Mindful Camino 2018

We are delighted to announce that The Mindful Camino Walk is back for 2018 which will be lead by John F. Doherty this September. This year we will be completing the final stage of The Portuguese Camino

Saturday 15th September 2018 – Saturday 22nd September 2018.

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Awakening Series of Lectures 2018

This is an opportunity to be awake to stillness, creativity and spirituality. The ability to wonder is a gift but we can miss it if we are too busy occupying ourselves.

Padraig O Moran, Fritz Koster, Ian Robertson and Plum Village will host four lectures at The Sanctuary in the coming months. Make sure to book you place now to avoid dissapointment.

Book one of our lectures here

March 1st: Un-Masking The Inner Critic With Teresa Larkin

Looking at the nature of the Inner Critic – its origins, its triggers, the negative, destructive force it can exert on own lives. The ability it has to prevent us from realising our full potential.

Starting on Thursday, March 1st for six weeks until April 12th, running from 10am to noon.

Read on here…

March 10th: Taking Stock and Mindful Gardening

In January and February the garden grows in silence, the growth hidden from the gardener’s view. Sr Stan writes about taking stock in the new year.

Read the rest of Sister Stan’s blog here and if you are interested, check out our one day mindful gardening workshop with Kathleen Curley Clark on March 10th.
More details below.

Book Planitng The Seeds of Mindfulness here

March 29th: Writing Your Passion With Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes has trained as a scientist, psychotherapist and policy advisor in science and technology.

His writing has appeared in Village magazine and online on Psychology Today and Open Democracy.

Ahead of his class starting in The Sanctuary later in March he writes about the joy of creative writing.

Read on here…

An Introduction to Meditation with Sr Stan : 2 Week morning class

Join Sr Stan on this two week introductory course to Mindfulness and Meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation/mindfulness practices. Designed especially for beginners.

Mar 9th and 16th at 10am for €30

Book now

The Cuan Programme

Thursday February 1st sees the start of The Cuan Programme, formally known as The Jigsaw Programme.

As Spring is in full swing and nature is awakening, so too are the programmes and activities at the Sanctuary. 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.

Find out more about The Cuan Programme…

Become a Compassionate Hero this April

The Compassionate Hero trail promises to take us down a new path of finding ourselves. Orla Buccheal who has trained as a clinical psychologist and dramatherapist will be alongside Michael McCabe for their retreat this April.

This creative retreat invites us to take a new path. It assumes that all of us are on a journey, charting a direction for our life, whether we are aware of this or not. By being conscious of that journey rather than a specific destination or goal, there arises the possibility of living with greater joy, strength and compassion.

Read the rest of Orla and Michael’s blog

May 1st: 8 Week MBSR 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.

This is an 8 week course (2.5 hours per week) with one full day (10am-4pm) on 10th of June. Please bring lunch for the full day of practice.

€350.00

Starting on Tuesday May 1st from 6.30pm – 9pm

Book your place on the course here

Ashram 2018

Ashrams are places where people of any faith, gender or nationality can stay and practice intense meditation, taking up an inward journey under guidance to realise the truth of themselves as divine.

When: 29th June – 29th July (Guests can book for night of 28th June)

Where: Stella Maris, Carrick Road, Baily, Howth, Co. Dublin

Ashram 2018 more information

February Yoga Classes Open For Booking Now

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 Wednesday Evening classes that aim 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…

 

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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’


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Upcoming Courses

 

February

 

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, February 24th 2017 at 10am

Book online

 

 

March

 

Unmasking The Inner Critic With Teresa Larkin.

Starting on Thursday, March 1st for six weeks until April 12th, running from 10am to noon.

Looking at the nature of the Inner Critic – its origins, its triggers, the negative, destructive force it can exert on own lives. The ability it has to prevent us from realising our full potential.

Book online here

 

 

Ian Robertson lecture

Kicking things off is Proffesser Ian Robertson, , Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin talking about mental balance, namely finding the equilibrium between taking action in the world and engaging in reflection and self-examination.

Tuesday the 20th of March at 19:00

Book online here

 

Writing Your Passion With Ian Hughes.

Ian Hughes will lead you through a series of writing exercises to explore what you are passionate about and the life events and social context that have embedded that passion within you. The course is suitable for new and accomplished writers. The workshop series will explore both the potential of writing as a means to discover your passion, and the use of passion as a source of inspiration for your ongoing journey as a writer.

Price: €150. Runs on Thursdays from 29th of March until May 3rd from 7pm – 9pm.

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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.

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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.

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Cultivating Compassion and Mindfulness With Teresa Larkin

This 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. Mindful practices and mindful eating will be an integral part of the day.

Price: €45. Runs on Saturday, March 24th from 10 – 1pm

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April

 

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, April 6th 10am – 11:20

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The Compassionate Hero with Orla Burchael and Micheal McCabe

This creative retreat invites us to take a new path. It assumes that all of us are on a journey charting a direction for our life, whether we are aware of this or not. We will invite you to be conscious of that journey and path you are on. We aim to open you to the possibility of living with greater joy, will, strength and compassion.

Price: €120. Running on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of April, from 10am – 4pm

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May

 

8 Week MBSR 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. This is an 8 week course (2.5 hours per week) with one full day (10am-4pm) between weeks 6 and 7. Please bring lunch for the full day of practice.

1st of May 2018 at 9:00 am

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23rd of May : Plum Village

This year we are delighted to announce once again that we have teamed up with the world famous Plum Village, located in The South of France. This promises to be a special evening as the people of Plum Village come to The Sanctuary for one night only.

Wednesday the 23rd of May at 19:00. Donations will be accepted on the night.

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30th of May : Frits Koster

On Wednesday 30th of May we are joined by Frits Koster, author of books such as “Mindful based Compassionate Living” for what promises to be another special, insightful evening. Frits will focus on Living with Heart: deepening mindfulness with heartfulness.

Wednesday The 30th of May at 19:30

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June

18th of June: Padraig O Moran

Padraig O Moran, Irish Times journalist and mindfulness practitioner will join us on Wednesday the 18th of June. Padraig will focus on mindful self compassion in another night of relaxtion and learning.

Monday the 18th of June at 19:00.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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

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