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Dances of Universal Peace

Next event: August 22
at Gainesville Retreat Center

with DiAnahita


July 2015 at Dancing Peacock Paradise Click to view photos from our July 2015 event.
July 25, 2015 – Starlight Zikr in the Gazebo
Dancing Peacock Paradise, north-central Florida
July 25 ~ Starlight Zikr in the Gazebo “The Treasure of Remembrance”  For Experienced Dancers - Space is limited:  RSVP now ~ indicating the parts you want to attend!   Zikr is:  "The perfection of remembrance & the remembrance of perfection."  Murshid Moineddin   Tentative Schedule - Saturday        2:00 – 5:00    Recreation                               3:30    Musician Meeting/Jam         4:30    Sufi Study Circle                        5:30    Potluck Lakeside by the Cottage         6:30    Zikr* in the Gazebo         8:30    Desserts at the Cottage        9:00    Drum Circle in the Gazebo with Greg  Saturday donation $10 + potluck dish or $5 for dinner
When you RSVP:  Please put your name & email (they do not show up automatically) so we can send you the address, directions, phone, details or changes.
  • Add what parts you plan to attend
  • Names of guests you may bring
  • Overnight accommodations if needed
  • Your town for directions & carpooling information.
Sunday Morning ~ July 26, 2015
        
       9:00  Breakfast for those who stay over
                Make a reservation in advance - RSVP - mention overnight
                $25 person/night
 
     10:00  Qi Gong by the lake with Greg

Awakening CHI - Body & Soul
SHENG ZHEN GONG  ~ QIGONG OF THE GODS 
Facilitating the transformation of human beings:

A unique style of qigong focusing on opening the heart with
synergistic flowing movements & poetic contemplations

 
 CULTIVATE LOVE, LIGHT & POWER - BALANCE & INTEGRITY
INCORPORATE ANCIENT & MODERN QIGONG & TAI CHI WISDOM
Gregory Boster,  LMT   Certified Sheng Zhen Instructor
www.LoveLightPower.com         561-254-2040
The practice of zikr
is a profound way to generate light & healing within the body, heart & mind, and to recognize our true nature. 
     It helps us cultivate refinement, strength, equanimity, wisdom and bliss, & hastens the awakening of all humanity. 
      It is an invitation to acceptance of self and other, as well as an occasion to look deeply at that which is longing to be transformed.  ~
Murshida Leilah Be
The secret treasure is what we value & pursue in life.  What a person values is a gauge of realization.          ~ Pir Vilayat
Your hope in my heart
       is the rarest treasure.... 
I can’t live in this world
Without remembering You  ~ Rabia
“When I am with you,
we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!

And the difference between them.”
~ Rumi
2015 Florida Dance Camp
Thurs – Sun, Oct 29 – Nov 1
Dances of Universal Peace
& Sufi Practices
Warren Willis Camp #2, Leesburg
 
Halima & Abraham are senior teachers for the Sufi Ruhaniat International and Dances of Universal Peace.
Inspired musicians & elders, they bring joy & clarity to the path of awakening.
Abraham is an original student of Murshid Samuel Lewis (creator of DUP).
Halima also caught her love of the Dances directly from Murshid Sam.
Save the Date!  Registration soon!
God's patience is "comfortable   and sweet like a summer's night."
A racoon, startled in the palmettos, jumped into a Florida river & landed for a ride on a surprised alligator!
July 15 Sufi Study Circle
"Remembrance"
Tee Lee & David’s House
4901 NW 37th Drive, Gainesville
  32605       RSVP   for Directions
Zikr is the Spiritual Practice of remembrance of the Divine for the Sufi, the seeker of love. It is likened to entering an oasis or a watering hole, where seekers can go to refresh themselves & drink a cup of wine with their Beloved.
Murshid Samuel L. Lewis
(Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti)
  •  one experiences reality in Zikr 
  • when one completely dissolves in the remembrance of Unity.
"Even to utter the name of God is a blessing that can fill the soul with light, joy, and happiness as nothing else can do."     ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
Walk to the well
Turn as the earth & the moon turn
circling what they love.
Whatever circles
comes from the center.

~ Rumi & Coleman Barks
Upcoming Dances
with DiAnahita
   
Saturday, August 22

Gainesville Retreat Center
4-6 pm  followed by potluck dinner

Saturday, September 26   
Resume 4th Saturday Dances
at Peacock Paradise
Health Warning!

DO NOT wash hair in the shower!
Shampoo runs down your body.
 
Printed very clearly on the shampoo label this warning;

FOR EXTRA BODY & VOLUME
 No wonder I've been gaining weight!
I got rid of that shampoo
& I am now showering with
Dawn Dishwashing Soap.

Its label reads
DISSOLVES FAT OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE
L a   i l l a h a    i l l a    ' l l a h
Florida Dances of Universal Peace
Florida Dances of Universal Peace
PeacockParadise.org
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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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