Is your Brain like Velcro or Teflon?

Dr Rick Hanson, Neuroscientist ,Psychologist and best-seller author of Buddha Brain, coined the phrase, “the brain is like Velcro for negative experiences, but Teflon for positive ones”. At the end of the day, what do you remember most – the person who cut in ahead of you in traffic, the sight of unwashed dishes left in the sink (again!), or …

Sr Stan Interviewed On Love And Courage.

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 …

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Sr Stan Talks About The Sanctuary Ashram Experience.

Above Fr Korko Moses playing tin whistle at the Ashram in 2012. He’ll be back to lead our Ashram experience this year too. The prospect of visiting an Ashram in India has been growing in popularity during these busy times. It seems more and more people are looking for meaning in life, work and in relationships and for a way …

Discover A Mindful Approach To Eating.

Orla Burchael and Shirley Roe bring their 6 week Monday evening course on mindful eating to the Sanctuary from May 8th. Here they talk about how mindful eating is all about giving a gift to yourself – the gift of appreciating the food that you eat. When you learn more about nutrition and about how food is produced, you can …

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Creation Is A Voyage – Let’s Navigate Together.

Pioneering visual workshop leader Jole Bartoli currently works in both Dublin and the Burren. She is the founder and director of Art To Heart. From the 8th of May to June 19th she’ll be bringing a weekly workshop to the Sanctuary. In this blog post she talks about having the courage to create. “I like to paint but I am not an artist!” …