Special Dance Event in Clemson!

~ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 – Jesus and the Divine Feminine, or Not the Jesus I Knew! Explorations in the Divine Feminine, a workshop presented by the Rev. Doctor Elizabeth (Munira) Reed, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson, 226 Pendleton Rd., Clemson, SC, 1:00-5:00p.m. Potluck supper following the workshop at 5:30 and Dances of Universal Peace at 6:00 p.m. See attached flyer for more details. doc icon sacred_feminine_flyer.docx

Dance News for November 2014

~ SUN., NOV. 16 – WE GATHER TOGETHER TO ASK THE LORD’S BLESSING – This month we will focus on Dances of Thanks and Gratitude to the One at Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E. Belvue Rd., Taylors, SC. Dances will be led by Greenville dance leaders, Dove Pettit and Noorunissa Nancy Schlessel with music provided by Amina Linda McMakin. Bring a friend and a light snack to share (optional) after the dance. Everyone is welcome! No prior experience needed; all dances are taught in the moment. $5 suggested donation. Please join us for our monthly dance at Unity to help make this truly a community evening! For more info,contact Dove Pettit at eagledove444@yahoo.com.

~TUES., NOV. 18 – Healing Ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan, 203 WillimonDr., Piedmont, SC. 2:00-3:00 p.m. This monthly service, led by Amina Linda McMakin and Noorunnissa Nancy Schlessel, is an interspiritual absent healing ritual with prayers for people who are not present. Names of people submitted must have requested healing prayers and should include first, last, and middle names if known. For more information about this service, directions, or to include a name for our list if you can't be with us, please contact Nancy Noor at 352-650-2931 or email nanplaygo@aol.com. Please RSVP if coming.

~ SAT., NOV. 22 – SPECIAL DANCE EVENT IN CLEMSON! Jesus and the Divine Feminine, or Not the Jesus I Knew! Explorations in the Divine Feminine, with the Rev. Doctor Elizabeth (Munira) Reed, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson, 226 Pendleton Rd., Clemson, SC, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Potluck supper following the workshop at 5:30 and Dances of Universal Peace at 6:00 p.m. See attached flyer for more details.

~ SAT., DEC. 13 – ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE DANCE AND CANDLE LIGHTING SERVICE at the home of Nancy Noorunnissa Schlessel, 203 Willimon Dr., Piedmont, SC, 5:30-9:30 p.m. See attached flyer for all details.

For more information on any event, contact Amina Linda at ljmcmakin@aol.com, or call 864-787-2871.

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Columbia Dances are on Friday 11/7/14

Beloveds,

Hafiz has wise advice for us during election season, and beyond.  He said, “There is A madman inside you Who is always running for office- Why vote him in, For he never keeps the accounts straight. He gets all kinds of crooked deals Happening all over town That will just give you a big headache And glue to your kisser A gigantic Confused Frown.”
[Crooked Deals, p.108 in The Gift, Poems by Hafiz Translated by Daniel Ladinsky, 1999, Penguin.]

No matter who gets voted in, Dances of Universal Peace offers us a tranquil time in which to relax and straighten out our inner madman, relieve headaches, dispel confusion, and smile.  Please join us at the Dances next Friday, November 7 from 7-9 pm at 3600 Beverly Drive, Columbia SC.  Our usual leaders will teach and lead dances inspired by different spiritual traditions.  Each dance is a practice that helps us vote for peace and healing, in ourselves and in our world.  We will also share some prayers and blessings.

After dancing, we socialize over refreshments.  Small donations accepted.  For more info, contact Marguerite <mff426@gmail.com>, 803-743-0731.

Peace and Blessings,
Marguerite

Cola DUP website, http://www.columbia-dup.info/
DUP North America website, http://www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/

************ UPCOMING EVENTS *************
Future Columbia Dances of Universal Peace are on First Fridays.  Unless otherwise noted, the location is 3600 Beverly Drive, Columbia SC 29204; see directions* below.  Our alternate location, for large events, is UUCC at Heyward and Woodrow.

11/7/14 3600
12/5/14 3600
January 2015 NO DANCE
2/6/15
3/6/15
4/3/15
5/1/15
6/5/15
*Directions for finding 3600 Beverly Drive
Coming from Forest = SC Rte 12, turn North = uphill onto Beltline = SC Rte 16, and take the 5th right onto BEVERLY DRIVE.

Coming from the SOUTH on Beltline = SC Rte 16, go North across Forest = SC Rte 12, then take the 5th right onto BEVERLY DRIVE.

Coming from the NORTH on Beltline = SC16, Covenant is first stoplight after 2-Notch = US Rte 1, then comes Craig also with a stoplight. BEVERLY DRIVE is the 3rd Left after Craig.

Directions after you find BEVERLY DRIVE:
We are only about a block from Beltline = SC Rte 16, so go slow and look for the brick mailbox on the right; ours is the NEXT house on the right = 6th house on R from Beltline = 3600 Beverly Drive, Columbia SC 29204. Park on street, and come on in!

Pir Shabda Kahn Raga Concert and Sufi Retreat Asheville, NC March 20-22 2015

Awakening Joy and Compassion:

Integrating Limitless Freedom with the Impermanence of Everyday Life

 An incredible opportunity to hear Pir Shabda in Concert singing Classical Indian Vocals accompanied by Master Sarangi musician, Pandit Ramesh Misra.

Then a weekend  of deep communion and practice awakening more profoundly to our true nature that is divine and unified.  We Dance, chant and remember who we are together!

Awakening Asheville 9.14

Raga Concert Flyer

 

contact: tarana.wesley@gmail.com

828-683-5296

 

 

Friday Nov 7, 2014 Columbia DUP

After dancing, we socialize over refreshments.  Small donations accepted.  For more info, contact Marguerite <mff426@gmail.com>, 803-743-0731.

Peace and Blessings,
Marguerite

Cola DUP website, http://www.columbia-dup.info/
DUP North America website, http://www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/

************ UPCOMING EVENTS *************
Future Columbia Dances of Universal Peace are on First Fridays.  Unless otherwise noted, the location is 3600 Beverly Drive [see directions below,] Columbia SC 29204. [Our alternate location, for large events, is UUCC.]

9/5/14 3600
10/3/14 3600
11/7/14 3600
12/5/14 3600
January 2015 NO DANCE
2/6/15
3/6/15
4/3/15
5/1/15
6/5/15
*Directions for finding 3600 Beverly Drive
Coming from Forest = SC Rte 12, turn North = uphill onto Beltline = SC Rte 16, and take the 5th right onto BEVERLY DRIVE.

Coming from the SOUTH on Beltline = SC Rte 16, go North across Forest = SC Rte 12, then take the 5th right onto BEVERLY DRIVE.

Coming from the NORTH on Beltline = SC16, Covenant is first stoplight after 2-Notch = US Rte 1, then comes Craig also with a stoplight. BEVERLY DRIVE is the 3rd Left after Craig.

Directions after you find BEVERLY DRIVE:
We are only about a block from Beltline = SC Rte 16, so go slow and look for the brick mailbox on the right; ours is the NEXT house on the right = 6th house on R from Beltline = 3600 Beverly Drive, Columbia SC 29204. Park on street, and come on in!

‘Lanterns hang from the night sky so that your eye might draw one more image of love upon your silk canvas before sleep.  Words from Him have reached you and tilled a golden field inside. When all your desires are distilled you will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.
Take the sounds from the mouth – flute of Hafiz and mix them into your seed pouch.  And when the Moon says, “It is time to Plant,” why not dance, Dance and Sing? ‘
-Hafiz ‘s “Your Seed Pouch, ” p 41 in The Gift, Poems by Hafiz, Translated by Daniel Ladinsky, 1999 Penguin, New York 333 pp.

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.