• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,220.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,055.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,695.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,260.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $2,935.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,600.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,630.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,480.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,300.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,130.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $925.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $925.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $925.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $842.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,525.00
  • Commuter – CAD $765.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 16
Ends with lunch on September 21

Your DRAFT program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $225 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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Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 16 - 21, 2022

Program is fully booked

Waking up from the trance of everyday life is like waking up in the morning. The dreams just fall away. Come listen to the call from within and realize that you are vastly more than your person-ality.  You are not your moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions, or wounds from the past. Mindfulness potentiates this awakening to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that are your natural state.

This retreat includes sitting and walking meditations, lectures, and discussions, as well as music, poetry, and movement. Individual guidance and instruction are available. Return to your life and relationships rested, renewed, and inspired.

This program is held in noble silence (except sessions). Common areas on campus are shared with other guests.

This is my 6th meditation retreat here at Hollyhock over the last 2+ decades, all with Robert. He is a wise and kind person and teacher. He is very skilled at helping open people’s hearts as well as inspire one to have a meditation practice. – past participant, 2018

Please note: Tuition does not include a fee for the presenter. This is a dãna-based retreat (see below for details).

What is Dãna?

Dãna is an ancient Pali word meaning “giving” or “gift.” Dãna is at the heart of the 2,500 year old Buddhist tradition. Going back to the days of the Buddha, he and the monastic community offered the teachings freely to lay people, as a form of dãna. In turn the lay community, through their generosity, or dãna, ensured that their teachers’ basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and medicine were provided.

When the Buddha would give a public discourse, he usually began with teaching on the importance and the benefits of dãna. The act of giving itself is of immeasurable benefit to the giver; it opens up the heart, diminishes for a moment one’s self-absorption and places value on the well-being of others. The key is that the act of giving itself is the natural expression of a connected and loving heart.

The fee you pay to attend this retreat covers the basic retreat costs; none of your registration fee is payment to the teacher leading the retreats. Teachers offer the teachings with a spirit of generosity and trust that their lives and work will be supported by those who are receiving the life-giving teachings. This is a real expression of the truth of interdependence.

Read More from Robert Beatty on dãna.

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Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion, May 29 – June 3, 2022 with Robert Beatty


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Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty, MES, MSW, is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America in the 1970s. Robert integrates Western psychology with the systematic training of the mind and heart offered by Buddhism. His teaching emphasizes kindness, relationship, humour, family, and work as vehicles for spiritual development. He is the author of Mindfulness for a Happy Life. robertbeatty.com | portlandinsight.org Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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