Dances of Universal Peace, 2018


~  SAT., MAY 12 – Dances of Universal Peace, UU Fellowship, Clemson, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This month we will be concentrating on peace–peace in our hearts and peace in the world. Dances and chants from a variety of the world’s spiritual traditions will help us to send peaceful vibrations and healing to the world and to our own hearts. Please join us in this valuable practice. Dances will be led by upstate dance leaders, Amina Linda McMakin, Dove Pettit, and Nancy Noor Schlessel. Bring a friend and a light snack to share (optional) after the dance. Everyone is welcome! No prior experience needed; all dances are taught in the moment. $5 suggested donation will be shared with UUFC. For more info, contact Nancy Noor –

NOTE:  Beginning with the April dance, we will meet at the UU Fellowship of Clemson usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month.  See all details in our attached 2018 Calendar.  2018 DUP calendar

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~ LAST WED. EACH MONTH – Healing Ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan, 203 Willimon Dr., Piedmont, SC.  11:00-11:30 a.m. (Immediately following the weekly "Joy of Chant" meeting at 10:30 a.m.) This monthly service, led by Amina Linda McMakin and Noorunnissa Nancy Schlessel, is an inter-spiritual absent healing ritual with prayers for people who are not present. Names of people submitted must have requested healing prayers and should include first, last, and middle names if known. For more information about this service, directions, or to include a name for our list if you can't be with us, please contact Nancy Noor at 352-650-2931 or email nanplaygo@aol.comPlease RSVP if coming.
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Weekly Interspiritual Chanting Circle
This group is planned to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM at the home of
Noorunnissa Nancy Schlessel ( 352-650-2931
203 Willimon Drive, Piedmont, SC
   The Joy of Chant is an interfaith group meeting weekly for the purpose of experiencing sound, music and chant as common experience of prayer. This form of prayer transcends words. Praying in song and chant creates an experience that is beyond the distinctions and differences which divide humans.  Each session will be a deepening experience in one’s faith and a deepening in appreciation for the faith of others.
   Each participant is welcomed to lead a chant, as we will use a shared leadership model. This model allows the diversity of each chanter's life experience and gives voice to the spirituality dancing in one's heart.  Those who host and sponsor will create a space for spontaneous participation. So if you feel called to lead a chant, it will enhance the atmosphere. Still many may simply sit in calm abiding; some sing as well. Musical instruments will be welcome but not considered essential.
   The chanting will be followed by fellowship over snacks. Everyone is welcome! Come when you can. There will be weekly email and Facebook reminders, including any details such as special themes.
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THE DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE are simple, meditative, joyous multi-circle dances using sacred phrases, music, chanting, and simple 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 1960's by American mystic, Samuel L. Lewis, they promote peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide.  There are no performers or audience. No prior experience is needed! 
Come! Join hands and experience peace–within and without.
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