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Dances of Universal Peace
at Dancing Peacock Paradise

Our Next Dance Event
Saturday, 25 September 2021
at Dancing Peacock Paradise

September 2018 Dance at Peacock Paradise
We plan to dance here again on 4th Saturdays starting in the fall 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Circle that date on your calendar!

Unfortunately, the
Thomas Center in Gainesville is not yet open for indoor groups this summer. 

We have reserved the Thomas Center for next year, July 23rd, 2022.
Our January 2020 gathering ~ We didn't know about Covid then
Illuminating the Shadow ~
The Sufi writings of Moineddin Carl Jablonski (1942-2001), the spiritual successor of Samuel L. Lewis, founder of the Dances of Universal Peace & originator of the Sufi Ruhaniat International.  At the time of Murshid Sam’s passing in 1971, Pir Moineddin was 29 years old. He served the Ruhaniat for 30 years.
The book weaves autobiography, letters, poems, articles & interviews to provide a unique glimpse of an illuminated Western-born mystic. Jablonski faced enormous inner & outer challenges as he sought to establish an authentic, living Sufi tradition in the West, one not based on wealth or family privilege.
Pir Moineddin’s comment over 50 years ago is perhaps even more relevant today:
"We are indeed entering a new era of humanity, a time of massive inner & outer change & growth. Earth herself is giving birth to what she must become. Upheaval—personal, societal, & geologic—are the labor & birth pangs which will create greater consciousness of spiritual reality for all."
Moineddin Jablonski
August 18, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

College of Central Florida retired Professor Diana Kanoy combines experience as educator, nature lover, and lakeside dweller to create a presentation about alligators that surprises, elucidates, and entertains. She Swims with Alligators, illustrated with stunning color photos by Floridian nature photographers, presents little-known facts, dispels myths, and shares imaginative poetry inspired by our saurian neighbors.

Dr. Kanoy weaves her poetic yet practical tales of true adventure swimming in rural Florida waters through three parallel perspectives of prose, poetry, and photography! Learn how to be safe around Florida waters while enjoying many points of view, including the alligators' own.

Both humor and seriousness are underpinned by environmental awareness and a deep appreciation for the spirit of nature. The author will sign copies of her book following this presentation. 
Florida DUP leader DiAnahita Kanoy narrates this four-minute video featuring passages and pictures from her newly published book She Swims With Alligators.
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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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February 2013 at Dancing Peacock Paradise