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A moment of mindfulness and meditation with Hollyhock

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On February 29th, a rare leap day that graces us once every four years, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect together. In a world filled with chaos and distractions where so much competes for attention, Hollyhock invites you to embrace mindfulness, find ease, and be fully present. For over four decades, our campus has been a sanctuary for leaders and learners seeking profound shifts in consciousness, unlocking human potential, and embracing transformation. Immerse yourself in our meditation programs, learn new practices, and gain insights from our exceptional lineup of presenters. 

What leaps of learning will you make today?

Metta Vipassana

Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation

April 21 – May 5, 2024, with Michele McDonald, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey & Sayalay Ma Kamalañani 

Experience Metta (unconditional love and kindness) Vipassana (insight) meditation on beautiful Cortes Island. In this 14-day silent retreat, discover the four immeasurables (unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. 

Dream Play - Kim Mascaro

Conscious Dreaming: Embodied Wisdom through Liminal Dream Play

May 17 – 22, 2024 with Dr. Kimberly Mascaro, PhD 

We are more than our ordinary, waking-life self. Liminal dreaming has been long practiced by many as a way of exploring extraordinary states of mind, expanding creativity, managing anxiety, and developing intuition and inner-wisdom. Join Dr. Kimberly Mascaro at Hollyhock, for a generative and restorative experience while exploring the potential and possibility that exists at the intersections of our consciousness in dream and sleep states.

Coming Home - Dawn Mauricio

Coming Home: Exploring the Divine Abodes

June 14 – 19, 2024, with Dawn Mauricio 

With the world, news, and societal systems as they are, it is easy to fall into thinking we are not enough, believing we are separate, or being guided by fear.  This meditation retreat offers a chance to reconnect with our innate essence of boundless love and compassion through silence and practice, time for connection and relational exercises, and turning to the land to remind us of who we are already. 

Click here to watch a fun vlog of Dawn’s journey to Hollyhock in 2023 or listen to her Mindfulness Meditation podcast. 

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Pwātamowin “the act of dreaming”: A Yogic retreat

June 30 – July 5, 2024, with Malina Dawn

Pwātamowin is a Cree word meaning “the act of dreaming.” But this is not the kind of dreaming you do when you sleep, it is akin to catching visions. In this 5-day immersion, we will share together in this medicinal and healing practice we call Yoga, laced with Cree Métis and other indigenous teachings so you can grieve, process and integrate the heavy, hard and dense parts of your life experience while you learn how to dust yourself off, lift yourself up, look and walk forward and dream into a new reality. 

Click here to learn about how Malina is weaving together Indigenous culture and yoga. 

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Radical Dharma: Conversations

July 21 – 25, 2024, with Reverend angel Kyodo williams

It’s time to create the conditions that reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with authentic community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the critical conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and prevents our collective awakening. Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei helps us navigate grief, apathy, alienation, and burnout and engage in an intimate practice of bold, authentic, and inclusive conversation. 

Click here for a Q&A conversation with Reverend angel at Hollyhock on resilience. 

Non-Dual Awareness - Lama Tsultrim Allione

Non-dual Awareness: An Exploration of Effortless Presence

August 9 – 14, 2024, with Lama Tsultrim Allione

We all have awakened presence within us which is created as a spark of bliss at the moment of conception. This spark remains within us and can never be stained or tainted, but it can be hidden. Drawing from over fifty years of training and practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition Lama Tsultrim will guide us in the awakening and identification of this natural state of self-cognizing awareness through stories, dialogue, experiential exercises and meditations in nature. 

Click here for a guided Tonglen meditation with Lama Tsultrim Allione. 

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Radiant Mind, Compassionate Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat

August 18 – 24, 2024 with Celeste Young

During this weeklong silent meditation retreat, we will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart to support the unfolding of insight and compassion. We will learn to bring mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, facilitating a renewed sense of connection with our own bodies, hearts, and minds. 

Click here for guided audio meditations on mindfulness and loving kindness from Celeste Young. 

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Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals

September 27 – October 2, 2024 with Dr. Andrea Grabovac, MD and Dr. Erin Burrell, MD, FRCPC

Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based meditation retreat for health professionals and partners. Working in healthcare, we often struggle with balancing competing values, making do with a lack of necessary resources, and coping with obstacles beyond our control. One of the first steps in creating meaningful, effective systemic change is to shift our habitual reactions to daily stressors and burnout triggers. 

Click here to enjoy a guided meditation practice used to relate to chronic pain from Dr. Andrea Grabovac.

In case you missed it:  The response to Dr. Dan Siegel’s program launch this week has been phenomenal, with the program quickly filling up to 50% capacity in less than 48 hours. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this highly anticipated program at Hollyhock in August. Secure your spot before it’s too late and the program moves to a waitlist! Learn more and register here. 

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