The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Meditations are prayer in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration. This taste of our true nature - as Universal Peace - opens to the possibility of a deep spiritual revolution within the person.

From the outside it looks like we are holding hands, singing the Names of God from all around the world, and doing easy round dance forms. From the inside we are having quick and radical shifts in awareness as individuals and as a group. The Persian poet Rumi speaks of the Wine of Love. Jesus speaks of the Peace that passes understanding. The Buddha speaks of the Emptiness, not as absence but as potentiality. These and more are available, not as poetic ideas but as direct experience. Easy and satisfying, all dances are taught for beginners each time. 

We hold that all religions can lead to direct experience of our Divine Source. We do not honor any particular path over another, letting effectiveness determine what is right for each person.  For more info visit 


Murshid S.A.M. is the originator of the Dances of Universal Peace. Murshid Saadi Neal Douglas-Klotz and Murshida Tasnim Fernandez are the co-founders of the Dances of Universal Peace International. More than a half million people  all over the world have participated in the Dances of Universal Peace.

Pictured left to right:
Murshid S.A.M
Murshid Saadi Neal Douglas-Klotz
Murshida Tasnim Fernandez

Contact Us

Light Upon Light Sufi Center is located at 3754 Pleasant Avenue in South Minneapolis. For information call Karima at (612) 229-1231 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Most events are free or request a small donation.


Wednesdays7-8:30pm — Ruhaniat Dervish Class
7-9pm — Nur Ashki Jerrahi Zikr
4th Sunday2-4pm — Dances of Universal Peace
4:15-6pm — Potluck