Welcome from Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy

Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, or Sr. Stan as she is affectionately known, is a visionary and social innovator and a member of the congregation of Religious Sisters of Charity since 1958.

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Reflections

The Sound of Silence

Silence has a fascination for many people.  In one of his earlier poems Brendan Kennelly wrote  "once I was the heartbeat of the world I am an outcast now". Meister Eckhart told us that the "nearest thing to God is silence".  We all think we know what silence is but there are several different understandings of what it means.   

For one person to say "I was silent" for another person may mean "I was stunned", "I didn't react", "I didn't respond" or 'I held my peace'. Silence can evoke fear in some and awe in others.  Many think of silence as the absence of sound. 

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Books, CD's & Cards

A Quiet Space - A Short History of the Sanctuary

Released September 2023

A Quiet Space tells the story of the Sanctuary, a meditation centre for social change in the heart of Dublin.

The Sanctuary aims to answer a hunger in people for spirituality, meditation, creativity and community – the four pillars of the Sanctuary’s purpose and vision.

Those of all faiths and none are welcome at the Sanctuary and for more than twenty-five years this special place has been enriching the lives of all those who experience it.

All royalties from the sale of this book will go towards furthering the work of the Sanctuary.

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Latest News & Events

The Sanctuary's 31 Day Meditation Challenge

Monday, 25 September 2023

The Sanctuary is marking World Mental Health Day by challenging ourselves and you to a whole month of self-care meditation practice during the month of October. With meditation recorded by The Sanctuary’s experienced Mindfulness and Meditation Teachers, including Sr. Stan Kennedy, Dr Tony Bates, Jane Negrych, and many more.

The Sanctuary's 25 Year Anniversary Conference

Friday, 19 May 2023

This June the Sanctuary will celebrate it's 25 years of service with an Anniversary Digital Conference commencing on Thursday 8th June, with special guests: internationally renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, OBE Prof. Paul Gilbert, one of Ireland’s leading psychologists, Dr. Tony Bates, and Founder of the Sanctuary, Sr. Stan Kennedy.

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