Wisdom Teachings

We are excited to share that our 2023 season will be rolling out over December/January. Please check back regularly

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Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation

With Michele McDonald and Steven Smith

April 26 - May 10, 2023
Cortes Island
Experience Metta (unconditional love and kindness) Vipassana (insight) meditation on beautiful Cortes Island. In this 14-day silent retreat, discover the four immeasurables (unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. Develop compassionate awareness and a more…

Dream Medicine: A Conscious Dreamwork Retreat

With Kimberly Mascaro, PhD

May 10 - 14, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 8, 2023.
Connect with who you truly are along the spectrum of consciousness (waking, dreaming, and sleeping) through the dream arts. Conscious dreamwork supports our tremendous capacity for growth. From there, creativity, enhanced wellness, and healing potentials are abundant. Join us for a holistic dream-based kickstart - Live your unique dream medicine!

Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying

With RamDev Dale Borglum

May 10 - 14, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 8, 2023.
Imagine living without fear. Imagine approaching the unknown with an open heart. There is a path to this freedom.

Watercolour and the Art of Seeing

With David McEown

May 10 - 14, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 8, 2023.
Explore watercolour’s magical flowing spontaneity and essential techniques as you paint directly from nature. Enhance your perception, way of “seeing”, and connectedness to the earth with this travel-friendly medium.

Nonviolent Communication From The Roots Up: Relating in a Fractured World

With Rachelle Lamb

May 20 - 24, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 18, 2023.
Come learn a life-centric orientation to relating that will relieve you from the endless mania for self-exploration, self-healing, self-worth, and instead direct you towards a solid enduring alliance with life that is informed by embracing one's rightful place on a living planet with its own inherent wisdom and rhythms.

Tantra and the Energetics of Intimacy: A Traditional Immersion

With Yogacharini Maitreyi

June 16 - 21, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 17, 2023.
Learn Tantric practices and tools for your daily life that create deeper self connection, self awareness, healing and resilience. Work with your mind and prana and experientially understand the principles of Tantra.

Open to the Sacred: A Meditation Retreat

With Dawn Mauricio

June 21 - 25, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 22, 2023.
What is your relationship to the sacred? Do you turn away from it or use it as a support for these turbulent times?

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD

June 25 - 30, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 26, 2023.
This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: understand the science of self-compassion, practice self-compassion in daily life, motivate themselves with kindness…

Nitõtitān – Let’s Listen: A Yogic retreat to deepen connection to self, community and Land

With Malina Dawn

June 30 - July 5, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 31, 2023.
Nitõtetān is a Cree word meaning ‘Let’s listen’. Listening deeply is key to living in balance. Living in balance means we are not only taking good care of our selves, but being an active and willing participant in life. We take care of our communities, the earth and all our…

Time of Transition

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 9 - 14, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Apr 9, 2023.
Let go of your old identity and lay the groundwork for a new sense of self.

Art of Spiritual Guidance: The Reunion

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD and Margie Gillis

July 14 - 19, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 14, 2023.
Reunion - Remembrance - Renewal - Rededication. A 5-day reunion gathering of Spiritual Guidance graduates from around the world.
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Falling Awake: The Ecology of Wonder

With David Abram

July 28 - August 2, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Apr 28, 2023.
How can we open a fresh and unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere? Exploring practices useful for grounding and thriving in weird times, we'll ponder how our lives might be of service to the more-than-human earth.

Science, Art, Sound, and the Sacred

With Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake

August 2 - 6, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 3, 2023.
What we call art and science both arise from our faculties of imagination, wonder, and curiosity. In this program, we explore the entanglements between science, art, sound, and the sacred in a beautiful wild setting. 

From Age-ing to Sage-ing®: Deepening the Sage Within

With Annie Klein and Nancy Gray-Hemstock

September 13 - 17, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 14, 2023.
A great gift of our older years is the potential for deepening wisdom and expanding possibilities.  As more and more of us are living longer, we want these extra years to be vibrant, inspiring and fulfilling. This program will help you discover what gives your life meaning as you age. An…

Living With Loss

With Hope Edelman

September 17 - 22, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 18, 2023.
The death of a close loved one is a profound, transformative, and often life-altering experience. Yet Western culture offers little recognition and few rituals to mark the enormity or the enduring nature of this event. Whether your person died recently or in the distant past, making sense of the loss…

Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

September 22 - 27, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 23, 2023.
"In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself." -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians,…