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Dances of Universal Peace

October Dances:
October 28 at Peacock Paradise
and Retreat with Allaudin, October 19-22, 2017

Dance of October 28th 2017Click to view photos from our dance of October 28th 2017 Dance of October 28th 2017
Transformation...from Grapes to Wine: with Allaudin Ottinger, October 19-22, 2017 Click to view album of 31 selected photos from Transformation...from Grapes to Wine: with Allaudin Ottinger, October 19-22, 2017 Transformation...from Grapes to Wine: with Allaudin Ottinger, October 19-22, 2017
Dancing Peacock Paradise

Dancing with DiAnahita

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Open for event from 2:15- 9:00 PM.  Ne
ar Ft. McCoy, FL 32134, SE of Gainesville, NE of Ocala - specific directions, carpool contacts, & detailed information will be sent when you   RSVP
Dancing begins at 3:00; check in before 2:45
Musicians:   Kathy - guitar; Clare - cello;
Haqqiqa - guitar & drum

Potluck Dinner @ 6:00

followed by zikr & desserts
Donation $10, plus potluck dish or $5
$25 to spend the night - Reserve in Advance

Mark your calendar now, since this is early notice.
Bring your camera to document our event!
For directions & more information, please

RSVP with your name, email, & town
September Dance - Posing on the tree downed by
Hurricane Irma!

Go to 
www.PeacockParadise.org  to see more of September's pictures, & archived photos since 2009!
2017 Florida Dance Camp

This Week !
Thurs, Oct 19 - Sun, Oct 22

Dances of Universal Peace
& Sufi Practices

Murshid Allaudin Ottinger 

Email  -  
Samuel Lewis's birthday
October 18, 1896
The Dances appeared during the golden period in the last years of Murshid Sam's life from 1956 through 1970. I heard him say on the day we did the first Dances, "They will go all over the world because they belong to God and not to me personally."  The Dances are certainly one of his singular accomplishments. They are a wonderful contribution to world culture & to spiritual realization.  Murshid Wali Ali Meyer
Our dance in Fernandina with the Baha'i Community
- hearty souls who showed up through the wind & rain which kept us from dancing in the park, but didn't dampen our spirits.
We'll be dancing again on
Saturday, November 18 from 4:00 - 6:00
American Beach Community Center
1600 Julia Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Lodging provided if you sign up ahead:   RSVP  Mention Fernandina & give email
Comments from the Fernandina Team
          We offer inexpressible gratitude for the extraordinarily special afternoon you facilitated for us yesterday!  Relaxing – uplifting – inspiring – joyful - BEAUTIFUL!
          Sharing these dances & prayers with others was a joyous experience of expanding our circle of family.  We look forward to more of such times in the future.  Thank you for sharing your special gifts & you generous spirit.

It was a great event followed by a breakfast and more dancing in the morning. Sharon.   A wonderful evening, beautiful dances. Christine.    That's got to have pushed more love out into the world!  Patt

My husband, Al, says he really enjoyed the songs & dances. He didn't think he would participate, but was pleasantly surprised. Look forward to seeing you again in November.  Joyce

You can feel the energy when you get near Diana.  I could feel it when I walked into the room.  Lani
Early days ~ dancing in the park
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Samuel Lewis's 
"Teacher of my Heart"
Margaret Germain

played Celtic Harp for us

"Wonderful special time in Fernandina. Thank you Diana for your dances & Sharon Joyce for your hospitality & the joy of visiting your beautiful community. What a blessing to have Ben with me to share this experience with an amazing group of new friends. Such a great evening."

Sufi Circle
Wed, Oct. 25,  7:00 - 8:30pm
in Gainesville

"Responding to Crisis"

Prayers, Practices, Readings, Wazifa, Dance, Zikr, Sharing
"I have continuing profound gratitude for your providing this opportunity, the followup notes, your ongoing presence & guidance." 
Muqallib Kim Miller
Upcoming Local North Central Florida Events

Florida Dance & Sufi Retreat - Oct. 19 - 22
Sufi Circle - Wed, Oct. 25
Peacock Paradise - Sat, Oct 28
Fernandina Beach Dances - Sat, Nov 18
Peacock Paradise Dances - Nov 25 - Saturday
after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day Dance Peacock Paradise - Mon, Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve Global Peace Dance Gainesville - Sun, Dec. 31

"This Kalama Dance was the seal on the Murshid Sam Dargah Dedication Celebration Aug 24-27, 2017, danced right inside the new Dargah structure." -Shabda Kahn

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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