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Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace at the Thomas Center in Gainesville, July 29, 2017 Our Dance of July 29th 2017. Click on photo to view choice photos. Dances of Universal Peace at the Thomas Center in Gainesville, July 29, 2017 Want to see more? View another 36 photos from this event.

Next Peacock Paradise Dances of Universal Peace will be

Saturday, September  23

Meanwhile take a look at Patrick Harrigan's beautiful photos of our Dances at the Gainesville Thomas Center in July below & more on the website 
Many thanks to the Musicians who smoothly transitioned between playing beautiful music to dancing & back again:
Haqiqqa Lynn McRee, Khalika Rebecca Pethes, Scott Kessler, Isabel Coutts, David Willkomm, & Nilda Sessler
Responses to the Thomas Center Dance

When you invited us for an evening of peace dancing at the Thomas Center, I'd anticipated a joy filled experience ...And it was..!  Thank you! Gracias! Merci ! Shukran! Mahalo!  My heart is flying with 99 names for gratitude... With Love, Barclay

Such a wonderful evening of dancing. Thank you. I had no idea so many people would be available on a Saturday night in July!  Wow, palpable energy. So I want to express appreciation for a superb & inspiring time. I definitely could have danced all night. Love, Susan

The last number was very touching with people blessing each other with a remembrance of God.  Thanks for another memorable & meaningful event.  Larry

I had a great time at the dance on Saturday ~ a very spiritual experience.
I truly loved it & can’t wait to do it again!   Hayley Dennison

Thanks Diana for your heartfelt leadership & devotion. Isabel
GREAT NEWS!  We now have a new website for the Florida statewide community of Dances of Universal Peace.   www.FloridaDUP.org
Dance Retreat with Allaudin Ottinger

October 19-22, 2017
Life Enrichment Center
Fruitland Park, Florida 

Register online
Early bird registration prices are available now
Questions:  Jemila Felisko  jemila11@cfl.rr.com
Great American Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21
Maximum in north Florida @2:48pm
Not quite total in Florida; still ~ Amazing, Astounding, Astonishing!
Glorious!  Ya Majid!
"If the consciousness of our union with God is not a joyous, living experience, surely it is not genuine."
Ruth St. Denis
Murshid SAM
at Lama in the early '70's
during the period when he was bringing through Dances.
There will be a Dargah Blessing  Retreat  August 24-27   www.Ruhaniat.org
A Dargah is a shrine built over the grave of a revered religious figure,  a Sufi saint, often visited as a spiritual pilgrimage.
I feel so much better about humanity  after  coming  to the dance.  God bless you, Mary Clark
I am happy!
even before I have a reason
 I am full of Light ~
even before the sky
can greet the sun or the moon
Dear companions,
We have been in love with God    
For so very, very long
What can Hafiz now do
but Forever Dance!

Photo by  Bruce Day
Light sneaking through the cracks
Sunrays on Samuel Lewis's grave before  shrine  construction
The almost finished dargah over Murshid Samuel Lewis's grave at Lama Foundation in New Mexico 
Fernandina Beach Dance
Saturday, September 30, 4 PM
in Central Park with DiAnahita
Sponsored by the Baha'i Faith
Join us for the Dances & stay for a beach or state park weekend!
Come to my window dear world.
Why ever be shy?
Look inside my playful Verse,
for Hafiz is Barefoot & Dancing
& in such a grand & generous –
in such a fantastic mood!

Hazrat Inayat Khan says that people who can quicken the feeling
of joy or gratitude in others, add that to own lives.

Children of the Earth tribe
Rise up! 
Children of the Earth tribe 
Rise up now!

Some say Namaste

Some say Mitakuye oyasin

Some say Om
Some say Shalom

We all call Mother Earth
Our Home
Protect her

Respect her

We all affect her
Salat - Hazrat Inayat Khan

 Most gracious Lord, Master, Messiah
       & Savior of Humanity,
       We greet Thee with all humility.
  Thou art the first cause
       & the last effect
       the divine light
       & the Spirit of Guidance,
       alpha & omega
  Thy Light is in all forms,
  Thy Love in all beings;
       in a loving mother, in a kind father
       in an innocent child
       in a helpful friend

       in an inspiring teacher ....

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"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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