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Dances of Universal Peace

Next Dance - Saturday, September 27
at Peacock Paradise with DiAnahita & musicians

Dances of Universal Peace of 2014 July 11

Our recent dance of July 11, at United Church of Gainesville, led by DiAnahita and Taj Loreto from Chile. Click here to view album of 39 selected photos from this event at UCG.

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Gainesville, Florida Dance

Friday, July 11, 2014

United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Avenue,  32603

with Guest Leader from Chile, South America, Taj Loreto
& Long-time Local Leader, DiAnahita

Dances of Universal Peace 7:30 - 9:30

Musicians, Jackie Davis, Mary Fukuyama, Mabood Lengman, Pam, Isabel Barten, Rebecca Pethes, as well as Taj & DiAnahita

Reception Following
Live Music by Rebecca "Lumen" & Musical Partner Cindy Mueller

Come at 7:00 PM to mix & mingle & meet Taj
& look at items for sale from our dancers.
So much talent ~ See below.
Bring some extra cash!

Jewelry by Taj
$10 - $300

"My jewelery, all handmade by 8 families in Chile & designed by me,  described as spiritual symbols & the longings of the heart!  Extra fine silver, gold & semi precious stones."
Books by Jai Maa
& Sh'mal Bob Ellenberg

$20 & $12
A faith-based, practical, art of manifesting by co-creating with God.
Compassion, care & loss experienced with others during their end stages of life,  by a social worker.
Volunteers Needed

If you can help on-site Friday evening, we would be O so thankful!  Please reply with what you would like to do:
  • Provide homemade cookies or snacks
  • Bring a pitcher of lemonade or tea
  • Help Set up decorations 6:00 – 6:30
  • Greet arrivals
  • Distribute Fliers & posters
  • Help take down
  • Bring friends
The July 16 Sufi Meeting will be at Patrick's new residence, 505 SW 27th Street, in Golfview Subdivision, south off SW Second Avenue, near the NW corner of the UF campus. RSVP for directions.
DiAnahita recently attended the Wilderness Dance Camp in Montana where Lila and Allaudin were leaders.  Here with Yasmin, Allaudin's wife.
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”             Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

Wee Animals at Peacock Paradise Ranch
Pea Chicks with Proud Parents
Original Music CD
by "Lumen"

Our own Rebecca
With her new stage name
“Lumen” (Light)
Has produced her debut CD
Using her beautiful Voice ~
& layers of Voices
To convey Uplifting Spiritual Truths
From the Earthy to the Ethereal
Art Cards by
Batina Linda Solomon
3 for $10
I dance my paintings ecstatically in the act of their creation.   My art evokes a sense of mystery & surprise as I play upon my interest in mysticism, dance, relationship & love. The umbrella theme of love, harmony and beauty embraces my art.
Potluck & Zikr
Thursday, July 10

Dancing Peacock Paradise
Arrive between 5:30 & 6:15 to meet Taj & Lucia
& enjoy the intimate inspiring setting
Dinner at 6:30
Reserve in advance to stay overnight.
Sufi Study Circle
Wednesday, July 16th

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Sufi Practices, Readings from Hazrat Inayat Khan, & Sufi Poetry
including a Dance & Zikr
Mitakuye Oyasin
('All Are Related')
in the Lakota language reflects the world view of interconnectedness held by the Sioux peoples.  Daniel Kirchhof has made the phrase into a beautiful dance we will do soon.
4th Saturday Fall Dances
Resume at Peacock Paradise
Starting September
27, 2014
Young Rabbits at Peacock Paradise
Americana Peepers
"Quesidilla" the the 5 little Cheeses:
Cheddar, Jack, Monterey,
Jalapeño, & Mozzarella. The Rooster was "Queso," cheese in Spanish!
Grace of God.  What is it?  It is the friendship of God…Friendship is an automatic action, it is an innocent devotion, an unconscious outgoing, a pure feeling with depth, with life.  Automatically that feeling brings about grace.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

March 2013 at Dancing Peacock Paradise
View entire album of Easter weekend event photos.

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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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