Art of Spiritual Guidance: Two Year Program
With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD
July 31 - August 5, 2022
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
- Creating a Personal Mythology
- States and Stages in the Journey
- Typology and Guidance
- Contemplation, Meditation and Prayer
- 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 or Virtual.
Year One (Summer 2022 – Spring 2023)
Cortes Island Retreat: July 31 – August 5, 2022
Virtual Retreat: January 19 – 22, 2023
Vancouver Retreat: June 8 – 11, 2023
Year Two (Summer 2023 – Spring 2024)
Hollyhock Retreat: August, 2023 (dates TBA)
Vancouver Retreat: Winter, 2024 (dates TBA)
Online Retreat: Spring, 2024 (dates TBA)
The opportunity to journey for two years with a deeply committed spiritual community is a profound gift of support and true blessing. The mutual commitment to share one’s path is heart opening and healing.
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
A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Special Terms & Conditions
Please note that we require a non-refundable deposit to hold your space in the program as well as a commitment to the full two year program (6 sessions).
Health & Safety
By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here.
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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