Waiting for the Light: A Winter Reflection

This event is ONLINE

Event Details:

We have a wonderful line up of contemporary speakers for you, from a range of traditions.  They will share their wisdom and experience of embracing darkness, as we wait for the arrival of brighter days, using the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.

We invite you to join us over four Saturday mornings for our month-long, online Winter Reflection that coincides with Advent.  We will explore the benefits of slowing down, letting go and resting, as we prepare for the return of the light.  This is a fundraising event for the Sanctuary, which we have held for the last number of years.

This year, we welcome Br Richard Hendrick, Capuchin Franciscan Monk and author of the book Still Points; Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order and author of several books on Buddhism; Mary McAleese, activist, author and former President of Ireland; and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, member of the congregation of the Religious Sisters of Charity, social campaigner and author of Finding Peace and Finding Hope.


  • 25th November 2023    Br Richard Hendrick               Hope
  • 2nd December 2023     Ringu Tulku Rinpoche             Peace
  • 9th December 2023      Mary McAleese                         Joy
  • 16th December 2023    Sr Stanislaus Kennedy            Love


Each Saturday session will be recorded and sent out via email to you during the following week.  You will be able to download and keep the recordings.

Day & Date: 25th November / 2nd December / 9th December / 16th December 2023

Time:  11am – 12pm (GMT)

Price: €80.00

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