events

London  – Thursday 28 April    6.30 pm – 9.00 pm 

Cambridge    – Saturday  April 30th 8pm

Norwich         – Sunday      May 1st 6pm

 For info on these three events see below-

                             London:

https://io-wccm.org/civicrm/event/info?id=54&reset=1

Rumi- The Voice of the Heart

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Performance of the sublime work of the 13th Century Sufi Master and Poet – Jelaludin Rumi

These events are a fairly spontaneous blend of Rumi poems, aspects of his life story, and some of the tales he told – all as a means to allow some of Rumi’s extraordinary blessing, his heart nourishing wisdom, passion and humour to come through to us – in the end,  as blessing, as silence, as grace.

Duncan is a master story teller and has been performing Rumi world-wide for over 25 years.  He is an actor, director and teacher and trained in the Rudolf Steiner School.  He was a co-founder of the Rose Theatre Company performing Shakespeare.  His love is to the dynamic mystery of Presence and the open spaces where we can deepen our contact with the Divine.

‘If you have lost heart in the path of Love

Flee to me without delay

For I am a fortress invincible’ – Rumi

When
April 28th, 2016 6:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
Location
St Marks, Myddelton Square
London ,  EC1R 1XX
United Kingdom
Contact
Phone: 020 7278 2070
Email: meditatio@wccm.org

Cambridge and Norwich

Performance

Voice of the Heart  – RUMI

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Voice of the Heart

A feast of poetry and stories

from the Sublime 13C Sufi Master

RUMI

brought to life by

Duncan Mackintosh

“What you do is beyond performance  –  It burns, caresses, consoles, reawakens”           -Muriel Maufroy, author of ‘Rumi’s Daughter’

Spiced with offerings

from some of the great

                           Female Mystics

                                                 by Laura Gubbins

WHERE? :

Memorial Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW

Saturday April 30th 8pm

 And

Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW

Sunday May 1st 6pm

 

Tickets: £10/£8 (or £8/£6 when purchased in advance)

Contact: laura.presenceworks@gmail.com

 

‘The combination of the skills of a master storyteller and the insight of a visionary poet is an all too rare event. An evening of Duncan Mackintosh’s exhilarating interpretation of Rumi’s poetry and story is such an occasion.’

                                                                                                 http://www.presenceworks.co.uk

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You are warmly invited to an autumn

The Alchemy of Presence event

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Relaxing into Being This that We Are

The effortless practice of natural awareness

In these workshops we gather as a living alchemical crucible to gently allow the elixir of the loving intelligence of The Presence to work its spontaneous subtle alchemy in and through us.

In the crucible of our mutual attention, Presence becomes the alchemical elixir and support for our transformation and awakening.      

 In this workshop we will gently explore relaxing into the fundamental aspects of our direct experience as Awareness, Feeling, and Sensation, to create a foundation for further deepening in later workshops. In good company and through simple practices of mutual attention, meditation, enquiry, we support each other’s opening and exploration.

    

“ Make a way for yourself inside yourself

You already have the precious mixture that will make you well – Use it! “    

– Rumi

Please dress comfortably and bring a blanket and cushion if you can !

And a little food to share for lunch.

                      The Storytelling Hut   Emerson College  Forest Row

                10am – 5pm       £40 /£30 conc     Sun 18th October

Booking:   please call Duncan on   01342 824514 / 07816 378989

or email:   thealchemyofpresence@gmail.com

                

Recent comments from participants in Alchemy of Presence workshops:

It’s remarkable so instantly to have felt myself in that deeper place of presence.

At times it felt like being completely immersed in this warm vibrant energy field that

was there filling the space…and it keeps on nourishing me even now.”    

“Wonderful! I reached a place I had never been… after years of searching … Extraordinary”

“Duncan’s workshops create a deep and beautiful sense of release into a field of Love…

simple practices that help us sink into ourselves, here and now… – a state of Grace that transforms”

“ You really have a genuine gift for facilitating this wonderful work, please do keep going with it! ”

                                                        ‘There is no benefiting of beings other than pure and total presence’   – Longchenpa


  

                                                   

This event is organised by the dear folk at LLANSOR MILL, who will host at their lovely venue in Wales…I hope to see some of you there unfolding in the Mystery !

(http://www.llansor.org/event/sitting-at-the-feet-of-rumi/)

Sept 25th-27th 2015  

  Listen to the Heart
Rumi Festival Weekend

with Duncan Mackintosh

celebrate late summertime
in some very different contemplative ways, all with periods of silence, in nature

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Sat 26th night performance only 7.30 – 10 pm (option)

Jalaludin Rumi (1207-1273) was a Persian Sufi or mystic, a scholar, theologian, and poet. He is the most translated poet in the world , author of 70,000 poems! Richard Rohr quotes the purpose of Rumi’s community: “to open the heart, to explore the mystery of union, to fiercely search for and try to say truth, and to celebrate the glory and difficulty of being in a human incarnation”

Duncan Mackintosh offers a contemplative workshop on awakening love and presence, which is complemented by his performance skills a reciter of Rumi.

