Shown here is the calendar for special events affiliated with CEC, including Courses and Retreats.

We also offer meditations every Monday night in Toronto.


Location: Riverdale Park East
Date: Monday, August 5, 7:30pm

CEC’s third annual Simcoe Day free park sit will take place in Riverdale Park East, the best place in the city to catch the sunset. Join us on the hill to watch the waning sun light up the cityscape and meditate on the beauty that surrounds us.

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Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Date: Monday, August 12, 7:30pm

This CEC Monday night will be devoted to observing the inherent and ongoing spontaneity of  experience. For the first half, we’ll let go of intentions and tap into just being in a guided ‘Do-Nothing’ meditation. Then in the second half, we’ll explore spontaneity in movement and interactive partner-improv work, with the guidance of the skilled actor and overall wonderful human, Corinne Murray.

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Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Date: Monday, August 19, 7:30pm

Between these two places, some and none, zero and one, our heart beats blood, it truly does, like all hearts everywhere and forevermore. For the meditation, we’re pretty much going to keep our hand there, on our heart, feel connected to that living river of things that ties us to past and future, and in the interactive practice, see how much we can forgive ourselves for all our holding back, for it is this and truth that sets us free. 

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Location: 303 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market, Toronto ON
Date: Sunday, August 25th, 2:30-9pm

Meditate and dance your face off at the best block party in the city! A meditation flashmob primes the party, then jubilation overflows onto the street all day. Kid-friendly, cosmic, the usual… 

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Location: Mosaic Yoga, 23-225 Sterling Rd
Date: Monday, August 26, 7:30pm

Nature is said to be our greatest teacher. But what to do when you live in a shoe(box) in a concrete jungle?

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Location: Toronto Public Library - Northern District Branch, Gwen Liu Room. 40 Orchard View Boulevard. Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019. 9:30am-4:30pm

Emerging research suggests that mindfulness interventions can help or hinder trauma survivors, raising a crucial question for mindfulness educators everywhere: How can you be prepared to minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits at the same time?

Designed for wellness professionals, this one-day workshop–led by author and trauma specialist, David Treleaven, PhD–will equip you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way.

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Location: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street. Toronto, ON
Date: Saturday, November 9th 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Join us for a full day of practice, fun, and insight with Shinzen Young, one of the most well-respected meditation teachers in North America, and the CEC’s prime mentor and much-loved uber-nerd. In this experiential workshop, we’ll explore the nature of happiness, both the ordinary happiness that depends on conditions and the extraordinary happiness that is independent of conditions.

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