Meditation Unbound: the Creative Possibilities of Practice with Jeff Warren
a virtual retreat exploring the core skills and creative applications of meditation practice to help you become a contemplative superhero
Join the Consciousness Explorers Club for a half-day meditation workshop with CEC founder and Chief Exploration Officer Jeff Warren.This workshop will explore the core skills of meditation practice, and how they can be “unbundled” and creatively applied to other activities and practices, in order to turbo-boost your experience of life, and help you become, essentially, a contemplative superhero.
Wait! What does that even mean?
It means we will all get very still and curious, and then we will begin to notice subtle good things in our experience. These subtle good things are like invisible superpowers. We go: “Oh Wow, I have this superpower, I never noticed.” We learn each superpower has a little dial on the side, so you can nudge it up from 1 to 3 to 11. Each superpower goes to 11! The whole exploration is quite pleasurable.
After this, we try our superpowers out in the world. Maybe we try them while we walk, noticing for the first time how nice it is to move around in stretchy spandex leggings with a bright red E (for Equanimity!) emblazoned across your chest. Maybe we try them on while speaking to other curious humans, who happen to also be trying on their superpowers, thus some nice amplifications and mutual synergies may happen. That kind of thing.
Essentially, we are naturalizing contemplative transformation. We’re saying everyone has these latent superhero talents, and actually, they aren’t exotic at all. Although they are … super. Rough schedule below.
About Jeff and the CEC
Jeff’s passion is making meditation and practice accessible to diverse audiences in order to help people live more sane and joyful and peaceful lives. He also enjoys highlighting the fun and wondrous and transformative sides of consciousness exploration. This daylong retreat is being offered on a “pay what you’re able to” model, with a wide sliding scale to accomodate all income ranges. The CEC is a registered not-for-profit with the mission of making meditation and personal growth practices fun and accessible to all. A portion of this event’s proceeds will be donated to The Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline, a telephone counseling service for people in northern Canada who are in crisis or who just need someone to talk to. Kamatsiaqtut means “thoughtful people who care” in the Inuktitut language used by Inuit people.
Rough Schedule, subject to still appearing
9 – 9:20am – Chit chat etcetera
9:20 – 10 – Guided meditation in stillness, exploring the super powers
10 – 10:30 – More chit chat, or possibly a bunch of silence instead, reality-depending
10:30 – 10:50 – Meditation starts to get creative …. exploring the skills in movement
10:50 – 11:10 – Break, but not really a break, since there will be homework
11:10 – 11:30 – More exploring
11:30 – 1pm – Various other good things, including nothing.
A Zoom link for the workshop will be provided upon registration.