Sacred Circle Dancing in Cambridgeshire 2014
Cambridge Events St. Neots Events About The Dances of Universal Peace
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St. Neots Monthly DUP Sessions Saturday Afternoons 2-5pm
The St. Neots DUP group meets on the third Saturday of each month except August
CALENDAR of 2014 MEETINGS
Cost: £10 or whatever you can afford.
Themes for our April 19th Sacred Dance Session: Easter/Birth/Rebirth/Creativity
['Easter' derives from the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of the Dawn: Oestre / Ostara]
Led by Michael Meredith with Keith Barrett on guitar
and will include these Sacred Circle Dances...
|Removing Obstacles to Creativity - Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
"Om Namo Amitabhaya" (beautiful Buddhist meditative dance, Amitabha = The Buddha of Infinite Light)
"Out Beyond Ideas of Right and Wrong" (from a poem by Rumi, 13th C mystic)
"The Angelic Bismillah" (cultivation of loving kindness)
"Hare Ma" (free-flowing creativity)
|"SAT NAM BIRTHDAY DANCE"|
We hope everyone gets a chance to feel what it is like to be in the centre of a Blessing Circle like this!
Venue & Directions for St. Neots DUP Group
Hanover Community Lounge, Hanover Housing, Hanover Close (off Mill Hill Road), Eaton Ford, St. Neots PE19 7SG Cambridgeshire
Close to A1, 400 metres from St. Neots Market Place, just over the bridge (Map) Free parking!
Lifts available from Cambridge or X5 coach from Parkside (Parker's Piece) at 1pm. The Cambridge-Oxford X5 coach (every 30 minutes) also calls at Bedford & Milton Keynes
The St. Neots DUP Group was founded by Ralph Nimmann in 1997.
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Summer Solstice Celebration
Wellbeing Drumming + Sacred Circle Dancing
Saturday June 21st 2014 10am-4pm
DUP Celtic & Native American Circle Dances
Cambridge DUP Group
The Cambridge DUP group meets on the 1st Friday evening of each month 7.30-9.30pm
at The Friends Meeting House, 91-93 Hartington Grove Cambridge CB1 7UB
(off Hills Rd & Cherry Hinton Rd)
Cost: £5 or whatever you can afford
Next Friday Evening DUP is May 2nd at the Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove, Cambridge
This is an A Capella session (voice-only sung dances)
Led by Margaret Amina
Contact Margaret Amina on 01223 365484
No partner is required and no experience is necessary to attend any of the above DUP events
| Video Overview of the "Dances of Universal Peace" |
We dance simple steps and movements (including sacred hand gestures called "mudras") which symbolise sacred wisdom and divine-connection themes. The movements promote health and wellbeing because they energise and balance the body energy centres (chakras) and engage heart, mind, body, soul and emotions in a holistic synergy.
As we dance we repeatedly chant brief sacred, or other wise, healing or inspirational, "Mantras". These mantric phrases come from a range of languages and sacred traditions or moving, inspiring poems. Apart from the wisdom, love and uplifting spirit contained in these phrases, the vibrations of their sounds have the capacity to resonate in particular areas of our energy system - potentially clearing energy blocks and bring energy to "deadened" areas of our energy system, physical and emotional body.
The overall effect of the dances and chants is to promote relaxation, clear negativity, relieve depression or anxiety, and uplift mood.
The Dances of Universal Peace - U.K. Network: UK DUP
The DUP dances, chants & wisdom have been developed from a range of spiritual traditions:
Buddhist, Christian (Taize & Aramaic), Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan (Celtic, Native American, African, Hispanic), Sufi etc
VIDEOS of The Dances of Universal Peace DUP
Quotes & Stories of Samuel Lewis - founder of the Dances of Universal Peace
Download a brochure about this system of Sacred Dance & Song: DUP Brochure (.PDF)
Wheel of the Year Seasonal Dance Videos: Imbolc Sabbat Samhain/Halloween Summer Solstice (Litha)
More Sacred Activities, Wellbeing Events & Training: Stress Management & Healing Courses UK