The Consciousness Explorers Club is creating a new kind of community meditation experience
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We support personal growth and social transformation. Both locally, with weekly meditation sits and creative social practices in Toronto, and globally, with original articles and guided audio meditations on our website. We also host an annual retreat and meditation flash mob dance parties in the summer. We try to do all of this in a way that's irreverent and fun and accessible.

What does this look like? Actually, it looks a bit different every time. Mostly it looks like us empowering people to come up with their own insights, life strategies, and service missions, so we can laugh uproariously at them, together, in a spirit of dumbfounded incredulity. We sit. We dance. We act. We fall asleep during long lectures. We wake up refreshed!

The Consciousness Explorers Club (CEC) is a registered not-for-profit organization. We work hard to keep our events affordable; all event fees go towards basic costs like paying teachers and renting space. But there's more that goes into creating weekly original programming, updating the website, writing the newsletter, and buying all these amazing shoes. We just finished version 1.0 of our CEC Community Practice Activation Kit available for free here. The idea of this kit is to inspire people around the world to start up their own community practice groups, in a way that’s unique to them and uniquely responsive to their local needs and context. We share our own best practices about how to write and guide meditation, suggestions for how to work with different meditation and community-related challenges, plus other practical logistical information and the usual smattering of terrible jokes.

To keep the CEC running smoothly - and to expand our offerings so we can confuse even more people - please give us some money. You can read more about our values and our flaws and our dubious human experiments here. You can listen to Jeff pontificate about our valiant vision here.

Donor be aware: Although we're based in Canada, all pledges through Patreon are charged in US dollars - please grant us serenity to accept the things we cannot change.
Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month
We strive to keep the CEC financially accessible, including letting folks in for free. Your $1 will help us create and deliver innovative meditation programming and digital content. Or we might just buy a pen with it.
Meditation Geek
$5 or more per month
We love consciousness keeners. Maybe you don't live in Toronto, so you can't make it to CEC in order to ask us meditation and practice related questions. No problem. The reward here is you can send us any question you want - once a month - and we will provide a detailed response over email or on YouTube.
Local Anti-Guru in Training
$30 or more per month
We just finished version 1.0 of our CEC Community Practice Activation Kit available for free here. The idea of this kit is to inspire people around the world to start up their own community practice groups, in a way that’s unique to them and uniquely responsive to their local needs and context. We share our own best practices about how to write and guide meditation, suggestions for how to work with different meditation and community-related challenges, plus other practical logistical information and the usual smattering of terrible jokes.


By selecting this tier, you’ll have the chance to shape that start-up kit's development by seeing ongoing drafts. You'll also get to be part of the extended CEC family, including connecting with us for tips and support in the development of your practice group. This really is happening. The problem with making jokes all the time is no one knows when you're serious. Here is something serious: we have 0% interest in reproducing the CEC, but we have 100% interest in empowering people to come up with their own weird versions of the CEC, something that speaks to their specific local needs and abilities and context. 

Monday Night Regular
$40 or more per month
This tier is for CEC community members who come regularly to our Monday night sits and interactive explorations in Toronto. If you sign up for this tier, you’ll no longer have to pay at the door. Just tell the door person that you're a member, and they'll usher you through to the golden chambers.
You Are Like a God to Us
$100 or more per month
You like the CEC and you want to make a substantive difference to its future. Your money will help support our ongoing programming in Toronto, but it will also help bigger-picture initiatives like a meditation teacher / community facilitator training, online courses and resources, and some kind of support team to help other fledgling community practice groups in other cities and towns. 


Your reward at this level, should you choose to accept it, is your own deification. Small "g" god - more a saint, really - but still impressive, especially to little dogs and kids under 6.


Also you will get free entry to our Monday night explorations, and a 15% discount on all CEC retreats and workshops. 


We do need this help, and we do have a real nonprofit Board with rules and shit, so your money will make an immediate impact. Thank you.

We support personal growth and social transformation. Both locally, with weekly meditation sits and creative social practices in Toronto, and globally, with original articles and guided audio meditations on our website. We also host an annual retreat and meditation flash mob dance parties in the summer. We try to do all of this in a way that's irreverent and fun and accessible.

What does this look like? Actually, it looks a bit different every time. Mostly it looks like us empowering people to come up with their own insights, life strategies, and service missions, so we can laugh uproariously at them, together, in a spirit of dumbfounded incredulity. We sit. We dance. We act. We fall asleep during long lectures. We wake up refreshed!

The Consciousness Explorers Club (CEC) is a registered not-for-profit organization. We work hard to keep our events affordable; all event fees go towards basic costs like paying teachers and renting space. But there's more that goes into creating weekly original programming, updating the website, writing the newsletter, and buying all these amazing shoes. We just finished version 1.0 of our CEC Community Practice Activation Kit available for free here. The idea of this kit is to inspire people around the world to start up their own community practice groups, in a way that’s unique to them and uniquely responsive to their local needs and context. We share our own best practices about how to write and guide meditation, suggestions for how to work with different meditation and community-related challenges, plus other practical logistical information and the usual smattering of terrible jokes.

To keep the CEC running smoothly - and to expand our offerings so we can confuse even more people - please give us some money. You can read more about our values and our flaws and our dubious human experiments here. You can listen to Jeff pontificate about our valiant vision here.

Donor be aware: Although we're based in Canada, all pledges through Patreon are charged in US dollars - please grant us serenity to accept the things we cannot change.

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Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month
We strive to keep the CEC financially accessible, including letting folks in for free. Your $1 will help us create and deliver innovative meditation programming and digital content. Or we might just buy a pen with it.
Meditation Geek
$5 or more per month
We love consciousness keeners. Maybe you don't live in Toronto, so you can't make it to CEC in order to ask us meditation and practice related questions. No problem. The reward here is you can send us any question you want - once a month - and we will provide a detailed response over email or on YouTube.
Local Anti-Guru in Training
$30 or more per month
We just finished version 1.0 of our CEC Community Practice Activation Kit available for free here. The idea of this kit is to inspire people around the world to start up their own community practice groups, in a way that’s unique to them and uniquely responsive to their local needs and context. We share our own best practices about how to write and guide meditation, suggestions for how to work with different meditation and community-related challenges, plus other practical logistical information and the usual smattering of terrible jokes.


By selecting this tier, you’ll have the chance to shape that start-up kit's development by seeing ongoing drafts. You'll also get to be part of the extended CEC family, including connecting with us for tips and support in the development of your practice group. This really is happening. The problem with making jokes all the time is no one knows when you're serious. Here is something serious: we have 0% interest in reproducing the CEC, but we have 100% interest in empowering people to come up with their own weird versions of the CEC, something that speaks to their specific local needs and abilities and context. 

Monday Night Regular
$40 or more per month
This tier is for CEC community members who come regularly to our Monday night sits and interactive explorations in Toronto. If you sign up for this tier, you’ll no longer have to pay at the door. Just tell the door person that you're a member, and they'll usher you through to the golden chambers.
You Are Like a God to Us
$100 or more per month
You like the CEC and you want to make a substantive difference to its future. Your money will help support our ongoing programming in Toronto, but it will also help bigger-picture initiatives like a meditation teacher / community facilitator training, online courses and resources, and some kind of support team to help other fledgling community practice groups in other cities and towns. 


Your reward at this level, should you choose to accept it, is your own deification. Small "g" god - more a saint, really - but still impressive, especially to little dogs and kids under 6.


Also you will get free entry to our Monday night explorations, and a 15% discount on all CEC retreats and workshops. 


We do need this help, and we do have a real nonprofit Board with rules and shit, so your money will make an immediate impact. Thank you.