The Dances of Universal Peace workshops are coming back to Asia this year! Last year, GENOA supported the Beyond Initiative Project of Dances of Universal Peace International to share this awareness-expanding practice in 5 different countries in Asia. Jorge Arjun Calero, one of the senior mentors of the dances, visited India, the Maldives, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand to hold workshops introducing the dances and wrapped the trip series with the very first international dance camp in Gaia Ashram, Thailand.
This year, Arjun is coming back to Asia to further nurture the seeds that were planted last year. With more people who have experienced the dances and are willing to organize dances in their countries, the sessions this year will happen in 10 different countries of Asia!
About the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP)
The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) is a very simple practice, suitable for all people and at the same time very special because in circles we relate and harmonize intimately: we shake hands, we share looks, we listen and we sing together. The dances set scriptures and sacred phrases from various spiritual traditions to music and movement of the world.
It can be a powerful and transformative practice, dissolving our illusion of separation, and invoking an embodied sense of unity, presence, and compassion. Offered in an atmosphere of safety, authenticity, and mindfulness, the Dances help us to open ourselves to qualities that emerge and remember the interconnectedness and harmony of life.
There are a lot of dimensions and elements that the practice offer which makes it impossible to describe what it is in a single paragraph. It is a practice of dynamic meditation, prayer, chanting, relating, and much more at the same time. To really know about the dances, it is best to first experience them with an experienced facilitator!
Meet the Facilitators
Mono Arjun/ Jorge Calero
He is part of the Board of Directors of the International Organization for the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) where he serves as Senior Mentor and Board of Trustees of Sufi Ruhaniat International where he serves as Sheikh. He has taken the DUP to different countries in Latin America, Middle East, North Africa, and Asia coordinating the Beyond Initiative.
A medicine man with years of experience in the path of ceremonies, sacred plants, sweat lodge, sun dance, vision quest, and travels with these altars.
One of the founders of Atlantida Ecovillage 20 years ago, a community where DUP training and all the mentioned altars are planted. Also cofounder of the Colombian and Latin American Ecovillage Networks. Still active in these networks as an elder and vision keeper as well as organizing education for sustainability. He is a biologist, specialist in ethnobiology and ecology with a M.Sc. in ecosocial regeneration.
Initiated in the lineage of the Sufi Ruhaniat International. Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace, explorer of different Native American practices, musician, and singer of World Sacred Music. Through her golden voice, she offers a journey for different spiritual traditions of the Earth. Celebrating the human spirit, cultivating the sense of a planetary community full of diversity and beauty, and promoting respect, understanding, and recognition between all religions and spiritual paths. She has released several albums and singles of World Sacred Music.
You can enjoy her music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3ZobXCnIFxHTrxCdFouAYt?si=z-PdWgknSTqMQ046KDylKA
And learn more about her here: http://www.malikaelena.com
DUP Asia Workshops & Camp Timeline
Check out the dates, location and register for the events!
|Date||Event||Country||More Info &|
|11 -23 September||Turkish Caravan||Turkey||coming soon|
|13 – 17 September||Middle East International Training Camp||Turkey||coming soon|
|27 September – 3 October||Weekend Workshops||Maldives||coming soon|
|27 September – 9 October||Weekend Workshops||India||coming soon|
|10 – 18 October||Weekend Workshops||Japan||coming soon|
|19 – 26 October||Weekend Workshops||Korea||coming soon|
|26 October – 2 November||Weekend Workshops||Philipines||coming soon|
|4 – 5 November||Rhythm of Unity – DUP Weekend Retreat||Malaysia||Link|
|11 – 12 November||Weekend Workshops||Indonesia||coming soon|
|16 – 23 November||Weekend Workshops||Thailand||coming soon|
|27 November – 10 December||Vietnam Caravan||Vietnam||coming soon|
|30 November – 3 December||Asian International Training Camp||Vietnam||Link|