Welcome to The Consciousness Explorers Club
Adventuring together through the weirdness of being human
Not a retreat … this is an ADVANCE. The CEC retreat is unique for the way it builds on meditation practice, taking the insights we have on the cushion and applying them immediately to the social sphere, with engaging interactive practices and celebration-infused movement and hilarity and off-key campfire pop-punk-folk sessions. A fresh inquiry into who and how we are – and how to find centre amid the rollicking hullabaloo of life.
“A caring supportive fun community vibe unlike anything else I’ve experienced in the mindfulness world.” – A.C.
This month we get unschooled. Play hooky from our desire to control every aspect of our experience. Press pause on the stories we constantly tell ourselves. Be ok with not knowing. See where the day takes us.
“Out for summer, out ’til fall. We might not come back at all!”
Many people, especially busy urban dwellers, feel overwhelmed and undernourished. They struggle alone with their challenges, and are only rarely able to discuss – let alone practice – deep matters of belonging and connection and embodiment. The vision of The Consciousness Explorers Club (CEC) is to provide a fun and accessible venue where people can discuss these things as they emerge from perspective-altering spiritual and psychological and social practices. Our members go on mind-body adventures – together and independently – and then share their insights and discoveries and inspiration with the community. To see our most recent monthly schedule of Explorations, click on “Upcoming” above.
There are few activities more thrilling than exploring consciousness, particularly in the form of intelligent spiritual practice. In this talk, Jeff Warren – founder of The Consciousness Explorers Club and author of The Head Trip – introduces us to the terrain and describes some of the attendant risks and benefits. What begins as an exploration can become a transformation. The question then is how to talk – or not talk – about your experience, in a secular world often suspicious of spirituality.
By the end of the twentieth century, scientists had scoured the far reaches of the material world. It was then that a few brave travelers turned in a different direction: inward! Past the shallow scrim of waking consciousness, to uncharted territories of the mind. The dawn of a quest to revolutionize our understanding of perception, memory, and reality itself. But to get there, someone would have to make a journey ….