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Dances of Universal Peace

Next Dance: Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
at Dancing Peacock Paradise

and New Year's Eve in Gainesville

New Year's Eve Global Peace Dance in Gainesville New Year's Eve Global Peace Dance in Gainesville.
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Dances of Universal Peace "Global Peace Dance" New Year's Eve, Mon.Dec. 31, 2018, United Church of Gainesville, 7:30 - 10PM
Doors open at 7   Music by Kathy & Clare at 7:15   Dancing begins at  7:30
UCG ~ 1624 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, FL         $10 suggested donation
Come alone or bring a friend.  Forward to people who might be interested
The Global Peace Dances on New Year's Eve ~ a heaven on earth tradition!
"As Rumi invites, I stepped out of the circle of time & into the circle of love.
This year, once again, through dancing Siyakudumisa, we were bestowed with the gift of shared presence  ~  of dropping the veil & just being, of meeting & greeting ourselves & each other in the truth of all that is, in Love.”  
Sukaynah, New Year’s eve 2017
.23 years of Global Peace Dances in Gainesville!.
with DiAnahita

       Spent New Year's Eve singing & dancing  at the ever-beautiful  Dances of Universal Peace celebration in Gainesville, under the masterful guidance of Diana Kanoy.        Trish Magyari

Thank you for a most loving evening of dance!    Tamara
Kathy Staines - Guitar
David Willkomm - Percusssion
Mary Fukuyama - Dumbek & Flute
Isabel Coutts - Accordian
Clare Maher - Cello
Jackie Davis - Bass
Cyd Robbins - Viola
The Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing) honor sacred traditions of the earth by incorporating mantras & scripture of the world’s religions into melodic moving meditations.  The evening will include singing, dancing, & prayers, with everyone participating.
These dances are spiritual practice
for many dancers,
& we can help maintain the sacred, joyful atmosphere as we sing & dance.
It is customary to sing whole-heartedly,
hold a minute or so of silence
after a dance ends, & to refrain from talking throughout the evening.

We are thankful for this opportunity
to dance together & to celebrate the coming year with peaceful hearts.

Please sign in upon arrival.
Wear comfortable shoes for dancing.
Faith at Hand: Finding My Way to Depth Journaling - Barclay Braden
Follow Baraka's transformative inner journey.  Discover the  dialogue tool of nondominant-hand writing.  Savor the  "Culminations"  chapter  of her experiences at  Peacock Paradise. A perfect gift to begin the new season ... for yourself or anyone you know who loves journaling. 
Expansion of Consciousness
Words to some of the Songs

O Peace, deep & divine
Enter this heart of mine.
O Peace, sweet & sublime
Enter this heart of Thine.
Om shanti, shanti, shantihi

Peace be with you, & with you be peace.
As-salaam aleikum, waleikum as-salaam.
Shalom aleihem, Aleihem Shalom.

La illaha il Allah, Hu Allah

Altissimo Corazon - Que Floresqua

Siya kudumisa  N’kosi yethu
Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Rai Ram

Shalom, Salaam, Peace on Earth

.                                                                                   .
I really appreciate all your time, practice & effort that goes into
a successful dance that looks so simple to an untrained eye. 
Thank you,  Joy.

"Your presence fills the space with clear, connected, sacred energy."
.Set-up & Practice at UCG.
Sun, Dec. 30, 4:30 – 5:30PM
Musicians, dancers, helpers & angels
We will decorate the hall, practice music, & review dances. Come join the fun of preparing for our event.
     On the night of the dance we will need people to greet newcomers & help us take down afterwards.  It goes fast with a lot of hands. 
All help appreciated!    Please 
originator of the Dances of Universal Peace in the late 1960's, was a student of Sufi Inayat Khan.  "Sufi SAM" was a mystic and teacher to the hippies of San Francisco.
          Peace is nurtured by holding hands in a circle of equals, regardless of culture, nationality, age, religion, or social backgrounds: healing separation by the collective experience of touching the depth of feelings generated through sacred phrases from many different spiritual traditions.
Almighty  Peace
our friend & inspired Zikr composer, Maitreya’s first CD is ready! 
A $15 or $20 donation goes to production costs.  Email
All the stars and all the galaxies
Run through her hands like beads.
     Ishk Allah maboud lillah Allah
     Ishk Allah maboud lillah Allah
   Allah, Allah   
La ilaha il Allah       
Send Thy Peace, O Lord,
which is perfect & everlasting,
that our souls may radiate peace.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Christmas Day Dance at Dancing Peacock Paradise 3:00 - 9:00PM
You can    RSVP   for directions &  information. Mention Christmas.

"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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Silver City, New Mexico

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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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