CEC Virtual Meditation Retreat

The Consciousness Explorers Club is offering a chance to retreat with our team of teachers for an epic day of practicing in virtual community.

Eight-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 9am EST, 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 accommodate 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.

Zoom link provided with registration


Jeff Warren
Founder, Chief Exploration Officer

Jeff is a writer and a meditation instructor. His primary subject is the mind, whatever that is. He is the co-author, along with Dan Harris and Carlye Adler, of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, as well as the author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking consciousness. He has won awards for … Continued

James Maskalyk
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

Erin Oke
Executive Director, Teacher

Erin teaches meditation and Executively Directs the Consciousness Explorers Club. 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 also does mindfulness coaching for individuals, with a specialty in encouraging emotional self-regulation. Her practice and teaching have been aided … Continued

Jude Star

Jude is a psychotherapist in training and lifelong student of psychology and meditative traditions.  He became obsessed with consciousness and eastern philosophy in his late teens and has been exploring ever since.  At 21 he took after his parents by beginning to formally study Tibetan Buddhism, then went on to study Transpersonal Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, … Continued

Kevin Lacroix

Kevin was introduced to Jeff Warren and the CEC in 2010, around the time he became aware of a specific anxiety that had been skulking under the radar for decades.  It was the sense that if he were to stop being busy – or at least convinced he were busy -he would disappear. Logically, this … Continued

Oliver Rabba

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

Stephanie DeBou

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

Fees & Registration

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

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