The Dances of Universal Peace
Since the beginning of time, communities have come together in a circle to dance, sing, share eternal wisdom,
join hearts and express the irrepressible divine nature of the human spirit...
Heart  &  Soul  Nourishment!
....with an attitude of mutual respect, tolerance which mixes joyful celebration with quiet thoughtfulness.
DUP heals, restores, revitalises and inspires the human spirit!
The Dances of Universal Peace
 

Sacred Circle Dancing in Cambridgeshire 2015
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Coming Events:     Cambridge Bar Hill     S. Cambridge      About The Dances of Universal Peace

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Cambridge Bar Hill   Monthly  DUP  Sessions   Saturday   Afternoons

Cambridge Bar Hill DUP group meets on the Third Saturday of each month from September 2015
2-5pm + refreshments afterwards


Led by Michael Meredith  with Keith Barrett on guitar


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Donation to running costs: 6 per attendance

September 19th Theme: Autumn Equinox (Alban Elfed for Druids, Mabon for Celts)

Walking Meditations, Songs & Dances will be drawn from the list below...

*How to Attune to, or Celebrate, the Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox Celebration
In the Paths of Our Ancestors! - Aligning with the Turning of The Wheel of the Year

The New Moon of Diana, The Dark Moon Hekate, The Full Moon of Selene
All Light our Changing Way!
At Beltane and at Lammas, Samhain and Candlemas
The Sabbats and the Solstices and Equinoxes Past
It's the Blood of the Ancients that Runs through our Veins!
and the Forms Pass...but the Circle of Life remains!!

[Originators: Charlie Murphy & Betsy Rose]

 


*"Let flow, Light of Water, Let Flow!"
[The Druid name for Autumn Equinox is "Alban Elfed" meaning 'Light of Water']

 


*Meditative Planetary Walks (Astrological Yoga): Jupiter & Mercury


*"Salmon" - Autumn Equinox (Mabon) Song & Symbolic Dance
SO FLOWED AT LAST THE WONDER TO MY FEET
THE SALMON TO HIS WAITING SERVANT CAME
AND LEAVES ME TREMBLING FOR A JOY FULFILLED!

The 'Salmon of Wisdom' is a well favoured symbol of wisdom in Celtic mythology.
Honoured because it returns to its source, going against the flow of what is easy.
This resonates with those of us who attune to the Source of All before making a new life commitment.
Coming back after a summer of adventures, we mirror the salmon's homing instinct at the Autumn Equinox!
The words of this song come from a poem based on a legendary story about the Holy Salmon
published in "From Isles of Dream - Visionary Stories & Poems of the Celtic Renaissance"

 
"Om Namo Amitabhaya"
 

Buddhist meditative dance cultivating the qualities of The Buddha of Infinite Light


*"Return Again - Return to the Land of Your Soul" [play recording]
 

"Those Who Love and Loving Pour Forth Radiance"
 

Those who Love, and Loving Pour Forth Radiance
These are the Sons and Daughters of God
In My Lifetime - Love in Every Heart!
In My Lifetime - Peace, Peace on Earth!
  

Spiritual Stillness - Let Me be a Channel for Peace!


October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals & The Environment
From "The Prayer of St Francis" - "Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace!"
"Dying" to the egocentric experiences of struggle, self-inflation or victimhood, opens us up to the soul-full experience of "eternal life". In this sacred circle dance, the life of the soul is symbolised by coming into UNITY (back-to-back with "another") to form an "angel". The angel's wings are formed by our outstretched arms (reaching out to, and flying along on, the spiritual life).
The Art of Inner Stillness - Creative Power of Simply Being - Experience Eternity!
 
"May the Circle Be Open! - But Unbroken!"

From "Ancient Mother" Album by Robert Gass & On Wings Of Song

 
"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!
Note: we will be doing the simpler, non-partner version of this dance.

 
A Parting Blessing - "May the road rise with you!"


"Blessed Be!"
This ancient Irish/Celtic Blessing draws on "The 4 Elements": Earth, Air, Water & Fire [warmth] and embodies the 3 key aspects of a Parting Blessing: Sadness (that our time together is over), Well-wishing (for each other's future) & Appreciation (for who you are, and for being part of my life's journey!).
We incorporate this old saying into a beautiful Blessing Ritual dance created by the "Dances of Universal Peace UK" movement.

 

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Bar Hill [6 miles NW of Cambridge on A14] DUP Group
meets in the Community Room, Tesco Bar Hill, 15-18 Viking Way, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire, CB23 8EL
Directions, Map & Public Transport information

 
Cambridge Bar Hill DUP Group - Coming Meetings 2015
DATE   Leaders THEMES NOTE
Saturday September 19th   Mike & Keith   Autumn Equinox [Mabon] 2-5pm
Saturday October 17th   Mike & Keith   Feast of St. Francis 2-5pm
Saturday November 21st   Mike & Keith   Multifaith spiritual wisdom 2-5pm
Saturday December 19th   Mike & Keith   Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas 2-5pm

 

Learn to Drum up wellbeing - Native American Style Drumming & Dancing Workshops Cambridge, Cambridgeshire U.K.
Detailed Information

2015 Wellbeing Drumming Afternoons

Wellbeing Drumming

2nd Saturday in each Month 2-4pm

Includes some DUP Indigenous Circle Dances

In Rural Cambridgeshire
6 miles from Cambridge, 60 from London (M11/A14)

 

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The St. Neots DUP group has now moved to Bar Hill [A14 6 miles NW of Cambridge: details]

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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

This is an A Capella group (voice-only sung dances)
Led by Margaret Amina, contact her on 01223 365484

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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
Samhain/Halloween   Winter Solstice - Yule   Imbolc Sabbat   Beltane   Summer Solstice (Litha)

*More Sacred Activities, Wellbeing Events & Training: Stress Management & Healing Courses UK


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