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Dances of Universal Peace

Christmas Day December 25
at Peacock Paradise

Dec 31st New Year's Eve
Global Peace Dance
at United Church of Gainesville

Global Peace Dance, Gainesville FL, December 31, 2015

Click to view all photos from our 20th annual Global Peace Dance.
Global Peace Dance, Gainesville FL, December 31, 2015

Dancing Peacock Paradise, December 25, 2015

Click to view all photos from our December 25th event.
Dancing Peacock Paradise, December 25, 2015

 Doors Open at 7:00PM.  Dancing begins at 7:30
$10 Suggested Donation
More information below
Patrick"The New Year's Eve Global Peace Dance was simply terrific!  Afterwards so many people commented that they felt energized and elevated by it. This will remain with everyone for a long time, and will help us all to build our dance practice individually and as a community."
"The soul of all is one soul,
and the truth is one truth, under whatever religion it is hidden.
Sufi Inayat Khan

Christmas Day
Dances of Universal Peace

at Dancing Peacock Paradise
this Friday, December 25
2:30 - 8:30 PM
3:00 Dances
5:30 Potluck Dinner
6:10 Watch Moonrise over Beauty Lake
7:00 Candlelight Zikr
8:30 Holiday Desserts
Visit Cade Light Show up the road


Rare Full Christmas Moon

Moonrise ~ 6:10
PM, December 25

It will be another 19 years before the full moon falls on Christmas again!  Let's watch it over Beauty Lake

20 years of Global Peace Dances in Gainesville
The Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing) honor sacred traditions of the earth by incorporating mantras & scripture of the world’s religions into melodic moving meditations.  The evening will include singing, dancing, & prayers, with everyone participating.
These dances are spiritual practice
for many dancers,
& we can help maintain the sacred, joyful atmosphere as we sing & dance.
It is customary to sing whole-heartedly,
hold a minute or so of silence
after a dance ends, & to refrain from talking throughout the evening.

We are thankful for this opportunity
to dance together & to celebrate the coming year with peaceful hearts.
Please sign in upon arrival.
Wear comfortable shoes for dancing.
Kathy Staines - Guitar
David Willkomm - Percusssion
Mary Fukuyama - Dumbek & Flute
Jackie Davis - Stand-up Bass
Clare Maher - Cello
RSVP with your name, guests, the event, & questions or comments.
RSVP is nice, but not necessary, for the Global Peace Dance; however, we enjoy anticipating your coming!
Please forward this invitation to your friends who might enjoy attending
All the stars and all the galaxies
Run through her hands like beads.
     Ishq Allah maboud lilah Allah
     Ishq Allah maboud lilah Allah
   Allah, Allah   
La ilaha il Allah       
Send Thy Peace, O Lord,
which is perfect & everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
DiAnahita Bringing Up the Joy!
"The Global Peace Dance is such a wonderful way to end the year."

"Your presence fills the space with clear, connected, sacred energy."
Expansion of Consciousness
Words to some of the Songs

Metta Karuna Mudita Upekka
Abide in Love & Compassion,
Dwell in Joy & Equanimity
Abide in Love & compassion,
Dwell in Joy & Peace.

Peace be with you,
And with you be peace.
As-salaam aleikum,
Waleikum as-salaam.
Shalom aleihem, Aleihem Shalom.
Too bay hune  lahb die slama
Dock nowee duh Alaha nit qarune
Altissimo Corazon 3x  Que Floresqua
Que floresqua la luz 3x 
Que Floresqua

Siya kudumisa 3x N’kosi yethu
The ocean refuses no river, no river
Ishk Allah Mabood Lillah, il Allah
If you are in Gainesville & available, you are invited to practice with us 4:00 - 5:30 Wed, Dec. 30, at UCG .  We will set up & decorate, practice the music & songs, & run through dances.   We can go to dinner together afterwards.    RSVP   for Wed!
If you can arrive early for the dance on New Year's Eve, please greet people & help them feel comfortable.  We're hoping for 101 dancers, experienced & new!

"Peace, Salaam, Shalom!"

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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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