Consciousness Explorers Club Virtual Meditation Retreat

Join Team CEC for a full day of meditation practice exploration to help bolster inner resources and stay connected in these troubled times.

 

The Consciousness Explorers Club is offering a chance to retreat with our team of teachers for an epic day of practicing in virtual community. 8 plus hours of meditation and discussion, addressing the needs of the moment from a range of contemplative perspectives. CEC founder Jeff Warren will open the retreat at 9amEST with the day’s first guidance. Throughout the day, each teacher will guide a meditation that’s helping them get through this challenging time, practices exploring mindfulness, compassion, embodied energy, acceptance and many more. We’ll end the retreat with a special evening music and movement practice helmed by CEC co-founder and resident DJ/Dr. James Maskalyk. Community sharing will be encouraged throughout the day to facilitate social connection and support.

This 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.

Instructors

Founder, Chief Exploration Officer, Teacher

Jeff Warren is a writer and a meditation teacher. He is the co-author, along with Dan Harris and Carlye Adler, of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, and author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness. Jeff’s specialties as a meditation guide – i.e., those things he has the most personal experience with – … Continued

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Co-Founder, Director of Conjubilation, Teacher

James is a physician and author, both of the international bestseller “Six Months in Sudan” and more recently, “Life on the Ground Floor“. He practices emergency medicine and trauma at St. Michael’s, Toronto’s inner-city hospital and is an award winning teacher at the University of Toronto. He directs a program that works with Ethiopian partners at … Continued

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Executive Director, Teacher

Erin is a meditation teacher and Executive Director for the  Consciousness Explorers Club, an innovative contemplative community based in Toronto. Her focus is on meditation for self-care and emotional well being and she has taught mindfulness skills in health care, education, corporate and non-profit settings. She teaches regularly on Inward Bound’s Teen Mindfulness Retreats and … Continued

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Teacher

Jude is an integrative therapist and meditation teacher.  He became obsessed with consciousness and eastern philosophy in his late teens and has been exploring ever since.  He’s studied Buddhism and growth practices with a variety of teachers and mentors (Vipassana, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism), and spent over 6 years in experiential psychotherapy training programs (Gestalt, … Continued

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I started meditating in 2010 with Jeff Warren, in the early days of the Consciousness Explorer’s Club. I wanted to learn to meditate to free myself from feeling like I needed to always be busy and overtasked just to validate my existence. In meditation and mindfulness, I saw the opportunity to connect with – and live from … Continued

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Teacher

Oliver began studying Buddhism and practicing mindfulness meditation in 2005. In 2007, he attended his first silent ten-day meditation retreat at Suan Mokh Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. Daily meditation practice, Buddhist study, and silent retreats have been a major part of his life ever since. He’s a member of the Toronto groups Satipañña Insight Meditation … Continued

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After spending 15 years in the corporate world, Stephanie started begrudgingly meditating in 2014 as a mandatory requirement of her Yoga Teacher Training. Little did she know 3 years later she would come to love sitting in meditation, as much and maybe even more, than moving on her yoga mat. Stephanie practices and teaches many forms of … Continued

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Fees & Registration

Registration via Eventbrite. Pay What You’re Able! Sliding scale tickets, opportunities to support CEC and fellow retreaters available there.