May 2009


Dances of Universal Peace

Saturday, October 29, 2011

with DiAnahita at
Dancing Peacock Paradise

A Beautiful Natural Setting Friendly People ~ Live Music

Jackie - Stand-up bass, Mary - Flute & Drum, Patrick - Shruti Box, DiAnahita - Guitar

DiAnahita Kanoy

"Making God a Reality"

October 2011 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

"The inmost being of a human is the real being of God."
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Participatory Singing & Dancing ~ dynamic meditation in movement, attuning to Love, Harmony, & Beauty, dipping into the eternal Truth underlying many religions. As we move, breath, & sing together, the separated individuality may dissolve into a blissful state of oneness with the group & consciousness of the Divine.

Samuel Lewis, who founded the Dances, suggested that we "Eat, Dance, & Pray" together, so our dancing is followed by a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner, & then Evening Zikr, a deeper spiritual practice with chanting and movement.

Samuel Lewis

"The whole purpose of life
is to make God a reality"
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

October 2011 at Dancing Peacock Paradise


2:00 - 2:45 pm Arrival & Enjoying the Land Musicians practice
3:00 - 5:00 Dancing in the house
5:00 - 5:30 Free time in nature
5:30 Potluck setup at the cottage
6:00 Dinner by the lake at the cottage
7:15 Zikr in the House or Gazebo
8:30 Desserts in the house

October 2011 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Dancing Peacock Paradise is a private home & retreat center dedicated to hosting the Dances of Universal Peace and spiritual retreats as well as preserving the woodland as habitat for plants & wildlife.

  • Please do not bring pets.
  • No smoke, alcohol or drugs.
  • No videotaping without permission.
  • Cameras are welcome if you share your photos with us.
  • You are welcome to walk the nature trails & Labyrinth.
October 2011 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Words to some of the songs we sang

Teach us to Remember & to Thy Grace Surrender
Show Lord the way of Love,
Show Lord the way of Light,
Show Lord the way of Truth,
Show Lord the way of Life

Ashem Vohu, Ashem Vohu Ashem Vohu, Ashem Vohu
Alleluia, Alleluia
Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie, Kyrie
Christi Eleison, Christi Christi

Śrī Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram Om
Śrī Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram Om

Christ has no body now on earth but yours
no hands but yours
no feet but yours
Yours are the eyes through which he pours out
compassion unto the world
yours are the hands blessing me now
All praise to the One.

Siyakudumisa, Siyakudumisa, Siyakudumisa
N'kosi ye thu
Shekina, Shekina,
Shekina, Shekina.

La illaha il Allah, La illaha il Allah
La illaha il Allah Hu
Er Rahman, Er Rahim
Er Rahman, Er Rahim

2011 Dance Retreat Review

2011 dance retreat with Lila Flood & Allaudin Ottinger in Ocala, Florida

Our 2011 retreat was deep and rich in harmony and joy. Look at the 2011 Retreat page as well as the slide show of Tom Bergbower's photos on our home page. See alla the radiant faces of the leaders and participants, read some of our Haiku, and articles about the retreat by Nuran and Sh'mal.