Starting January 2018, join the Consciousness Explorers Club on Monday nights at Mosaic for a weekly meditation and exploration.
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.
So: the CEC meets Monday nights at Mosaic, 7:30pm – sharp and finishes up by 9:30. Cost is $10-20 sliding scale to cover teaching and programming.
For this month’s offerings, see their events calendar- cecmeditate.com/events.
The evening rolls out in two parts:
Part one is 35-minutes of guided sitting meditation practice with time for sharing (from 7:30 – 8:30pm)
Part two is 45-minutes of interactive practice, play and discussion (8:30 – 9:30pm)
The first part experiments with different solo meditations, from restful absorption to creative visualizations, mindfulness-style noting (of various mind-body components), loving-kindness, sound meditations, choiceless awareness and many others. You don’t need to follow any of these techniques if you don’t want to – some people prefer to stay with their tried-and-true regular practice.
The second part engages in different interactive practices, from partner noting to mixed-tape music sessions to theatrical craft projects to self-inquiry to Gestalt boundary exercises to any number of other combinations made up in the CEC laboratory, as per the mandate to use arts and culture to explore issues related to personal growth. These are like playful investigations into different corners of human social reality, which are then discussed with great gusto. The idea is to create a bridge between the cushion and the street, to take practice insights and actually try to apply them to real life situations.
The CEC is passionately nonsectarian – their practices are drawn from the spiritual and contemplative traditions as well as humanistic approaches.
To receive a schedule of explorations, sign up for the monthly newsletter on the homepage of their site: cecmeditate.com.