, as well as the teaching of women, a sin. His reputation as an international music diplomat, artist and teacher, and especially as a teacher of women, has caused this group to target him for death should he return.. Because of this fact, the United States government has granted him political asylum to stay safely in the United States.

Online Video Performances

Performing a Rumi song

April ’09 vocal

General Public: adults $12, children $7 in advance;
adults $15, children $10 at the door.

Radiance Residents: adults $7, children $3 in advance;
adults $10, children $5 at the door.

Radiance Property Owner’s Association Board Meeting ‚ April 17, 2006

Present: Rick Levinson, Mary Buchanan, Betsy Kirkpatrick, Deborah Aker, Troy Maynor Absent: Chris Lagarde
Meeting brought to order at 7:45 P.M. at Rick’s. Minutes of the March 20, 2006 were approved as amended.
Dome Meeting ‚ Deborah, Mary, and Troy reported on the meeting. Many ideas were presented. There will be another meeting in the future to plan more. No firm decisions were made.
Worms ‚ the worms were not as bad as 2 years ago. Mary will order and place trichograma minutum eggs in the areas hardest hit to hopefully fend off the worms next year.
Pool Resurfacing ‚ Centex should be starting in the next week or two. The pool will be drained into the creek and re-filled hopefully when the standpipe is drained for inspection.
Pool Letter ‚ Chris created a flyer for distribution to everyone in GW and GWW. The Board made a few changes and Chris will have it printed and mailed out.

Pool Use Rules ‚ The Board voted to accept these guidelines for pool use:*Limit on # of parties in a week – One large (over 15) and one small (under 15)

*Weekday afternoon gatherings OK (like Jennifer’s afternoon ones last year)

*Deposit for parties with over 20 guests – $50 refundable after pool cleaned by Jeanine and # of hours clean-up time is calculated

*Clean up fee/port-a- potty fee for parties of more than

10 guests – $10

20 guests – $20

30+ guests – $75 potty + $30

potlucks exempt for # since most folks use home bathroom

*Party duration 3 hours maximum

*Parties for the week posted at pool, mail station, and in plexi-glass sign on Concord Circle near pool entrance
Fire Plan ‚ The Board will ask Joe Felkel from the Northern Hays Co. Fire Dept to come and walk Radiance to give us ideas on how we can best set up a first alert program in case of a fire.
CGH Lighting ‚As previously decided, Troy will install a trial set up of 3 low voltage lights at CGH.

8. Workfare Days ‚ Two workdays have been held: 3/19 and 3/26. There was a good turn out on 3/26 and all the redbuds were planted as well as the new palm at the pool.

Meeting adjourned 9:00 P.M.

Next Board meeting ‚ Mon. May 15, 2006 – 7:30 at Rick’s.

Respectfully Submitted, Mary Buchanan RPOA Secretary

RPOA Board Meeting‚ August 30, 2005

Present: Rick Levinson, Mary Buchanan, Betsy Kirkpatrick, Brad Fregger

Absent: Chris Lagarde & Deborah Aker

Guest: Cliff Finley

1. Meeting brought to order at 7:08 P.M. at Rick’s. Minutes of the June 25, 2005 approved as amended.

2. Bank Change ‚ Brad is still working on switching our bank to Wells Fargo and setting up CD’s for our surplus funds.

3. Speed Bumps ‚ Jim Covington will be out after summer municipal road contracts are done to install our bumps.

4. Tax Protest ‚The County contacted us the day before Chris Lagarde was to appear to plead our case and told us they agreed that we should pay the reduced amount for lot 22.

5. Pool Report ‚ Troy repaired the damaged shed wall and installed the Logan Hirsh sign on the entry gate. Jeanine’s workload has gotten less since replacing the filters. She has also adjusted the amount if DE she is using. She has not yet received the bid from the pool resurface company. The shower faucet has not been replaced as we are having difficulty locating the proper valve.

6. Hayride Nov. 12 ‚ Daniel from Wizard Academy took Mary & Roger Kew to the spot where they are going to build a special concrete fire ring with curved rock benches, level crushed granite surface, and underground electric & water part way down the hill below the Dulcinea parking lot. They may not have it all finished by Nov. 12, but will have it usable. He said that Wizard Academy is eager to build a friendship with Radiance. It should be a wonderful place to have our hayride!

7. Rainwater Collection ‚ UT professor Kent Butler came out to Radiance and spent some time with a group of residents going over a map and discussing how we could add a community system. His preliminary feeling was that it probably wouldn’t be economically feasible since we don‚’t do much landscape watering. Any community water collection system could only be used for this purpose since most of our roofs are asphalt shingled and therefore couldn‚Äôt serve household use. He will have his students do a feasibility study and they should have that done around December. All that he asked is that we pay for gas to come out and someone from Radiance (Bill C volunteered) come to UT and speak with them.

8. Lia Creek Work proposal ‚= Mary contacted Lia and she will get in touch with an engineer to see how much it might cost. Mary also asked her about the Founders tree bench and she said that is on our newly acquired property and thought a memorial bench would be lovely.

9. 2006 Budget  The Board with the expert assistance of Cliff Finley developed the 2006 budget. Dues must increase to $65/month. Our accountant will be contacted to rectify our septic and roads accounts which appear to be incorrect.

10. Kew Lot  The Board discussed the further extension of the Kew lot purchase agreement.

Meeting adjourned 8:45 P.M.

Next Board meeting  Mon. Sept.26, 2005 – 7:30 at Mary’s.

Respectfully Submitted, Mary Buchanan RPOA Secretary