Whidbey Island Dances of Universal Peace

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"All our relations are asking for our deepest realization." - Wali Ali Meyer

There are two dances each month:
  • Second Sunday of the month Zikr at 7:30pm at Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road (corner of SR-525 and Crawford Rd). 
  • Last Sunday of the month at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, (20103 SR 525 in Freeland).
A donation of $5-10 is requested each time, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information about the Mid-Month Zikr, contact Lee Compton at (360) 321-2001.

For more information about the End-of-Month Dances, contact Bob Effertz at (360) 341-1739.

Dances Of Universal Peace

Why We Dance
We encourage world peace by actively honoring diversity; we promote local peace by dancing in community; we practice personal peace by immersing ourselves in simple sacred phrases and movements from the world's spiritual traditions.
The Dances Of Universal Peace were envisioned by founder Murshid Samuel Lewis as a context creating conditions that might allow people to have a direct experience with Spirit, without doctrine or dogma. We form a circle; simple movements and sacred phrases are quickly taught and easily learned; the dance begins; we experience one culture's approach to the divine, then another. Hopefully we catch a glimpse of the one truth where the world's sacred paths converge.
"One of the reasons I am teaching this music and dance is to increase joy, not awe towards another person, but bliss in our own self. This is finding God within, through experience."
                                                            - Murshid Samuel Lewis

Come Dance with Us!


Welcome! If you would like to open your heart, pray with your body and blend your voice with new friends, please join us on the last Sunday of every month for this joyful community celebration of peace. We dance from 7 to 9 pm at the Unitarian Univeralist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Hwy 525, 1.8 miles North of Freeland  on South Whidbey Island. (Map & directions on Carpool page.)


A donation of $5 to $10 each time is requested to defray costs of space rental, and to purchase tea, candles, and other supplies. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, so please come and dance, no matter what your financial situation!

To see videos of Dances Of Universal Peace go to our Dance Videos page!

Dance Videos


For information about the Whidbey Island Dances of Universal Peace
please contact
Bob Effertz at (360) 341-1739
or email burmabob2@hotmail.com.