Dances of Universal Peace with Adora and the Sufi Gals
4th Sunday of the month at 5:00pm
Sacred Tara Dance with Adora
Last Tuesday of the Month at 5:45pm
Location: The Garden Sanctuary – 3070 Prather Lane, Santa Cruz, California 95060
The Dances of Universal Peace
These dances invoke all traditions and honors all wisdom paths. We will be singing and dancing
and embodying these moving Prayers. We move around the circle, sometimes from partner to
partner, allowing our thoughts to fall away as we experience the Divine in each other and
Murshid Sam, in the 1960's, brought forward the Dances, to awaken the hearts and minds of his
Sufi students and create an ecstatic experience of unity. He was influenced by his dance teacher
Ruth St. Dennis and his Sufi Teacher, Hazrat Inayat Khan who brought Sufism to the west in
Dance of the Divine Feminine — Invoking “The Goddess Tara”
The tantric Buddhist practices that we will work with, invoking the Divine Goddess Tara, who is
the great Mother of Wisdom and Compassion. This practice is composed of various rituals,
prayers, mantras and meditations. This Green Tara ritual is a moving meditation where we
embody Tara’s qualities and tap into our own divine feminine beauty. We will be invoking the 21
praises of Tara and dancing her qualities. This offering is for both men and women.
My Teacher, Prema Dasara
Prema Dasara, the creatrix of the The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara Dance received
Refuge in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition from Lama Sonam Tenzin. The Mandala Dance of the
21 Praises of Tara is a ritual dance offered worldwide as a prayer of peace, protection, wisdom
Tara’s Mantra “I am here to Bless and Empower All” Om Tara!
Directions to the Garden Sanctuary:
From Hwy 17 going South: Take Hwy 1 South towards Watsonville. Take the 2nd exit - Soquel Ave. Stay right and go
a complete loop over the freeway on Soquel. Pass through four lights passing Dominican Hospital on your left. The
next street is Prather Lane - take a left. Prather is directly across from Sutter Surgical Centers' parking lot and there
is a white picket fence on the left. Go to the end of the block - Last house on the right before the park. Enter through
the brick arch with the bell.
From Hwy 1 going North toward Santa Cruz: take the Soquel exit. At the light, turn right onto Soquel Drive. Pass
through three lights passing Dominican Hospital on your left. The next street is Prather Lane - Take a left. Prather is
directly across from Sutter Surgical Centers' parking lot and there is a white picket fence on the left. Go to the end of
the block - Last house on the right before the park. Enter through the brick arch with the bell.