Shown here is the calendar for events affiliated with CEC.

We offer meditations every Monday night in Toronto, and other events such as Courses and Retreats.

2018

April

2

Location: Mosaic Studio - 225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, April 2, 7:30pm
In this first Monday of the month, we’ll set the stage with a classic bit of Hindu Vedanta-inspired self-inquiry. Instead of asking “Who am I?”, we make it less personal, and ask “What IS this?” – as in, what is this whole existential boondoggle that we find ourselves running around inside?

9

Location: Mosaic Studio - 225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, April 9, 7:30pm
Focusing is a step-by-step meditative practice that help us access intuition and clarity around the confounding situations that sometimes arise in our lives. By tuning into our bodies and getting in touch with the felt sense of a situation, we can tap into the wisdom and innate sense of knowing that live deep within our experience. Instead of being swept up in the circus, focusing can help us become the circus master.

14

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio
Dates: April 14, 1:30-5pm
The world is crazy. Meditation is sanity. The intention of this workshop is to empower everyone – including people not remotely interested in becoming a “teacher” – to think about and care for their own mental health, and the mental health of others.

15

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio
Dates: April 15, 12-3:30pm
The world is crazy.  Meditation is sanity. The intention of this workshop  is to empower everyone – including people not remotely interested in becoming a “teacher” –  to think about and care for their own mental health, and the mental health of others.

16

Location: Mosaic Studio - 225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, April 16, 7:30pm
What actually wants to emerge in each moment, before thinking jumps in? Inquiring minds want to know! As the saying goes, thinking is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. Many traditions argue that our actual default conditions – the factory settings, as it were – are wise and caring, but that we cover them up with our maddening stresses and schemes and agendas. In this meditation, we see what emerges when we practice not knowing.

23

Location: Mosaic Studio - 225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, April 23, 7:30pm
A philosopher is somebody who seeks philos (deep friendship) with sophia (wisdom). The original English meaning of "meditation" was to think deeply about a topic, as in the title of Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy. For tonight's sit we'll experiment with meditation as a focused inner reflection on a topic of deep importance.

30

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio - 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 23
Dates: April 30, 7:30pm
The Zen tradition of practicing with koans can make allies of our confusion, doubt and uncertainty and tap into something creative, unexpected, beautiful and wise. For tonight’s sit, we’ll each work with a classic koan, trying to “not know” our way into spontaneous discoveries and maybe even jolt ourselves more awake in the process.

May

6

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio - 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 23
Dates: Sunday, May 6, 1-5pm
Want to take better care of yourself? Join us for a half-day mindfulness and meditation retreat themed around self care. Learn to tune into your unique needs and gain meditative strategies to support mental health and well being. Treat yourself to four hours of quiet in the heart of the city, alternating between gentle guidance, silent sitting and moving meditations.

7

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio - 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 23
Dates: Monday, May 7, 7:30pm

14

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio - 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 23
Dates: Monday, May 14

21

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio - 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 23
Dates: Monday, May 21, 7:30pm

28

Location: Mosaic Yoga Studio - 225 Sterling Rd, Unit 23
Dates: Monday, May 28, 7:30pm

June

15

Location: Sugar Ridge Retreat Center, Wyebridge, Ontario
Dates: June 15th - June 18th, 2018

July

10

Location: Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario
Dates: July 10 - 15, 2018

24

Location: Lama Foundation, New Mexico
Dates: July 24 - 31, 2018

August

9

Location: Ecology Retreat Centre
Dates: August 9th-12th, 2018
With a mix of guidance and silent practice, explore the fine grains of feeling, sound, rest, surrender, play, loving-kindness, then let the insights build while activating them in a community of fellow explorers intent on taking what they learn on the cushion into their lives. Not a retreat. This is an ADVANCE!