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Dances of Universal Peace

Dance event of January 25th, 2020

Click on image to view January 2020 album.
Program & Leading by DiAnahita
Accompaniment by Kathy, Tamara, & Nilda

Please    RSVP   with your name, email, guests, questions
& carpool request
Please Arrive between 2 & 2:45 
Dancing begins at 3:00
Potluck Dinner 5:30 at the cottage
Relaxing in Silence to Music 6:45
Candlelight Evening Healing Practices & Zikr 7:00
$10-$15 Suggested Donation + vegetarian potluck or + $5
Reserve in advance for lodging

Dancing Peacock Paradise is in a woodland SE of Gainesville
Address, Directions, & info will be sent when you 
See more photos at  www.PeacockParadise.org
Murshida Jamila Cranston-Buckley from New Zealand will be visiting Florida in February.  She & I will take an easy 2-hour Kayaking trip at Silver Springs at 10:00, Tues, Feb 11, with  expert Naturalist Lars Andersen as our guide.  Want to participate? Call Lars to reserve in advance:  386 454-0611. Ask to join the "WannaGo" list & for $39 he furnishes instructions, kayak, vest, paddle, & nature commentary.  
All you have to do is paddle!
The Beautiful Silver River in Ocala, Florida
It was truly a night of transformation & full of love.
So much fun!
Thank you for all your hard work, your vision, passion, & stamina!   ~ Cyd
      I am very appreciative of your commitment to lead, especially on New Years Eve, & the opportunity to see old friends. Thank you for giving us a chance to bring in each new year in such a joyous way. 
~ Many Blessings, Haqqiqa
The idea of the hand as containing & expressing divine energy is found in nearly all spiritual traditions.
Beloved Lord, Almighty God!
Through the rays of the sun,
Through the waves of the air,
Through the all-pervading
Life in space,
Purify and revivify me, and, I pray,
Heal my body, heart, and soul.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Ya Shafee, Ya khafee
O God, The One
Who is the Healer & the Remedy
Noor Inayat Khan
Musician, Author, Spy
Daughter of Hazrat Inayat Khan
who brought Universal Sufism to the West in the early 20th Century from India.
'Doctor Who'
The tragic real-life story of Noor Inayat Khan, Britain's first Sufi war hero seen in
'Spyfall, Part 2'

In front of a Nazi firing squad, her final word was
Read Noor Inayat Khan's true story here.
Upcoming Spring
Dances with DiAnahita
at Dancing Peacock Paradise
February 28
March 23
April 25 & May 23
Music: best ever! 
Selection of dances:
Arrived expecting to miss the old dances, departed surprised
having enjoyed the new selections
as fully as the old dances. Good job! ~ Brian
Exceptional music! I so love to hear the accordion & the viola - so glad that both of those musicians were there this year + a flutist. Enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces that I only get to see once or twice a year. Thank you so much DiAnahita for hosting again this year. 
~ Sheree 
"Health of mind & body
depends upon preserving harmony." 
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Noor has been honored in many ways for her bravery & devotion, including a statue in London, a book, TED Talk, video, movie, & now a television segment.
From pacifist to spy:
WWII’s Surprising Secret Agent

Animated Ted Talk  
Our mid-summer dance at
The Thomas Center
in Gainesville, will be
 Saturday, July 25, 2020

Newsletter:  Diana Kanoy       Photos:  Susan Cary & Brian Denhoffer
Please RSVP

Find us on Facebook:  "Dances of Universal Peace Florida"
International website: 
Sufi Website:  www.Ruhaniat.org

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"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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