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Dances of Universal Peace

December 2020
Dancing Peacock Paradise

Missing you & the Dances at Dancing Peacock Paradise
Remembering fondly your companionship and the honoring of Divine Beauty in your eyes
PAST
Only three gatherings occurred in 2020
Present
BE WELL
"To care about one's health is the most religious thing there is,
because health of body & mind enables one to do service to God & humanity, accomplishing life's purpose."  Hazrat Inayat Khan

 
Individual Practices we can do:

SING
"Singing in a natural pitch of our own voice will be a source of our own healing
as well as that of others."  Hazrat Inayat Khan

MOVE & WALK IN NATURE
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." 
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

COMMUNICATE
"Power of spiritual healing depends upon warmth of heart,
a kind glance, & good thoughts."    

Hazrat Inayat Khan

EVOLVE
"Wisdom is attained in solitude."    
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Prayer ~ Nayaz
Beloved Lord, Almighty God
Through the rays of the sun
Through the waves of the air
Through the all-pervading life in space
Purify & revivify us, and we pray
Heal our bodies, hearts, & souls
"When you sing HU, you are spiritualizing your attention.  You are saying, 'I am putting all my attention, heart, & soul upon the highest good I can imagine.'"
Harold Klemp, The Sound of Soul

Singing with a community group - with no auditions or high-pressure performances - increases happiness & aids recovery from mental-health problems.  When researchers interviewed participants in weekly singing workshops, amateur vocalists reported that feelings of belonging, well-being, & confidence rose afterwards.
Medical Humanities, Dec, 2017
FUTURE
When will we meet again? 
As soon as we can safely dance and sing together,
you will be invited to Peacock Paradise!

Meanwhile, here are some 2020 updates at Dancing Peacock Paradise: 
  • Wachee the Great Pyrennes grew up! 
  • Shizari & Dumuzi, the Himalayan cats, made kittens. 
  • The peafowl had chicks & the rooster protected the hens as they laid eggs. 
  • Mike, our handyman, got married to Hayley with DiAnahita officiating. 
  • Diana wrote a book, She Swims with Alligators, much of which takes place right here at Beauty Lake!  A future newsletter will reveal it.
May All Beings be Well
May all beings be Happy
Peace, Peace, Peace
Find us on Facebook:  "Dances of Universal Peace Florida"
International website: 
www.DancesofUniversalPeace.org
Sufi Website:  www.Ruhaniat.org

Copyright 2020 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