A brief history
Luisne (pronounced lishne) is an old Gaelic word meaning ‘the first blush of light before dawn breaks’.
Luisne was founded in 2004. Its founding purpose was to contribute to the dawn of a new consciousness, a new awareness, of our deep and sacred interconnection with all forms of life. It is hoped that this awareness will lead to genuine mutual respect and an acceptance that hierarchical, patriarchal, religious and cultural divides are no longer appropriate in today’s society. Through working in groups, participants can experience how to positively influence and help each other. Many times participants will apply in other life situations what they have learnt in courses or through meditation to increase health and well-being at an individual, family or work level.
Ever since 2004 the work of Luisne has had events, workshops, rituals, retreats and meditation practice sessions at the idyllic location of Darraghville House which, however, for the first time since 1897, has become a family residence once again. For a second time Luisne has had to vacate the property – this time for good.
Luisne is a space where
- hospitality, healing, learning and a rhythm of meditation and prayer are essential elements
- community implies not only care for one another but care for the whole community of life, including planet earth.
- mutual respect and co-responsibility are experienced and encouraged,
all who are searching for meaning in life will find support and welcome, regardless of religious affiliation/belief.
Our New Life!
We have visited a preferred possible location where Luisne could continue its activities. These facilities are excellent but the cost is beyond our reach unless we receive a lot of financial support. Another option would allow us to continue only in a much more limited capacity, possibly at two locations – one for the events and one for the meditation. It is our belief at Luisne that meditation is the most inclusive and healing practice we can offer.