Irish Programmes

Art of Living & Dying Workshop Series

Module 1 Workshop: Understanding Spiritual Suffering

This is the first of four study modules providing the historical and theoretical foundation for the Anamcara. Each of the study modules is grounded in the contemporary health care sciences and is inspired by the great spiritual traditions and collective wisdom learned from the dying.

Participants learn about the rich cultural history and clinically sound practices for detecting and alleviating spiritual and emotional distress at the end of life. Proven results for patients include reduced anxiety, an improved quality of living and more effective pain management. Caregivers learn valuable models for addressing death anxiety as the most critical issue for the dying person.

What you can expect from this programme:

  • Learn about the rich cultural history and clinically effective practices for detecting and alleviating spiritual and emotional distress.
  • Experience best practices to support yourself and others in times of loss, transition, illness and at the end of life.
  • Discover a Total Pain Management Model with results that include reduced anxiety, improved quality of living and more effective pain management.
  • Encounter valuable tools and insights in order to examine life’s priorities, address death anxiety and re-connect one’s “soul and role.”

Programme Information:

Friday, 19 November 18.00-21.00
Saturday, 20 November 13.00-19.00
Sunday, 21 November 13.00-17.30
This six-month programme includes the workshop followed by five Circle of Trust© study group sessions.

Programme Tuition: €355
Early Bird Discount: €295 (Valid Until 5 November 2021)

Discounts available for groups of three or more. Please email for more details.

Click here for Module One Flyer PDF

Click here for page one of the Art of Living & Dying four-part series Flyer PDF

Click here for page two of the Art of Living & Dying four-part series Flyer PDF


Every participant of Sacred Art of Living Centre’s online programmes is required to have adequate internet connection and appropriate equipment for a Zoom meeting/webinar.  This allows for each participant to be seen and heard by their fellow participants as well as the Leadership Team during our highly interactive programmes.  It is not allowed to simply ‘audit’ a workshop anonymously (i.e. with muted video and audio).

Participants are also required to be present in an appropriate, stationary space with access to audio and visual privacy as needed.  Driving or riding in a vehicle during a programme is unsuitable to the integrity of the workshop and the quality of your experience and the experience of your fellow participants.

Full participation in these workshops is required.  This includes participation in the interactive breakout sessions and small group exercises that are part of each programme.

We highly recommend, if at all possible, to join our online programmes with a laptop or desktop computer to allow for optimal viewing and participation.  A working camera and microphone are also essential.  In our experience iPads, Tablets, and smartphones tend to greatly inhibit the overall experience for participants.



The Dominican Retreat Centre ( in Tallaght Village, Eircode D24KA40, has accommodations for participants who would appreciate a tranquil healing space for this module, while using their own laptop computer.  Thirty rooms available, either on B&B (Euro 50 per person per night) or half board including evening meal (Euro 65) and free parking.  For enquiries and bookings, please contact or call 086 8409035.

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