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Mar 3: Dances of Universal Peace/Sufi Dancing

Sufi Dancing
(AKA Dances of Universal Peace)

When:  Sunday March 3rd, 6:30 to 8:45 pm (fb event)
at the Twin Cities Friends Meeting House
1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul (map)
-Donations accepted, but not required-

Come and weave a circle of sacred presence and harmony with shared movement and song. All spiritual traditions of the world are honored in a circle of universal prayer.

No former experience is necessary (And... seasoned dancers and dance leaders are more than welcome to bring their wisdom, dances, and shared leadership:)

We'll take a break in the middle of this event for some meet and greet with snacks (bring something to share if you like)

All beings are welcome in this circle

Send Adam Wolter (AKA Saleem) a line if you have any questions about this event: (612)237-6690

For more info on the dances:
Dances of Universal Peace - https://dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/
And the universalist Sufi order from which they sprung: Sufi Ruhaniat International - https://www.ruhaniat.org/inde.../aboutsri/about-the-ruhaniat

On the term "Sufi":
The mystical side of Islam is often what this word refers to, but in the universalist lineage which birthed the Dances, we find a different meaning:

"The Sufi movement is a group of people, belonging to different religions, who have not left their religions but have learned to understand them better; and their love is in life, as the love for God and humanity, instead of for a particular sect.
The principle work that the Sufi movement has to accomplish is to bring about a better understanding between East and West and between the nations and races of this world. And the note that the Sufi message is striking at the present time is the note which sounds the divinity of the human soul – to make human beings recognize the divinity in the human soul."

"There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, which truly enlightens all readers." -Hazrat Inayat Khan

P.S. Check out The Light Upon Light Sufi Center (https://lulsuficenter.org/)
(Our local hub for both the Ruhaniat and Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi orders)

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