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Dances of Universal Peace

Saturday, September 28, 2013
"Dissolving into Unity"

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
“Dissolving into Unity”
Dances of Universal Peace at Dancing Peacock Paradise on 28th September 2013
Above: Some of the people at this month's dance
Photos courtesy of Terry and Doug Winn
       2:00 – 2:45  Arrival  Enjoying the Lake & Woods
                    Please arrive in time to check in & begin together
                    Musicians practice 1:30 – 2:30
       3:00 – 5:00  Dancing in the house or possibly outside on the deck
       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
       8:30  Desserts in the house

Please reserve ahead if you would like to spend the night:
$25 per person per night.
Dancing Peacock Paradise is a privately owed spiritual retreat center.
Please leave your pets at home & enjoy ours.  No alcohol, drugs, litter, or smoke
Leave your cares behind & enter the warm friendly atmosphere with a smile
UU Sunday Service, Dances, & Rainbow Springs
Sunday, September 15
Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist
7633 N. Florida Ave (Highway 41)
Citrus Springs, Florida  34434
352 465-4225    http://www.ncuu.org/

10:30-11:30  Sunday Service talk by DiAnahita
                    “Dancing as Spiritual Practice”
11:30 -11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 -1:00   Dances of Universal Peace.
1:15              Lunch at Swampys
2:30              Rainbow Springs State Park
                     walks & swimming
Peace Greeting Dance

Peace be with you and with you be peace        2X  
Shalom aleichem       Holding hands in a circle,
                              4 steps in,raising hands,
aleichem shalom       4 steps out lowering hands
Peace be with you     Left person of each pair
                               drops left hand & moves in
                               to face partner holding hands
                               Bow gracefully to each other
& with you be peace   Release other hand & join
                               circle on the other side of
                               partner, progressing
As-salaam aleikhum          same as Shalom
Waleikhum as-salaam 
Our beloved young adult friends from Sarasota & Gainesville plan to attend the retreat, adding such “juice” & joy! 
Your DONATIONS make it possible for them to come.   Any amount is helpful from $10 to a full scholarship or 2! 
Go to www.PeacockParadise.org  & put in your amount under “Donation” or bring a check or cash to camp. 
"The Dances have added so much spiritual enrichment & we would love to do them again - our 3rd time with you – at New Vision Congregational Church."  Janet Streit
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Bo Didley Plaza, Downtown Gainesville

Flag Ceremony
Dances of Universal Peace
And More!
DiAnahita will lead the
"Peace Greeting Dance"

Isabel Barton – Accordian
David Willkomm – Percussion
       In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, established the International Day of Peace.  Since its inception, Peace Day has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, in events commemorating & celebrating world peace.  We aim to inspire all of humanity to unite in clearly & publicly showing that people can respect each other’s differences & stand together united in peace, for humanity, our earth & the future.
Florida Sufi & Dance Retreat
with Lila & Allaudin
October 17 – October 20, 2013
 “This is the Breath that Counts”
Conference Center
Silver Springs, Florida

Habiba will lead whirling & Qi Gong

Plus a more intimate, deeper day for dancers, leaders & musicians
Dancing Peacock Paradise
Monday, October 21

Register with credit card at  www.PeacockParadise.org
352 546-1345
Look at the photos of prior Dances -
you may be there!

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Sufi Website:  www.Ruhaniat.org
Facebook: Dances of Universal Peace Florida
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