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 wine reception.

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


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Weds Nov 22nd: What Does
Ireland Need To Nurture Its Soul?


The Sanctuary is hosting an evening of dialogue about how we are, individually and collectively, to nurture a relationship with that most important and indigenous part of us, our soul, as we move into the 21st century.

We are fortunate to have one of Ireland’s most eminent thinkers, Mark Patrick Hederman, to give his perspective on key factors that have shaped us since the founding of our Free State and what we now need to sustain our inner lives and find meaning as we move forward.

Emma Farrell and Justin McAleese will respond to Mark Patrick’s paper from the perspective of the challenges facing young adults in modern Ireland, for whom traditional religious practice has little, if any, relevance.

The evening will then be opened up for dialogue with the audience, facilitated by Tony Bates.

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December 9th: Power Of Now With John Doherty

John Doherty returns for a workshop based on an exploration and experience of The Power of Now, the bestselling book by Eckhart Tolle.

The workshop includes powerful, effective practices for inner peace and change with guided meditations group discussions and, of course, silence. Authentic human power is found by surrendering to the Now – it is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect.

Taking place on Saturday December 9th 2017 from 10 – 4pm. It cost’s 65.00.

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Jan 15: An 8 Week Course Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction With Ailish Jameson

Join Ailish Jameson for this course inspired by the pioneering work of Jon Kabat –Zinn.  The 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.

It costs €350 and starts on Monday 15th January from 6.30 – 9:00 pm

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Our Next Mindful Half Day
Is On Saturday November 25th

Our garden is really starting to feel the seasonal change. Autumn brings a stillness to bear.

With that in mind, on Saturday November 4th from 10 – 1.30pm. people will be gathering for one of our regular mindful half days . The last one was really busy.

Think of it as a chance to replenish and restore in the company of others in the Sanctuary community.


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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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Download Our New 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.

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Upcoming Courses

November

 

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, November 25th 2017 at 10am

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“What Ireland Needs To Nurture Its Spirit?” With Mark Hederman in Smock Alley.

The Sanctuary is hosting an evening of dialogue about how we are, individually and collectively, to nurture a relationship with that most important and indigenous part of us, our soul, as we move into the 21st century.

Price : €30.00. Running on Tuesday November 22nd 2017  at 730pm.

Book online

 

 

December

 

Reconnecting Our Mindfulness Practice With Fionnuala Gill

Mindfulness teacher Fionnuala Gill is delighted to offer this day of mindfulness practice, music and reflection as an opportunity for those who have an established mindfulness practice or have taken part in an eight-week mindfulness course to reconnect with practice in the company of others.

Price : €50.00. Running on Sunday December, 3rd 2017 at 10am.

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Join Us For A Festival Of Christmas Carols

Sr. Stan would like to invite you to take time out and begin to celebrate the wonder of Christmas with some very special annual events. On December 5th we take over the Law Library for our Festival of Christmas Carols where we will be joined by an array of guests including the Dublin Gospel Choir to celebrate the season.

We’ll be taking donations on the night.  Starts on Tuesday, December 5th 2017 at 18:30 am

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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. Running on Saturday, December 9th 2017 at 1o am

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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

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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

 

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 am

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Six Week Mindful Yoga Evening Class with Andrea Boudin

The 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 : €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

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Living In The Present With Sr Stan.

Join Sr Stan 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 10-1130 am

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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 at 10 am

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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

 

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

 

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. 

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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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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.

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