us to be the peace we want to see."
Susan Collin Marks:http://www.sfcg.org/
With the internet and social media the world has become a smaller more open place. Instantly we can have an idea of what is going on anywhere. Are you thinking about what is happening around the world right now? I know I am. But what is going on inside you?
One way to find peace within yourself and to become the peace you'd like to see everywhere.....is by moving your body to the rhythms of peace, unity and love with the Dances of Universal Peace.
From ancient times sacred movement, music and song have been used in celebration and to bring people together. The Dances of Universal Peace were introduced in 1960 by Samuel L. Lewis- a Sufi teacher and Zen master. You may know of the ecstatic form of Sufi dancing known as Sufi Whirling practiced in many Islamic cultures.
The Dances of Universal Peace have their roots in Sufi traditions; but they are spiritual folk dances-easy to do. You don't have to be particularly fit to participate and anyone can learn them.
Sufi Dancing or the Dances of Universal Peace blend chant, live music and movement into a living experience of unity, peace and self integration. The mystery of these beautiful chants and music in Arabic, Aramaic, English, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Persian and Sanskrit. awakens your Divine Intention, sense of Oneness and community.
"Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right-
doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."
Rumi, Sufi Master and poet
Join hands to form a circle and celebrate the underlying Unity of all spiritual traditions. Enjoy a remarkable sense of well being and a greater revelation of your own Truth with this healing tradition. No musical ability or dancing talent is needed.
Sufi Dances of Universal Peace
Led by Tui-well known International Peace Dance Leader
Friday, September 27, 2013 7pm
Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa, Ca
2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, Ca 95401-707-546-4543
$10 in advance and $15 @ the door
Register online: http://steppingstones-books-and-gifts.myshopify.com/
To locate a program in your area or find out more information check out: www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org.
If you have danced the Dances of Universal Peace or used dance as a healing technique I look forward to hearing about your experiences. Please write me in the comment box below or at the email listed above.