Meditations Archive


Steal These Meditation Ideas

Part of the CEC’s mission is to inspire people around the world to create their own quirky, self-lead meditation communities. To that end, we’d like to share these short descriptions practices we’ve lead over the years.

 

 


Bubbling Stream

DATE: July 31, 2017
TEACHER: Avi Craimer
THEME: Feet
MEDITATION: Bubbling Spring
INTERACTIVE:  Reflexology Foot Path
Avi: Tonight we’ll explore the wonderful world of feet. Human feet are marvels with huge numbers of nerve endings. This innate sensitivity is mostly deadened by our modern habit of walking in hard soled shoes.  In the meditation, we’ll focus our attention at the bubbling spring foot point, which the Taoists believe is the gate for Earth energy to enter the body. Then we’ll walk over the Dufferin Grove park to do a barefoot walking meditation on the fantastic new reflexology footpath (weather permitting).

Spectrum of Emotions

TEACHER: Stephanie DeBou
THEME: Spectrum of Emotions
MEDITATION: Diving In
INTERACTIVE: It’s not you, it’s me
Stephanie: Contrary to the belief we are what we eat, we really are what we feel! From fear to faith, guilt to self-love, shame to power, and grief to joy, in this sit we will move through the spectrum of emotions by diving right into them. In part two, we increase the complexity of emotional navigation by adding other’s emotions into the mix (aghast!)

Metta / Loving-Kindness

DATE: June 19, 2017
TEACHER: Avi Craimer and Michelle Leybman
THEME: Relationship
MEDITATION: Loving-Kindness
INTERACTIVE: Inner Parts Dialogue
Avi: This week I’m joined by psychologist and psychonaut Michelle Leybman. In the first half, we’ll be bringing loving-kindness to different strands of our personality. For the interactive, Michelle will be help us bring all those voices swirling around inside of us, into productive dialogue with each other.

Relationship

TEACHER: Avi Craimer and Michelle Leybman
THEME: Relationship
MEDITATION: Loving-Kindness
INTERACTIVE: Inner Parts Dialogue
Avi: This week I’m joined by psychologist and psychonaut Michelle Leybman. In the first half, we’ll be bringing loving-kindness to different strands of our personality. For the interactive, Michelle will be help us bring all those voices swirling around inside of us, into productive dialogue with each other.

Joy

TEACHER: Avi Craimer
THEME: Joy
MEDITATION: Mudita
INTERACTIVE:  Laughter
Avi: The other day Erin and I were talking about how it seems that anytime we focus on emotions in practice, we tend to dig into the heavy or darker stuff. Well, this week we’ll deliberately thwart that bias. In the mudita meditation we’ll focus on appreciating and encouraging moments of joy in our lives, and in the second half we’ll see what happens when we try to laugh and meditate at the same time.