February & March Courses 2022

Growing Old Gracefully- The Spirituality of Ageing, with Dominic Cogan

Back by popular demand! *ONLINE*

Course Description: Our culture typically views the aging process as one of slowly declining health and reduction in mental capacity. In contrast, traditional cultures emphasise a growth in insight and experience and have always accorded increased respect as people age. This four-week course, while gently acknowledging the challenges of growing old, will also create a space for the celebration of conscious aging such as: increased wisdom, the growth of resilience and greater appreciation of life’s lessons.

Each session will be a blend of inputs from the facilitator, large and small group discussion as well as a few short writing exercises that promote reflection. There will be a ten-minute tea break in the middle of each session.

4-week Online course

Date & Time: Wednesday, 16th February 2022, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Cost: €80.00

About Dominic Cogan:

Dominic Cogan

Dominic has been practising mindfulness and meditation for over seventeen years. His professional background has been in education, working at primary, secondary and third level as a teacher and teacher trainer both in Ireland and in various locations around the world.

As well as a Masters Degree in Education, Dominic has professional qualifications in the teaching of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL). He has a particular interest in the link between spirituality and contemplative practice and holds qualifications in Interspiritual Mindfulness Facilitation and Soul Empowerment Coaching. Previously, Dominic has developed and taught courses such as “Meditation within the Wisdom Traditions”, “Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Christian Mystical Experience” and “Soul Stories” all of which have acknowledged the importance of the spiritual dimension in a life well lived.

Now sixty-four, Dominic’s thoughts in the past few years have been turning towards the experience of ageing, both the challenges as well as the surprising blessings.  In the winter of 2020, he developed and taught the first Growing Old Gracefully: The Spirituality of Ageing” course for the Sanctuary.

Full details of Dominic’s professional background can be found at www.dominiccogan.com

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