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: nowhere
Date: Monday, July 1st

CEC is taking the day off! Enjoy your freedom!!

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Location: online via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday, July 8th 7:30pmET

When you think you know a lot about something, you might not listen all that well (maybe you’ve run into folks like these at parties).  Come experience the freedom that’s available when we put aside what we know, and embrace the unknown. 

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Location: online via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday, July 15th, 7:30pmET

Each Monday night we dedicate time to practice and gift ourselves an opportunity to cultivate some space within, some distance from our external ruckus. If you’re like me, sometimes I can’t create a whole lot of distance during a 35 minute sit. But we try, and in any space we do free up lies a pathway for creative potential. On this particular Monday night let’s explore any space we free up and enjoy a discussion about its qualities and creative potential.

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Location: Hills overlooking the lake, east to west
Date: Thursdays June 20, July 18, August 15

Join CEC for monthly outdoor meditations by the lake this summer! Bring your own cushion/blanket and we’ll sit together and meditate with the nature in the city.

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Location: online via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday July 22nd, 7:30pmET

Tonight we will get cozy in the cocoon of our own body, and breathe space and light into all that is, in the hopes that we might emerge on the other side feeling a little more liberated. Join us tonight for a sit at the intersection of modern mindfulness and traditional practice, where we will explore what freedom awaits. 

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Location: online via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday July 29th, 7:30pmET

There’s nothing wrong with the pursuit of a better life (and world) to feel a sense of freedom, but is that the only way? Are we doomed to feel trapped until we achieve all our goals? I have some thoughts, and I’d love to hear yours. Drop in to the CEC on July 29 for a liberating sit and discussion. 

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