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Join us for the Dances of Universal Peace retreat weekend August 4-6, 2017 with special guest leader, Maitreya. Engage in the joy of conversation, concentration practices, purification and celebration as we touch the depths of life and bring silence into our everyday busy lives. No music or dance experience is required.



Maitreya brings a heart-opening and deepening presence to the Dances of Universal Peace through his instrumentation, voice, and love of the Dances as a community practice. A mureed and guide in the Sufi Ruhaniat, Maitreya leads a monthly dance circle at the Abode of the Message in upstate New York. He has led retreats and taught at numerous camps across the country from California to Massachusetts, and internationally in Mexico and Colombia

Maitreya has been a teacher of children for over a decade, weaving in teachings on breath, awareness, forgiveness, power and compassion everywhere he can.




The Deep Encounter option runs Friday, August 4 starting at 2pm through Sunday, August 6 ending at 3pm.

The Shorter weekend option runs Friday, August 4 starting at 7pm through Sunday, August 6 ending at 11:30am.


Friday, Aug. 4: 2:00-4:00 PM

Friday, Aug. 4: 7:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 5: 9:00-11:30 AM

Saturday, Aug 5: 2:30-4:30 PM

Saturday Dinner: 5:30-7:00 PM – $18.00

Saturday, Aug 5: 7:00-9:30 PM

Sunday, Aug 6: 9:00-11:30 AM

Sunday, Aug 6: 1:00-3:00 PM

Please Read All Information Below Carefully:


Early Bird Rates BEFORE JULY 14: $155 for the Deep Encounter weekend, or $135 for the Shorter Weekend option.

Rates July 14 or AFTER: $175 or $155.

Individual Dance Circle Fee: $30 per dance.

Please indicate your lodging choice for the weekend. There is an optional $5 per night linen fee with the IPFW housing.

**NOTE: If you are using the IPFW lodging, your room MUST be booked no later than July 13, 2017. Unfortunately, rooms will NOT be reserved after this date.**

Check-in for the DUP retreat weekend at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective office only during the times listed below. Check-in times are as follows:

Friday, August 4:

12:00 (NOON) – 2:00 PM


6:00  – 7:00 PM