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.

2019

January

5

Location: Mosaic Yoga - 225 Sterling Ave #23, Toronto ON
Dates: Saturday, January 5th, 1:30-5:30pm
What exactly is the relationship between mind and body (that is, insofar as we can discern in our lived experience), and what important mind-body principles do I wish someone had told ME, before I went and totalled the car? Of course, due to nervous system and environmental diversity, we all must write our own manuals. Nevertheless, certain core principles appear to come around again and again, for example: the value of simplicity, the need for a strong centre, and the beauty of compassion. On this fine day your mind-body curator Jeff Warren will come back from the dead to introduce and lead a mix of meditation and light movement practices around all of these principles.

7

Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, January 7, 7:30pm
We will begin with the simplest taste of concentration, trying to pour our awareness as fully as possible to an object of attention, see how much real estate it can take up, taste the flavour of absorption (licorice!)

9

Location: Hoame Meditation Studio - 430 Adelaide St West, Toronto
Dates: Wednesday, January 9th 7pm
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic ‘The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World’, GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.

14

Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, January 14, 7:30pm
Knowing the two things we can know. I thought it was one thing?  It is. But it’s also two things that are the same thing.  All the things really. Sound opaque enough? Great. We’ll make it literal, yaw from one point of awareness to the fringes of the spacious edges on which it hangs.  

21

Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, January 21, 7:30pm
Amidst the growing complexity of our entanglements, we find ourselves beginning to appreciate simple things. Things well done. Simple pleasures once overlooked in the momentum of our busy days. This Monday, we slow things down and explore how relaxing our awareness and valuing simplicity can change our experience of meditation.

28

Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Dates: Monday, January 28, 7:30pm
Zen master Cijiao of Changlu wrote “...at all times use whatever means expedient to preserve the power of concentration, as if you were taking care of a baby.” Babysitting sitting practice tonight!

February

2

Location: Mosaic Yoga - 225 Sterling Rd,#23
Dates: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, 1:30-5:30pm
Join Stephanie DeBou and the CEC for a day at the meditation spa: 4 hours of guided meditations, therapeutic, self-guided body work, and restorative yoga for the body and mind.

April

5

Location: Mosaic Yoga - 225 Sterling Rd,#23
Dates: Friday April 5th, 7-10pm. Saturday April 6th, 10am-4pm. Sunday April 7th, 10am-4pm
The world is crazy.  Meditation is sanity. The intention of this non-residential weekend training  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. Learning to guide meditation practice is an excellent way to do both. As we get clearer about the practice of guiding a meditation, our own practice deepens immeasurably.