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Dances of Universal Peace

December Dances
Christmas Day, December 25th ~ 3 pm
New Year's Eve Global Peace Dance
Sunday, December 31 ~ 7:30 pm
at United Church of Gainesville

Thanksgiving 2017 at Dancing Peacock ParadiseClick on either photo to view photos of Thanksgiving 2017 dance. Thanksgiving 2017 at Dancing Peacock Paradise
Past Thanksgiving dances:  2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
We had a wonderful Florida Retreat with Allaudin!
Go to  www.PeacockParadise.org 
to see more Retreat pictures, & our October dance too.
October 2017 Dance at Peacock Paradise
Crowding onto the cottage dock
Musicians Clare & Kathy
       "My experience at the retreat was extraordinary & intense.  One song we danced to (a slow moving meditation) had the most beautiful words & motions, which brought me to tears: O Great Wave.   Our zikr chanting was so powerful that I was often totally blissed out!   The leader, Allaudin, allowed some local women to lead a dance now & then, which was a nice contrast.  My guitar playing friend Kathy, led a song she composed (with a little help), which is dynamically beautiful. I played cello along with her, & people raved about it!"        Clare
American Beach Community Center
1600 Julia Street
Fernandina Beach
Saturday November 18 ~ 4:00 PM
You are invited to
Interfaith Devotional Gathering
Tues, Nov. 14  -  7:30 PM
Gainesville Baha'i Center
4451 NW 19th St.
Through Thy Grace ~ Lila Flood

Shakur Allah Shakur Allah Allah   3x
Shakur Allah, Allah!
Each breath I take is through thy grace   3x
Shakur Allah, Shakur Allah, Shakur Allah, Allah
Florida Dance Leaders
  Haqqiqa, DiAnahita, Tamara, Salima, Hakim, Jemila
Mary, Karima, Raqiba enjoying a meal together at the retreat
Photos by Tom Rahim Taylor
Dianne's grandchildren Aniston & Ahron
Sh'mal & the small girl
"The Dance on Saturday was special to me since I hadn't been to one since Batina passed from this realm.  I was especially pleased when so many remembered her smile that was my first attractor to her. I alway love the way we move around in the circle getting to be with everyone, hold their hands, smile, and move on to another."      Sh'mal
Steve's turban from India
Upcoming North Florida Dances of Universal Peace
with DiAnahita
        Fernandina Beach, Saturday, Nov. 18 - American Beach
                                         Community Center, 1600 Julia Street
Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 25 - Peacock Paradise
Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25 - Peacock Paradise
New Year's Eve - Global Peace Dance  -  Worldwide
Sunday, Dec. 31, 7:30
- United Church of Gainesville
2018  -  4th Saturdays at Dancing Peacock Paradise
www.PeacockParadise.org

"This Kalama Dance was the seal on the Murshid Sam Dargah Dedication Celebration Aug 24-27, 2017, danced right inside the new Dargah structure." -Shabda Kahn



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May 2013 at Dancing Peacock Paradise
"Dancing Peacock Paradise is an amazing space to deepen dance practice. It is very beautiful and inviting, an experience not to be missed. I have spent wonderful, magical days here over the years and cherish all. I look forward to returning."
-Sophia Shunny
Silver City, New Mexico

Thanksgiving 2009 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Dances of Universal Peace honor religious traditions of the world by chanting phrases from holy scriptures & oral traditions.

Everything is taught in the moment as we join our voices together.

More details about Allaudin and Lila’s 2013 Dance Retreat

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