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  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $2,967.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,375.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,239.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,939.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,766.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,490.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,214.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,887.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,747.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,607.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,467.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,283.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,283.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,283.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,223.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,306.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,167.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 2
Ends with lunch on August 6

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675 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: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. 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. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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Science, Art, Sound, and the Sacred

With Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake

August 2 - 6, 2023

Explore the entanglements between science, art, sound, and the sacred in a beautiful, wild setting. 

What we call art and science both arise from our faculties of imagination, wonder, and curiosity. We will spend part of our time outdoors – in gardens, on seashores and in forests – connecting with the more-than-human world and bringing together ideas with direct experience. We will explore scientific, artistic, and spiritual traditions through discussion, play, singing, listening, looking, pilgrimage, thinking, and celebration.

Merlin will explore the world of fungi and the ways that a deeper understanding of symbiotic relationships – between ourselves, fungi, plants, bacteria, and others – can change our understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways that we think, feel, and behave. Cosmo will consider the fundamental roles of sound in the living world and will lead us in sound experiments, singing, and musical celebration.

By leaning into ambiguity, by focusing on relationships between entities, by remembering to find excitement in what we don’t know, we hope to deepen our sense of the sacred and recover a sense of wholeness.

Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.

Presenters

Merlin Sheldrake
Merlin Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and winner of the Royal Society Book Prize and the Wainwright Prize. Merlin is a research associate of the…
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Cosmo Sheldrake
Cosmo Sheldrake is a multi-instrumentalist musician producer, composer, and sound artist. Cosmo released his first single ‘The Moss’ in 2014, which was followed by the ‘Pelicans We’ EP in 2015 and his debut album The Much Much How How and I in April, 2018. Much of Cosmo’s work is concerned…
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