Shown here is the calendar for special events affiliated with CEC, including Courses and Retreats.
We also offer meditations every Monday night in Toronto.
For this meditation we’ve enlisted the sweet sounds of KiKo to help us settle into a journey to rebalance our energy centres, and maybe our nervous systems while we are at it. For part two, join us for a restorative yoga session and accompanying sound bath to explore how sound + stillness (+lots of bolsters and blankets) can helps us to drop into a more peaceful state. Now doesn’t that sound good?More Info
The world is crazy. Meditation is sanity. The intention of this non-residential weekend training is to empower everyone – including people not remotely interested in becoming a “teacher” – to think about and care for their own mental health and the mental health of others. Learning to guide meditation practice is an excellent way to do both. As we get clearer about the practice of guiding a meditation, our own practice deepens immeasurably.More Info
In tonight’s meditation we’ll explore the feeling of urgency that can arise when we sit, that nameless, directionless feeling that we should be DOING SOMETHING DAMMIT! In the second half, explore the way we hold identities as do-ers or non-do-ers of various kinds and ask what happens if we allow these identities to be a little more fluid.More Info
I imagine we all have our own experiences of how it feels to ‘give up’ or ‘let go’ or ‘surrender’. Tonight we will open our hearts to all of it, and feel for what there might be to ‘give up’ in order to ‘surrender’. In the second half, Fighting Monkey instructor and dance artist Elke Schroeder will lead Partnered Movement Situations exploring this theme of surrender; how can we work with another person to poke/prod/mine/tune/hone our relationship with surrendering to that which is outside of ourselves? What can this illuminate?More Info
For tonight’s meditation, we’ll open the doors wide to our own guest houses, aiming to accept all the wonderful weirdos who show up looking for refuge. Then we’ll offer our own unique wisdom to one another, emboldened by the wearing of ridiculous headgear.More Info
In part 1 we will take all that we have learned this month on surrender and proceed to sit with the simplest of instructions. In part 2 we’ll explore something most of us do every day and learn a technique not only to help us surrender to sleep, but perhaps also to this great big beautiful cosmos that serves our best intentions, once we get out of its way.More Info
Join the Consciousness Explorers Club’s Avi Craimer in this half-day meditation retreat focused on contemplative drawing! We will employ mark-making together with meditation as a method of self-inquiry. No experience with art or drawing is needed, only a willingness to move a pencil or crayon and see what happens!More Info
Our habituated patterns of mind are directly reflected in the habituated patterns of our breathing. Want control of your mind? Take control of your breath. The breath is our greatest medicine once we learn to harness it. In this weekend workshop, you will learn how to breathe in movement and stillness, agitation and joy, stress and relaxation.More 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