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From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together - at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace (aka "Sufi Dancing") are part of this timeless tradition.
The Dances of Universal Peace are circle dances that lead to clarified consciousness and enduring inner peace. With a history of nearly 50 years in gatherings around the world, this easeful form of dance utilizes sacred phrases from the world's wisdom traditions. Circling to share and explore, uplift, and celebrate the essential unity of the people of all cultures, we embody prayer through simple movement, walk, chant, and song.
Recognizing our inter-connectivity, this multi-faith meditation in motion enlivens awareness of the essential unity we share. Participants report that these easy-to-learn dances serve as a transformative spiritual practice, opening hearts, developing equanimity, strengthening relationships and community, and deepening love, peace and happiness.
Live music and simple steps joyfully touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and all beings. All dances, words and melodies are gently taught by a certified leader, and no musical skills or dance experience of any kind are required. There is no need to bring a partner, and everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and come dance!