Take the Green Road to Mindfulness

There’s a taste to the cold, fresh air that smacks the face and dives into the lungs, a wake-up call right at the start of the journey along the Green Road that gently wends its way down to the church at New Quay, the Burren, Co Clare.  Hawthorn bushes, whipped by the winds coming off Galway Bay, turn pleadingly towards …

Are you Velcro or Teflon?

Are you Velcro or Teflon?  As humans we seem to be like Velcro for the negative experiences and Teflon for the good ones in our life. Have your ever found yourself ruminating on some small perceived slight  or beat yourself up because you didn’t measure up to your own standards? Do you regularly hear the tearing sound of the Velcro …

Who Will Care For Our Sick?

“Try and take your teeth out yourself Mena”, the nurse asked the frail elderly woman with the vacant stare of the Alzheimer sufferer.  ” I know it’s hard but we want to put some Bongela on for you and give these a good rinse”. The nurse continued to coax and soothe while this small, intimate care was underway. “You did …

What is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation that was little known in the West until recently. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. Focusing on each breath in this way allows you to observe your thoughts as they arise in your mind and, little by …

Br. Richard Hendrick on Kildare’s KFM Radio

Brenda Drumm from KFM Radio spoke to Brother Richard from The Sanctuary in Dublin about a new meditation CD called ‘Cave of the Heart’. Listen to interview here Religion Matters on KFM Radio-Religion Matters is a weekly religion, reflectioBrenda Drumm from KFM Radio spoke to Brother Richard from The Sanctuary in Dublin about a new meditation CD called ‘Cave of …