Dances of Universal Peace International

Mission Statement, Goals and Budget


Dances of Universal Peace International was founded in 1982 to make the living legacy of the Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations available to the world. It is a public-benefit non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, funded largely from Leaders Guild fees, and administered by an Executive Director and other part-time staff.

Our Mission follows, along with brief descriptions of the core operations in each of the four mission areas:

1) To support the work of the Guidance Council,

     • Providing administrative and financial resources to support work of the Guidance Council in carrying

     out its responsibilities for:
        o guiding leaders and mentors by encouraging their spiritual expansion and personal development
        o supporting learning opportunities
        o setting guidelines for certification and for mentor acknowledgements
        o recognizing mentors, and
        o upholding standards of conduct and human relationship that are in keeping with the mission of

        the Dances of Universal Peace.

2) To provide resources and support for members of the Leaders Guild;

     • Maintaining and continuing to enhance a highly functional website in multiple languages containing

     key resources to support Dance leaders and mentors who are Leaders Guild members.
     • Administering the Leaders Guild and extending services to the community of mentors and leaders in

     support of the Dance leader’s journey.
     • Linking and informing Leaders Guild members through semi-annual e-newsletter communications,

     and sponsoring an e-group as a forum for discussion about matters related to Dance leading.

3) To link the worldwide community of participants in the Dances.

     • Maintaining a multi-lingual website providing general information about the Dances of Universal

     Peace and links to all regional Dance-related websites and resources world wide.
     • Maintaining communication with the leadership of Dance Regions through telephone conferences, email, and regular e-newsletters.

4) To receive and manage donations intended to benefit the Dances of Universal Peace internationally, both for dance leaders and dancers, so as to foster the stream of transmission and spiritual practice of the Dances and Walks Concentrations.   


Dances of Universal Peace International

2023 Budget