Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Apr 21, 2024.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,405.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,405.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,205.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,780.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,395.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $5,000.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,605.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,700.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,500.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,300.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,095.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,850.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,850.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,850.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,825.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,400.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,650.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,525.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: July 21
Program ends: July 26
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition is charged for each individual session.
Cortes Island Session Tuition $950 CAD

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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Art of Spiritual Guidance: 2 Year Program

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 21 - 26, 2024

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 (Virtual and in Vancouver).


The opportunity to journey for two years with a deeply committed spiritual community has been a profound gift of support and a true blessing. The mutual commitment to share one’s path is heart opening and healing. Upon registering for this first session, you are signalling a commitment to the full 2-year program as outlined below: 

Year One (Summer 2024 – Spring 2025)
Cortes Island Retreat: July 21 – July 26, 2024
Winter Virtual Retreat: January 23 – 26, 2025 (Zoom)*
Spring Virtual Retreat: May 8 – 11, 2025 (Zoom)*

Year Two (Summer 2025 – Spring 2026)
Cortes Island Retreat: TBD July, 2025 (In person)
Virtual Retreat: January 22 – 25, 2026 (Zoom)*
Vancouver Retreat: April 16 – 19, 2026 (In person)

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Daily Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule 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…
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