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. 

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

Road works will be carried out from Brunswick Street to Kirwan Street from 12th May 2014 for approximately 13 weeks. This will involve a temporary road closure but local access and parking will be available for visitors to the Sanctuary.

Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

 The Sanctuary 

  Upcoming Workshops & Events at the Sanctuary


An Ashram Experience  

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Howth - Sunday 29th June - Tuesday 29th July 

(Residential & Non Residential) 

Time for: Meditation, Yoga (gentle stretches), Spiritual Direction

Time of: Silence, Simplicity, Equanimity  

Korko moses a Jesuit Priest from India, Meditation Teacher and Yoga Master will lead the Ashram Experience.

For more information on the Ashram 2014 please click here

Some Non-residential spaces still available.  For bookings please contact 01 6705419.


Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

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


Foundation Course Dates

The foundation Course will be offered twice in 2015:  

6th-8th March 2015

19th-21st June 2015

Teacher Training Dates

A teacher training leading to certification as an MBCL teacher will be offered in 2015/2016 and consists of two 3 day modules.  

Part 1: 27th-29th November 2015

Part 2: 11th-13th March 2016

Click here for further information



Mindfulness and Music with Fionnuala Gill, Saturday 19th July, 10am-4pm, €65

Experiental Mindfulness with Helen Byrne, Saturday 26th July, 10am-4pm, €65 

Power of Now with John Doherty, Sunday 27th July, 10am-4pm, €65

Book online



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

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

Mindfulness in Everyday Living with Fionnuala Gill - 6 week Day course based on MBSR - Commencing on 1st November - 10.00am - 12.30pm

To book a place on any of these courses please phone 01 6705419


Fennel _at _the _sanctuary

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


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Experiential Mindfulness
26/07/2014 10:00
Power of Now
27/07/2014 10:00

An Ashram Experience at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Howth - Sunday 29th June - Monday 28th July