We’re meeting online every Monday at 7:30pm EST
CEC Monday Night Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/799184864, passcode = 00000 (five zeros)

Many people, especially busy urban dwellers, feel overwhelmed and undernourished. They struggle alone with their challenges and are only rarely able to discuss – let alone practice – deep matters of belonging and connection and embodiment.

The vision of The Consciousness Explorers Club (CEC) is to provide a fun and accessible venue where people can discuss these things as they emerge from perspective-altering spiritual and psychological and social practices. Our members go on mind-body adventures – together and independently – and then share their insights and discoveries and inspiration with the community.

Details

Please join us Mondays at 7:30pm(EST) to meditate in community and cultivate some connection in these physically distant times. If you live outside of Toronto and have always wanted to check out CEC, now’s your chance!

CEC Monday Night Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/799184864, passcode = 00000 (five zeros)

Cost is $10-20 sliding scale, or PWYCThe CEC is a nonprofit – funds go to pay teachers and support the costs of programming. For online sits, the CEC gratefully accepts donations via e-transfer (within Canada) or Paypal, sent to consciousnessexplorersclub@gmail.com. You can also sign up to be a monthly supporter via our Patreon page.

For this month’s offerings, read our current newsletter.

 

What do we do?

The evening rolls out in two parts:

  • Part one is 35-minutes of sitting meditation practice (from 7:30 – 8:30pm)
  • Part two is 30-minutes of interactive discussion ending with breakout rooms (8:30 – 9pm)

We experiment with different solo meditations, from restful absorption to creative visualizations, mindfulness-style noting (of various mind-body components), loving-kindness, sound meditations, choiceless awareness and many others. You don’t need to follow any of these techniques if you don’t want to – some people prefer to stay with their tried-and-true regular practice.

A wise teacher, and a wise center, needs to offer a whole range of skillful practices, because people come along at different stages of their inner development, with different temperaments, and with different sets of problems.” -Jack Kornfield

The CEC is passionately nonsectarian – both humanistic and contemplative traditions are represented. That said, we do have an uber-meditation consultant: the Buddhist teacher Shinzen Young.

If you are interested in our schedule of explorations, sign up for our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter.

Jeff Warren
President, The Consciousness Explorers Club

Contact us: consciousnessexplorersclub@gmail.com

 

 

 

NOTE: Meditation is a compliment but not a substitute for professional psychological and medical health care. There are risks in any psychological or spiritual method. Those risks increase for people who are experiencing significant distress or dysfunction. Please inquire if you are unsure whether or not meditation is appropriate for your situation.


Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday, February 5th, 7:30pmEST

This meditation will have us looking for peace in each step, breath, thought and sensation in the hope of coming to embody more and more this precious quality.

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Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday, February 12, 7:30pm EST

At tonight’s CEC, guest teacher Ofosu Jones-Quartey will guide a practice designed to make peace with ourselves through upping our self kindness and self compassion game.

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Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday, February 19, 7:30pm EST

This session will be divided into two parts, the first will be spent calming and focusing the mind, and the other holding onto the image and feeling of the world we are waiting for, such that it draws nearer.

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Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday, February 26, 7:30pmEST

This practice will focus on consciously resting and relaxing the body as a means of cultivating an internal, felt sense of peace. Floor nests are encouraged.

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Location: Dufferin Grove Park, south fire pit
Date: Saturdays December 16, January 20, February 17, March 16, 3-4:30pm

Cozy up to winter with monthly CEC fireside meditations at Dufferin Grove Park! Come for the mindfulness, stay for the marshmallows…

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