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Cultivating the transformative power of Stillness
All Our Courses and Events
The Art of Compassion, with Jane Negrych
Compassion can be defined quite simply as the ability to recognize, move towards and be with suffering, with an intention to relieve it. Compassion is an action, compassion is empowering.
The wonderful news is that research shows that compassion can not only be learned, but it can cultivated through practice and training.
Join Jane Negrych on this 5 week introduction into the practice of training in compassion, Monday evenings from March 25th – April 29th (5 weeks) at 7pm – 8:30pm
Tai Chi at the Sanctuary, March 2019
Traditional Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient form of exercise very suitable to the 21st century. In Tai Chi we explore the avenues and thresholds of our individual body, mind and spirit through a regime of simple structured exercises.
It can be practiced by people of all ages, regardless of their lifestyle or their health. And most importantly it is fun!
Join Declan Mills for his 6-week Tai Chi course at the Sanctuary starting on March 22nd, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, cost €110
The Mindful Warrior 2019
The Sanctuary is now offering a training course for those who work with young people to enable them to deliver our Mindful Warrior Programme in their own school or centre.
The 2019 Mindful Warrior Course is now recruiting. For more information about our Mindful Warrior courses please call Gillian or Laura on 01 670 5419
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.
Latest News from the Sanctuary
“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