Dances of Universal Peace
are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use
sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from the many traditions
of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.
Based on the work begun in the late 60's by Samuel L. Lewis, they promote
peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide. There are
no performers nor audience - new arrivals and old hands form the circle
together. And, no prior experience is necessary!
The dances were first created by Samuel Lewis, an American mystic recognized
as a teacher within the Jewish, Christian, Zen and Sufi traditions. (1896-1971)
They were inspired in part by his teachers, Sufi Murshid Hazrat Inayat
Khan and American modern and sacred dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis. Since
their inception, the dances have been used as a tool in many spiritual
communities, citizen diplomacy, therapeutic and educational settings.
Through the efforts of the International Network for the Dances of Universal
Peace, the dances have an increasingly global community, and continue
to expand in both scope and quality. Joyful, uplifting and unifying. No
experience is necessary - just an open heart and mind.
May all beings be well and happy,
International Dances of Universal Peace: www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org
Contact Information: 250-752-4816
Joanne Sales email: email@example.com
of UNIVERSAL PEACE
are simple and easy to learn, and are fully taught each time.There are
no performers and no audience.
We meet either at Good Nature Farm in Coombs or Errington Hall, Errington.
Good Nature Farm: 2795 Grafton Ave, Coombs (Qualicum Beach) Across the street from the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, near Winchester Road & Grafton Ave. map
Errington Hall Map
Take Exit 51 off of Hwy 19 - the new Island Highway. Take Port Alberni
Hwy towards Coombs & Port Alberni (not Parksville.) A mile or so down
the road, you will pass a gas station, and then a litle further, you will
see a sign for Errington Road on your left. Go left on Errington Road.
Continue for a mile or two. Go through the intersection with Grafton Ave.,
and continue for about 1/4 mile. The road may be quite dark, but you will
see a small parking lot on your left, and a small wood clad building with
a wooden porch. That is Errington Hall. Welcome!