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!


Retreat Schedule (times in EST):

Friday, October 27th

7:30- 8:15pm Welcome to the Weird with Erin Oke 

8:30-10pm: Spirit Opening with James Maskalyk 


Saturday, October 28th

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

9:30-10:30am Zzzzzzombie walk with Caitlin Colson

11:00am- 12:30pm  The Thrilling and Ghoulish Mystery of Nothing Whatsoever Alternating With Something Here and There with Jeff Warren

12:30 – 2pm lunch break

2-3:30pm  Something Mindful This Way Comes with Jude Star

4:00-5:30pm Spirit in the Sky with Stephanie DeBou

5:30-7:30pm dinner break

7:30 – 8pm silent sit

8:15-9:45pm Dance your Face Off with DJ Mark Greenspan


Sunday, October 29st

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

9:30-11am Vision Quest with Avi Craimer

11:30am- 1pm Re-membering 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. Audio recordings of the retreat sessions will be shared with registered participants after the event.

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.

Zoom link for the workshop will be provided upon registration.


Founder, Chief Exploration Officer, Teacher

Jeff Warren is a writer and a meditation teacher. He is the co-author, along with Dan Harris and Carlye Adler, of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, and author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness. Jeff’s specialties as a meditation guide – i.e., those things he has the most personal experience with – … Continued

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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

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Executive Director, Teacher

Erin is a meditation teacher and Executive Director for the  Consciousness Explorers Club, an innovative contemplative community based in Toronto. 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 teaches regularly on Inward Bound’s Teen Mindfulness Retreats and … Continued


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 from the Okanagan Territory in Penticton, British Columbia. Having mixed roots of Okanagan (Syilx), English and Ukrainian heritage, Warren has consistently found himself in a place of helping people understand each other and move from polarity to deeper connection. For the past 12 years, Warren has passionately facilitated over 2000 workshops and … 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 in 2010 with Jeff Warren, in the early days of the Consciousness Explorer’s Club. I wanted to learn to meditate to free myself from feeling like I needed to always be busy and overtasked just to validate my existence. In meditation and mindfulness, I saw the opportunity to connect with – and live from … Continued

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Seishin has spent more than a decade working in the Toronto tech startup space as a computer scientist, wearing nearly every hat imaginable. In 2018, after seeing that her typical modern way of life was unsustainable both for her own wellbeing and for the sustainability of life on earth, she left full-time work and entered … 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