The Sanctuary

About The Sanctuary


The Sanctuary is a meditation centre for social change in the heart of Dublin City. It is a charity founded by Sr. Stan Kennedy in 1998, long before meditation or mindfulness was on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

Most importantly, it was inspired by Stan’s own personal practice of contemplation and meditation and its ability to sustain Stan in her commitment to work with homeless people and her other social innovations.

The Sanctuary originated with a focus on personal well-being; and indeed continues to offer courses on yoga, mindfulness, meditation and drop in sessions for those seeking to maintain their balance: both physically and mentally.

However, what is most inspiring is the way the Sanctuary reflects Stan’s mission for social change.

The Sanctuary has evolved organically over the years to include mindfulness programmes for schools, programmes for carers and those working on the frontlines of society. Moreover, it offers tailored programmes for commercial organisations, charities, workplace and management teams.

All its courses are inspired by a deep and heartfelt wish and mission to nourish personal growth for greater social impact, ultimately helping to create a more resilient and just society.

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An Interview With The Founders of The Sanctuary, Sr. Stan & Sr. Sile Wall

How The Sanctuary was conceptualised and what we do for everyone…

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Stanhope St, Dublin 7, D07 H290

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+353 (0)1 670 5419

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