Cola Dances of Universal Peace this Friday 2/6

Dances of Universal Peace are a participatory form of modern mystical practice inspired by Sufi reverence for the Divine in all people and in the deeply positive spiritual traditions of humanity.  Our spectrum of practices include walks of the elements and of the planets, as well as dances that resonate with Buddhist, Christian, Goddess, Hindu, Indigenous, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh, Zoroastrian, and other traditions.  As Rumi said, “Moon and evening star do their slow tambourine dance to praise this universe.  The purpose of every gathering is discovered: to recognize beauty and to love what’s beautiful.”*  For more info on Dances of Universal peace, see:

All are welcome to Cola Dances of Universal Peace, first Fridays in 2015, 7-9 pm, at a residence near Richland Mall in Columbia SC.  Please join in as our leaders guide us through beautiful dances inspired by a variety of spiritual traditions.  Each dance is a practice that helps us to recognize the beautiful universe in and around us, and to express our praise and love.  We may also share some prayers, blessings, and ecstatic poetry.  After dancing, we socialize over refreshments.  Small donations are accepted.

Please email me by evening Thursday, 2/5 if you plan to come on Friday 2/6.  I will send you directions to the location.

Marguerite Frongillo

PS, Our 2015 dance dates are:
February 6

March 6
April 3
May 1
June 5
(No July Dance)
August 7
September 4
October 2
November 6
December 4

*excerpt from Rumi’s “Bowls of Food,” p200 in Coleman Barks 2001 The Soul of Rumi, Harper San Francisco, 425 pp

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Dances of Universal Peace, Sufi Practices, Meditation, Spiritual Walk, Zikr

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Dances of Universal Peace in Asheville

Asheville–Shemsuddin’s dance is taking a break in August. Starting in September, Shems will be leading Dances of Universal Peace on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Nourish & Flourish, 347 Depot Street, in the River Arts District of Asheville, 7:30-9:30 pm. The next dance circle led by Shems will be the evening of Saturday, September 21st.

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7:30pm. Shemsuddin will lead an evening of dances at Nourish and Flourish, 347 Depot Street, Asheville, in the River Arts District. $10 requested donation. Call Prajna for more information. This dance continues monthly, each fourth Saturday. NOTE the previously announced Feb. 23 all-day event by Shemsuddin has been postponed.