• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,307.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,475.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $4,130.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,785.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,242.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $2,067.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,892.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,717.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,487.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,487.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,412.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,660.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,442.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,342.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 23
Ends with lunch on August 28

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 26*
7:15-8:15am Morning Yoga on August 24-27*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 26*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
3:30-6:00pm Afternoon Session
Afternoon Off on August 26, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 25*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
TBD Evening Session 7:30-10:30pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 24**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition for Year 1: Cortes Tuition $850. Vancouver Tuition $813/ per session. Registration Deposit: $795 ($400 will be transferred towards your Vancouver tuition)

Cortes Session Inclusive Price: $1,327.50 - $2,165 / 5 nights on Cortes Island including Cortes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

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The Art of Spiritual Guidance (2 year program)

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

August 23 - 28, 2019

Program is fully booked

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 retreat at Hollyhock followed by two 4-day sessions in Vancouver.

Year 1 – 2019/20
Hollyhock Retreat 2019: August 23-28, 2019
Vancouver 2020: January 23-26, 2020 & June 11-14, 2020

Year 2 – 2020/21
Hollyhock Retreat 2020: August 22-27, 2020
Vancouver 2021: Dates TBA

In addition to this program, Atum is also offering Time of Transition on July 26-31 and together with Margie Gillis, The Mystery of the Soul on July 21-26.


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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