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Dances of Universal Peace

Saturday March 24th 2018

at Dancing Peacock Paradise

February 2018 at Dancing Peacock ParadiseClick on either photo to view photos of our February 2018 event. February 2018 at Dancing Peacock Paradise
Dances of Universal Peace
Dancing Peacock Paradise
near Gainesville & Ocala, Florida

March 24, 2018 ~ "Happiness"

This time we are inviting children to join us at
the beginning of the afternoon in dances appealing to kids & adults alike! 
You can bring your children or grandchildren to experience the happiness & connection of Dances of Universal Peace.
The Playhouse ”Kid & Kitt-Inn” will be open for when they’ve had enough dancing. 

Adults $15-20 sliding scale ~ Children $5

RSVP  with your name, email, town, & guests to get our address, directions, details, & carpool connections

 2:15 - 2:45  Arrive, check-in, enjoy nature, meet people
 3:00 - 5:00  Dances with adults & children led by DiAnahita
 5:00 - 6:00  Group photo, walking the property, sitting by
                    the lake, setting up potluck dinner
 6:00 - 7:00  Dinner at the cottage by the lake
 7:00 - 8:30+ Zikr with Maitreya
 8:30 - 9:00+  Desserts & Socializing
Maitreya Jon Stevens, from Sarasota, is sought-after as a composer & leader of inspired zikrs.  Maitreya is recognized as one of the youngest Sufi teachers in the Ruhaniat, & is an oft-invited dance leader worldwide.  His demeanor is kind, loving, & humble: totally accessible.  He is talented, yet down-to-earth, supported by a strong connection with nature, & a dedication to deep spiritual practices.   His adorable family will come with him!
DiAnahita is known nationally as a premier dance leader in the southeast, & locally as a caring, inclusive, & effective mentor with a clear, joyful, friendly style.  Dedicated to spreading the message of Love, Harmony, & Beauty through offering Dances at her woodland estate, she also facilitates a Sufi Circle in Gainesville, & leads dances at special events around Florida. 
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.
DiAnahita will be presenting Dances of Universal Peace for participation at 1:00 & 4:00
Resonses to our Feb. Healing Dance:
Exceeded my expectations.  Sunday was one of the best days I can remember.  My spirit was full; I was filled with a feeling I cannot explain but I liked it & want more. My spiritual growth is leading me down this path & I look forward to more time at Peacock Paradise.  Peace & Love, Lynn :-)
Beautiful. Thank you!   It was such a pleasure meeting you,
& being there with you all. 
Much gratitude, Galen & Emily
Hazrat Inayat Khan & his family
A lady asked him: "Do you ever take interest in such a frivolous thing as dancing?" He said: "Yes, I too feel inclined to dance when I am with little children."
You are the face of God
Eres el rostro de Dios
Estas en mi Corazon
Tu  eres parte de mi
Eres el rostro de Dios

You are the face of God
I hold you in my heart,
You are a part of me
You are the face of God

Dear DiAnahita, 
      I want to reach out & say thank you for creating such a wonderful dancing community.
I  really  love  seeing  all  the opportunity pop into my inbox you are creating for people to join  this  beautiful  practice.  Much Love & dancing with you in spirit,                Samantha
Thank you so much for Saturday & the healing songs & dances we did. They were  indeed  healing  and  allowed me to finally let out the tears that I had been holding in for so long.  Sitting by the lake with the beautiful reflection of clouds & trees on the still surface was the perfect place to get in touch with these feelings while I sang.         Thank you for sharing yourself & your piece of Mother Earth with us in such a loving & meaningful way.    No Name please
I loved every moment - the Dances so special to all who shared them, & the wonderful people I met. 
Warm thanks for allowing us to participate & share this moment.
Big hug from Gabby

"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.

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