Welcome to the Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a meditation centre in the heart of Dublin city and a very special place, its vision is -  to be STILLNESS…in the world…

The Sanctuary believes that everyone can access this place of stillness within themselves and once it is part of their consciousness its potential for their well-being and the well-being of society is huge.

Through its programmes, courses, workshops and activities it strives to invite people into stillness and mindfulness, there to discover inner resources that lead to the full flourishing of human life.

The Sanctuary’s beautiful gardens and peaceful inner spaces hold a place of rest and calm for mind, body and spirit. 

MBSR  Starting in September

Application forms available now from the main office.

Book early to avoid disappointment.


Please Note: Road Works - Grangegorman Road Upper- from 12th May 2014

Access to the Sanctuary from North Brunswick Street to Grangegorman Road Lower only.  Grangegorman Road Upper is closed.

Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

 The Sanctuary 

  Upcoming Workshops & Events at the Sanctuary

A List of our upcoming workshops and courses can be obtained from enquiries@sanctuary.ie



Mindfulness Half day, Saturday 6th September, 10am-1.30pm

Cultivating Compassion & Mindfulness with Sr. Stan - Saturday 13th September - 10.00am - 3.30pm

Paying Attention - A One Day Workshop of Creative Writing with Shirley McClure - Sunday 14th September - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Power of Now with John Doherty - Saturday 20th September - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Mindfulness Half Day - Saturday 27th September - 10.00am - 1.30pm

Mindfulness Half Day - Saturday 4th October - 10.00am -1.30pm

Meditation through the Chakras with Judith King - Sunday 5th October - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Chanting and Meditation with Marsha Eger-Saturday 18th October - 10.00am - 4.00pm


Book online


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Niamh Bruce - 8 week course commencing on Monday 1st September 2014 - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

(Please note: It is necessary to fill in an application for MBSR course. Please contact us for an application form)

The Art of Being Still with Sr. Stan - 6 Week Course commencing on Monday 8th September - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Qi Gong with Maire Ní Ghiobalain - 6 week course commencing on Thursday 11th September - 7.00pm - 8.15pm

6 Steps to a Compassionate and Mindful Life, An Introduction to Loving Kindness with Sr. Stan - 6 week course commencing on Monday 20th October - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Book online

Introduction to Mindfulness/Meditation with Sr. Stan - 3 week course commencing on Friday 5th September - 10.00am - 12.30pm
Tai Chi with Maire Ní Ghiobalain - 7 week course commencing on Friday 12th September - 11.45am - 1.00pm
Introduction to Mindfulness/Meditation with Sile Wall - 3 week course commencing Friday 3rd October - 10.00am - 12.30pm
.b MiSP 4 Day Teacher Training Course - 4 day teacher training course commencing Monday 27th October - To apply or for further information please click here
Introduction to Mindfulness/Meditation - 3 Week Course Commencing Friday 7th November - 10.00am - 12.30pm
Mindfulness in Everyday Living (Based on MBSR) with Fionnuala Gill - 6 week course - Commencing on Thursday 13th November - 10.00am - 12.30pm

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Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin - 7 Week course commencing Tuesday 9th September - 6.00pm - 7.20pm

Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin - 7 Week course commencing Tuesday 9th September - 7.40pm - 9.00pm

Healing Yoga and Movement with Paola Catizone - 7 Week Course commencing Wednesday 10th September - 6.00pm - 7.20pm

Healing Yoga and Movement with Paola Catizone - 7 Week Course commencing Wednesday 10th September - 7.40pm - 9.00pm

Satyananda Yoga with Cormac Lennon - 7 Week Course commencing Thursday 11th September - 6.00 - 7.20pm

Mindful Yoga with Riana Walsh - 7 Week Course commencing Thursday 11th September - 7.40pm - 9.00pm

Mindful Yoga with Riana Walsh - 7 Week Day Course Commencing Friday 12th September - 10.00am - 11.20pm



Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

European training offered in Ireland through the IMA in association with the Sanctuary

Click here for further information

.B Reconnection Day

Open to .b graduates only. This day offers the opportunity for gradutes to reconnect with what they have learned about teaching mindfulness to young people. 

Friday 22nd August - 10.00am - 2.00pm

Book online

An Evening of Classical Guitar in aid of Focus Ireland
7.00 p.m. Friday 10th October 
Lawrence Lindhardt Christensen and Arjuna ‘Greg’ Govinda offer music that uplifts, inspires and seeks to create a space where healing may occur.  This event is in aid of Focus Ireland. Limited spaces available.  Click here For further information


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Stillness, present in any space, every place, available, always, everywhere, to all who seek it - Sr. Stan


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Introduction to Mindfulness/ Meditation
05/09/2014 10:00
Mindfulness half day
06/09/2014 10:00
The Art of Being Still
08/09/2014 19:00
Mindfulness & Wellbeing in Everyday Life
08/09/2014 11:00

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course starts Monday 1st September. Application forms now available. Book early.