Zen

Zen monk Rev. Myozan Kodo is a recognized teacher in the Soto Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism. His 6 week, Thursday evening introductory course will introduce you to the ethics and philosophy of this ancient spiritual tradition.

In this blog post ahead of it starting on April 27th he talks about his return to teaching at The Sanctuary.

I always think of The Sanctuary as a still point in the turning city of Dublin; a place of calm in a frantic world, with an atmosphere like an old hermitage or monastery in the mountains.

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    The Sanctuary invites you to this night weaving meditation, mindfulness and music into an evening of stillness, creativity, spirituality.

    Singer  Luka Bloom will be joined by Bro Richard OFM Cap, Sanctuary founder Sr. Stan and guests

    The event takes place on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 from 8.15pm – 9.45pm in Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7.

    Admission will be through donation on the night. Further details here.

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    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 this programme in their own school or centre.

    The programme is one of the core mindfulness-based programmes developed for young people at the Sanctuary.

    Click here for more details.

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    This six workshop course with Jole Bortoli starts again on May 8th. It aims to allow ourselves to be creative by tapping into our imagination, trusting and enjoying the process.

    Each workshop will be facilitated through painting, drawing and a variety of materials, in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere. Over the weeks each participant will be guided to develop a personal theme and will be encouraged in their own unique individual style.

    You can read more about it 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


April

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.

Price : €120 27/04/2017 7:00 PM

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May

 

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. 

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 and 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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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 16/05/2017 6:30 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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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 20/05/2017 10:00 AM

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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.

Price : €75.00 26/05/2017 10:00 AM

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June

Walking Evenly Over Uneven Ground: Finding a Resilient Happiness in a Changing World.

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 7:30 PM

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July

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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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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