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“It’s not about all the different teachings of the religions; it’s about entering the states that the practice of the ... teachings ... lead you to. You can see the commonality [among] the ... religions because they lead you into these same states.”

--Wali Al

Dance, when you're broken open.
Dance, if you've torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance when you're perfectly free.”


We had a special event on June 23rd, 2018, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Dances of Universal Peace meeting, in Samuel Lewis' garage in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco. 

About 20 of us met at at Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach near Interstate 5 for Dances, followed by a potluck. We videotaped portions of the circle to share with some 95 other circles around the world through a forthcoming videotape commemorating the occasion.

An engaging recording is available of a teleconference with the Ruhaniat Order’s spiritual director, Wali Ali, about Samuel Lewis’ lifelong involvement in dances and the development of the Dances of Universal Peace.

You can find it at the following URL (which you can copy and paste into your browser):

If it suits you, please
bring food or drink to share at the next regular San Diego circle on Saturday, July 6th. Beginning in August, the circle will meet on the SECOND Saturday of each month.

We look forward to seeing you there.

There will be a special event at Unity San Diego on Sunday June 30th from 11:45am to 2pm (after their Sunday service). This is at 3770 Altadena Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 near 54th and University. As is the case anytime we do outreach, it is super helpful to have more experienced dancers in our midst to "seed" the circle so please join us. 

For more information about the Dances of Universal Peace in general, click on Dances of Universal Peace.

For more information about the San Diego dance circle and its meetings, please call Mansur at 760-645-3555 or 760-666-0826.
Here’s a pass that you can print out to park for free in the church lot:

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