Shown here is the calendar for special events affiliated with CEC, including Courses and Retreats.
We also offer meditations every Monday night in Toronto.
This is the first step onto the shifting ground of our emotional body, where it’s held, what it feels like. During the first part of the sit, we are going to parse out some of the territory, the general conditions of its creation, and in the interactive, we are going to sit with some of the emotions, colour them onto a map of ourselves, and see where they fit.More Info
There is some interesting new research emerging from the field of smart-people-in-lab-coats that suggests we have more agency around our emotions than many of us realize. The key isn’t in the suppression; it’s in the reframing. We can choose HOW we want to experience our various tugs and tingles. And if we choose to experience them in an empowering light, it seems they no longer cause us the same kind of suffering. This Monday night, we’ll boil down all our body sensations and thoughts and emotional tugs into two primordial categories, and give them each a new name. Like Allan. Or Perry. Perry is nice.More Info
This two-day retreat will be a savagely gleeful exploratory romp through four styles of meditation, inspired by Jeff’s new book. Suitable for total beginners to more experienced practitioners. The idea is to kick-start – or refresh – peoples’ meditation practice with two days of sitting and discussion, with some movement and nature breaks to keep the body limber.More Info
For this meditation, we’ll tune into the connection between our thoughts and our feels, our heads and our hearts, noticing how they work together and where (if) they come apart. Then we’ll get our giggle on in part two’s group laughing meditation because, among other things, life can be pretty darn hilarious, especially when you find yourself in a room filled with other people laughing uproariously. Come equipped with your best/worst jokes to fuel the fun.More Info
It is well that you’ve come this far, treading territory terrifyingly familiar or dazzling new lands. Or shit, maybe you’ve felt hollow as a gourd, waiting for something to spring into that space in your chest, the one with once held all the quivers, like a cat at an empty mouse hole. Trust on this one: the work’s the same. It’s about loving what you got. This sit, we are going to keep our eye on that tender place, and do what we can to love its mystery. Then, we are going to spill about on the floor, let all the work fall away, and be swept into sound.More Info
Multi-day residential retreat that teach participants proven awareness and concentration practices. Through guided mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, and mindful movement, participants learn how to settle a busy mind, direct and sustain attention, investigate emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and communicate with their peers. For more information about the retreat – and to register – please … ContinuedMore Info
This annual workshop – organized by EarthLoveGo – brings together activists, professors, and scientists to share ways of living on the front lines of environmental concern. At the heart of the workshop is the use of contemplative practices. Too often professors and activists put aside their personal lives as they address their professional commitments. The workshop aims … ContinuedMore Info
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!More Info