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The Activist as Mystic: A Courage & Renewal® Program

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hollyhock - Cortes Island, BC, Canada

June 6 – 10, 2018
Wed 6 pm to Sun 1 pm

Cortes Island, British Columbia

$495 CDN for program fee
(meals and accommodation extra)

Early bird %10 discount if registered by December 22, 2017

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Register by June 1, 2018

photo by Zack Embree

A ‘Circle of Trust‘ experience based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. Join us for an exploration into our shared ‘blessed unrest’: an informed, mystical, active and loving resistance to the world as it is. In the heart of the mystic and the activist, our response arises from this restless longing for a better world.

In a safe, quiet, nurturing, and confidential environment, we take time for reflection, clarity and insight. We are invited to slow down, listen and reflect in a quiet and focused space. At the same time, we engage in dialogue with others in the circle—a dialogue about things that matter. As this “sorting and sifting” goes on, and we are able to clarify and affirm our truth in the presence of others, that truth is more likely to overflow into our work and lives. Guided by core principles and practices, which include the belief that everyone has an inner teacher, an inner source of truth, we engage in contemplative practices to support personal and societal transformation.

Meet Your Facilitator

Dan Hines is Courage & Renewal® Facilitator mentored by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. Dan is a leadership consultant for business, educational, and religious organizations, a coach and speaker. Much of his professional experience has been in ministry as an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. He also coaches and mentors clergy and faith leaders in association with his colleagues at Companion Way. His approach as a facilitator, priest, consultant and coach is to help others rediscover their integrity and identity. Recently, Dan has also begun consulting about intentional communities and co-operative living from his ongoing experience with the RareBirds Housing Co-operative, an intentional community in Kamloops, British Columbia, that he co-created with his spouse and nine others. Dan holds a Master of Divinity and has a background in management, contracting and horticulture. He feels the most integrated when hiking and camping and always welcomes a good meal with friends.

About Our Venue

Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Centre is a not-for-profit educational institute dedicated to lifelong learning and cultural transformation through courses, conferences and community

Registration Details

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Cost: TUITION: $495 / 4 nights (meals and accommodation extra)

10% reduced cost if registered by December 22, 2017.

Registration Deadline:  Please register by June 1, 2018.

Participation:  Participation is limited to 24 participants.  Early registration is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy, Financial Aid, Etc:  Please contact Hollyhock for more information about cancellation, scholarships and other details.

Questions about this retreat? Contact….

Dan Hines at

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