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Dances of Universal Peace

February 29th, 2020
at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Click on image to view February 2020 album.
Kwan Yin, Bodhisatva of Compassion
"Royal Ease" pose

Honoring the Divine Feminine, we welcome men & women to join in as we balance sacred energy with songs inspired by Goddess traditions of the world.

Let the chants & movements take us to the warm heart within

“I see as clear as daylight
that the hour is coming when women will lead humanity
to a higher evolution.”

Hazrat Inayat Khan
Program & Leading by DiAnahita
Accompaniment by Tamara Short  & Scott Kessler
Please Arrive between 2 & 2:45 
Dancing begins at 3:00
Potluck Dinner 5:30
Candlelight Evening Dance & Zikr 6:30
You may stay for any or all parts
$10 Suggested Donation + vegetarian potluck or + $5
Reserve in advance for lodging
Dancing Peacock Paradise is in a woodland SE of Gainesville
Address & Directions will be sent when you 
Please    RSVP    with your name, email, guests, & questions
Our January Healing Dance - The Dancers
See more photos at 
     It was so comforting to be in the  Dances after being away for a while. Your leadership is warm, kind, & sprinkled with wisdom & humor. It was also heartening to remember some of the songs. I enjoyed seeing old acquaintances & making new friends.  Thank you for continuing to do this beautiful spirit-guided work.
          Towards the One ~ Aliye
      I like to come because Tammy comes, and it's fun. This time, it's a little different, I really loved it, and don't want to be anywhere else.       Nickie
Ya Jabbar! 
On January 2nd, I had a minor fracture of my hand, & the doctor said it would take a couple of months to heal - but on my last doctor's visit, he said he could find no trace of the fracture at all!  I am so grateful for the healing prayers & divine energy at Saturday's healing dance. We praised the healing strength of God, the mender of broken bones, the One who brings us strength to act on the world.  The sense of well-being & energy remains! Thank you!    Taleeb
Thank you so much for the most lovely time yesterday! Everyone loved it so much & were especially grateful for your generosity and wonderful teaching of the dances!
Such a beautiful gathering of souls.  Namaste & blessings!      Lori Hunt
      The first  time I danced with you it was the most powerful spiritual experience of my life.  The second time, I was too worried about getting the steps right.  This time I began to feel comfortable.
      You remind me of a girl scout leader:  confident, getting us singing, wanting us to feel good, & still being in charge.  You care about us.
I so enjoyed the camaraderie & the dance.  You are an excellent leader! All your teaching experiences are manifested in the entire day.          
           Kudos!    Love, Tina 

"We long for & envision a world in which respect, recognition, & social, political, & moral equality are granted to the qualities of nurturance, intuition, harmony,
& to other qualities attributed to Wisdom of the Feminine." 

Sufi Ruhaniat International

An early women's dance circle instigated by Samuel Lewis
Reading glasses, sunglasses, pink, purple, & green water bottles
Attend to reclaim!
The Prayer Salat Adapted to Honor the Divine Feminine

Most gracious Holy Mother, We greet Thee with all humility. 
Thou art the First Cause & the Last Effect, 
the Divine Light & the Spirit of Guidance, Alpha & Omega. 
Thy Light is in all forms, Thy Love in all beings,
In a Loving Mother, In a Kind Father, In a Helpful Friend, In an Inspiring Teacher.
Allow us to recognize Thee in all Thy holy names & forms; 
As Sita, as Radha, as Parvati, as Qwan Yin & Tara. 
Let us know Thee as Sarah & Hagar, as Asherah, 
As Anahita, as Miriam, as Mary & Mary Magdalena, 
As Khadija & Fatima, 
And in many other names & forms, known & unknown to the world. 
We adore Thy past; Thy presence deeply enlightens our being, 
And we look for Thy blessing in the future. 
O Messenger, Thou whose heart constantly reaches upward, 
Thou comest on earth with a message, as a dove from above
And speakest the Word that is put into Thy mouth,
as the light filleth the crescent moon. 
Let the star of the Divine Light shining in Thy heart
be reflected in the hearts of Thy devotees. 
May the Message of the Mother reach far & wide, 
Illuminating & making the whole of humanity 
As one single Family within the heart of the Goddess.
Leilah sent us a tip ~ a film "Interconnections: Everything is Connected" by Rose Madrone, dancer & dear friend of hers will be shown in Gainesville at 6:32 PM

Gainesville, Florida

Our East Coast premiere. Find out more

Newsletter:  Diana Kanoy       Photos:  Susan Cary, Lori Hunt, & others
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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