Dec 21st: Come Celebrate The Winter
Solstice With Some Very Special Friends.

You are invited to celebrate the Solstice with us and our friends Nóirín Ní Riain, John Sheahan from the Dubliners accompanied by Michael Howard and the Poet Rita Ann Higgins.

The event will be hosted by Marty Whelan. The €30 ticket price includes a mulled wine reception.

This a fundraising event in aid of The Sanctuary in The Law Society, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.


Book Your places now…

Jan 12th: Living In The Present With Sile Wall


Join Sile Wall on this three-week introductory course to Mindfulness and Meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation/mindfulness practices. Designed especially for beginners.

Starting on Friday, January 12th from 10-1130am.  The course re-runs in March too.

Book your place here…

Join One Of Our New
Year Yoga Classes

The Sanctuary has a range of yoga classes starting in the new year.

These gentle, mindful courses are led by two experienced Sanctuary facilitators with decades of experience behind them and take place in our gorgeous Library room.

Riana Walsh’s Friday morning yoga course introduces participants to breath awareness practices and the experience of stillness.

Andrea Boudin will be doing two Mindful Yoga Tuesday Evening classes that aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living. 

Find out more here…

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Returns in 2018

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

It is an eight week course that integrates mindfulness into your daily life. The majority of people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits.

The Sanctuary runs formal 8-week course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR.

Find Out More Here…

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 Now

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

About The Sanctuary

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

 

Find Out More…

Vision and Mission


Vision: To apply the transformative power of STILLNESS to build a more compassionate and resilient society.

Mission: Drawing on the wisdom and faith traditions of meditation and mindfulness, together we create a more conscious and compassionate society’


Find Out More…



Download Our Brochure

Friends, we are busy preparing workshops and courses to see you through the period of change that sees summer trail off into autumn.

Familiar facilitators return to cover topics as diverse as teaching, parenting and mysticism. We have classes in building resilience, dance and yoga too.

Something for everybody to replenish and restore.

Download the brochure here…

Upcoming Courses

December

 

Mindfully Waiting For Christmas With Sr Stan

Take some time to prepare mindfully, peacefully and lovingly for the wonder of Christmas. This is an invitation to take time out from the frantic Christmas preparations and spend a few hours in the beautiful and ambient surroundings of the Sanctuary.This morning workshop will include various mindful practices, meditation and walking meditation.

Price : €40.00. Running on Saturday, December 16th 2017 at 10 am

Book online

 

A Celebration Of The Winter Solstice

As we come closer to the busy Christmas season, The Sanctuary has organised a very special occasion to take some time out for pause in the company of some very special guests. You are invited to celebrate the Solstice with us and our friends Nóirín Ní Riain, John Sheahan accompanied by Michael Howard and the Poet Rita Ann Higgins. The event will be hosted by Marty Whelan.

Price : €30.00. Running on Thursday, December 21st 2017 at 19:30 am

Book online

 

January

 

Mindful Half Day with Sanctuary Facilitator

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.

Price : €25.00. Running on Saturday, January 6th 2017 at 10am

Book online

 

5 Steps to a Compassionate and Mindful Life with Sr. Stan

This course is designed to help participants live more compassionately. Reading and learning about mindfulness and compassion will be an important and integral part of that process as will practices that lead to a lifetime habit of mindfulness and compassion for self and others. Each participant will be invited to reflect on their responses and work towards forming habits that are kinder, gentler, more compassionate and mindful.

Price : €95.00. Starting on Monday January 8th at 2018 at 7 pm

Book online

 

Six Week Mindful Yoga Evening Class with Andrea Boudin

In this mindful Hatha yoga, Wednesday evening class participants are introduced to breath awareness practices and the experience of stillness. Yoga postures and sequences are practiced with awareness as we connect mind, body and heart in the present moment.

Price : €75.00 Starting Wednesday, January 10th

Book here for 6pm or here for 7:30pm

 

Six Week Mindful Yoga Day Time Class with Riana Walsh

With Riana Walsh, this Friday morning yoga course introduces participants to breath awareness practices and the experience of stillness; Yoga postures and sequences are practiced with awareness as we connect mind, body and heart in the present moment; Mindful meditation focuses on breath, sound, thought, sensation, and relaxation is also an integral part of the class. Each class is an hour and a half in duration.

Price : €75.00 Starting Friday January 12th from 10 – 11.20 am

Book online here

 

Living In The Present With Sile Wall.

Join Sile Wall on this three-week introductory course to Mindfulness and Meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation/mindfulness practices. Designed especially for beginners.

Price €45. Starting on Friday, January 12th from 10- 11.30 am

Book online here

 

Cultivating Compassion and Mindfulness With Sr Stan.

With Sr. Stan, this half-day workshop is designed to help participants live more compassionately. Each participant will be invited to work towards forming habits that are kinder, gentler, more compassionate and mindful, leading to a lifetime habit of mindfulness and compassion for self and others. As mindful eating is an integral part of the day, the Sanctuary will provide a light snack (tea and coffee, fruit and cheese). There is no need to bring lunch to share

Price : €45.00. Running on Saturday, January 13th 2018 from 10am – 1 pm

Book online

 

8 Week Mindful Based Stress Reduction Course With Ailish Jameson.

This course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living. Many people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including: An increased ability to relax and experience calm and an increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long term stressful situations.

