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Art of Spiritual Guidance: A Two Year Training Program

Aug 19 - 24, 2014

Presented by: Thomas Atum O’Kane

  • Spiritual Development
  • Training
  • Vancouver

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. Develop skills for serving as a spiritual guide to others, and deepen your own spiritual foundation. The practice encourages the soul's quest for expression, authenticity and greater intimacy with the Divine within oneself, one's relationships, and the world. This in-depth two year training program takes 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. By application only- please contact
Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD, is a long-standing and well-loved presenter at Hollyhock. He is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, holds a M.A. in Psychological Counselling, and a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology. O’Kane has been a senior teacher in the Sufi Order International where he served as Secretary General for 12 years. He leads workshops, retreats, and pilgrimages in North America, Europe and The Holy Lands.
Each year of this two year training includes a fall retreat at Hollyhock, followed by four weekends in Vancouver.
The 2014 Vancouver dates for Year 1 beginning October 2013  are January 31 - February 2, February 21 - 23, March 28 - 30, and May 2 - 4. 
Vancouver location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace;  1825 W. 16th Avenue, Vancouver
The second year Cortes retreat will take place August 19 - 24, 2014.
The 2015 Vancouver dates for Year 2 are January 23 - 25, February 20 - 22, May 29 - 31, and June 19 - 21. Vancouver location for 2015: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace;  1825 W. 16th Avenue, Vancouver
TUITION: $2,467 CDN each year.
Includes Hollyhock 5 night Autumn retreat (meals & accommodation extra), and four Vancouver weekends each year.
Find out what's most important for Thomas Atum O'Kane in this short video.