CEC Meditate – Celebrate – Activate Retreat

The CEC Meditate – Celebrate – Activate retreat is unique for the way it builds on meditation practice, taking insights from the cushion and applying them immediately to interactive ridiculousness.

Not a retreat. This is an ADVANCE

Join Jeff Warren and The Consciousness Explorers Club for a different kind of retreat.


Silent mornings, we sit in MEDITATION four to five hours a day, a mix of solo and guided excursions into feeling, sound, energy, openness, silence, rest, surrender, as well as more dynamic movement and nature and friendliness meditations. Each of these is an adventure into a different corner of human experience, a fresh inquiry into who and how we are, a unique exploration of consciousness.


the-officeWe then build on these insights by playing with them live, in relationship and in community. Standing, moving, sharing, creating, bumping, interacting. These are the energizing ACTIVATION pieces – how to find and hold our centre, how to work with challenge, how to identify where in our life and experience there is energy and direction, and finally how to trust the natural intelligence – though not, perhaps, coordination – on tap when we embrace our own ridiculousness.


we wish to make a human party
we wish to make a human party

Then, in the evenings, we party. Not a mindless beer-chugging hits-from-the-bong party, however important these may have been in our formative Canadian years. Rather, the CELEBRATION that emerges naturally when there is trust and relaxation and the right proportion of Trickster-irreverence. So: we DJ different tempos of music and eyes-closed movement, we recreate our most embarrassing moments with unusual theatre props, we explore the deranged richness of our imaginations in an evening drum-journey and art practice, and then we all hold hands and sing love songs around the campfire while select participants fire paintball pellets at us from a nearby wooded glade.

Basically we have a good time. And why shouldn’t we? What else is meditation for if it can’t deliver on basic human happiness?

Meditate, Celebrate, Activate

Sit to find the freedom, move to warm it up ’til its so hot you got to let it out, spread it out, which takes you back to a Consciousness Explorers first principles: Meditate, Celebrate, Activate. Repeat.

“The CEC retreat was a great experience, unlike any other. More of a conscious community coming together to share in a smorgasbord of activities, all centered around, well, centering. Can’t recommend it enough, and can’t wait for the next one!” – Steven

Registration will begin in 2017. For testimonials and more information, click here. This year we are advancing on the shores of Georgian Bay, at this lovely Quaker camp.

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