“Luisne, the first blush of light before dawn breaks” -John O’Donohue

“Luisne” (pronounced lishne) is Irish meaning “the first blush of light before dawn breaks”. One of Luisne’s goals is to contribute to the dawn of a new consciousness. Since 2004 Luisne has served a growing community throughout Ireland. Its beautiful undisturbed environment could justifiably be called a “spiritual landscape.”

Luisne provides events, courses, workshops, talks, meditation sessions, cultural & theatrical events and much more for the local and wider community, both on an individual and group basis.

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  1. Loving Kindness: Opening Your Heart to Self-Compassion – 2 events

    February 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm    €50
    Loving Kindness: Opening Your Heart to Self-Compassion ‘If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.’ The Buddha Many of us have little difficulty being kind and compassionate to others, but struggle to bring that same kindness and compassion to ourselves. Our inner critic rarely lets us off the hook, continually judging what we say and do, with the result that we are not fully at ease with ourselves. Developing self-compassion allows you to accept yourself more fully and to care for yourself more deeply. This is the first of two workshops on Loving Kindness. Booking essential please call Fidelma on 087 683 471, or email info@breathworks.ie to book. The second is Loving Kindness: Opening Your Heart to Joy, and takes place on 26th April.
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Personal Development Seminar hosted by Pranic Healing in Ireland

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Walking the Spiritual Path Together

Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

Sacred Dance – Luisne Group

Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

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Extended Meditation Practice

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Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

Walking the Spiritual Path Together

Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

Sacred Dance – Luisne Group

Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

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Kum Nye Yoga – 3 Saturdays -Tibetan Yoga Workshop

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Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

Walking the Spiritual Path Together

Greystones Family Resource Centre -Day retreat

Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

Sacred Dance – Luisne Group

Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

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  1. Sacred Dance – Luisne Group

    January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    An opportunity to experience Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry. Experience the joy of circle dancing with others and a sense of well-being and belonging. Clear instructions are given as each new dance is introduced. So, come on your own or with a friend and join in! No previous experience required – everyone is welcome.Facilitated by Barbara Perry who trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation / Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.Booking in advance essential so please call Barbara on 087 1343 907 www.sacreddance.ie

  2. Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

    January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €15 – €65
    This is an enormously popular 5 week course. Bookings must be made in advance and a single "taster" session is only €15 - please contact Harry on 0872898073 or email harry@soundtherapy.ie "Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiological functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder."- Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice and music.
  3. Harry Parkinson Sound Therapy 2

  4. Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

    January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €70
    This 10 week course is a follow-on from our Introductory Course and we explore the great theme of happiness. The desire for happiness is such a driving force both in individuals and for mankind itself, that if we can understand the true nature of happiness, we have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. We consider questions such as: What is happiness? Is it natural to a man or woman? How may it be experienced fully and how is it lost? Is it permanent or transient? What is the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness? FOR MORE INFORMATION  CLICK HERE:https://practicalphilosophy.ie/course/practical-philosophy-part-1 Bookings please contact Sean on 016603788 or email info@practicalphilosophy.ie

  5. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    February 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:05 pm
    These sessions replace the former Centering Prayer/Introduction to Meditation sessions. They will comprise input from various spiritual writers and traditions, a period of meditation, a sharing on the input to enrich each participant’s understanding and insight regarding the input and will end with prayers relevant to the input and to one’s daily life. Donation towards utilities and materials per session.

  6. Greystones Family Resource Centre -Day retreat

    February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Private event for GFRC

  7. Family Drumming for Fun! (8 weeks)

    February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm    €100
    Family Drumming in Wicklow This is a great opportunity to get involved with like minded  people and enjoy the fun and many other benefits drumming in a group setting has to offer. Over the eight weeks we will be exploring different multi layered African Drum rhythms that we will develop as we learn the basics and fundamentals of drumming. Michael has been working in music most of his life with his beginnings coming from a musical family background. Drumming has a great effect upon the player and really is an enjoyable way to develop a new skill. It might be nice as a parent to come along and bring a son or daughter to join in and learn to play together. Places are limited so book soon, looking forward to meeting you all.. Michael's course is open to all; no previous musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for use. Cost is €100 for all 8 sessions. Booking esstntial please contact Michael on 0868716810 or michaelmeakin7@gmail.com

  8. Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

    February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €15 – €65
    This is an enormously popular 5 week course. Bookings must be made in advance and a single "taster" session is only €15 - please contact Harry on 0872898073 or email harry@soundtherapy.ie "Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiological functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder."- Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice and music.
  9. Harry Parkinson Sound Therapy 2

