Registration Now Open. The Meditate – Celebrate – Activate retreat is unique for the way it builds on mindfulness and meditation practices, taking insights from the cushion and applying them immediately to both interactive community ridiculousness and skillful service.
NOTE: Wed night is SOLD OUT. Please register at link below to get your name on the waitlist. If there is enough demand, there is a good chance I will offer a second class on Tuesday night, beginning Tuesday Sept 12th. Meditation is both an exploration and a training. This popular course – now in its 6th 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.
This charity event is for an excellent cause: all money raised will go towards bringing mindfulness to marginalized folks living with mental health challenges. My part will be a guided music, movement and “vicarious joy” meditation, where 200 people will go from lying down to hands-in-the-air mamba swaying. With eyes closed, so no one sees how beautiful and ridiculous they look.
I approach meditation as a thrilling exploration – and transformation – of consciousness. This online course will be based on a popular course I’ve been teaching in Toronto for the past five years. It features a mix of guided practice, discussion, and weekly meditation-in-action homework assignments. It is both practical and big-picture, with an honest, no-holds-barred take on the profound existential dimension of practice.
This retreat is about exploring the basic principles of resetting and restoration, which also means exploring the basic principles of having a body and a mind in the first place. We do all this in a playful spirit, with natural movement exercises and community interaction frolics and irreverent inner explorations and beach bonfires and surfing and pretending to be a monkey. With Scott Davis.