Hollyhock is the premiere holistic retreat centre on Canada's west coast. We spent a soothing few days here this past week in light of our first wedding anniversary. Among the amazing amenities offered was a morning zen meditation. Every morning at 5:30a we left our cozy tent in the old growth forest to meet Martha, master zen instructor, for our meditation. Meditation took place in a structure dedicated to the practice, called the Sanctuary - and it was just that. A lovingly built cob structure created without the use of power tools, designed and built by a resident pacific north west master builder and a team of volunteers some 15 years ago. Since then, the spiritual energy of the space has been built up and exudes a warm tranquility. In our latest Azulie Photography Series we want to share with you this masterful space and the meditative quality it imparts. Enjoy the photo set (incense optional).
Photography by Alexander Suvajac for Azulie