Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 19, 2021.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,640.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,490.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,165.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,210.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,910.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,610.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,105.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,955.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,805.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,515.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,515.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,515.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,405.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,650.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,327.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 18
Ends with lunch on August 23

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition for Year 1: Cortes Island Tuition $850 CAD Vancouver Tuition $813 CAD per session Registration Deposit $795 ($400 will be transferred towards your Vancouver tuition)

Cortes Session Inclusive Price: $1,405 - $2,640 CAD / 5 nights on Cortes Island including tuition for the Cortes Island session, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

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The Art of Spiritual Guidance: 2 Year Program

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

August 18 - 23, 2021

Spiritual Guidance is an art, a gift and a calling that has been long practiced in contemplative traditions to support spiritual development and personal transformation. The practice encourages the soul’s quest for expression, authenticity and greater intimacy with the Divine within oneself, one’s relationships, and the world.

Develop skills for serving as a spiritual guide to others while deepening your own spiritual foundation. This in-depth two year training program takes an interfaith approach and incorporates the insights of transpersonal psychology with special emphasis on Jungian psychology.

Themes addressed in the curriculum:

  • The Call
  • The Teacher Within and Without
  • Dreams
  • Creating a Personal Mythology
  • States and Stages in the Journey
  • Soul
  • Typology and Guidance
  • Contemplation, Meditation and Prayer
  • Shadow
  • Deep Structure of Ritual
  • The Retreat Process
  • The God Ideal and Image

This is a gathering place for those who have experienced considerable inner work, and who value sharing the journey of the soul within a community of other mature seekers.

Each year of this two year training includes a 5-night summer retreat at Hollyhock followed by two 4-day sessions in Vancouver.

Year 1 – 2021/21
Hollyhock Retreat 2021: Aug 18-23, 2021
Vancouver 2022: Winter, Spring, 2022 (Dates TBA)

Year 2 – 2022/23
Hollyhock Retreat 2022: August, 2022 (Dates TBA)
Vancouver 2023: Winter, Spring, 2023 (Dates TBA)

Related Programs

Mystery of the Soul, July 11-16, 2021 with Atum O’Kane & Margie Gillis

Time of Transition, July 16-21, 2021 with Atum O’Kane


Please check back for a full program schedule.

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Thomas Atum O’Kane, PhD
Thomas Atum O’Kane, PhD, is the founder and director of the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School. Atum teaches the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School core training programs with an inter-faith approach in five countries, along with multiple other courses. His vision of each individual soul having the ability to listen and respond to their particular Call of living an expanded life has been artfully taught as well as absorbed by many. Atum has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and a Masters in Psychological Counseling. Atum is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance which focuses on the Christian Mystics, the vision of Teilhard…
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