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Dances of Universal Peace

Saturday January 27th 2018

Dancing Peacock Paradise

January 2018Click on either photo to view photos of our January 2018 event. January 2018
Kwan Yin, Bodhisatva of Compassion, in "Royal Ease" pose

Honoring the Divine Feminine, we welcome men & women to join in as we balance sacred energy with songs inspired by Goddess traditions of the world.

Let the chants & movements take us to the warm heart within

Arrive between 2 & 2:45 
Dancing begins at 3:00
Potluck Dinner 5:30
Candlelight Evening Dance & Zikr 6:30
$10 Suggested Donation + vegetarian potluck or + $5
Reserve in advance for lodging
Our annual Global Peace Dance on New Year's Eve in Gainesville
I loved being able to help out.  Everything & everyone looked beautiful & the dancers were having a splendid time.  Susan Cary
She changes everything She touches
And everything She touches changes
Everything lost is found again,
In a new form, in a new way
Everything hurt is healed again,
In a new time, in a new day
Change is, Touch is,
Touch is, Change is
Change us, Touch us,
Touch us, Change us
-from the Goddess Invocation: Koré Chant

"We long for & envision a world in which respect, recognition, & social, political, & moral equality are granted to the qualities of nurturance, intuition, harmony,
& to other qualities attributed to Wisdom of the Feminine." 

Sufi Ruhaniat International

Dearest DiAnahita,          Thank you once again, for the great blessing of immersion in the living stream of Love,  Harmony  & Beauty.  In grateful surrender, I was held, guided & supported in the arms & hearts of you, our Beloved leader, & our sweet Circle
of spiritual family & friends, on Christmas, in Paradise!  There is nowhere else I'd rather be.
                           . .  Sukaynah
I really appreciate all your time, practice & effort that goes into a successful dance that looks so simple to an untrained eye.  Joy
After fun family time in North FL,
I made time to stop,  pause & go inside.  Spent New Year's Eve singing and dancing  at the ever-beautiful Dances of Universal Peace celebration in Gainesville,  under the masterful guidance of 
Diana Kanoy. Was lucky enough  to have a couple of quiet days  at her retreat center, Dancing Peacock Paradise, walking the labyrinth, counting my blessings, & setting my intention for the New Year.  May we all find balance this year between nourishing the inner, & nourishing the outer.   Trish Magyari
"Our goal should be to live life in Radical Amazement"  Rabbi Heschel
Dance music stayed with me for days! 
I actually played some of the DUP music next morning from my accumulated sheet music.
Love & gratitude,  Isabel
Hazrat Inayat Khan:  “I see as clear as daylight that the hour is coming when women will lead humanity to a higher evolution.”
Sufi Gathering - Wed, Jan 17
Studying the words of
Hazrat Inayat Khan
& participating in spiritual practices.

RSVP   for more information
An early women's dance circle
The Prayer Salat Adapted to Honor the Divine Feminine

Most gracious Holy Mother, 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 a Helpful Friend, In an Inspiring Teacher.
Allow us to recognize Thee in all Thy holy names & forms; 
As Sita, as Radha, as Parvati, as Qwan Yin & Tara. 
Let us know Thee as Sarah & Hagar, as Asherah, 
As Anahita, as Miriam, as Mary & Mary Magdalena, 
As Khadija & Fatima, 
And in many other names & forms, known & unknown to the world. 
We adore Thy past; Thy presence deeply enlightens our being, 
And we look for Thy blessing in the future. 
O Messenger, Thou whose heart constantly reaches upward, 
Thou comest on earth with a message, as a dove from above
And speakest the Word that is put into Thy mouth,
as the light filleth the crescent moon. 
Let the star of the Divine Light shining in Thy heart
be reflected in the hearts of Thy devotees. 
May the Message of the Mother reach far & wide, 
Illuminating & making the whole of humanity 
As one single Family within the heart of the Goddess.

Newsletter:  Diana Kanoy       Photos:  Susan Cary, Patrick Harrigan, & others

"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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