Shown here is the calendar for events affiliated with CEC.
Vertical time is a well of appreciation we can learn to drink from. We slip down, between our worries, and we reset. We return to our work refreshed. What begins as an exercise we do in stillness, becomes, over time (there's that word again) something we learn to taste in all our moments. At least, that's the direction, the practice, the training. This Monday, we go vertical.
This meditation will honour the indigenous origins of the day, using the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address to guide us in offering our gratitude to the natural world and the original inhabitants of this land.
Join CEC for a meditative walking exploration of fall beauty in Toronto's High Park!
In the practice we will start with body awareness, just being present to the inner feelings, what's existing in the moment, notice how we often avoid these internal discomforts and bring a little appreciation to what's arising. And then expand out, cultivating gratitude and awe for the rich tapestry of existence.
Whereas in gratitude practice, I can amplify the positive impact of good things in my own life, in mudita practice we derive joy from the good things in both our own as well as in others' experience. For me, this underscores the fundamental idea of interconnectedness. My own good is not separate from the good of others. When others are fortunate or successful, we can train our minds to react with appreciation.
A day of meditation and discussion with Lama Rod Owens inspired by his new book "Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger"
A virtual day of practice and insight with Shinzen Young, the CEC’s prime mentor and much-loved uber-nerd. In this experiential workshop, we'll explore meditation strategies to make the most out of the unexpected challenges life presents.