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Dances of Universal Peace

Fellow Dancers,

Some of our friends have invited Eileen and I to join them later today (Sunday) from 3-5 PM at the Valley Stream Baha'i Center for a celebration known as the Dances of Universal Peace. It's a 50-year old multicultural, multi-faith, multi-generational and multi-FUN, experience of community...

Baha'i Center

11 West Jamaica Ave.

Valley Stream NY 11580

The Dances of Universal Peace is a 50-year-old tradition of meditative dancing and chanting involving themes of peace and healing. The event allows people to participate in dance movements to gain an overall sense of peace. No previous dance experience is needed to join.

“The intention is to bring heart,” said Mariam Casdin-Silver, the leader of Dances of Universal Peace. “It’s not a performance, it’s a practice.”

--the origins...there's more info in the description under the video


it's time to change the story...


Here's a 10-minute meditation-dance that was part of a Dances of Universal Peace event held at a Sufi Summer Camp in 2014.

--This woman found the dances of universal peace in Amsterdam in 1973. It brought people together and bonded people together increasing a sense of unity. This dance is influenced by Sufism. This mystical branch of Sufism honors other faith traditions and focuses on the heart of the individual, building unity between people of different traditions.

--en inglés y español

All Aboard…

--beautifully creative images including these next 4...

Let's go out Dancing...and a little child will lead us...

IFLC International Festival of Language and Culture (separate link to this organization's YouTube channel)

MORE...Meditation in Action...

--click the "Worldwide Network" link on the top menu bar to locate one near you, then follow the navigating instructions. Here's the page for "NY":

--begins with the origins of this worldwide movement...

Here's one of my posts that mentions our hanging out with our Baha'i friends.


Hi Tom,

Your web site and blog are wonderful!

It was great meeting you yesterday at the Dances of Universal Peace.

If you'd like to check out a few more videos of the Dances on my YouTube:

Be Well!


Replying to

Uwais, Came back here and this time followed your link...where it led to some of the same folks that were and are still accompanying me on the path. I'll be back.

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