  10. Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

    February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €70
    This 10 week course is a follow-on from our Introductory Course and we explore the great theme of happiness. The desire for happiness is such a driving force both in individuals and for mankind itself, that if we can understand the true nature of happiness, we have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. We consider questions such as: What is happiness? Is it natural to a man or woman? How may it be experienced fully and how is it lost? Is it permanent or transient? What is the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness? FOR MORE INFORMATION  CLICK HERE:https://practicalphilosophy.ie/course/practical-philosophy-part-1 Bookings please contact Sean on 016603788 or email info@practicalphilosophy.ie

  11. Family Drumming for Fun! (8 weeks)

    February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm    €100
    Family Drumming in Wicklow This is a great opportunity to get involved with like minded  people and enjoy the fun and many other benefits drumming in a group setting has to offer. Over the eight weeks we will be exploring different multi layered African Drum rhythms that we will develop as we learn the basics and fundamentals of drumming. Michael has been working in music most of his life with his beginnings coming from a musical family background. Drumming has a great effect upon the player and really is an enjoyable way to develop a new skill. It might be nice as a parent to come along and bring a son or daughter to join in and learn to play together. Places are limited so book soon, looking forward to meeting you all.. Michael's course is open to all; no previous musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for use. Cost is €100 for all 8 sessions. Booking esstntial please contact Michael on 0868716810 or michaelmeakin7@gmail.com

  12. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    February 11 @ 10:45 am - 12:05 pm
    These sessions replace the former Centering Prayer/Introduction to Meditation sessions. They will comprise input from various spiritual writers and traditions, a period of meditation, a sharing on the input to enrich each participant’s understanding and insight regarding the input and will end with prayers relevant to the input and to one’s daily life. Donation towards utilities and materials per session.

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  1. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    €10
    An opportunity to experience Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry. Experience the joy of circle dancing with others and a sense of well-being and belonging. Clear instructions are given as each new dance is introduced. So, come on your own or with a friend and join in! No previous experience required – everyone is welcome.Facilitated by Barbara Perry who trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation / Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.Booking in advance essential so please call Barbara on 087 1343 907 www.sacreddance.ie

  2. Sacred Dance – Luisne Group

    January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    An opportunity to experience Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry. Experience the joy of circle dancing with others and a sense of well-being and belonging. Clear instructions are given as each new dance is introduced. So, come on your own or with a friend and join in! No previous experience required – everyone is welcome.Facilitated by Barbara Perry who trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation / Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.Booking in advance essential so please call Barbara on 087 1343 907 www.sacreddance.ie

  3. Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

    January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €15 – €65
    This is an enormously popular 5 week course. Bookings must be made in advance and a single "taster" session is only €15 - please contact Harry on 0872898073 or email harry@soundtherapy.ie "Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiological functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder."- Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice and music.
  4. Harry Parkinson Sound Therapy 2

  5. Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

    January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €70
    This 10 week course is a follow-on from our Introductory Course and we explore the great theme of happiness. The desire for happiness is such a driving force both in individuals and for mankind itself, that if we can understand the true nature of happiness, we have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. We consider questions such as: What is happiness? Is it natural to a man or woman? How may it be experienced fully and how is it lost? Is it permanent or transient? What is the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness? FOR MORE INFORMATION  CLICK HERE:https://practicalphilosophy.ie/course/practical-philosophy-part-1 Bookings please contact Sean on 016603788 or email info@practicalphilosophy.ie

  6. Loving Kindness: Opening Your Heart to Self-Compassion – 2 events

    February 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm    €50
    Loving Kindness: Opening Your Heart to Self-Compassion ‘If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.’ The Buddha Many of us have little difficulty being kind and compassionate to others, but struggle to bring that same kindness and compassion to ourselves. Our inner critic rarely lets us off the hook, continually judging what we say and do, with the result that we are not fully at ease with ourselves. Developing self-compassion allows you to accept yourself more fully and to care for yourself more deeply. This is the first of two workshops on Loving Kindness. Booking essential please call Fidelma on 087 683 471, or email info@breathworks.ie to book. The second is Loving Kindness: Opening Your Heart to Joy, and takes place on 26th April.

  7. Mind Body Skills Group – Heidi Jackson 8 weeks

    February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm    €240
    In this group we will have an opportunity through practice to foster our growth using research proven skills which include:  meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback & autogenic training, writing, drawing, movement and breathe work.The group will be educational, supportive, participatory and structured. These mind body skills can be immediately incorporated into daily life and will help you learn to: Increase self awareness Develop effective coping skills Use your body’s natural abilities to relax Become aware of your body, release stress and increase your energy Cultivate mental and emotional balance Facilitated by: Heidi Jackson BA and BNSc, Oncology Nurse and Complementary Therapist for 20 years. She is on the Faculty and is a Certified facilitator at the Centre for Mind Body Medicine (https://cmbm.org). She is sharing her passion to empower people to help themselves. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CONTACT HEIDI JACKSON AT 0868677874 OR EMAIL dillyhip@gmail.com

  8. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    During these evenings of Reflections on Mysticism, we begin with a twenty-minute guided meditation session followed by a ten-minute walking meditation and then a further twenty-minute silent meditation. This practice is followed by discussion on Mysticism across Western and Eastern traditions. €45 donation for utilities and materials

  9. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    February 4 @ 10:45 am - 12:05 pm
    These sessions replace the former Centering Prayer/Introduction to Meditation sessions. They will comprise input from various spiritual writers and traditions, a period of meditation, a sharing on the input to enrich each participant’s understanding and insight regarding the input and will end with prayers relevant to the input and to one’s daily life. Donation towards utilities and materials per session.

  10. Greystones Family Resource Centre -Day retreat

    February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Private event for GFRC

  11. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    €10
    An opportunity to experience Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry. Experience the joy of circle dancing with others and a sense of well-being and belonging. Clear instructions are given as each new dance is introduced. So, come on your own or with a friend and join in! No previous experience required – everyone is welcome.Facilitated by Barbara Perry who trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation / Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.Booking in advance essential so please call Barbara on 087 1343 907 www.sacreddance.ie

  12. Family Drumming for Fun! (8 weeks)

    February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm    €100
    Family Drumming in Wicklow This is a great opportunity to get involved with like minded  people and enjoy the fun and many other benefits drumming in a group setting has to offer. Over the eight weeks we will be exploring different multi layered African Drum rhythms that we will develop as we learn the basics and fundamentals of drumming. Michael has been working in music most of his life with his beginnings coming from a musical family background. Drumming has a great effect upon the player and really is an enjoyable way to develop a new skill. It might be nice as a parent to come along and bring a son or daughter to join in and learn to play together. Places are limited so book soon, looking forward to meeting you all.. Michael's course is open to all; no previous musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for use. Cost is €100 for all 8 sessions. Booking esstntial please contact Michael on 0868716810 or michaelmeakin7@gmail.com

  13. Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

    February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €15 – €65
    This is an enormously popular 5 week course. Bookings must be made in advance and a single "taster" session is only €15 - please contact Harry on 0872898073 or email harry@soundtherapy.ie "Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiological functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder."- Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice and music.
  14. Harry Parkinson Sound Therapy 2

  15. Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

    February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €70
    This 10 week course is a follow-on from our Introductory Course and we explore the great theme of happiness. The desire for happiness is such a driving force both in individuals and for mankind itself, that if we can understand the true nature of happiness, we have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. We consider questions such as: What is happiness? Is it natural to a man or woman? How may it be experienced fully and how is it lost? Is it permanent or transient? What is the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness? FOR MORE INFORMATION  CLICK HERE:https://practicalphilosophy.ie/course/practical-philosophy-part-1 Bookings please contact Sean on 016603788 or email info@practicalphilosophy.ie

  16. Family Drumming for Fun! (8 weeks)

    February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm    €100
    Family Drumming in Wicklow This is a great opportunity to get involved with like minded  people and enjoy the fun and many other benefits drumming in a group setting has to offer. Over the eight weeks we will be exploring different multi layered African Drum rhythms that we will develop as we learn the basics and fundamentals of drumming. Michael has been working in music most of his life with his beginnings coming from a musical family background. Drumming has a great effect upon the player and really is an enjoyable way to develop a new skill. It might be nice as a parent to come along and bring a son or daughter to join in and learn to play together. Places are limited so book soon, looking forward to meeting you all.. Michael's course is open to all; no previous musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for use. Cost is €100 for all 8 sessions. Booking esstntial please contact Michael on 0868716810 or michaelmeakin7@gmail.com

  17. Mind Body Skills Group – Heidi Jackson 8 weeks

    February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm    €240
    In this group we will have an opportunity through practice to foster our growth using research proven skills which include:  meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback & autogenic training, writing, drawing, movement and breathe work.The group will be educational, supportive, participatory and structured. These mind body skills can be immediately incorporated into daily life and will help you learn to: Increase self awareness Develop effective coping skills Use your body’s natural abilities to relax Become aware of your body, release stress and increase your energy Cultivate mental and emotional balance Facilitated by: Heidi Jackson BA and BNSc, Oncology Nurse and Complementary Therapist for 20 years. She is on the Faculty and is a Certified facilitator at the Centre for Mind Body Medicine (https://cmbm.org). She is sharing her passion to empower people to help themselves. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CONTACT HEIDI JACKSON AT 0868677874 OR EMAIL dillyhip@gmail.com

  18. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    During these evenings of Reflections on Mysticism, we begin with a twenty-minute guided meditation session followed by a ten-minute walking meditation and then a further twenty-minute silent meditation. This practice is followed by discussion on Mysticism across Western and Eastern traditions. €45 donation for utilities and materials

  19. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    February 11 @ 10:45 am - 12:05 pm
    These sessions replace the former Centering Prayer/Introduction to Meditation sessions. They will comprise input from various spiritual writers and traditions, a period of meditation, a sharing on the input to enrich each participant’s understanding and insight regarding the input and will end with prayers relevant to the input and to one’s daily life. Donation towards utilities and materials per session.

