• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,587.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $1,539.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $1,419.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,299.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,539.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,419.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,299.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,175.00
  • Dorm Lower Bunk – CAD $1,067.00
  • Dorm Upper Bunk – CAD $1,067.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $979.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $915.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,009.00
  • Commuter – CAD $917.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 31
Ends with lunch on August 4

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 3*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 1-3*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 2*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 3, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Smelt Bay Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 3*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on July 31 8:00-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 1**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Tuition: $535

Package Price: $917 - $1,587 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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Science & Spiritual Practices

With Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake

July 31 - August 4, 2019

People who have a regular spiritual practice tend to live healthier, longer, more content lives. Science sheds new light on many spiritual practices, including pilgrimages, meditation, chanting, prayer and rites of passage. Explore the interface and overlap of science and spirituality in Hollyhock’s beautiful, natural setting.

In this program we spend part of our time outdoors, in the garden, seashore and forest, learning how to reconnect with the world around us, and integrate understanding with direct intuitive experience. We explore spiritual traditions through our own experiences, and through singing, listening, looking, telling stories, thinking and having fun. We reflect on our connections with our ancestors and with the collective memory on which we all draw.

Rupert Sheldrake will show how his hypothesis of morphic resonance enables us to understand rituals and mantras in a new way, and provides a new interpretation of memory and the survival of bodily death. Our minds are much more extensive than our brains, and can stretch out to affect people on the other side of the world, and even reach the stars.


Rupert Sheldrake
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge. sheldrake.org Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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Merlin Sheldrake
Merlin Sheldrake, PhD, is a tropical ecologist and musician, who has worked in the forests of Central America and the jungles of Brazil.
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Cosmo Sheldrake
Cosmo Sheldrake is a musician and anthropologist. Much of his work is to do with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment. He has also worked as a facilitator and a teacher running music workshops for young people in England, Canada and the U.S.A. cosmosheldrake.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
Learn more about Cosmo Sheldrake