Dances of Universal Peace

Regional Events

2015 SKY Camp

SKY Camp is  perhaps the best Camp ever – at least in the Northwest. Beautiful scenery, delicious food, and affordable.

Oh – and LOTS of DANCING with exceptional leaders!


New Years Eve 2013/14

link to flyer

Open Your Heart

to the Sacred Space Within

New Year’s Eve Global Peace Dance

–       Dances, Meditation, NYE Ritual

–       Social & Potluck Finger Food

–       Sacred Space Open House


When: December 31, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: 8pm-12:15am (dances start at 9pm-come for all or part)

Where: Sacred Space Spiritual Center (new location)

2111 Front St. NE, Bldg 3, Salem, OR


Dances of Universal Peace – Global Peace Dance

  • Easy to follow Body Prayer Movements Unify Body, Mind, Spirit
  • Live Music and Experienced Guidance
  • Honoring Spiritual Traditions from Around the World
  • Transforming ourselves through Chant, Dance, Meditation, Attuned to New Possibilities as Individuals, in Community, and for Our Planet

~no prior experience necessary~ 

Potluck Refreshments please NO ALCOHOL. A $10-$20 donation is requested to cover expenses. All Are Welcome regardless of ability to contribute financially.  Stephen Pierce: 503.936.5318 [email protected]

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Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – All Day Event in Portland, March 24

Aramaic Lord’s Prayer – All Day Event in Portland, March 24
A Day of Rememberance-All Day Event

Explore- The Lord’s Prayer meaning– Labyrinth Walk 9:30AM-11:30AM

Live Music Accompaniment: Steve Amdahl- Tablas 9:30-10:30AM

Middle Eastern Music Trio: 10:30-11:30AM

Labyrinth Facilitator: Elizabeth Goeke- member of Trinity’s Labyrinth Guild, and local volunteer contact for Neil-Douglas Klotz-Abwoon center. She is an advanced student of the ALP leadership program. It is an honor to have her guidance as we journey explore and integrate the Lord’s prayer in our walk.

Open to Public- Suggested donation $5 OR Help us support Trinity’s Food Bank with a $$ or can of food. Requested items include: canned vegetables, fruit, Tuna, beans, soup or juice boxes.

Investigate- Aramaic Prayer Workshop- 1:00PM-5:00PM

Co-Facilitators: Murad Phil Notermann-Seattle WA & Hafiz Leland -Eugene OR

Investigate the nuances of meaning of the words of the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic and engage in body practices that will deepen the experience of the dance.

Includes: Teaching/Discussion, seated practice (contemplation, meditation, prayer) and learning/embodying the dances.

Registration-Day of Event- $50 please arrive no later than 12:30PM

Experience- Dance or Witness the ‘Dance of The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer -Evening 7PM-9PM

*note workshop is not a prerequisite for attending evening dance.


Experience the Aramaic cycle, created by Saadi (Neil Douglas-Klotz, PhD) consists of 8 dances that take us through the entire Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, the language most scholars believe Jesus spoke. for additional information about Neil Douglas-Klotz.

Eight Dances are fully taught, briefly rehearsed and guided.

What to wear: Participants should come in comfortable clothes appropriate for sacred dance.

Limited Mobility: Join in community by witnessing the evening program from a seated position.

Children: Welcome to attend and participate in dance- ONLY REQUIREMENT- Ability to hold sacred space quietly not disturbing others. Age Appropriate 7+

Door Price- $25 no one turned away for lack of funds.

NW Sufi Camp 2012

Registration is now open for NW Sufi camp 2012, Embodying The Spirit
of Guidance, with special guest Taj Inayat.
Online registration is available at
We are envisioning a full camp again this year, so register early to
ensure your spot!
Please see the website or attached filer for details.
See you all in August!
Subhan Michael Tindall, Registrar

“The call to embody the Spirit of Guidance invites us to listen closely
to the heart, to feel the enfolding arms of the Life Eternal, to trust
in the nourishing ground of the Only Being. Come celebrate the Great
Mystery with us in the loving arms of a Pacific Northwest August.”
Iman Tim Jackson
Spiritual Director 2012





Ashland Sufi Heart Circle

18th Annual 


Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29

Come join us for a weekend of celebration in community

and Sufi Practices in the lineage of

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Sam Lewis.

