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Dances of Universal Peace

Next Dance - Saturday, November 29
at Peacock Paradise with DiAnahita & musicians

Please RSVP

Click on images to view more photos of our Nov 29-30 dance event.
Thanksgiving 2014 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Thanksgiving 2014 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Dancing at 3:00 with DiAnahita, Khaliqah & other Musicians
and the
'Thanksgiving Leftover' Potluck dinner at the Cottage 6:00 pm
(or bring any yummy seasonal dish)
Evening Zikr followed by Desserts at the house
$10  donation suggested
Please add $5 if you do not bring potluck
Young Adults 18-30 Free with potluck dish!
Come early to enjoy nature trails, relax in a hammock, sit in front
of the fire, or take a canoe ride.  Please wear comfortable clothing
& shoes that are easily removed.

Please  RSVP  for details & directions

Universal Worship
10:30 am Sunday, Nov 30

with the Habibis

 The Gazebo at Beauty Lake, Dancing Peacock Paradise

Arrangements may be made in advance for overnight accommodations.
$25 per person includes bed & breakfast.  Bring your own linens.

Thanksgiving Past ...  
     l wanted you to know how many gratitude memories are continuing to fill my heart from Saturday's dance!  From the moment you called us in to begin walking together, l felt a sense of deep homecoming. For me there is nothing in the world like standing in circle for Sufi dancing...and  l will remain forever grateful to YOU for bringing into my life such a unique and amazing gift!    Baraka

I felt my spirit was lightened - with a song in my heart when I left & full of love & support, inspiration & care.  LOVE the dances.   Konnie

Please  RSVP  for more information about the 3rd Wed 7-8:30 Sufi Study Circle in Gainesville
Future Dance Events
Christmas Day, December 25 - Dancing Peaocck Paradise 3:00

New Year's Eve - Global Peace Dance - Gainesville, FL 7:30 United Church of Gainesville
O Thou, Who art the Perfection
of Love, Harmony, & Beauty,
The Lord of Heaven & Earth,
Open our hearts,
that we may hear Thy Voice,
which constantly cometh from within.
Disclose to us Thy Divine Light,
which is hidden in our souls, that
we may know & understand Life better.
Most Merciful & Compassionate God,
Give us Thy great Goodness;
Teach us thy loving Forgiveness;
Raise us above the distinctions
& differences that divide.
Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
October Dance near Ft. McCoy
When you RSVP
Please include your name & email along with the names of your guests & which event or date you are responding to.
A Song we will Sing

One Bread, One Body,
One Lord of All
One cup of blessing which we share
And we, though many,
Throughout the Earth,
We are one body in this
One Lord.
Hope to see you at many of our events!
Adab:  Etiquette for dancers
  1. Realize that the transmission is coming through the teacher.
  2. Listen to the song all the way through without singing.
  3. When singing with others, hear voices other than your own.
  4. Refrain from talking.
  5. Observe silence at the end of a dance.
Joyful Participants at the Recent Florida Dance Retreat
Click HERE or on the above image to view photo album of our Fall Retreat
Photo by Patrick Harrigan
See more photos at  www.PeacockParadise.org 
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International website:  www.DancesofUniversalPeace.org
Sufi Website:  www.Ruhaniat.org
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Dances of Universal Peace of 2014 July 11

Patrick Harrigan has returned to Gainesville Florida from Washington DC on the occasion of a sudden visit to Washington DC by H.H. the Baba Sheikh, spiritual leader of the Yezidi minority community of Iraq. Patrick had been asked by the Yezidi and Hindu communities in America to go to Washington DC urgently to arrange for the Baba Sheikh and other Yezidi leaders to visit the Murugan Temple of North America on the sixth day of Skanda Sasti (October 29) to witness the Surasamharam or "Annihilation of the Demonic Horde" by Skanda-Murugan the pan-Indian god of Tamil poetry, love, and war.

Click here to read Patrick's article in The Sunday Times (Colombo, Sri Lanka) of Nov 9th 2014.

Yezidi emblem of the Peacock Angel Ta'us Melik

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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February 2013 at Dancing Peacock Paradise