The Ashram Experience 2017


This community experience, within the natural beauty of Stella Maris, will offer you an opportunity to experience meditation, silence, simplicity, peace and inner stillness, to enrich your spirit and enliven your faith.

It will be led by Korko Moses, a Jesuit priest from India who founded Dhyanavanam, an Ashram in India inspired by both Christian & Eastern spiritual traditions.

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5 Rhythms Dance with Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig


With Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig, 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.

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Mindful Half Days

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).

There is no need to bring lunch to share.

Our next Mindful Half Day takes place on Saturday June 24th at 10AM. You can book online here.

News


  • Sr Stan joined Ruairí McKiernan on his latest Love and Courage podcast. Stan talks about the Sanctuary and her motivations behind it, as well as giving insights on the wider topic of contemplative meditation.

    The Love and Courage podcast features interviews with inspirational people who are making a real difference in the world today. Guests are typically people passionate about social justice, and who have demonstrated courage and conviction in their lives.

    Host Ruairí McKiernan is leading Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker.

    Listen back 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

June

 

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. 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 : €25.00 24/06/2017 10:00 AM

Book online

 

Tuesday Evening Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin

In this mindful Hatha yoga, Tuesday evening class participants are introduced 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. Participants have a choice of a six week course or a five week course depending on your start date.

Price : €75.00 or €65.00 27/06/2017 6:30 PM

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July

 

5 Rhythms Dance with Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig

With Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig, 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 : €65.00 02/07/2017 9:00 AM

Book Online

 

 

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 07/07/2017 10:00 AM 

Book online here

 

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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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 04/07/2017 9:30 AM

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The Art Of Stillness In The Classroom With Niamh Bruce

This 5 day course was developed for the Sanctuary and has been running each summer since 2006.  These 5 experiential days will equip you to build a focused, reflective and meditative environment in the classroom, using simple, applied, mindfulness practices.

Price : €185.00 17/07/2017 9: 00 AM

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August

 

Intensive Journaling Retreat With Fr Korko Moses

With Fr Korko Moses, this 4 day silent retreat is based on the Intensive Journal Method, developed by Ira Prorpgff , an integrated system of writing exercises. These are designed to allow you access and work with your experiences and feelings so you gain awareness about your life and where the Spirit is leading. The retreat leader, Fr Korko Moses, will guide you step-by-step in an atmosphere of privacy, silence and reflection.

Price : €225.00 27/08/2017 9:30 AM

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September

 

Three Day Silent Non-Residential Retreat In The Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is delighted to welcome back Korko Moses SJ. Fr. Korko is an Indian Jesuit and founder of Dhyana Vanam Ashram in Dindigul in Southern India, a Christian centre for Yoga and Meditation for Spiritual Awakening (Self Realisation). He gives special importance to developing openness and respect to other religious traditions.

Price : €150.00 01/09/2017 10:00 AM

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction With Niamh Bruce.

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 : €350.00 04/09/2017 6:30 PM

Book online

 

The Art Of Being Still With Sr Stan.

With Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, this 5 week foundation course is an invitation to go within and develop the art of meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation practices which combine the wisdom of both Eastern and Western tradition. Each session is 90 minutes in duration.

Price : €95.00 11/09/2017 7:00 PM

Book online

 

Mindful Yoga Tuesday 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 12/09/2017 6:00 PM or 7:30PM

Book 6pm here or 7:30pm here.

 

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 08/09/2017 10:00 AM 

Book online here

 

 

Mindfulness for Teachers: .b Foundations With Dominic Cogan.

With Dominic Cogan, an 8-week programme delivered by a trained Mindfulness for Teachers: .b Foundations teacher. It is designed for teachers, staff, and parents who want to develop their own mindfulness practice and enhance their own wellbeing. However it would also enable participants who develop a practice to qualify for further training in order to teach .b or Paws .b to young people.

Price : €200.00 19/09/2017 19:00 PM

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Food for Thought 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 08/09/2017 14:00 PM

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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 23/09/2017 10:00 AM

Book online

 

 

Monday Evening Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course With Carolin Grampp

With Carolin Grampp,  this 8 week Mindful Self Compassion  (MSC) course is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. It is based on the research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. It teaches core principles and practices which enable us to respond to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding. Each session is 3 hours in duration with a full day of practice on October 29th.

Price : €350.00 29/09/2017 19:00 PM

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October

 

Mindful Parenting With Dominic Cogan 

Learn short mindfulness practices that will enable you to be more fully present and supportive to your child as they face the increasing challenges of finding their feet in today’s world. There will be opportunities to explore experiences with other parents and notes provided for each session. Dominic has been practicing mindfulness meditation for almost fourteen years. Dominic also works regularly in bringing mindfulness to students, teachers and administrators at both primary and secondary level. Dominic is a father of three children.

Price : €75.00 05/10/2017 7:00 PM

Book online

 

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 20/10/2017 10:00 AM 

Book online here

 

2017 Mindful Yoga Tuesday 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 24/10/2017 6:00 PM 

Book online here

 

November

 

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

A three week introductory morning 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 03/11/2017 7:00 PM

Book online

 

5 Rhythms Dance with Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig

With Caitriona Ni Ghiollophadraig, 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 : €65.00 05/07/2017 10:00 AM

Book Online


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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