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These days I'm mostly musically involved in things at Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill on Tuesdays and three retreats that have been happening for some years... Did I mention that I'm AVAILABLE for other such singin' dancin' opportunities?  Give me a shout!!

TUESDAY NIGHTS @ 7:30 @ Unity Center of Peace Church, 8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill. Call 968-1854 or visit their web site for directions and more about UCP.

FIRST TUESDAY: MEN'S SING - No particular direction or format in mind, just some guys getting together to share simple songs and enjoy each others' voices and company. No singing experience necessary, just desire to explore/play with your voice. Hosted by Mark Smith and Sotar

THIRD TUESDAY: UNIVERSAL CHANTING/INTERFAITH SERVICE - Informal, highly participatory singing of many sacred traditions, facilitated by Mark Smith and Mark Malachi and occasional guest leaders.

FOURTH TUESDAY: DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE - Led by Julie Shirin Purcell, I'm "in the band"... visit beautycircles.org for more info about The Dances in the Triangle and beyond. For a great introduction to the Dances, see The Invitation.


LABOR DAY WEEKEND (Friday thru Monday): Universal Chanting at Southern Dharma Retreat Center 3 Nights/4 Days of Chanting, Meditation and Silence - Co-led with Joh Seskevich.

On the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Triangle Universal Chanting Group, we returned to Southern Dharma, where it all began, to share a weekend of chanting, meditation and some Dances of Universal Peace led by Akal Dev Sharonne - with silence outside the meditation hall, wonderful accomodations, great vegetarian food and good old mountain energy. Please visit SouthernDharma.org for more information.

LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE (Friday thru Sunday): Dances of Universal Peace at Southern Dharma 2 Nights/3 Days of Dances, Meditation and Silence...Akal Dev Sharonne leads dances, I play. Please visit SouthernDharma.org for more information.

NEW YEAR BEACH RETREAT Jan 1-2 (Sat/Sun): JDances of Universal Peace at TRINITY CENTER, Pine Knoll Shores NC...this year (2011) we're thinking about just having a 2-day 1-night retreat on with the option of staying over another night (and/or coming early for the Bogue Banks Boogie New Years Eve/Day contradance). Again: Akal Dev Sharonne leads dances, I play (and act as registrar).

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