“Luisne, the first blush of light before dawn breaks”
translation from old Gaelic
Luisne (pronounced lishne) is ) is an old Gaelic word meaning “the first blush of light before dawn breaks”. One of Luisne’s goals is to contribute to the dawn of a new consciousness, a deepening awareness of self and the environment, leading to an appreciation of the world around us as a sacred landscape which nourishes our very souls.
Despite many adversities, particularly regarding location, Luisne has served a growing community throughout Ireland since 2004.
Promoting a holistic and integral approach to health and well-being on a personal, community and planetary level…
- a warm welcome to all regardless of background and beliefs
- a path to peace in a sometimes chaotic world through the practice of meditation
- courses/events/lectures which help deepen purpose and clarify meaning in life
- a vision of life which is relevant and life-giving
November 9 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pmMeditation is a core practice at Luisne and has been offered as part of some courses and as a distinct practice since the beginning. These sesssions 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 particularly as it relates to daily life. Want to attend? Please call: 0872138222 COST : By donation - suggestion €10 per session.
November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm €75During 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. COST €75 per term. Want to attend? Please call: 0872138222
November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm €75Mandala is Sanskrit for circle and in its most basic form, is a circle contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its centre, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness. The mandala can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for several practices including meditation. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of the practitioner and as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and an aid to meditation. Marie Andre will gently guide you into relaxation and meditation as you complete the mandala template This course is 6 weeks long and costs €75 To book your place contact Miriam on 0872138222
November 10 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pmArt therapy provides a 'space apart’ where, among so many other things, we can look at your current coping skills that were effective in childhood but may no longer be serving you in adulthood; at what your repeated patterns in life might be communicating and discover what may be blocking you from reaching your full potential. It is a safe and confidential space. You don't need to be good at art at all to benefit from art therapy. You only need to be open to exploring and even playing with the materials you are drawn to and to finding your own meaning in what you create. For more information and to book a session contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org November 10 from 1pm – time and fee by arrangement with Emma
November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm €72Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between body, mind and spirit. As we dance in circles to beautiful and inspiring music, a sense of community can develop. If the dance draws you book with Barbara at 0871343907. All 6 sessions are €72 or payment can be made at €12 per session. PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held at Kilcoole Primary School for the present.
November 11 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm €90This short 6 week introductory course is designed to encourage you to make time for yourselves while writing quotations, greetings or anything that inspires you. From an outward craft you can find an inner calm. You will end this 6-week course on calligraphy at least with the ability to address your Christmas envelopes and cards with panache and how beautiful it is that you could create these yourself! The historical context will also be shared. View an introductory clip at .https://we.tl/t-hgBL1aDz08 It takes a little time to download and appears to be something else at the start – but it is well the worth the wait! Handouts, materials needed etc. will be emailed weekly so permission to give your email on registration is required. Book with Siobhan at email@example.com
November 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm €100‘A poet is someone who can pour light into a cup, then raise it to nourish your beautiful parched holy mouth’ – Hafiz If you would like to be immersed in poetry, bathed in its healing balm, nourished by its lyrical verse – and perhaps even be inspired to write your own poem – then join Lorraine for these poetry mornings. What a better way to start your day! To book phone Lorraine at 0879401189 Cost is €100 for 6 sessions
November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmGretta has been offering this course for several years now, usually in Bray although she offered it at Luisne in Kilcoole also. The exercises are gentle and can be easily practised at home. You will definitely feel the benefit of them. Book with Gretta at firstname.lastname@example.org and only €30 for all 6 sessions.
November 15 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am €60Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance when you’re perfectly free. Rumi (Persian poet and Sufi master) Rumi, so long ago recognised the liberating, healing power of dance. Barbara’s sacred dance circle is about learning how to dance, about the conscious movement of our bodies as we respond to inspiring music in a group, sharing the positive heart energy which results in healing both us and our world. No prior experience of dance needed. Come as you are! To book phone Barbara at 0871343907
November 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm €245Maura is a highly experienced and professional facilitator at these sessions – which she has previously conducted at Luisne. Those who have attended have found the sessions rewarding and liberating. Maura will be happy to answer any questions you may have when you are registering with her. Please book early with Maura - to be sure of a place - call 0863699894. Maura specialises in Cranio-Sacral healing and is an Interfaith Minister.
November 27 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm €10On the last Saturday of each month during term; 7:30 - 8:30pm from November 27th. These sessions will consist of input (online or on handouts) from international leaders in the field of personal transformation followed by reflection and optional sharing facilitated by Miriam and Marie Andre. The hope is that we will each change our perspective and deepen our purpose and meaning in life. COST: Donation - suggestion €10 per session To book please call 0872138222