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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What We Offer

Working with young people, yoga and movement, mindfulness and meditation, creativity, well being and spirtuality..

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Upcoming Courses

Living in the Present With Sile Wall: A 3 Week Morning Course In Meditation.

A three week introductory course to Mindfulness and Meditation that offers an invitation to go within and develop the art of meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation/mindfulness practices. Designed especially for beginners.

Price : €45.00 24/03/2017 10:00 AM

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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 25/03/2017 10:00 AM

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Breathworks – Mindfulness for Health with Fidelma Farley

Manage chronic pain, long-term health conditions, fatigue. Learn to live in your body with greater ease, no matter what the condition of your health. Develop awareness of your body, mind and emotions. Develop compassion and kindness towards yourself and others. Learn to be more fully in the present moment. Learn how to manage your energy levels so that your energy is spaced more evenly throughout the day. Connect with your breath to reduce tension and be more present.

Price : €225.00 29/03/2017 10:30 AM

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7 Week Tuesday Evening Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin

In this mindful Hatha yoga, 7 week Thursday evening class participants are introduced to breath awareness practices and the experience of stillness. Yoga postures and sequences are practised with awareness as we connect mind, body and heart in the present moment.

Price : €85.00 04/04/2017 6:30 PM

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Six Week Mindful Yoga Day Time Class 10am – 11.20am 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 07/04/2017 10:00 AM

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Power of Now with John Doherty

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 09/04/2017 10:00 AM

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Teach .b (2nd Level)

This 4 day Teach .b Certification Course is a teacher training course which prepares participants who have met the prerequisites to teach the 9-lesson .b curriculum in schools or other settings to young people in the age range 11-18 years old.

Price : €850.00 22/04/2017 9:30 AM

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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

With Zen monk Rev. Myozan Kodo, a recognised teacher in the Soto Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism, this 6 week, Thursday evening introductory course will introduce you to the meditation practices, ethics and philosophy of the ancient spiritual tradition of Zen Buddhism. At the end of the six weeks, students will have set up a Zen Buddhist meditation practice, and have a grounding in the ethical and philosophical foundations of Zen Buddhism.

Price : €120 27/04/2017 7:00 PM

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Mindful Warrior Facilitator Training Course

The Sanctuary Mindful Warrior Programme is one that enables young people to travel a safe, mindful path on the journey from child to adult. The Sanctuary is now offering a training course for facilitators/teachers/youth workers who work with young people to enable them to deliver their programme in their own school or centre.

Price : €750.00 05/05/2017 6:00 PM

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Let It Flow! – The Courage To Be Creative With Jole Bortoli

This course comprises of six workshops aimed at allowing ourselves to be creative by tapping into our imagination, trusting and enjoying the process. Jole has extensive experience in working with children and with adults through the arts. Jole has led pioneering visual art workshops in The Ark, a cultural centre for children. In Dublin she regularly works with the Ark as artist-facilitator in visual art programmes and with the Sanctuary. She currently works in both Dublin and the Burren. In the Burren, Co. Clare she runs workshops every fortnight and every summer she holds several weeks of training in her workshop and organises art weeks in her native Italy.

Price : €225.00 08/05/2017 10:00 AM

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction With Ailish Jameson

This is an 8 week course (2.5 hours per week) with one full day (10am-4pm) between weeks 6 and 7. The course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living.

Price : €350.00 08/05/2017 6:30 PM

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Food for Thought – A Mindful Approach to Eating

With Orla Burchael & Shirley Roe, this is a 6 week Monday Evening course  on mindful eating is about giving a gift to yourself – the gift of appreciating the food that you eat. When you are more aware of your relationship with food, you have more choice, more possibilities about what is nourishing for you.

Price : €195.00 08/05/2017 7:00 PM

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Exploring Mindfulness in Creative Ways With Sile Wall

We live in a world that is a busy, demanding and often confusing giving us little time to stop and be with ourselves in the wonder of each new moment. This one day workshop, will offer a variety of opportunities to pause and be still and experience that wonder.

Price : €75.00 19/05/2017 10:00 AM

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Positive Neuroplasticity – Build A Strong, Healthy and Happy Brain!

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs.

Price : €40.00 08/06/2017 7:00 PM

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Teach Paws .b Mindfulness to 7-11 year olds

Paws .b [dot be] is a school mindfulness curriculum for children from age 7-11 (first to sixth class), developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK. It aims to give students mindfulness as a life skill.

Price : €750.00 10/07/2017 9:00 AM

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Right beside the Smithfield Luas Stop…


The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street,
Dublin 7, Ireland.


Tel: +353 1 670 5419


Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 10am-4pm




“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

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