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Dances of Universal Peace

"Loving Mother Earth"
at United Church of Gainesville
Sunday, February 12th 2017

There will Not be a dance at Peacock Paradise this February.
Instead, join DiAnahita & Nurallah at UCG 
1624 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, FL
Sunday, February 126:00
Lodging available at Peacock Paradise & Nurallah's AirBnB.   
Questions?  Nurallah: 352 262-3798 or  DiAnahita: FLRetreats@gmail.com
the previous day ... AWAKENING  THE  DREAMER                                
Saturday,  February 11,  2017,   1 – 5 PM
United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th AV 
This free day transformative symposium  educates people on challenges & possibilities of this moment: the role they can play in an interactive, eye-opening experience. Videos, activities & discussions  take  participants on a roller coaster ride exploring   Four Critical Questions for Humanity.’ 
Explore bringing forth the dream of an environmentally sustainable,
spiritually fulfilling, & socially just human presence on the planet!
RSVP: for more info or to register for this special event on March 11
5 spaces available. $100 for an amazing morning, day, & evening
"There is One Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of Nature, the only scripture which can enlighten the reader."   Hazrat Inayat Khan
Meet the Family ~ 9:15 AM
    Maitreya is known internationally as a composer & leader of inspired zikrs. He is recognized as one of the youngest teachers/guides in the Sufi Ruhaniat.  His demeanor is sweet, loving, & humble:  totally accessible. 
     He will join DiAnahita, who will lead Dances of Universal Peace & a nature walk on the property.  Maitreya will share down-to-earth Sufi teachings, supported by a connection with nature, & dedication to spiritual practices, which inspire meditative & ecstatic zikrs.
Photo by Konnie Ort
at our January Dance  ~ more at www.PeacockParadise.org
I just wanted to write & thank you for an inspiring Dance yesterday.  Your personal messages, stories, & dances help us to accept what is, to be joyful in spite of the national politics, & to trust in the wisdom of the divine will.  Even our dance steps affirm that "two steps forward, one step back" is still progress when viewed from a larger perspective.  Thank you for helping us as a community to focus on non-violence in thought, speech, & action, & to keep radiating love & light to our world.  Steve
Konnie with a crown of candles!
"Enjoyed last night as always."  Konnie
Tim Clanton has an idea for a "Dancing Peacock Paradise Work Volunteer Program,"  the proceeds of which will be donated to a Youth Scholarship Fund.  So far he has donated a full day of work, & invites others to join him. How about you?
Dancing Peacock Paradise
Words & Music ~ Kathy Staines
There is a place, peaceful & calm
Where all your cares float away.
A place to sing, a place to dance
A place to meditate & pray.
* Dancing Peacock Paradise * Magic's in the air
A place
where people come to share
Dancing Peacock Paradise

Hearts open there
A place where people really care.
Look around, & you may see
A peacock dancing in the sun.
Smiles on faces, warm embraces
Where we all can be as one.
* Dancing Peacock Paradise *
Love is in the air
A place
where people come to share
Dancing Peacock Paradise
Hearts open there
A place where people really care
Next Sufi Circle in Gainesville Wednesday, February 15
FLRetreats@gmail.com  for details
I've done the Dances a number of times over the past 25 years, in several states, & there's no place like Dancing Peacock Paradise to do them. I've been telling my out-of-state friends to plan their Florida trips around the Dancing Peacock Paradise schedule so that they can experience it.
 We also stayed over, & Diana is an amazing hostess, with an amazing place. The love shines through everywhere you turn. 
Thank you Diana
for your beautiful service.
We will be back ... soon, we pray.  Namaste. Jerry Collette
    It was such a profound joy to be dancing together again yesterday!
As always I was brimming with gratitude for the beauty in your environment, & for your abundant generosity in sharing it all.  Just being there does my soul good ...but then with the chance to enjoy the dances, & to share the nourishing food & conversation, I found myself  in a heavenly state!  I welcomed the opportunity to visit with old friends & was delighted with the newcomers. Your carefully chosen dances & zikrs all served to amplify the theme of Acceptance & have given me much to ponder.  Your eloquently woven remarks on the spiritual aspects of "reality" will stay with me ...a perfect reminder at this particular world moment. 
Thank you, bless you! 
With Love, Barclay

"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.

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