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Introduction to the Dances

Posted by Karim Shelton on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Video 
Here is a YouTube video which explains a little more about the dances for those who are unfamiliar with them. While it is interesting to see on video and is an excellent introduction, there is nothing like participating in them. As has been said many times, it cannot be taught, but must be caught!

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Hazrat Inayat Khan

Posted by Erich Shelton on Thursday, August 18, 2011, In : Video 

Here is a nice concise historical reference to Hazrat Inayat Khan. I'm sure many of you have seen this, but I just now stumbled upon it. Enjoy!

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Unlikely Friends

Posted by Erich Shelton on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Video 
If birds and cats can accept one another just as they are, why can't humans—who are supposedly more intelligent and full of reasoning? Perhaps this is the answer to my question though.

It is so-called intelligence and such that keep us apart and often incapable of truly loving one another; especially those that are different from us. Hmmm… maybe we need to learn from nature! What do you think?

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Abwoon D'bashmaya

Posted by Erich Shelton on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, In : Video 
I know this video has gone around quite a lot, but I have found it inspiring once again nevertheless. Abwoon D'bashmaya are the first words of what is referred to as the "Lord's Prayer" in Aramean, the language spoken by Jesus. This is different than the one we dance to. Considering none of us speak Aramean it is easier to stick to the first couple of words than expecting the dancers to learn this fluently! I hope you enjoy it.

Though there are various translations from the original, this vers...
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October 18-20, 2013
Indianapolis, IN)
Dances of Universal Peace Retreat with Munir Peter Reynolds

The retreat will be held at 6505 Ralston Avenue. You will be part of an intimate gathering in a beautiful room. Attendance limited to 30. Cost: $90 without a bed, $105 with a bed.

For more details or information contact Paula Saffire at 317 257 0537.


March 28-30, 2014
(LaSalle Manor, Plano, IL)
Midwest Dance Retreat

Mark your calendars NOW! More details to follow.

Check out the venue here.