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Dances of Universal Peace

Saturday, October 27th 2018
at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Dancing Peacock Paradise September 2018 at Dancing Peacock Paradise Click on either photo to view all 12 photos. September 2018 at Dancing Peacock Paradise
September Dance
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All the situations of life
are tests
To distinguish between the real and the false.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Lead us from the False
          to the Real.
I'm not who I think I am.
I am that I am.
             Murshida Leilah   .
Bring your camera or phone
to take photos of the event. 
Amateurs Adored
Such a peaceful, love-filled afternoon & evening!  The energy felt empowering & healing. Thank you DiAnahita for inviting us into your beautiful domain!  And thank you  everyone  who  contributed musically, with food & by sharing your positive energy!   It was a magical & uplifting experience & I truly cannot wait to return!  Becky
Murshid Samuel Lewis creator of the Dances
was born October 18, 1896,
     Our word “personality” is derived from the Latin per-sona (person) which means “through a mask.” The idea is the real self is either non-existing or not-manifesting.
     Circumstances permit us to fill certain roles.  Thus I have been a leprechaun & a Dennis-the-Menace, a dolt, a failure, an intellectual. None of these reflect reality. They are all roles which we assume for a  time.
Murshid SAM
You are the face of God
I hold you in my heart,
You are a part of me
You are the face of God
"We are the mirror as well as the face in it."  Rumi
There is a King who is aware of every Mask you put on.  Rumi
Virtue has a
Vice a Mask

Victoro Hugo

The Veiled Virgin sculpture by Giovanni Strazza
2018 Annual Florida Retreat
Dances of Universal Peace
Maitreya, Amina & Arif
& local leaders
October 18 - 21, 2018
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Register online:  www.floridadup.org/annual-fall-retreat/registration
Info from Jemila:  jemila11@cfl.rr.com
Sufi Study Circle
with DiAnahita
Gainesville, Florida

Truth seekers on a spiritual path, participating in Purification Breaths, Practices, Readings from Hazrat Inayat Khan, Poetry of Rumi & Hafiz, Wazifa, Dance, & Zikr.
 RSVP - date & directions. Mention "Sufi"
Want to play music for the dances?  Practice with us.
-professionals Cherished
"Margaret’s sublime harp accompaniment was stirring , adding immeasurably to the richness of the dances."  Baraka
"What a great weekend of music, dancing and food! Made some great new friends."  Margaret
Arif Leninger "Masquerading"
As Murshid S.A.M.
Eres el rostro de Dios
Estas en mi Corazon
Tu  eres parte de mi
Eres el rostro de Dios
From the Maori
in New Zealand

Kotahi tonu te Wairua
o nga mea katoa

There is one Spirit
that flows through all
Maitreya Jon Stevens
& daughter
Previously we have reviewed 4 books  written by our  dancers.  Now a 5th by our friend Baraka ~
Faith at Hand is an engrossing personal transformation account, as well as  an intriguing invitation.  Yearning for greater understanding & deeper connection, Barclay Braden discovered  Depth Journaling, a profound method of written self-inquiry engaging both hands and
both sides of the brain, resulting
in convergence of psychological
& spiritual perspective.
Upcoming Local North Central Florida Events

Peacock Paradise - Oct. 27  Mark your calendar Now!

RSVP with email address so you will get a reminder & detailed information.

Florida Dance & Sufi Retreat - Oct. 18-22
Peacock Paradise - Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Saturday
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve at UCG in Gainesville

Spring Mini-Retreat at Peacock Paradise
with Maitreya & DiAnahita
April 6-7, 2019 ~ Save the Date!

Florida Dances of Universal Peace
Florida Dances of Universal Peace
"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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