Laugh at yourself and life in the best of company!
Come and enjoy this magical late summer festival weekend .
Camping options, barbecue, bonfire , weather permitting.

To book for either the weekend, or the Saturday evening performance, go to the Llansôr website : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=785062e32eca346c103ab27ae&id=381c66abcf&e=878158e662

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Sun 31st May

 

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You are warmly invited to  

an Alchemy of Presence workshop

‘This Fine Sorrow’

with Duncan Mackintosh

 

You that seeking healing of this fine sorrow…

Be truthful now

See yourself as you plainly are

You have a hidden wound

And this is no time for posing…

 

When inward tenderness finds that secret hurt

The rock will crack and ahh-

                       Let the soul emerge’ – Rumi

 

The ‘Alchemy of Presence’ springs fundamentally from the recognition that there is a profound impulse in Being to ‘remedy’ the most ancient and subtle wound human beings suffer – the sense of separation seemingly inherent in embodiment.

A healing grace can work in the soul, when there is a willingness to allow direct contact

with the truth of our actual experience in the context of deepening into Presence.

When two or more are gathered, this field of loving intelligence is enhanced

and works with us- gently, tenderly- exactly as we are, to unfold and reconnect us.

 

In this day workshop we will gently enquire into our direct experience, allowing our mutual presence and dedicated attention to create the crucible for this subtle alchemy.

We will also explore other fundamental aspects of this work

that support our deepening and embodiment.

 

           The Storytelling Hut         Emerson College        Forest Row

         10am – 5pm                   £40/£30conc             Sun 31st May

Please bring lunch to share

 

Booking:   please call Duncan on   01342 824514 / 07816 378989

or email: thealchemyofpresence@gmail.com

‘Lo, I am with you always’ – Christ

 

           Recent comments from participants in Alchemy of Presence workshops:

 

It’s remarkable so instantly to have felt myself in that deeper place of presence which I cannot

      on my own. At times it felt like being completely immersed in this warm vibrant energy field

    that was there filling the space…..and it keeps on nourishing me even now.” – Riem

“Wonderful! I reached a place I had never been… after years of searching … Extraordinary” – Priscilla

“Duncan’s workshops create a deep and beautiful sense of release into a field of Love… simple practices
that help us sink into ourselves, here and now… – a state of Grace that transforms” – Maggie

“ You really have a genuine gift for facilitating this wonderful work, please do keep going with it! ” – Paula

 

          For further reviews and descriptions of this work see: www.presenceworks.co.uk

‘There is no greater benefiting of beings than pure and total presence’   Longchenpa                                                                                                        

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 Sun 29th March

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You are warmly invited to

an Alchemy of Presence workshop

‘Meeting with The Friend’

with

Duncan Mackintosh

The theme for this workshop will be deepening into Presence with that

Essential aspect of our being that is most intimate to us, yet mostly ignored-

That which knows us better than we can possibly imagine-

That can, if we allow it, touch, heal, bring relief and joy to our being –

The companion to our soul, who is yet not other than ourselves-

The one the Sufi’s call The Friend

 

‘Lo, I am with you always’

You promised that.

When I realized this was true

My soul leapt with joy!

Now, all my suffering comes from forgetting.

                 Remember – and be back close with the Friend     – Rumi

 In this ‘holy work’ we may practice simple exercises for deepening and relaxing into contact with our true nature, free of doctrines and beliefs.

In the alchemical crucible of our mutual attention, Presence becomes the healing elixir and support for our transformation and awakening. 

You already have the precious mixture that will make you well – use it!

                 Let yourself melt in the mixture that sustains existence           – Rumi

 

           The Storytelling Hut         Emerson College        Forest Row

         10am – 5pm                  £30 – £40               Sun 29th March

Please bring lunch to share 

Booking:   please call Duncan on   01342 824514 / 07816 378989

or email:  

thealchemyofpresence@gmail.com

Recent comments about the Presence Work:

“Thank you so much for that wonderful workshop !… The work is so simple, nothing spectacular, but very efficient. I reached a place I had never been after years of searching in so many different paths… Extraordinary”- Priscilla         

“Duncan’s workshops create a deep and beautiful sense of release into a field of Love… simple practices that help us sink into ourselves, here and now… all is absolutely welcomed. We discover an all-pervading bedrock of compassion and acceptance for ourselves… a state of Grace that transforms; the most powerful spiritual work I have come across.” – M.

“Thank you… You really have a genuine gift for facilitating this wonderful work, so please do keep going with it! You directly drink from the nectar of the Beloved, yet you also experience and understand the myriad forms of our individual sorrows as we walk this path. This makes you a sensitive bridge between these two realms” Paula

 

The meeting with the Friend – Is the cure – Rumi

 

     For more reviews and descriptions of aspects the work see: 

https://presenceworks.co.uk/the-alchemy-of-presence-coming-into-being/

https://presenceworks.co.uk/presence-work-comments/ 

   There is no greater benefiting of beings than pure and total presence   Longchenpa                                                                                                        

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