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Cultivating the transformative power of Stillness

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8 Week MBSR with Niamh Bruce

Do you find it hard to give yourself time to stop and pause in your busy life?  Do you suffer from stress or a background feeling of not being on top of things? Do you want to find practical ways to care for yourself more?

An 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is designed to course give you the time, space and tools to gain a deeper understanding of core mindfulness practices and how they can help you live with greater ease.

Starting on Thursday 21st February 2019 to Thursday 11th April, from 7pm – 9.30pm.

Upcoming courses for 2019

Looking to learn more about or further develop a mindfulness practice? We have a number of courses beginning in the new year.

Whether you are new to mindfulness or already have a mindfulness practice, we have courses for you.

The start of the New Year can be a wonderful time to set intentions and explore possibilities. It is the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to old habits and to welcome new, to touch in with our wish to be healthier, happy and settled and to take the steps towards making it happen…

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The Mindfulness In Schools Project Returns For 2019

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 2019 here

Our Mindful Half Days For 2019 Are Online

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

The Cuan Programme

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

The CUAN programme and activities at the Sanctuary are underway. 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…


“The Sanctuary is 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.

We are just around the corner from Smithfield Square.


The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7, Ireland.


Tel: +353 1 670 5419


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



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