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Dances of Universal Peace

Gainesville Zikr Evening

Saturday, August 30 - 7 pm
505 SW 27th Street, just off SW 2nd Ave, in Golfview Subdivision
Please RSVP

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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Special Events & Reviews - Summer & Fall 2014

Zikr Evening in Gainesville with DiAnahita
Saturday, August 30 - 7:00 PM

Zikr is the Spiritual Practice of Remembrance of the Divine
for the Sufi, the seeker of love.
Location of Zikr & the Sufi Study Circle is at Patrick's new house: 
505 SW 27th Street, just off SE 2nd Ave, in Golfview Subdivision,
near the NW corner of UF.  Carpool & Park on the street.
  Patrick’s cell 904 403-9523
Please RSVP for the Zikr Evening
Florida Fall Retreat  featuring  Florida Leaders
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

Warren Willis Methodist Camp, Fruitland Park

$225 Early discount price by August 22, includes 2 nights, 5 meals, & all dance sessions beginning 8 pm on Friday.  After Aug. 22 -  $275
(A deposit of $100 - or the full amount - will save your place & discount)
Send registration information & Paypal payments to Joy Dolci at
joyeft@gmail.com or checks or money orders written to Joy Dolci
8741 Seagrape Ct.,  Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-2523.  Phone:  321 783-1062
Personal Connections at the 2012 Retreat with Haqiqqa, Sh'mal, Ned, & Jemila
Our July Dance in Gainesville was well-attended & joyful.
DiAnahita & Taj

Responses from Dancers:
Uplifting - Maple Canner
Thrilling - Bob Ellenberg
Wonderful - Batina Solomon
Feeling replenished down to the cellular level.  Baraka Braden

The sensation of people circling & singing felt as if a wave of loving energy enveloped me as I danced in the inner circle....    Sus Austill

What a glorious evening this was.  All day today the song "I will walk you to heaven" has been playing in my head.  Wow, that group can sing as well as dance.  Thanks for making this happen.   Love, Susan Cary
For a Sufi,  the diversity of names and forms of the world's many religious tendencies are like veils covering the phenomena of the "Spirit of Guidance" manifested at all levels of evolution.
   Sufi Study Circle  
Wednesday, August 20, 7PM
"Spirit of Guidance"  ~ DiAnahita

Readings from Hazrat Inayat Khan
     Sufi  Practices  &  Poetry      
              Dance  &  Zikr             

At Patrick's house.   Please
La illaha el Allah Hu
God is the Only Reality
Ishq Allah Mahbood L'allah
God is Love, Lover, & Beloved
The Pope’s
10 Tips for a Happier Life  

1. Live and let live.
2. Give yourself to others.
3. Proceed calmly in life.
4. Enjoy leisure.
5. Sundays should be holidays.
6. Find innovative ways to create
    dignified jobs for young people.
7. Respect and take care of nature.
8. Let go of negative things quickly.
Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs
10. Work for peace.
Musicians Mary & Jackie
Katie McIntyre:  What a nice turn out. I was so proud of our neck of the woods representing! What great singing there was. What fine stories. I think what I Love most about the Dances, is that they are something we can pass along. Like all Oral Traditions they can be taken anywhere & will never be too much to carry. Through The Dances I feel connected to people of all loving traditions near & far. Those songs & dances are something indispensable & irreplaceable; easily carried in our hearts.
       I adored hearing Taj's voice & learning her dances. As always, I adore DiAnahita's Beauty & Grace: so Ruth St. Denis. Thanks again to Mary Fukuyama & the glorious flute music that floated above our voices -- intertwining our songs with the Stars. Thank you to the drummers who carried our footsteps across the sweet earth. Thank you so much "Lumen" for your angelic contributions on guitar & mic!
Rebecca's CD's sold out!
I very much enjoyed the Sufi circle & was well fed by it on all levels. Thank you for the concise & useful guidance. 
David Robbins  .
Asha Greer & Allaudin Ottinger

in a "Renaissance Moment" at the Mendocino Sufi Camp.   Photo by Stephani Murdoch.
Guidance from Pope Francis

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-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.

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