December 2021
Beyond Initiative newsletter


RECORDINGS of the online gathering on December 2, 2021

Spiritual bypass: panel and presentations

Dear friends and spiritual family,

Thank you for registering and attending the 2nd Global Online Gathering of the Beyond Initiative, a zoom teleconference held on the 2nd of December 2021.

We went deep into the theme of SPIRITUAL BYPASS guided by a panel of Sufi Masters and also enjoyed the sharing from the teams in India, Iran, Turkey and Israel around their local culture, music and spirituality.

First of all, deepest gratitude to the whole team:

The Sufi Teachers of the Panel:

Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri,

Murshida Darvesha,

Shaykh Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz,

Shaykh Issa Nessim Baba, connected from Konya.

‘’Bismillahe Rahmane Rahim " is the key to divine treasure (Nezami). To all beloved DUP family: I wrote this calligraphy for blessing our circle, also to dedicate it to you all. It is the poem about Bismillah from Hakim Nezami, one of my favorite Iranian mystics who lived in the 12th century.

Thank you to the local teams of the four guest countries and their musician friends (details at the end), the entire Beyond Initiative crew, the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace, and all the friends everywhere that have been part of this amazing project, one which aims to bring this peace and awakening practice and path to places, circles and groups located beyond the present boundaries of our already global family; and at the same time take this very global family beyond the comfort zones and keep promoting growth and development of all practitioners, teachers and mentors of this path.
If you want to
  • get involved with the Beyond Initiative, host a new local development,
  • contribute with your time and resources, or simply
  • get to know more about and join this beautiful global family of the Dances of Universal Peace,
please don’t hesitate to spend few minutes on our webpage

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and/or write directly to our organisation at
or to Arjun, the coordinator of the Beyond Initiative at

Finally, it is a pleasure to share with you all the links of the recordings now available on youtube to distribute freely among your circles and networks which can benefit so much from the reflections of the panel and the beauty of the presentations:

Introduction and music from India:

Panel discussion: Spiritual Bypass

Musicians from Turkey and Israel:

Indian musicians:
Information about Ruupa Raaman and Sanchita Bhattacharya, who shared the Krishnaa song

Radhika Sood Nayak shared a Kaafi inspired by the words of Sufi poet Bulleh Shah in the 17th century undivided Punjab. “I know not who I am, but I know who I am not…”

Shruthi Veena Vishwanath

With thanks,

Aziz Dixon
Executive Director,
DUP International
for the Beyond Initiative