CEC Halloween Virtual Meditation Retreat

Join the Consciousness Explorers Club teaching team as we explore the weird and wonderful world of meditation at this virtual Halloween retreat. The magic and mystery of contemplative practice will be on full display this weekend. Come get weird with us!


Tentative Retreat Schedule, very subject to change! All times in EDT:


Friday, October 29th

7- 7:45pm Welcome with Erin Oke

8:00-9:30pm: with Jeff Warren


Saturday, October 30th

7-8am silent sit with Kevin Lacroix (different zoom link for this!)

9-10:30am with Tasha Schumann

11am- 12:30pm with Luke Anderson

12:30 – 2pm lunch break

2-3:30pm with Warren Hooley

4-5:30pm with Stephanie DeBou

5:30-7:00pm dinner break

7:00-7:30pm silent sit

7:30-7:45 breakout group check-ins

8:00-9:30pm with James Maskalyk


Sunday, October 31st

7-8am silent sit with Kevin Lacroix (different zoom link for this!)

9-10:30am with Oliver Rabba

11am – 12:30pm with Jasna Todorovic

12:30 – 2pm lunch break

2-3pm Closing meditation and reflection/integration circle with Erin Oke



Participants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible, but we understand if time zone or life calls you away sometimes! Please design a retreat experience for yourself as best suits your life and practice.

This weekend retreat is being offered on a “pay what you’re able to” model, with a wide sliding scale to accomodate all income ranges. The funds will go toward supporting the CEC and helping to expand programming and extend the benefits of practice to more people.The CEC is a registered not-for-profit with the mission of making meditation and personal growth practices fun and accessible to all.



Founder, Chief Exploration Officer, Teacher

Jeff is a writer and a meditation instructor. His primary subject is the mind, whatever that is. He is the co-author, along with Dan Harris and Carlye Adler, of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, as well as the author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness. He has won awards for … Continued


Co-Founder, Director of Conjubilation, Teacher

James is a physician and author, both of the international bestseller “Six Months in Sudan” and more recently, “Life on the Ground Floor“. He practices emergency medicine and trauma at St. Michael’s, Toronto’s inner-city hospital and is an award winning teacher at the University of Toronto. He directs a program that works with Ethiopian partners at … Continued

james maskalyk

Executive Director, Teacher

Erin teaches meditation and Executively Directs the Consciousness Explorers Club. Her focus is on meditation for self-care and emotional well being and she has taught mindfulness skills in health care, education, corporate and non-profit settings. She also does mindfulness coaching for individuals, with a specialty in encouraging emotional self-regulation. Her practice and teaching have been aided … Continued

erin blue hammock

Teacher, CEC Podcast co-host

Tasha Schumann is a creator, community-builder, and explorer of the mind. A Juno-nominated recording artist (Tasha the Amazon), her work has been featured widely from HBO to Netflix, Comedy Central to video games, and she’s been profiled in places like Billboard Magazine, New York Magazine, and VICE. She’s practiced and taught in the Indo-Tibetan traditions … Continued


Luke (he/him/his) has a background in engineering which helped him foster a respect for the importance of quantitative science in our external world and it’s part in helping create an environmentally and socially healthy planet. In 2015 he left his structural engineering gig and took on the role of Executive Director of Toronto’s StopGap Foundation, … Continued


Warren Hooley is a 34-year old man from the Syilx (Okanagan) Territory in Penticton, British Columbia. Having mixed roots of Okanagan, Irish and Ukrainian and growing up in both western and indigenous worlds, Warren sees himself as a bridge, helping both sides of his ancestry move from polarity to deeper connection. For the past 10 … Continued


After spending 15 years in the corporate world, Stephanie started begrudgingly meditating in 2014 as a mandatory requirement of her Yoga Teacher Training. Little did she know 3 years later she would come to love sitting in meditation, as much and maybe even more, than moving on her yoga mat. Stephanie practices and teaches many forms of … Continued



Oliver began studying Buddhism and practicing mindfulness meditation in 2005. In 2007, he attended his first silent ten-day meditation retreat at Suan Mokh Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. Daily meditation practice, Buddhist study, and silent retreats have been a major part of his life ever since. He’s a member of the Toronto groups Satipañña Insight Meditation … Continued


I started meditating back in 2010, upon being introduced to Jeff Warren and what was become the CEC. Around that same time I was confronting a felt sense that if I were to stop being ‘busy’, I would disappear.  While I understood that this made no sense, objectively, the more I tried to see through … Continued


Fees & Registration

Sliding Scale tickets: general admission $150/ subsidized admission $50/pay-it-forward $250/ pay-what-you-can $any amount!

Information and Registration via Eventbrite