Previous Events

We are proud of the high caliber of national and international speakers we have hosted over the years.

23rd February 2023 – Online via Zoom

Dr Anne Francis: Soul Café Series 3

As Kingfishers catch Fire: Occupying ourselves in the World

As Kingfishers Catch fire...

9th June, 2022 – Online via Zoom

Chelan Harkin: Soul Café Series 2

Susceptible to Light – An Evening of Ecstatic Poetry

Susceptible to Light

26th April, 2022 - Online via Zoom

Simon Sleeman: Soul Café Series 1

Contemplative Living in an Age of Anxiety

Contemplative Living in an Age of Anxiety

15th September, 2021 – Online via Zoom

Beverly Lanzetta

24th June, 2021 – Online via Zoom

Julienne McClean

A Contemplative Approach to Life Series 3

A Contemplative Approach to Life Series 3

6th May 2021 – Online via Zoom

Adam Bucko

A contemplative Approach to Life Series 2

A Contemplative Approach to Life Series 2

Father Adam Bucko has been a committed voice in the movement for the renewal of Christian Contemplative Spirituality and the growing New Monastic movement. He has taught engaged contemplative spirituality in Europe and the United States, and has authored Let Your Heartbreak be Your Guide: Lessons in Engaged Contemplation and co-authored Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation, and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living.

Committed to an integration of contemplation and just practice, he cofounded an award-winning non-profit, the Reciprocity Foundation, where he spent 15 years working with homeless youth living on the streets of New York City, providing spiritual care, developing programs to end youth homelessness, and articulating a vision for spiritual mentoring in a post-religious world. He currently serves as a director of The Center for Spiritual Imagination at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York, and is a member of “The Community of the Incarnation,” a ‘new monastic’ community dedicated to democratizing the gifts of monastic spirituality and teaching contemplative spirituality, in the context of hearing and responding to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth.

Adam lives in New York with his wife, Kaira Jewel Lingo, a Buddhist teacher and former nun in the community of Thich Nhat Hanh. Together they lead The Buddhist-Christian Community for Meditation and Action.


22nd April, 2021 - Online via Zoom

Barry White

A Contemplative Approach to Life Series 1

25th January, 2020 – Emmaus Centre, Swords, Dublin

Padraig O'Tuama

A Spirituality of Interruption

20th October, 2018 - All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin.

Ruth Patterson

The Gaze of Love

27th January, 2018 - Marino Institute of Education, Drumcondra, Dublin.

Teresa Forcades

The Contemplative Life: A Force for Radical Change

We do not have a video recording of Teresa's talk to us in Marino in 2018. However we have Ruiri McKiernan's interview with Teresa on his Love and Courage podcast.

Europe's most radical nun