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

Stay safe, be kind and we will get through these difficult times together.

“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.

Roshi Robert Kennedy’s Zen Meditation sessions (available daily at 12 noon)

Roshi Robert Kennedy is a Zen master who has given retreat days at Luisne.  He has trained several Zen teachers – among them Miriam Healy whom many of you know. She, too, has run several retreats at Luisne. In these days of Zooming we can now join meditation sessions at The Morning Star Zendo in New Jersey which was founded by Roshi Robert Kennedy. The sessions begin with the ‘sitting’ and are followed by a short teaching and then there is a brief period for questions/comments. The sitting on A Saturday is at 2pm; there is no public sitting on Sunday. Namaste!

To register: https://sites.google.com/view/morningstarzen/locationcontact?authuser=0

https://sites.google.com/view/morningstarzen/home

Skills for Well-being and Happiness with Michaela Avlund

Check out these great videos from Michaela Avlund, Positive Psychologist, who specialises in Wellbeing & Happiness Skills. As one of Luisne’s tutors, Michaela has created a series of daily talks helping to keep us sane and strong during these Covid 19 lockin weeks.

You can see all the videos here: ://www.dailywellbeing.ie/

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Meditation – Twin Hearts for Planetary Peace with Joan Hunt

Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

Walking the Spiritual Path Together

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Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

Walking the Spiritual Path Together

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A One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings Facilitated By Lorraine O Brien

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Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

Walking the Spiritual Path Together

Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

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ZEN Retreat / Extended Meditation with Miriam Healy

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Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

Walking the Spiritual Path Together

Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

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Kum Nye Yoga – 3 Saturdays -Tibetan Yoga Workshop

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Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

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  1. A One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings Facilitated By Lorraine O Brien

    June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm    €35
    “May the Blessing of Light be On You” A One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings Facilitated By Lorraine O Brien Through the Medium of Story-Poetry-Music-Silence-Reflection-Time in Nature €35 or €30 concession and please bring food to share Booking essential  086 0517575 or office@luisne.ie
  2. One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings

  3. ZEN Retreat / Extended Meditation with Miriam Healy

    June 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm    €25
    Those who attend the Extended Meditation Practice on the third Saturday of the month can attend the morning session from 10.30 to 1pm as usual. This will be conducted by Miriam Healy. All who are interested have the option of attending the entire session. Please bring a small lunch. Refreshments will be provided.If attending only the morning session a payment of €15 would be appreciated. If attending the entire session the fee is €25. Miriam Healy is a fully qualified Zen teacher and has much experience in the practice of Zen Meditation. She has worked in this capacity with Roshi Robert Kennedy at Luisne.

  4. Kum Nye Yoga – 3 Saturdays -Tibetan Yoga Workshop

    June 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm    €35
    Saturday workshop all: dates April 25th, May 23rd, June 27th ‘Kum Nye Tibetan Relaxation is a gentle healing system that relieves stress, transforms negative patterns, and helps us to be more balanced and healthy. Kum Nye opens our senses and our hearts so we feel satisfied and fulfilled and can appreciate more fully every aspect of our lives. The unique value of the Kum Nye system of relaxation is that it integrates both the physical and the psychological, healing both body and mind, bringing their energies together to function calmly and smoothly. Considering attending? Please call Fran on 0860637940 or email: frandance1999@yahoo.com to book a place. Cost €35 per session or €100 for all 3 sessions

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  1. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    June 3 @ 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. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    June 8 @ 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

  3. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    June 9 @ 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.

  4. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    June 10 @ 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

  5. A One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings Facilitated By Lorraine O Brien

    June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm    €35
    “May the Blessing of Light be On You” A One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings Facilitated By Lorraine O Brien Through the Medium of Story-Poetry-Music-Silence-Reflection-Time in Nature €35 or €30 concession and please bring food to share Booking essential  086 0517575 or office@luisne.ie
  6. One Day Retreat on the theme of Celtic Blessings

  7. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    June 15 @ 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

  8. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    June 16 @ 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.

  9. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    June 17 @ 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

  10. ZEN Retreat / Extended Meditation with Miriam Healy

    June 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm    €25
    Those who attend the Extended Meditation Practice on the third Saturday of the month can attend the morning session from 10.30 to 1pm as usual. This will be conducted by Miriam Healy. All who are interested have the option of attending the entire session. Please bring a small lunch. Refreshments will be provided.If attending only the morning session a payment of €15 would be appreciated. If attending the entire session the fee is €25. Miriam Healy is a fully qualified Zen teacher and has much experience in the practice of Zen Meditation. She has worked in this capacity with Roshi Robert Kennedy at Luisne.

  11. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    June 22 @ 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

  12. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    June 23 @ 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.

  13. Sacred Dance Wednesday – for beginners

    June 24 @ 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

  14. Kum Nye Yoga – 3 Saturdays -Tibetan Yoga Workshop

    June 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm    €35
    Saturday workshop all: dates April 25th, May 23rd, June 27th ‘Kum Nye Tibetan Relaxation is a gentle healing system that relieves stress, transforms negative patterns, and helps us to be more balanced and healthy. Kum Nye opens our senses and our hearts so we feel satisfied and fulfilled and can appreciate more fully every aspect of our lives. The unique value of the Kum Nye system of relaxation is that it integrates both the physical and the psychological, healing both body and mind, bringing their energies together to function calmly and smoothly. Considering attending? Please call Fran on 0860637940 or email: frandance1999@yahoo.com to book a place. Cost €35 per session or €100 for all 3 sessions

  15. Reflections on Mysticism – 6 weeks

    June 29 @ 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

  16. Walking the Spiritual Path Together

    June 30 @ 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.