Upcoming Events & Classes
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September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm CDT
(AKA Dances of Universal Peace)
Sunday, September 4th, 7:00 to 9:15 pm
at [Holistic Gateway](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Holistic+Gateway,+Center+for+the+Healing+Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-93.1027424,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b32d8f294fa49b:0xea1dbd55a2c4172f!8m2!3d45.0259437!4d-93.1005537)
*Donations accepted, but not required*
Come and weave a circle of sacred presence and soul-healing harmony. We honor all spiritual traditions of the world with song and dance in a circle of universal prayer.
No former experience is necessary. You’ll learn the words, songs, and (easy) steps we’ll be using in a comfortable (light-hearted and dynamic) setting. There are no performers and no audience members, and some wonderful love and joy join the circle.
We’ll take a break in the middle of the event for some meet and greet and eat (bring a snack if you like)
No proof of vaccination, recent tests, or masks will be required at this event (the pandemic is over enough, and it’s so wonderful to see your shining faces again!)
(Please stay home if you’ve got ANY symptoms)
All beings are welcome in this circle
Send Adam Wolter (AKA Saleem) a line if you have any questions about this event:
For more info on the dances:
[Dances of Universal Peace](https://dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/)
And the universal Sufi order they come from:
[Sufi Ruhaniat International](https://www.ruhaniat.org/index.php/aboutsri/welcome)
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