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Dances of Universal Peace

Saturday, July 21, 2018
at The Thomas Center
Gainesville, Florida

July 2018 event at The Thomas CenterPhotos from our July 2018 event. Click on photos to view entire album. July 2018 event at The Thomas Center
The Dances of Universal Peace honor the sacred traditions of the world by incorporating mantras & scripture into melodic moving meditations.  Singing, dancing, & prayers are included.  Everyone participates. 
These dances are a form of spiritual practice for many dancers, & you can help maintain the sacred, joyful atmosphere as we sing & dance.  It is customary to sing whole-heartedly after the leader has demonstrated, hold a minute or so of silence after a dance ends, & to refrain from talking between dances. 
for this special dance are
Khalika Rebecca Pethes on Guitar & Harmonium
Isabel Coutts on Accordian
David Willkomm on Percussion
Cyd Robbins on Viola

We'll all contribute to the vocals!


If you are from out of town, & would like to spend Saturday night at Dancing Peacock Paradise, please RSVP
Sufi Invocaton from Hazrat Inayat Khan

Toward the One
the perfection of Love, Harmony, & Beauty,
the Only Being
United with all the illuminated souls
who form the embodiment of the Master,
the Spirit of Guidance
Music ~ Dancing ~ Welcoming to All!
Our 50th Anniversary
Dances of Universal Peace Celebration
June 24, 2018

FUN &Yum! Great work with your homemade organic hot fudge sauce for the ice cream! 
What a wonderful celebration of The Dances.  SAM was there with the Fire in his heart via the Lightning Storm amidst his memorable original dances. THANKS SO MUCH DIANA!  Blessings were felt!  Nurallah

Terry  & Diana tubing at
Weeki Wachee Spring
Ma'i Kai Aloha
a dance by Yakzan Valez

We are spiritually connected by love swelling like ocean waves

Hu Hu Ma'i Kai Aloha
Hu Hu Ma'i Kai Aloha ay
La illah el Allah Hu
Hu Hu Hu
Ma'i Kai Aloha ay
If you would like to learn more about Universal Sufism, contact DiAnahita: FLRetreats@gmail.com
Peacock Paradise's New Kitten
D u m u z i
Babylonian god of fertility
Musicians ~ skilled or aspiring ~ are invited to practice with us
for future dances. 

It was a wonderful gathering!
Thank you, once again! Terry Winn

Cyd & Nurallah were brave enough to swim in Beauty Lake with DiAnahita!

Siyakudumisa Nkosi yethu

South African Zulu hymn:

"We praise you, our Lord."

DiAnahita's Article about Dancing Peacock Paradise,
recently published in the Dances
of Universal Peace North America Summer 2018 E-Newsletter,
is now on our website, thanks to Patrick Harrigan.  The words to Kathy Staines' song are there with a link to her singing.  To view it, follow this link:
Regular monthly 4th Saturday  Dances of Universal Peace
will resume at Peacock Paradise on September 22.  Mark your calendar:  Oct. 27,  Nov. 24,  Dec. 25,  & the annual
Global Peace ~ New Year's Eve Dance
in Gainesville on Monday, December 31 at UCG.

Monthly Sufi Study Circle in Gainesville
& Sufi Practices & Zikr at Peacock Paradise ~ inquire about dates

"The sharing of joy,

      physical, psychic, emotional, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can  be  the basis  for understanding much of what is not shared between them, & lessens the threat of their difference"
Audre Lorde~wrtier, feminist, activist

Florida Dances of Universal Peace
Florida Dances of Universal Peace
Email Us
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www.PeacockParadise.org        www.DancesOfUniversalPeace.org        www.Ruhaniat.org

No RSVP needed for the Gainesville dance;
however, you can use it to ask questions
& we'd love to anticipate your presence!

Newsletter Layout - Diana Kanoy       Webmaster - Patrick Harrigan

Copyright 2018 DUP, All rights reserved.

"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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