Welcome to The Sanctuary

Yoga & Tai Chi

We have both Yoga and Tai Chi classes starting over the next couple of months at the Sanctuary, including Yoga with Andrea Boudin and Tai Chi with Declan Mills.

Tai Chi: Fri 1st Nov – Fri 6th Dec, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Yoga with Andrea: Wed 30th Oct – Wed 4th Dec, 6pm – 7.20pm

Yoga with Andrea: Wed 30th Oct – Wed 4th Dec, 7.30pm – 8.50pm

Choden comes to the Sanctuary

Choden is a Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Kagyu lineage who has spent many years teaching secular mindfulness for the Mindfulness Association and the University of Aberdeen.

One of Choden’s main focuses when teaching mindfulness is the importance of compassion. In fact, together with Prof. Paul Gilbert, he coauthored the book Mindful Compassion.

An Evening Talk with Choden
Friday October 25th, 7pm – 9pm
the Sanctuary, Stanhope St, Dublin 7
Price: €20

A One Day Workshop with Choden
Saturday October 26th, 10am – 4pm
the Sanctuary, Stanhope St, Dublin 7
Price: €55

Community Drumming at the Sanctuary

This is a community circle drumming workshop for all in which individual African djembe drums are provided. There is no experience necessary and everyone joins in at their own level.

This is an opportunity for one and all to feel vibration of sound and the resonance of our own natural rhythm: our heartbeat… and ultimately to have fun. Price: €20.

Friday October 11th, 7pm – 8.30pm Book Now

Friday October 18th, 7pm – 8.30pm Book Now

Healing Sounds at the Sanctuary

Description: The Sanctuary is offering a variety of sound focused healing workshops during September & October. These include Sound Bath Meditations, Explore your Healing Voice, and Community Drumming experiences.

Sound Baths: Fri Sept 27th and/or Fri Oct 25th, 6.45pm – 7.45pm

Healing Voice: Fri Sept 27th and/or Fri Oct 25th, 8pm – 9pm

Community Drumming: Fri Oct 4th and/or Fri Oct 11th, and/or Fri Oct 18th 7pm – 830pm

Daily Meditation Practice Sessions at the Sanctuary

Join us at the Sanctuary on weekdays for one of our 30 minute guided meditation session.

We offer three regular meditation practices each day: Awakening Practice (9am); Midday Practice (1.15pm), and Sunset Practice (6pm), all in the beautiful and tranquil setting of the Sanctuary in Dublin 7 Please note the sunset practice will take place only on Monday evenings at the Sanctuary and online via Zoom every second Wednesday evening.

The sessions are led by an experienced practitioner and are perfect for anyone looking to begin a practice or looking to make their existing practice more regular, the sessions cost just €5 each.

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 2019 offering 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).

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.

Find out more about The Cuan Programme…


“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


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



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