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Dances of Universal Peace

"Blessings from New Zealand
& the Maori Culture"
Next dance - Saturday, February 28
with DiAnahita & musicians

February 2015 at Dancing Peacock Paradise Click to view photos from our February 2015 event.
The view from the dance octagon at Mana Retreat Center in New Zealand
Dancing Peacock Paradise ~ Dances of Universal Peace
Saturday, February 28 
near Gainesville, Florida

“Blessings from the Maori culture of New Zealand”
                     2:00 – 2:45         Arrive, check in & enjoy the property & people
                     3:00 – 5:00         Dances of Universal Peace
                     5:00 – 6:00         Group portrait, enjoying Nature, food setup
                     6:00 – 7:00         Dinner
                     7:00 -  7:15         Creation according to Maori Legend CD
                     7:15 – 8:30         Zikr
                     8:30 – 9:00         Desserts
Suggested Donation $10, plus potluck dish or $5 for dinner
Several songs in the Maori language will be included, along with dances in English and Arabic.  Some of the words are below.

Please RSVP
for directions & further information
Te ArohaThe Love
Te whakapono – Faith
Te rangimarie – Peace
Ta tou ta toue – Unite us all
Murshida Jamila Cranston-Buckley
& DiAnahita

Summer in January  in New Zealand
Sufi Study Circle

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

7:00 PM at Nurallah’s house
1717 Nw 51st Terrace, Gainesville 32605
“Sufi Mysticism: 
Preparing the Heart for the Path of Love”

Purification Breaths, Sufi Poetry, a Hazrat Inayat Khan reading, Wazifa, Dance and Zikr, followed by tea & sohbet (spiritual conversation) at 8:30.     
“Devotion of the heart  is the best thing to cultivate for spiritual realization.”  H.I. Khan
Patrick Harrigan
recently spoke on the Milwaukee Mythicist radio show about his work with the Yezidi Sanatan Dharma Society. Patrick is a comparative religious scholar, author, photographer, & supporter of the Yezidi cause in Iraq. Hear his talk.
5102 Swift Road, Sarasota, Florida
Kotahi tonu te Wairua o nga mea katoa
There is one Spirit that flows through all
Blissmillah Cafe
in the name of good coffee
& delightful homemade sweets!

Dance Camp Aoteoroa, NZ
Patrick has written many articles that showcase mythology around religious beliefs, and has set up numerous web- sites that support spiritual causes, the latest being  www.Peacock-Angel.org

Sarasota Singing & Dancing
Saturday, March 21
7:00 PM     Inspirational Singing with
                   Khalika (Rebecca Pethes)
8:00 PM     Dances of Universal Peace
                  with DiAnahita (Diana Kanoy)
Devotional chanting and improvisation followed by Dances of Universal Peace, with the inspiring message that "One Spirit flows through us all," invitie us to partake in a communion of experiential practices aimed at personal as well as  planetary transformation.
Cut the reins of illusion  So we can all just go wild 
Loving God and everyone all day! 

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"Peace, Salaam, Shalom!"

Click on images to view more photos of our Christmas dance event.
Christmas Day 2014 at Dancing Peacock Paradise

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"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.

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