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. 

Thursday 24th June

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


An Ashram Experience  

Stella Maris Retreat Centre, Howth - Sunday 29th June - Tuesday 29th July 

(Residential & Non Residential) 

Korko moses a Jesuit Priest from India, Meditation Teacher and Yoga Master will lead the Ashram Experience.

For more information on the Ashram 2014 please click here

Some Non-residential spaces still available.  For bookings please contact 01 6705419.


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


Experiental Mindfulness with Helen Byrne, Saturday 26th July, 10am-4pm, €65 

Power of Now with John Doherty, Sunday 27th July, 10am-4pm, €65

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

Cultivating Compassion & Mindfulness

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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Experiential Mindfulness
26/07/2014 10:00
Power of Now
27/07/2014 10:00

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