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 June 3rd, 7:30pmET

We’ll go kinda deep on this one. In this practice, we’ll settle as deeply as we can into our bodies and then (if it feels good) we’ll let things get loose and hazy, experiencing our bodies as embedded in the space around them

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Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday June 10, 7:30pmET

A couple of common traps we can get stuck in along the ‘path’ are 1) the belief that nonduality is the main goal of practice, and 2) that nonduality excludes duality. Good news!! Neither of those are true!!

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Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday June 17, 7:30pmET

“Not two” but let’s “two” anyway. We’ll play with 1’s and 2’s in maybe 3’s and maybe get a glimpse of a 4. Perhaps there’s not two but more than two or maybe nothing at all.

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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: Bela Farm, 5750 6th Line Erin, ON N0B 1Z0
Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 10am-2pm (FamJam), 3-8pm (Nature Retreat)

A day of meditation, nature and movement exploration at a beautiful farm just outside of Toronto. This summer we’re offering two retreats in one day! 
10am-2pm  Mindfulness FamJam – fun mindfulness activities for children of all ages and their caregivers
3pm-8pm Nature Meditation Retreat – mostly silent mini meditation retreat to connect to the nature around you and within you

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Location: online via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799184864?pwd=UXIvUkZ4QVBZQ0Q2VUh0Y2NNVnJkQT09
Date: Monday June 24th, 7:30pmET

Is my separation real, or a cognitive trick? If the latter, where might we find the real window? For this sit we will investigate the possibility of the common thread that binds us all being not our sensory experience, but what surrounds it.  

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