Retreats 2017

The Universe Story: Promise and Hope

Presented by Sr. Sharon Zayac OP

Monday 5th June 2017 – Saturday 10th June 2017 

Sharon will guide us in the Story of the Origins of the Universe through the prism of Promise and Hope. Among other things, we will contemplate what the Universe is teaching us about incarnation, salvation, and resurrection.

“Make me a Channel of Your Peace Where there is hatred let me bring your love


Presented by Anne & Terry Symens-Bucher (Franciscans) and Deirdre Ni Chinneide

Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th July 2017


Anne and Terry will explore The Work that Reconnects: What is Mine to Do? If your heart is breaking in the face of "the Great Unraveling" of ecological, economic, 

political and social systems, come join us for a brave and beautiful journey as we dare to see we are not separate from the suffering of our world. 


Anne and Terry will be joined by

Deirdre Ni Chinneide who will invite us to  explore and weave the threads of the work that reconnects through music , prayer and reflection  drawing on  the depth, beauty and richness of our celtic 

heritage and spirituality.



Bridging the Gap: Movement Meditation and Mindfullness for Daily Livingmove_into_life_in_an_tairseach

Facilitated by: Barbara Collins and Sandra Reeve

This 5-day workshop introduces movement as ‘mindfulness in motion’, as a meditation practice in itself, and to explore the thresholds and transitions between sitting meditation, walking meditation, free-form movement practice and simple everyday activities. How can we cultivate embodied presence with our eyes closed and our eyes open, in action and in stillness? We move between indoor and outdoor sessions,

between time alone and time together, between nature and town, between quietness, stillness and movement as we explore how to integrate the source of meditation into our daily lives and into the busy stream of activities that fill our days.


An Tairseach, Dominican Farm & Ecology Centre, Wicklow, Ireland

26th July (evening) – 31st July, 2017

Cost: €605 (includes single en-suite room, main meal each day and tuition)

For further information and bookings, contact:

In Ireland ~ Barbara Collins: 08637 06824 (+353 8637 06824)

In the UK ~ Sandra Reeve:



Private Retreats
Individuals or groups are offered the opportunity to make their own private retreat. Self-catering en-suite rooms are available with library, audio-visual and all the facilities of the Centre.
ZEN RETREAT Gerd Neubeck
January 2018 TBC
This Zen Retreat or Sesshin is open to those who have already been introduced to Zen Meditation and who practice it in daily life.
The Sesshin is silent throughout and the daily time-table includes six hour-long periods of zazen  (sitting meditation) and a walking meditation. A commitment to stay for the full Sesshin is a requirement
The Retreat/Sesshin will be led by Gerd Neubeck teacher in the Zen lineage Willigis: