Welcome to the Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a meditation centre in the heart of Dublin city and a very special place, its vision is -  to be STILLNESS…in the world…

The Sanctuary believes that everyone can access this place of stillness within themselves and once it is part of their consciousness its potential for their well-being and the well-being of society is huge.

Through its programmes, courses, workshops and activities it strives to invite people into stillness and mindfulness, there to discover inner resources that lead to the full flourishing of human life.

The Sanctuary’s beautiful gardens and peaceful inner spaces hold a place of rest and calm for mind, body and spirit. 

July 2014

We are currently experiencing problems with our phone lines.  If you are having difficulty contacing us on our main line, please contact us on: 

Mobile 086 8363119


Please Note: Road Works - Grangegorman Road Lower - from 12th May 2014

Road works will be carried out from Brunswick Street to Kirwan Street from 12th May 2014 for approximately 13 weeks. This will involve a temporary road closure but local access and parking will be available for visitors to the Sanctuary.

Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

 The Sanctuary 

  Upcoming Workshops & Events at the Sanctuary

A List of our upcoming workshops and courses can be obtained from enquiries@sanctuary.ie


Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

European training offered in Ireland through the IMA in association with the Sanctuary

Click here for further information

.B Reconnection Day

Open to .b graduates only. This day offers the opportunity for gradutes to reconnect with what they have learned about teaching mindfulness to young people. 

Friday 22nd August - 10.00am - 2.00pm

Book online


Mindfulness Half day, Saturday 6th September, 10am-1.30pm

Cultivating Compassion & Mindfulness with Sr. Stan - Saturday 13th September - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Paying Attention to Creativity with Shirley McClure - Sunday 14th September - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Power of Now with John Doherty - Saturday 20th September - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Mindfulness Half Day - Saturday 27th September - 10.00am - 1.30pm

Mindfulness Half Day - Saturday 4th October - 10.00am -1.30pm

Meditation through the Chakras with Judith King - Sunday 5th October - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Chanting and Meditation with Marsha Eger-Saturday 18th October - 10.00am - 4.00pm


Book online


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Niamh Bruce - 8 week course commencing on Monday 1st September 2014 - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

(Please note: It is necessary to fill in an application for MBSR course. Please contact us for an application form)

The Art of Being Still with Sr. Stan - 6 Week Course commencing on Monday 8th September - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Qi Gong with Maire Ní Ghiobalain - 6 week course commencing on Thursday 11th September - 7.00pm - 8.15pm

6 Steps to a Compassionate and Mindful Life with Sr. Stan - 6 week course commencing on Monday 20th October - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Book online

Introduction to Mindfulness with Sr. Stan - 3 week course commencing on Friday 5th September - 10.00am - 12.30pm
Tai Chi with Maire Ní Ghiobalain - 6 week course commencing on Friday 12th September - 11.45am - 1.00pm
Introduction to Mindfulness with Sr. Stan - 3 week course commencing Friday 3rd October - 10.00am - 12.30pm
.b MiSP 4 Day Teacher Training Course - 4 day teacher training course commencing Monday 27th October - To apply or for further information please click here
Mindfulness in Everyday Living (MBSR) with Fionnuala Gill - 6 week course - Commencing on Thursday 13th November - 10.00am - 12.30pm

Fennel _at _the _sanctuary

Stillness, present in any space, every place, available, always, everywhere, to all who seek it - Sr. Stan


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.b Reconnection Day
22/08/2014 10:00

An Ashram Experience at Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Howth - Sunday 29th June - Monday 28th July