Winter Stillness Retreat

This retreat – 1.5 hours north of Toronto – will be a blend of meditation practice and real world exploration. There will be plenty of silent sitting and guided instruction, plus optional cross-country skiing / snow-shoeing, a winter bonfire, and hot chocolate by the fire. Smallish group, intimate conversations, plenty of time for contemplation. There is nothing more beautiful – or quiet – than the Canadian forest in winter.

Way of the Consciousness Explorer – Meditation School

Meditation is both an exploration and a training. This popular 7-week course – now in its seventh year – features a mix of guided practice, discussion, and weekly meditation-in-action homework assignments. It is both practical and contemplative, with an honest take on both the limitations of practice, as well as its strange and beautiful transformative dimensions.

The Mind-Body Owner’s Manual

An urban meditation retreat in Toronto with Jeff and the CEC. Our subject: The Owner’s Manual. This half-day retreat will be a mix of meditation and light movement practices around four basic body-mind principles that I wish my grandpappy had told me before I went and totalled the car. Call it geezer wisdom.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – Jungle Workshop

This 2.5 hour afternoon workshop at the Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica, will be a relaxed and practical distillation of what meditators have been learning for 2,500 years. The workshop will focus on practice, on the exploration and common-sense application of four key meditative skills – simplicity, clarity, equanimity and compassion – and how they can be mixed and matched to create the right customized practice.

Winter Reset: Meditation. Movement. Yoga. Unlimited.

In this Costa Rica retreat, we’ll alternate between dynamic movement and stillness. My co-teacher and friend Scott Davis is an integrative health and movement expert. Days will be a mix of sitting and yoga, of movement and stillness, of adventure and beach-chilling, with healthy meals and optional jungle and surfing excursions. Select for more.

How to Guide Meditation: A Training for Everyone

The world is crazy.  Meditation is sanity. The intention of this weekend training is to empower everyone – including people not remotely interested in becoming a “teacher” –  to think about and care for their own mental health and the mental health of others. Learning to guide meditation practice is an excellent way to do both. As we get clearer about the practice of guiding a meditation, our own practice deepens immeasurably.

Meditation Retreat for Fidgety Skeptics

Welcome to Meditation Retreat for Fidgety Skeptics, where it doesn’t matter how many techniques and paths you’ve neurotically screwed up – in this workshop, we start again fresh! Join me at the flashy Omega Institute in upstate New York for a fun and rigorously humanistic weekend of meditation exploration, that … gets bat-shit mystical at the end, because, frankly, that’s where the fun is.

Meditate, Celebrate, Activate – A CEC Retreat

The CEC’s sixth annual “Meditate – Celebrate – Activate” retreat is happening in July 2019. This retreat is unique for the way it builds on mindfulness and meditation practices, taking insights from the cushion and applying them immediately to interactive community good-times.

iBme Teen Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness retreat for teens hosted by Inward Bound. I will be on staff to help reinforce the grim military atmosphere. Kidding – all doves and rainbows for these teens!