Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

The Dances of Universal Peace Part II of the Solstice Celebration

Date(s) - 06/21/2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OM Sanctuary

The Dances of Universal Peace

Presented by Shemsuddin Stewart Millard, The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, circle dances that use chants, music, and guided movements. Pulling from the earth’s many spiritual traditions by using sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements these dances touch the spiritual essence within ourselves so we can recognize it in others.

Building on the work begun by Samuel L. Lewis in the 1960s, the dances promote peace and integration within individuals and support understanding and connection within groups worldwide. There are no performers nor audience; new arrivals and old hands form the circle as everyone sings and dances together.

Sliding fee $15 – $25 or donate what you can.



Shemsuddin Stewart Millard is a long time dancer,
musician, and supervised leader for the Dances of Universal Peace, and a mithrib, (musician) for the Sufi practice of dzikr. He has had the great fortune of serving many dance circles, gifted teachers, and dance
leaders from around the globe. As he leads, he listens through the experience of 22 years of musicianship, and 20 years of being a student in the Sufi Ruhaniat International.






Solstice Sand Mandala Continues…