Santa Barbara Dances of Universal Peace

We sing, dance and pray together for peace within ourselves and the world.

The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. Building on the work begun by Samuel L. Lewis in the 1960s, they promote peace and integration within individuals and understanding and connection within groups worldwide. There are no performers nor audience: new arrivals and old hands form the circle as everyone sings and dances together. For more information on the Dances, go to:'

Mendocino Sufi Camp

Mendocino Sufi Camp

So looking forward to our Dances of Universal Peace gathering this Sunday, May 7th at 2pm! Hope to see you there!

Friends Peace Teams

"In order to thrive, we have to be “in touch” with others, to internalize their humanity."

This thoughtful article from YES! Magazine reminds us of the power of connection that we try to cultivate in our work: the diversity of communities in which we participate across the globe, the connections made in an AVP workshop, the shared value of recognizing the dignity in everyone.

[03/04/16]   Join us for the next dance circle -- Saturday, March 19th, from 7:00 to 9:00 at Yoga Soup!

Looking forward to the Dances of Universal Peace this coming Saturday, January 30th! I will be leading, along with Brenda Nur Latifa Crane and Amira Susan Webster, with Carli Simons on drums. Venue is Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way, in Santa Barbara. We start at 7:00, end at 9:00, and the suggested donation is $10-15. Please join us (and spread the word)!
Also, mark your calendars for the next two 3rd Saturdays of the month -- February 20th and March 19th -- at the same venue.
(My sister Amy made this mandala of the Dances of Universal Peace logo, and it serves as our centerpiece as we dance.)

Come join us tomorrow night for the Dances of Universal Peace as we embrace Peace, Love, and Harmony for the upcoming New Year!
As a special treat, Bob Effertz will be joining us on tablas and dulcimer!

All are welcome! ♥

Looking forward to our Winter Solstice New Year's Dances of Universal Peace this Sunday at 4pm! We hope you can join us for this special gathering as we welcome the light and share the love.

Dancing Hearts Winterly (formerly Winter Quarterly)

It's coming up!

THE 2015 PARLIAMENT / Overview | Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

Dances of Universal Peace - Mystic Caravan - Idaho Utah Montana

Zikr of the Groove dancing and singing at Lava



September News from Dances of Universal Peace North America This month's theme is Illumination. The contributions explore illumination as spiritual guidance and as the glow of love shared in community. Sadaya's essay, "Leading Dances with People Dealing with Major Mental Health Conditions," shows how much light, and how much lightness, the Dances can bring i…

Prashanti Dance of Universal Peace

"Supreme Peace" led by Narayan at So Bay Sufi Camp Aug 2014

Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace International Spiritual practice brings us face to face with Life and Truth, prior to the concepts and beliefs of the person, opening to our true nature - authentic, unguarded, beyond form and imbued with the spaciousness and love that connects all.

The International Network for The Dances of Universal Peace 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.

Latest news on the Dances of Universal Peace. We send blessings to the newly certified leaders within our region. We bow in gratitude to their service and devotion, and in joy at their stepping forward to do this work!

Invitation to the Dance: Dances of Universal Peace

Invitation to the Dance.

This is a higher resolution version of the original video loaded for us by Madzub in January 2007. Envisioned as an introduction to the Dances of Universal P...

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