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.  

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


Mindful Half Day - Saturday 3rd January - 10am-1.30pm

The Art of Allowing with Louis Hughes - Saturday 17th January - 10am-4pm

Creative Expression with Sile Wall - Saturday 24th January - 10am-4pm

Mindful Half Day - Saturday 31st January - 10am-1.30pm

Remembering Thomas Merton with Tony Bates - Saturday 31st January - 10am-1pm (at St. Laurence's Church, DIT Campus, Lr. Grangegorman Rd. Dublin 7 (3 minutes from the Sanctuary). 

Power of Now with John Doherty - Sunday 1st February - 10am-4pm

Mindful Half Day - Saturday 7th February - 10am-1.30pm

Cultivating Compassion and Mindfulness with Sr. Stan - Saturday 14th February - 10am-4pm

Mindful Half Day - Saturday 28th February - 10am-1.30pm

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Niamh Bruce -  8 week course commencing Monday 5th January 2015 - 7.00pm - 9.30pm.  For further information and a booking form please contact the office on 01 6705419

The Art of Being Still with Sr. Stan - 6 week course commencing Monday 12th January - 7.00pm-8.30pm

Taoist Meditation with Qi Kung with Maire Ni Ghiobalain - 6 week course commencing 14th January 2015 - 7.40pm-9.00pm

Meditating with the Mystics with Br. Richard Hendrick OFM Cap - 6 week course commencing Thursday 15th January - 7.40pm-9.00pm

Buddhist Mindfulness and Our Sense of Self with Mark Duggan - 6 week course commencing Monday 23rd February - 7.00pm-9.00pm 

Mindful Living - 6 week course commencing Tuesday 3rd February - 7.00pm-9.00pm

Organic Gardening with Kathleen Curley Clarke - 8 week course commencing 4th March - 7.45pm-9.15pm

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Tai Chi with Maire Ni Ghiobalain-  6 week course commencing Thursday 15th January - 11.45am-1.00pm
NEW Mindful Self Compassion with Carolin Grampp - 8 week day course commencing Monday 12th January - 10am-1pm, €295. To request an application form for this course please email enquiries@sanctuary.ie
Introduction to Mindfulness/Meditation with Sr. Stan - 3 week course commencing Friday 16th January - 10am-11.30am
Introduction to Mindfulness/Meditation with Sile Wall - 3 week course commencing Friday 13th March - 10am-11.30am

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Mindful Yoga with Riana Walsh - 6 Week Day Course commencing Friday 9th January - 10.00am - 11.30am

Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin - 6 Week Evening Course commencing Tuesday 6th January - 6.00pm - 7.20pm 

Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin - 6 Week Evening Course commencing Tuesday 6th January - 7.40pm - 9.00pm 

Mindful Yoga & Movement with Paola Catizone - 6 Week Evening Course commencing Wednesday 7th January - 6.00pm - 7.20pm

Satyananda Yoga with Cormac Lennon - 6 Week Evening Course commencing Thursday 8th January - 6.00 - 7.20pm

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.b Training - In association with the MiSP (Mindfulness in Schools Project) This programme is designed to teach mindfulness to young people in a classroom based environment. The next 4 day teacher training programme will be held in the Sanctuary from July 6th - 9th 2015 inclusive.  

For further information on .b Training click here

PAWS .b Training - The new primary curriculum for 7-11 year olds was launched at the Sanctuary's 5th Annual Conference in May 2014.  The first Irish Paws.b training in association with MiSP will be held in the Sanctuary from July 13th - July 17th 2015 inclusive.   

For further information on PAWS .b click here

Teach .B Foundations Certificate CourseMiSP and the Sanctuary are delighted to announce the first Teach .b Foundations Certification Course in Ireland from July 18th - 19th 2015 here at the Sanctuary.  

For further information on .b Foundation Certification Course click here



Remembering Thomas Merton

Saturday January 31st 2015 is the centenary of Tomas Merton’s birth. Monk, Poet, Peace Activist, Merton made a deep impression in his short life and left‑ us a rich legacy through his writings on Solitude, Silence and Contemplation. He saw that what we all seek most fundamentally is the awakening of our true inner self, our heart.  T­omas Merton will be remembered through the eyes of TONY BATES, someone who has loved Merton for many years and who has drawn on him to deepen his understanding and practice of mindfulness.

This event takes place on January 31st, 2015 - 10am - 1pm at St. Laurence's Church, DIT Campus, Lr. Grangegorman Rd. Dublin 7 (3 minutes from the Sanctuary).  

Lunchtime Meditation at DIT Grangegorman Campus

Every Tuesday - 1.10pm-1.40pm - The Sanctuary will offer a 30 minute meditation session in St. Laurence's Church, the beautifully refurbished church on the new DIT Grangegorman campus.  All welcome.  

Please note we will have our final lunchtime meditation for 2014 on Tuesday 16th December and will be recommencing in the New Year on 20th January 2015.

Leacht Book Club

Next Meeting of the Leacht Book club takes place on Sunday 25th January 2015

Chosen Book: After the Ecstasy, The Laundry by Jack Kornfield

For further information email info@sanctuary.ie 


For more information on this event and to book a place click here


Seasons Of HopeCongratulations to Sr Stan, Sanctuary founder who launched her new book Seasons of Hope in October.

This new book, the follow up to her bestselling Day by Day, offers words of wisdom to still the mind and calm the soul. Through verse and inspirational quotations from many enlightened figures, she offers us a chance to refocus our energies and step away from this frantic world and be open to new possibilities. Includes contributions from Michael Harding, Theo Dorgan, Peter McVerry and Ruairi McKiernan.  

Available in all major bookstores or in our online store                     



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


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Leacht Book Club Sunday 25th January 11am-1pm Chosen Book: After the Ecstasy, The Laundry by Jack Kornfield