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.  


 Sanctuary Festival of Carols

Tuesday, December 2nd @ 6pm

President's Hall, Blackhall Place

With Dublin Gospel Choir, High Hopes

Marty Whelan and guests

Donation only event but advance booking required.

Ring 01 6705419 to book a place.

Limited to 6 tickets per person.


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



Body Mind Meditation with Louis Hughes - Saturday 15th November - 10.00am - 4.00pm

A Gentle Introduction to Mindfulness with Leonie Baldwin - Sunday 16th November - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Loving Kindness Meditation with Marjo Oosterhoff - Saturday 22nd November - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Advent Reflection with Michael Rodgers - Sunday 7th December - 10am - 4pm

The Wonder of Christmas (children's workshop) with Niamh Bruce - Saturday 13th December - 10am-4pm

Book online


NEW Mindful Self Compassion with Joanne O Malley, commencing Tuesday 28th October, 7.15pm-10.00pm. €320.  Contact the office for more information and a booking form: 01 6705419,  enquiries@sanctuary.ie  More information on Mindful Self Compassion can be found at www.mindfulnessandcompassion.ie

The Christian and Meditation with Br. Richard Hendrick ofm cap - 6 week course commencing Monday 3rd November - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Niamh Bruce -  8 week course commencing Monday 5th January 2015 - 7.00pm - 9.30pm.  For further information and a booking form please contact the office on 01 6705419

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Introduction to Mindfulness/Meditation - 3 Week Course Commencing Friday 7th November - 10.00am - 12.30pm with Sile Wall, €45 FULL
Tai Chi with Maire Ni Ghiobalain - 7 week course commencing Friday 7th November - 11.45am - 1.00pm €85
Mindfulness in Everyday Living (Based on MBSR) with Fionnuala Gill - 6 week course - Commencing on Thursday 13th November - 10.00am - 12.30pm, €225.  For more information and a booking form please contact the office 01 6705419, www.sanctuary.ie
NEW Mindful Self Compassion with Carolin Grampp, 8 week day course commencing Monday January 12th, 10am-1pm, €295. To request an application form for this course please email enquiries@sanctuary.ie

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Mindful Yoga with Riana Walsh - 7 Week Day Course commencing Friday 7th November - 10.00am - 11.20am

Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin - 6 Week Evening Course commencing Tuesday 4th November - 6.00pm - 7.20pm 

Mindful Yoga with Andrea Boudin - 6 Week Evening Course commencing Tuesday 4th November - 7.40pm - 9.00pm 

Mindful Yoga with Paola Catizone - 7 Week Evening Course commencing Wednesday 5th November - 6.00pm - 7.20pm

Satyananda Yoga with Cormac Lennon - 7 Week Evening Course commencing Thursday 6th November - 6.00 - 7.20pm

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Lunchtime Meditation at DIT Grangegorman Campus

Every Tuesday - 1.10pm-1.40pm - The Sanctuary will offer a 30 minute meditation session in St. Laurence's Church, the beautifully refurbished church on the new DIT Grangegorman campus.  All welcome.

Leacht Book Club

Next Meeting of the Leacht Book club takes place on Sunday 9th November 11am-1pm - This months chosen Book is Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff.  Join us to discuss this topical theme of Self-Compassion.  For further information email info@sanctuary.ie 

Sanctuary Festival of Carols - with Dublin Gospel Choir and Marty Whelan

Tuesday, 2nd December at 6pm  at the Presdient's Hall, Law Society, Blackhall Place. This is a donation only event but advance booking required. Contact us on 01 6705419 to book a place. (Limited to 6 tickets per person)

Remembering Thomas Merton

Saturday January 31st 2015 is the centenary of Tomas Merton’s birth. Monk, Poet, Peace Activist, Merton made a deep impression in his short life and left‑ us a rich legacy through his writings on Solitude, Silence and Contemplation. He saw that what we all seek most fundamentally is the awakening of our true inner self, our heart.  T­omas Merton will be remembered through the eyes of TONY BATES, someone who has loved Merton for many years and who has drawn on him to deepen his understanding and practice of mindfulness.

This event takes place on January 31st, 2015 - 10am - 1pm at St. Laurence's Church, DIT Campus, Lr. Grangegorman Rd. Dublin 7 (3 minutes from the Sanctuary).  

For more information on this event and to book a place click here


Seasons Of HopeCongratulations to Sr Stan, Sanctuary founder who launched her new book Seasons of Hope in October.

This new book, the follow up to her bestselling Day by Day, offers words of wisdom to still the mind and calm the soul. Through verse and inspirational quotations from many enlightened figures, she offers us a chance to refocus our energies and step away from this frantic world and be open to new possibilities. Includes contributions from Michael Harding, Theo Dorgan, Peter McVerry and Ruairi McKiernan.  

Available in all major bookstores or in our online store                     



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


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Mindfulness half day
29/11/2014 10:00
Festival of Carols
02/12/2014 18:30
Mindfulness half day
06/12/2014 10:00
Advent Reflection
07/12/2014 10:00

Leacht Book Club Sunday 9th November 11am-1pm Chosen Book: Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff