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Mindfully Waiting for Christmas at the Sanctuary
Christmas is often associated as a pinnacle of joy and merriment. However, the time of waiting or the dark nights of December that lead us into the light of celebration are a wonderful opportunity to drop into stillness and prepare mindfully, peacefully and lovingly for the wonder of the season.
Join us at the Sanctuary on Saturday 15th December for a mindful morning of practice amidst the hustle and bustle of this time of year.
This half-day event begins at 10am and lasts until 1pm.
Mince pies and refreshments will be served as part of the morning.
The Cuan Programme
Thursday February 1st saw the start of The Cuan Programme, formally known as The Jigsaw Programme.
The CUAN programme and activities at the Sanctuary are underway. As the garden changes and evolves, the Cuan Programme formerly known as the Jigsaw Programme has been developing, changing and is now back in full swing. In fact, we have changed the name of the programme to reflect the new expanded offering.
The Mindfulness In Schools Project Returns For 2018
The UK based Mindfulness in Schools Project’s vision is that every child possesses the skills to help them manage difficulty and flourish, and an understanding of how and when to use those skills.
The Sanctuary is delighted to have been working in partnership with the UK based MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) over the past number of years, bringing the teacher trainer for mindfulness-based .b [dot-be] programme for 11-18 year olds to Ireland.
Check our course offerings for 2018 here
Our Mindful Half Days For 2018 Are Online
These half days of reflection, meditation and mindfulness are led by an experienced facilitator, trained in mindfulness.
Throughout the year these half-days provide an opportunity to nurture and strengthen the energy of mindfulness and the practice of meditation in the company of others.
As mindful eating is an integral part of the day, the Sanctuary will provide a light snack (tea and coffee, fruit and cheese).
Book a place here
“The Sanctuary is a an oasis in the urban noise, a place for solitude, connection, growth and healing. At a time when so many of us are living busy lives, the need for quiet spaces to rest, reflect and reconnect has never been more important. Sr Stan and the team at the Sanctuary have been blazing a trail for almost thirty years. They have been leading lights in the introduction of mindfulness and meditation to Ireland. I’d love to see a Sanctuary centre in every town and village in Ireland.”
– Ruairí McKiernan is a social campaigner and member of the Council of State.
We are just around the corner from Smithfield Square.
The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7, Ireland.
Tel: +353 1 670 5419