See attached flyer for more information:

Spring retreat 2012

Special Events – Aslan Scott Sattler

Aslan Scott Sattler lives in northern California and has been a student of Universal Sufism since 1983.  He is initiated as a teacher in the Dervish Healing Order, the Sufi Ruhaniat International and the International Sufi Movement.  His delight in sharing the transmission of Universal Sufism through the creation of “Instant Sufi Choirs” and the Dances of Universal Peace has taken him worldwide, including Central America, Germany and the International Sufi Movement’s summer school in the Netherlands.His choirs are open to all.  There are no tryouts, for it is more important to sing than to sing ‘right.’  The ability to read music is not required, as all teaching is of the oral tradition.  His choirs explore the joy of sung spiritual practices and chants from a host of world traditions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and the Divine Feminine. Participants are free to bring recording devices.

Oct 20 (3rd Thurs) – DUP in Salem 7-9p

Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St NE (corner of Cordon Rd and Center)  $5-$10 donation requested.  Contact person Pam Prichard (503) 881-8253. 

Oct 21 – DUP in Eugene 

Oct 22 – Workshop of Song and Dance in Eugene

Aslan will lead a workshop called “Music, Poetry and the Heart”  from 10-12 in the morning, with a break for lunch, and then from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. We will learn to sing beautiful harmony from the heart, in a call and response manner, without needing written music. Everyone welcome! We’ll hear Sufi poetry and dance about 20 percent of the time, in the Saturday workshop. Location to be announced. Sliding scale: $10-20 and $5.00 students for Saturday’s workshop. Scholarships available: contact Haqiqa Hampton at [email protected] for more information.

Vashon Island Dance Retreat 11/4-6

Camp Burton (Vashon Island) Dance Retreat

‘Many Voices, One HeartSong’

Dances of Universal Peace, Walking Meditations…
Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, 2011

Zaynab Alys Allwardt -from Portland, OR
from Portland, OR – A Dance leader and mentor-in-training, she co-founded and is the Chapter Dance Leader for One Heart Circle in Portland and assists in coordinating the Salem Circle. Her motto of “Have Dances, Will Travel” has resulted in Dances inside a prison, at a high school peace fair and at many interfaith events.

Kalama Reuter from White Salmon, WA
She is a dancer/leader/mentor who loves the heart and soul meeting with the many faces of the One. She revels in the Presence of each dancing moment. Kalama brings her deep reverence for all forms of spiritual attunement, especially whole body prayer. She leads in the One River Dance circle which unites Oregon and Washington dancers in the Columbia Gorge.

Aslan Scott Sattler from Arcata, CA
A long time Dance leader, DHO & Ruhaniat member, Aslan regularly leads Dances and Sufi Choirs in Humboldt County, Germany and Holland. He takes special joy in organizing “Insta-choirs” in the oral tradition: no tryouts and no written music. His motto is “It’s more important to sing than to sing right.”

WHERE:  9326 SW Bayview Drive, Vashon Island, WA   map   ferry schedule
TIME:  Friday Supper (6pm)   -to-   Sunday Lunch (1pm)
 (6-10 persons with full bathroom…you provide your own bedding & towels)
     $175 USD if post-dated by Oct 15 / after Oct 15: $190 USD
  Retreat Center 
 (36 beds so 1st COME FIRST SERVED!
  We need a min. of 15 folks – bedding & towels provided!)
    (3 beds used per room)
      $200 USD if post-dated by Oct 15 / after Oct 15: $220 USD
    (2 beds used per room)
      $220 USD if post-dated by Oct 15 / after Oct 15: $240 USD
     • Youth discounts available – for ages 13-29. Youth clustered housing planned.
             Under 18 needs guardian & signed Guardian Release Form
     • Prices include 6 fantastic meals prepared by Camp Burton staff.
     • A limited number of scholarships may be available from DUP Seattle
            Contact Martha at 206-367-0389 or [email protected]
this is also the flier, which your are welcome to print out and distrubute
Registration-Flier without pictures 
Registration-Flier with pictures
Martha at 206-367-0389  -or-  [email protected]

Newport “Dance Oregon” – July 15

“Dance Oregon” – Dances of Universal Peace Special Event Series

Date: July 15, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 7p-9p (including social time)

This Dance #3 in a 3 part series:
July 10 – Monmouth (click here)
July 14 – Corvallis (click here)
July 15 – Newport

South Beach Community Center
3024 Ferry Slip Road
South Beach, OR

For carpooling, simply post here on FB and hook up with a friend traveling from Portland, Salem, or Eugene.

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