Love – Serve – Remember
The Time Has Come… It Is THIS! … I AM ALIVE!
Salem Dances of Universal Peace invite you to join us in Song of Sacred Chant with Devotional Body Prayer.
- April 4 (1st Friday) – UUCS location
- April 8 (2nd Tuesday) – Sacred Space location
- April 17 (3rd Thursday) – UUCS location
other nearby locations:
- April 10 (2nd Thursday) – Corvallis
- April 11 (2nd Fridasy) – Newport
7:00pm start time for all locations
Deep Peace… Om Soham… Shalom Aleichem… Namaste…
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].
June 1 Dance & 6:30 pm Fingerfood Potluck
& Farewell to Anna Stavinoha
On the First Friday dance, June 1st, the dance will provide a social component offering the opportunity for participants to get to know each other better. Participants are invited to bring finger foods to share from 6:30-7:00, the half hour before the dance and there will be an additional half hour in the middle of the dance for snacks and visiting. Rather than the normal 7-8:45 time period, this dance will go from 6:30- 9 pm.
The June 1st dance is also a farewell to Anna and Justin Stavinoha who are moving back to Texas. Anna and Justin have offered their home for the Salem Community Dance Gathering in the past and Anna has been a dancer in the Portland and Salem circles and a participant in many of the Sky Camp and Vashon Island regional dance retreats. Join us in wishing Anna and Justin the best in their new life in Austin.
Celebrate the Wonder and Beauty of the Earth and the Natural World and Earth Day
This dance is during the regular Third Thursday dance in April, 19, 2012. Earth Day is officiall on Sunday, April 22.
Dance Leaders: Marilyn, Rabia
A Special Evening of Abrahamic Dances (Jewish, Christian and Islamic) Honoring Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter.
Local dance leader Angelia Moor is moving to California in May and this may be her last opportunity to lead in the Salem circle before she leaves.
Possible Dances for this Evening: (perhaps some of your favorites?)
1- Haida (Jewish)
2- Bismillah Round (Islamic)
3- Yeshua -optional/p (Christian in Aramaic & Latin)
4- I Am Alive/p (Jewish)
5- Malkutalk (Christian in Aramaic)
6- Amen Alleluia (Christian)
6- Into Your Hands Oh Lord (Christian)
7- Allahu Ahud (Islamic)
8- All I Ask of You/p (combination of Christiand & Islamic/Sufi)
You’re Invited to a Salem Dances of Universal Peace Special Event Dance!
Friday February 3rd
with Guest Leaders and Musicians from
the Ever Willing Portland Group
Please join us in welcoming this group of Portland leaders and musicians who will provide us with a special dance evening on Friday, Feb. 3rd, from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St NE (corner of Cordon Rd and Center) $5-$10 donation requested (no one turned away due to lack of funds.) Contact person Pam Prichard (503) 881-8253. For directions, see end of this announcement. Note: Salem Dances are being held First Fridays and THird THursdays with hopes of including more people who cannot attend on our Third Thursday dance evenings, as well as dancers who would like to dance more than once a month in Salem
This year the annual Global Peace Dance in Salem will not happen, because of a conflict in scheduling. Nearby Corvallis DUP circle has generously accept hosting the new year dance this year.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis
2945 NW Circle Blvd
Time: 9-midnight, New Year’s Eve 2011
There will be snacks (bring potluck if able) and non alcoholic beverages.
More details to follow…
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.
End of Summer Community “Dance” and Potluck gathering.
contact: Angelia Moor
date: Sunday, September 11, 2011