Anam Cara: A John O’Donohue Workshop July 2019


Come and spend a day in the company of the writings of John O`Donohue. During the day we will be exploring what he has to say about the old Celtic idea of the soul friend or Anam Cara. In addition, we will re-discover how appreciation of the natural world and stillness, can allow us to find shelter from the sense of being homeless in the modern world. There will be time for reflection and meditation, and a chance to share with like -minded seekers on the spiritual path.

Time: Sunday 28th July, 10am – 4pm

Location: the Sanctuary, Stanhope St, Dublin 7

Cost: €65

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Workshop Features:

Video clips


Guided Meditation

Music and Song

Group Discussion

Your Facilitator: Dominic Cogan

Dominic is a parent of three children and has worked as a primary school teacher for many years. He has been practicing mindfulness for over fifteen years. He received professional training in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from both the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor and also the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA, Germany). He has also trained with the UK based Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) to teach the .b mindfulness programme to adolescents, the Paws b mindfulness programme to children and the .b Foundations mindfulness programme to teachers and those working with young people.

In addition, he works as a teacher trainer on the MiSP .b teacher training courses. Dominic has undergone training to teach the Irish-based Parents Plus course in parenting teens. He has previously taught a number of parenting courses at The Sanctuary. He has a particular interest in promoting mindfulness in schools and in supporting teachers to do so.

In addition to his professional mindfulness training, Dominic holds a MA in Education from the University of London and a Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice from CSCT London.