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Shakur
12-17-2008, 05:23 PM
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, etc... The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of Sacred Dance.

As in these timeless mystic traditions, the Dances use simple music, lyrics, and movements to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is welcomed to join in. Participation, not presentation, is the focus. No special attire is required, although comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is best. Participants join hands forming a circle with the Dance leader and other musicians in the center. Throughout the evening, the leader teaches the group the words, melody, and movements for the next Dance and often provides some background history about that particular Dance. The teaching is always done from a compassionate heart in a comfortable, quiet, and often sacred setting.

The movements and songs drawn from over 400 Dances include themes of peace (both inner and outer), healing (the Earth, individuals, and the global family), and the celebration of life's great mystery. Dancers focus on peace and harmony creating a sense of solidarity and community while celebrating the underlying unity of all the spiritual traditions of the Earth. By experiencing these many traditions, a greater understanding and appreciation of other cultures, as well as one's own heritage, is gained.
Excerpted from Peace Works http://www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/about.htm

Rebecca Babbs will facilitate the dances on the third Friday of every month at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs from 7:00 PM till 8:30 PM. No admission fee. A donation to the church for the use of the space will be appreciated.

May all beings be well and happy
Shakur

PMilam
12-17-2008, 05:32 PM
This evening, the 17th?

Will she be doing another any time soon?

Shakur
12-17-2008, 05:38 PM
This evening, the 17th?

Will she be doing another any time soon?

My goof, Pat. It's the third Friday of every month so this month it's the 19th. Glad you saw that.

PMilam
12-17-2008, 11:05 PM
This is a good place for a reminder.
I'd love to attend one.. perhaps I would become addicted. What a wonderful thing to be addicted to.

Zat you, R?

Jeannie Jones
12-22-2008, 08:52 PM
So glad Eureka is so fortunate as to have this kind of activity available!