Price: €350. Starting on Monday 15th January from 6.30 – 9:00 pm

Book online

 

Walking a Mindful Path in 2018 with Teresa Larkin

Learn to move from self-neglect to self-care and resilience in this one day workshop with facilitator Teresa Larkin.

Price: €65. Running on Saturday, January 20th 2017 from 10 – 4 pm

Book online

 

February

 

The Power Of Now With John Doherty

This one day workshop is based on an exploration and experience of The Power of Now, the bestselling book by Eckhart Tolle.

Price : €65.00. Taking place on Saturday February 3rd from 10am – 4 pm.

Book online

 

Ways To Body Wisdom: Chakras & Other Pathways with Judith King

Judith King will facilitate us reconnecting with our bodies through old and new systems of knowing – like – the map of the Chakras; movement; connection to nature, creativity and meditation. If you want to feel more at home in our fleshy house of being then join us for a relaxing day of attention and care to body wisdom.

Price: €65. Running on Saturday 10th February 2018 from 10 – 4pm.

Book online

 

Compassion Begins With Me. Deepening Your Practise With Orla Burchael

Mindfulness encourages us to deeply listen to ourselves and develop insight and wisdom and compassion opens our hearts so that we can lean towards our challenges and difficulties with kindness. Compassion fundamentally begins with ourselves and when we feel ready the journey can ripple out in ever-widening circles. During the course we will explore some of the background underlying compassion training particularly for oneself as well as ways in which it can be anchored in everyday life.

Price: €95. Starting on Monday, February 12th from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.

Book online

 

Turning Towards Calm while Dealing with Challenging Times

There is a deep wisdom within us, within our bodies and the invitation of this course is to meet difficult, challenging situations with our wise attention. Give yourself an opportunity to reflect on areas of growth, healing and improvement in your life. Identifying what is really enhancing your joy, fulfilment and contentment. Looking at what is diminishing, depleting your sense of happiness. Making a decision then to turn towards calm while making the necessary changes mindfully.

Running for six weeks, starting on Wednesday, February 14th from 10.30am-12pm. 

Book here

 

Teach .b With The Mindfulness In Schools Project.

The Sanctuary is pleased to offer the Teach .b course. The training will consist of real-time lessons, an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people.

Price : €850.00. Starting on the 15th of February, 2018.

Find out more

 

Mindfulness for Teachers: .b Foundations With Dominic Cogan.

With Dominic Cogan, this is an 8-week programme delivered by a trained Mindfulness for Teachers: .b Foundations teacher. It is designed for teachers, staff, and parents who want to develop their own mindfulness practice and enhance their own wellbeing. However it would also enable participants who develop a practice to qualify for further training in order to teach .b or Paws .b to young people.

Price : €200. Starting on Tuesday, 20th of February, 2018.

Find out more

 

8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction With Mary Jennings

Join Mary Jennings for a mix of course practice, input, group discussion and home practice, participants report that they were able to recognise and learn how to deal with their own stress triggers more easily as well as find a greater sense of their own inner strength and resilience.

Price: €350. Starting on Wednesday February 21st from 2.30 – 5pm.

Find out more

 

March

 

Living In The Present With Sile Wall.

Join Sile Wall on this three-week introductory course to Mindfulness and Meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation/mindfulness practices. Designed especially for beginners.

Price €45. Starting on Friday, March 2nd from 10 – 11.30 am

Book online here

 

5 Rhythms Dance with Irene Ward

With Irene Ward, this one-day workshop combines cutting-edge neuroscience with the 5 rhythms movement practice of Gabrielle Roth. You can experience renewed vitality, less stress and greater health in mind and body no matter what your age or physical condition, or gender.

Price: €65. Taking place on Sunday March 4th from 10am – 4pm.

Find out more

Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness with Kathleen Curley Clark

A mindful way to garden in harmony with nature, to deepen our awareness of our interconnectedness with the earth. This ONE DAY workshop will open up a new, more mindful way of gardening, to allow us nurture ourselves as well as our natural environment. The day will have practical elements and looka t theory of organic gardening principles, and mindful practices.

Price: €65. Running on Saturday 10th of March from 10am – 4pm.

Find out more

 

July

 

Teach .b With The Mindfulness In Schools Project.

The Sanctuary is pleased to offer the Teach .b course. The training will consist of real-time lessons, an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people.

Price : €850.00. Starting on July 3rd, 2018.

Find out more

 

Paws.b With The Mindfulness In Schools Project

The Sanctuary is pleased to offer the .b Course. The allows you to train to teach mindfulness to 7- 11 year olds. The course will consist of real-time lessons, an exploration of the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and opportunities to practise teaching the key exercises, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people.

Price: €750. Running from 9th – 13th July, 2018.

Find out more


Around the corner from Smithfield Square…

Location

The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7, Ireland.


Call

Tel: +353 1 670 5419


Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm


Email

enquiries@sanctuary.ie

Testimonials


“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.


“I have found The Sanctuary to be a quiet, nourishing space to come to in the heart of Dublin. I undertook the 3 month mindfulness course which helped me cope with significant surgery and medical treatment. I continue to attend the half day mindfulness monthly to help me develop and incorporate mindfulness into my daily routine and existence.

I have found all the facilitators to be approachable and knowledgeable. The Sanctuary has and continues to nourish my spirit and enrich my life. Mindfulness allows me cope better with life’s challenges. ”

– Joyce Loughnan is the former CEO of Focus Ireland and a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Join Our Newsletter And Never Miss A Course Again!