• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,514.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,714.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,554.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,214.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,296.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,980.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,664.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,150.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,990.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,830.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,666.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,470.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,470.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,470.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,450.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,700.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,310.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,210.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: July 31
Program ends: August 4
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Tuition: $750 CAD (4 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Science, Art, Sound, & the Sacred

With Merlin Sheldrake, Cosmo Sheldrake and Rupert Sheldrake

July 31 - August 4, 2024

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.

“My expectations were HIGH, and surpassed. The fluidity of program and the caliber of participants were outrageously good.” – past participant

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 of 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. Rupert will discuss his hypothesis of morphic resonance, which he suggests underlies memory in nature as well as our cultural and personal memories. He will also show how scientific studies can illuminate a wide range of spiritual practices.

“Beyond expectations. Deeply engaging while being accessible for a person that has little background in science.” – past participant

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.

Daily Schedule

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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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Rupert Sheldrake
Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than a hundred technical papers and nine books, including Ways To Go Beyond, And Why They Work. He was a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, where he was Director of Studies in Cell Biology, and was also a Research…
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