The Rose and the Musician

  • September 4, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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The Rose and the Musician

Diving Deeply into Stories

Narratives possess multiple layers of meaning hidden beneath their facade. These interpretations evolve with every narration and every audience. As interpretations change, so do the tales.

Join us for this two-hour online workshop with Maja Bumberák and Jim Brulé. We will begin with a story presented by Maja: a mystical account sourced from a Roma narrator in the latter half of the 19th century. Following the telling, we'll journey through the tale's universe, discussing its impact and the ways it touched, inspired, or stirred us. We and the story will ask questions of each other and see what answers might arrive.

The "Diving Deeply" series encourages attendees to immerse themselves in tales rich in metaphor and mystery. They'll probe beneath the obvious, uncovering the subtle messages that might escape a casual listener. Attendees will deeply engage with the narratives, finding resonance in their imagery.


Maja Bumberák is a renowned storyteller, singer, and educator based in Budapest, Hungary. She tours the world, sharing stories and songs from Hungarian folklore and other cultures, in Hungarian and English. She also applies and leads story work in various group processes, where self-awareness and the community- and bridge-building role of stories is emphasized. She was a scholarship holder of the Hungarian Academy of Arts from 2018-2022. She researches the oral tradition of Hungarian storytelling and conducts training in oral storytelling for teachers, student teachers, and other professionals. She believes stories can heal a community in a way nothing else can. Maja brings knowledge of stories from traditional Hungarian oral folklore and their cultural background. 

Maja brings knowledge of stories from traditional Hungarian oral folklore and their cultural background. 

Jim Brulé is a storyteller, teacher, coach, and organizational consultant whose experience spans several decades. As a transformational storyteller, he creates opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation through encounters with stories, whether in performances, classes, or individual guidance. He also serves as an interfaith chaplain in hospitals, jails, and psychiatric facilities, and is active as a "death doula."

Jim serves on the board as President of Northeast Storytelling and has delivered programs to storytelling organizations around the world. He teaches digital storytelling at the university level, and has crafted training programs in leadership, collaboration, and issues of implicit bias for commercial, non-profit, and religious institutions.

Date & Time

Mon, Sep 4, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Transformational Storytelling, LLC
The mission of Transformational Storytelling is to help inspire deep, lasting change in individuals, groups, and communities through the power of story.

Here you can both experience transformational stories and learn how to become a transformational storyteller. We have worked with individuals, groups, and communities around the world promoting the growth of spirit that comes from living with an open heart. We do not promote a particular tradition or ideology - our fundamental assumption is that we must truly appreciate the richness of our differences and the joy of our commonality to lead a full life.

We look forward to encountering you in the future!