The Sound Of Silence.

We all think we know what silence is but there are several different understandings of what it means.  Sr Stan talks us through some understandings of this oft used term ahead of a new season of courses here on Stanhope St. For one person to say “I was silent” for another person may mean “I was stunned”, “I didn’t react”, …

“Peaceful Balm For The Soul” – Ashram Attendees Describe Their Experience.

Our Ashram experience, in the sublime setting of Stella Maris House in Howth has been underway throughout the month of July and still has a week to go. Under the gracious guidance of Korko Moses, a Jesuit priest from India dozens of people have been pursuing silence, simplicity and inner stillness in a serene location. It’s really been an immensely uplifting spiritual experience …

Reap The Rewards Of Mindfulness In Your Teaching Practice.

Stillness and classrooms aren’t always two words that go together, they are often quite a noisy busy place. Full of questions and directions and constant decision making. A place where telling someone to “sit still and be quiet” is more of an admonishment than an invitation to exploring the self. Niamh Bruce aims to correct that and writes about bringing …

Support the Sanctuary and Enjoy An Exhibition of Byzantine Icons.

Artist Adrienne Lord has donated 20 of her works from the past four years to a  charity fundraising exhibition in Dublin. It’s kindly hosted by Christchurch. The Dean of Christchurch and Adrienne have nominated charities of special significance including the Sanctuary to receive 90% of the benefit of any sales from the exhibition. Icons will remain on exhibition until the …

Is your Brain like Velcro or Teflon?

Dr Rick Hanson, Neuroscientist ,Psychologist and best-seller author of Buddha Brain, coined the phrase, “the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences, but Teflon for positive ones”. At the end of the day, what do you remember most – the person who cut in ahead of you in traffic, the sight of unwashed dishes left in the sink (again!), or …