Dances of Universal Peace Zikr - A Gathering of Hearts
Now in Central Phoenix, Led by Gaile Rahmana
Zikr is a 1500 year old form of ecstatic chanting that utilizes sacred words and phrases and draws its practitioners toward awakening of the heart, enlivening of spirit, and deepening of awareness and feeling, compassion and joy. Zikr is moving, with chanting or singing, often enhanced by evocative rhythms and melodies with or without accompaniment of drums or musical instruments. Zikr has a deeply spiritual basis, yet there is no sermon, no dogma, nothing to join, no human leader to submit to. The Zikr offers each person the freedom to learn and develop their own spiritual values at their own pace in their own way. Zikr brings a softening and polishing of the heart, a practice of ecstasy.
Bring an open mind and a friendly, embracing heart with a desire to stir the soul. Invite folks you know, and let’s renew our friendships, expand our hearts, and bring joy and clarity to the path of awakening. Please join us!
"Forget yourself, get into the spirit of song, rise and fall on the waves of ecstasy, and express your pure being. Then you escape all differences, all divisions, all duality, all pain, all sorrow". Murshid Samuel L. Lewis