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Dances of Universal Peace

December Dances
Christmas Day, December 25th ~ 3 pm
New Year's Eve Global Peace Dance
Sunday, December 31 ~ 7:30 pm
at United Church of Gainesville

Christmas 2017 danceClick on either photo to view photos of Christmas 2017. Christmas 2017 dance
Christmas Day Dances of Universal Peace
Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Afternoon & Evening
Sacred Dances of Universal Peace

Ft. McCoy, near Ocala & Gainesville, Florida 2:15 ~ 9:00 PM
Arrive, check in, socialize, & enjoy Nature  2:15 - 2:45
Dances of Universal Peace with DiAnahita 3:00   
Potluck Dinner 6:00

Candlelight Zikr  7:00  
Holiday Desserts    8:30
Live Music by Kathy, Tamara, & Jyoti  ~ Love Offering $10
Dress in your Festive Holiday Finery!

Please bring ~

A vegetarian Dish, touched in some way by your own loving hands,
or an extra $5
Your reverent all-inclusive Holiday Spirit.

Please   RSVP  with your name, email, guests,
& town for address, directions, carpool connections, & details


The local photographs in this newsletter were taken by Patrick Harrigan,
whom we thank for his dedication & expertise.
Patrick will be away during this year's Global Peace Dance so we need people to take pictures.  No experience needed  (no pay either!)   You may use your phone  or a camera.  And we'd love to have a video of the ending ~ Peace Bells.  
If you would like to come in the late afternoon of New Year's Eve & help set up,
& practice with us, we would be delighted!  Please let DiAnahita know:   FLRetreats@gmail.com
Alleluia!  Alleluia!
Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie, Kyrie
Christe Eleison, Kyrie, Kyrie
"Thanks so much for your hospitality.
I felt strangely invigorated after being present.  Many loving hearts were there. The singing & dancing brings more than what at first appears.
I will see you in December.
Many westerners don't know that Jesus is an important figure in Islam; for example:

* Jesus, Mary, & the angel Gabriel are in the Quran

* Muslims believe that Jesus ("Isa" in Arabic) was a prophet of God, born to a virgin (Mary), & will return to Earth before the Day of Judgment to restore justice.

*  Mary ("Maryam") has an entire chapter in the Quran named for her — the only chapter named for a female figure. In fact, Mary is the only woman to be mentioned by name in the entire Quran.
A Song by Lila Flood
with movements by DiAnahita
using traditional words from Christianity & Islam  (O Peace)

& interweaving circles & faiths

Thy Will be done, Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
La illah il Allahu
Ya Salaam, Ya Salaam, Ya Salaam
Praying for Peace in the Middle East & all around the world
Dance Words from Leilah

Only Love is flowing here, Only Love is flowing here
Only Love is flowing here!

La illaha il Allah
La illaha il Allah
La illaha il Allah
We love spending our Christmas blessing & loving one another.
Leslie  .
Mary & Baby Jesus digital art by Ray Downing
This Long Exposure Makes
The Milky Way Look Like
Fractal Geometry
There is a secret One inside us
All the stars & all the galaxies
Flow through her hands like beads.
Ishk Allah Mabood Lillah Allah
(God is Love, Lover, & Beloved)
Ishk Allah Mabood Lillah Allah
Allah, Allah
Last year's joyful Global Peace Dance.   Peace, Salaam, Shalom!
Last month's Thanksgiving dance.  For more photos, go to www.PeacockParadise.org  and click on one to see the whole set.

"The dances of universal peace
are so wonderful ~ very grounding with heartfelt, easy movements anybody can do!  No matter age or gender.  Giving a natural high. 
I’ve been dancing them  for over 18 years."  Sheree

"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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