• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,945.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,780.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,420.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,710.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,385.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,050.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,355.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,205.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,025.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,855.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,650.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,650.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,650.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,567.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,975.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,490.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 31
Ends with lunch on August 5

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Year One Commitment:
Cortes Island Tuition $950 CAD
Vancouver Tuition $950 CAD
Virtual Tuition $650 CAD
Non-Refundable Registration Deposit $795 CAD

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs.

We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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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
  • 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 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: July 23 -28, 2023
Virtual Retreat: January 18 – 21, 2024
Vancouver Retreat: June 13 – 16, 2024

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.

Related Programs

Mystery of the Soul, July 17-22, 2022 with Atum O’Kane & Margie Gillis

Time of Transition, July 22-27, 2022 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

Learn more about Hollyhock’s current health and safety policies here.


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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