Aindriú was a Trappist monk for 21 years. His Buddhist practice preceeded and continued to develop even after entry into the Roman Catholic abbey, leading him through an intensive koan training while still a Christian monk, and later Guru Yoga. After leaving the monastery, he began to generate his own Dharma and established the school of Shamanic Druidry under the banner of the Order of the Longing Look.
"Once upon a time I lived in a silent enclosed community as a contemplative monk (Trappist). This long voyage through my inner landscape brought healing and insight, and finally, lasting peace. I have a particularly strong connection with the line of Columcille, described by some as the 'last Irish Druid', and with those of his ancient lineage, originating from the West and the time of Atlantis. I left the monastery in 2011 after a powerful vision showing that my place was back out in the world, helping where I can and in this particular way. After introductory shamanic training in Ireland, I began to work directly with my spirit-allies, who have been guiding me ever since." Aindriú
Perhaps because he is half-Irish, Aindriú always felt deeply drawn by the Druid tradition. Unable to recognize himself in modern Druidry however, and inspired by a vision as a monk, he founded the Order of the Longing Look.
In moving out of both formal Buddhism and Christianity to make a "clearing in the woods" for something new, he now presents the radical insights and teaching of Shamanic Druidry via workshops and online.
Longing & the Celtic spirituality of 'journey'
The Celtic Mysteries offer an ancient path enveloped by mists of bewilderment that obscure the goal and discourage the merely passive seeker. A guide should have knowledge of the landscape and offer help and encouragement in penetrating these mists.
"Adopting the relaxed and humorous style of the Anam Cara tradition, which knows how to laugh at itself, it is a joy to share my experiences, help others find the door to their own inner landscape, and be a guide for them in learning to live a warm and "connected life"." Aindriú