  20. Greystones Family Resource Centre -Day retreat

    February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Private event for GFRC

  21. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    €10
    An opportunity to experience Sacred Dance with Barbara Perry. Experience the joy of circle dancing with others and a sense of well-being and belonging. Clear instructions are given as each new dance is introduced. So, come on your own or with a friend and join in! No previous experience required – everyone is welcome.Facilitated by Barbara Perry who trained with several teachers but the most transformative and enduring influence has been her encounter with Friedel Kloke-Eibl founder of the Association of Dance Meditation / Sacred Dance in Germany, under whose direction she undertook an intensive training over several years.Booking in advance essential so please call Barbara on 087 1343 907 www.sacreddance.ie

  22. Soul Bowl: Sound Therapy for Health & Transformation

    February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm    €15 – €65
    This is an enormously popular 5 week course. Bookings must be made in advance and a single "taster" session is only €15 - please contact Harry on 0872898073 or email harry@soundtherapy.ie "Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiological functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder."- Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from life-threatening illness using sound, voice and music.
  23. Harry Parkinson Sound Therapy 2

  24. Philosophy Part 2 with Sean Kelly

    February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm    €70
    This 10 week course is a follow-on from our Introductory Course and we explore the great theme of happiness. The desire for happiness is such a driving force both in individuals and for mankind itself, that if we can understand the true nature of happiness, we have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. We consider questions such as: What is happiness? Is it natural to a man or woman? How may it be experienced fully and how is it lost? Is it permanent or transient? What is the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness? FOR MORE INFORMATION  CLICK HERE:https://practicalphilosophy.ie/course/practical-philosophy-part-1 Bookings please contact Sean on 016603788 or email info@practicalphilosophy.ie

  25. Extended Meditation Practice

    February 15 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Donations welcome. For most of the first Saturdays throughout the year (during term time), we gather to share a day together of extended mindfulness meditation practice, from 10.30 to 1.00. These sessions include quick walking, silent meditation, mindful walking and chanting. All are welcome. Please see the events calendar for dates.

  26. Family Drumming for Fun! (8 weeks)

    February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm    €100
    Family Drumming in Wicklow This is a great opportunity to get involved with like minded  people and enjoy the fun and many other benefits drumming in a group setting has to offer. Over the eight weeks we will be exploring different multi layered African Drum rhythms that we will develop as we learn the basics and fundamentals of drumming. Michael has been working in music most of his life with his beginnings coming from a musical family background. Drumming has a great effect upon the player and really is an enjoyable way to develop a new skill. It might be nice as a parent to come along and bring a son or daughter to join in and learn to play together. Places are limited so book soon, looking forward to meeting you all.. Michael's course is open to all; no previous musical experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for use. Cost is €100 for all 8 sessions. Booking esstntial please contact Michael on 0868716810 or michaelmeakin7@gmail.com

  27. Mind Body Skills Group – Heidi Jackson 8 weeks

    February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm    €240
    In this group we will have an opportunity through practice to foster our growth using research proven skills which include:  meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback & autogenic training, writing, drawing, movement and breathe work.The group will be educational, supportive, participatory and structured. These mind body skills can be immediately incorporated into daily life and will help you learn to: Increase self awareness Develop effective coping skills Use your body’s natural abilities to relax Become aware of your body, release stress and increase your energy Cultivate mental and emotional balance Facilitated by: Heidi Jackson BA and BNSc, Oncology Nurse and Complementary Therapist for 20 years. She is on the Faculty and is a Certified facilitator at the Centre for Mind Body Medicine (https://cmbm.org). She is sharing her passion to empower people to help themselves. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CONTACT HEIDI JACKSON AT 0868677874 OR EMAIL dillyhip@gmail.com

  28. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    During these evenings of Reflections on Mysticism, we begin with a twenty-minute guided meditation session followed by a ten-minute walking meditation and then a further twenty-minute silent meditation. This practice is followed by discussion on Mysticism across Western and Eastern traditions. €45 donation for utilities and materials