Dances of Universal Peace Weekend Retreat with Darvesha

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  • Price: $145 FULL wkend, $125 Short Wkend, $30 Individual Dance Circles
  • Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 - Sun, Jul 21, 2013
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Fort Wayne Dance Collective Studios
  • Location: Fort Wayne Dance Collective
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logo_black-270x300The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, as well as the common language of the heart, the Dances blend chant, live music, and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace, and integration. This opens us to the possibility of a deep spiritual transformation.

This year’s retreat will focus on Coming Home: Being, Knowing, and Bliss. When we come home to ourselves we realize we are what we were longing for.

“I was passionate, filled with longing. I searched far and wide, but the day the Truthful One found me, I was at home.” La La

“The sublime is beyond word and concept; and yet it is only ever known
in the pulsing heart of the here-and-now.” Stephen Batchelor

“When you find yourself at home where you are, practice begins.” Dogen

This year’s retreat will be led by Darvesha McDonald.

Darvesha1Darvesha Victoria MacDonald is a Sheikha and guide for the Sufi Ruhaniat International, a Ziraat Experienced Farmer for the Ruhaniat, and a Buddhist practitioner. What Darvesha teaches is based on her understanding and experience of interdependence arising originally in her Buddhist practice. Her teaching encompasses themes of sustainability, deep ecology, simplicity, sensory awareness, movement awareness, mindful eating, and feminine spirituality. She draws on practices from all 3 branches of Buddhism and from the Inayati lineage of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. Darvesha is a senior mentor of the Dances of Universal Peace. She has traveled extensively worldwide leading the Dances.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 19
2:00 – 4:00 pm        Afternoon Session
7:00 – 9:30 pm        Evening Session

Saturday, July 20
9:00 am – 11:30 am        Morning Session
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm         Session  for Leaders
2:30 PM –  4:30 PM        Afternoon Session
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm       Evening Session

Sunday, July 21
9:30 am – 12:00 pm        Morning Session
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Afternoon Session

To register for this retreat call 260.424.6574, or you may register online. You will find this event under the heading UPCOMING EVENTS. Please indicate your preferred housing option and the number of nights you wish to stay. Also, please indicate if you will be needing linens and if you’d like to take advantage of FREE internet in the University of St. Francis rooms by NO LATER than Noon on Friday, July 12.

To download a PDF of the registration brochure, click reg_form_2013. Print the form out and mail it to Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St. Suite Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Please print clearly and include your payment with your form.

IF YOU PREFER TO STAY WITH AN IN-HOME HOST PLEASE EMAIL INFO@FWDC.ORG TO INFORM THE FWDC STAFF WHO YOU PREFER TO STAY WITH. THE COST FOR THIS OPTION IS $15 FOR THE WEEKEND.

Checks will need to be made out to Fort Wayne Dance Collective. If you have any questions, please call 260.424.6574 or email liz@fwdc.org.