a center of contemplative life

(Eh-RAY-moes)
Greek word meaning solitary place, quiet place, desert place

We seek to provide contemplative opportunities for people of all faith traditions and all walks of life to step back from the hectic pace of life and reconnect to their Source.

Welcome to Eremos,
a contemplative community without walls

We help people from all walks of life step back from daily distractions to reconnect with God or the Divine (however they define Source) through a wide variety of programs, spiritual direction, and reflections. We invite you to explore this website thoroughly to get a sense of who we are and all we have to offer.

If you’re not sure if a program is right for you, please call us at 512-276-2649 or fill out this contact form on the website. Someone will get back to you promptly to help you discern the ideal entry point into Eremos.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, April 20th 10am to 4pm, Still Waters Retreat Center

What Are You Yearning to Grow? A Spring Day Retreat with Leslie Wagner and Dianna Amorde

Step back from your daily cares and to-do lists to pause and ponder what is seeking to grow within you. What needs to be watered and encouraged to bloom?

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Spring Day Retreat: (Includes Lunch, Snacks, and All Materials)
Saturday, April 20th 10:00am to 4:00pm Still Waters Retreat Center
$ 90.00
45 available
Spring Day Retreat: (Bring Your Own Lunch Option)
Saturday, April 20th 10:00am to 4:00pm Still Waters Retreat Center
$ 75.00
50 available
May 15th & 16th at Abiding Love Lutheran Church

Everything is Sacred with John Philip Newell

Come be inspired to live, work, and connect from a place deep within that recognizes one of the key underlying principles of Celtic wisdom: everything and everyone is sacred. Note: The Thursday Morning Retreat on May 16th is almost sold out! There are only a few seats remaining.

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Thursday Morning, May 16th - 8:30am to Noon
Abiding Love Lutheran Church Activity Center 7210 Brush Country Dr. Austin, Texas 78749
$ 50.00
0 available
Sold Out
Attend both events!
$ 60.00
0 available
Sold Out
In Person: Everything is Sacred - Wednesday Evening, May 15th - 7pm to 9pm
Abiding Love Lutheran Church Sanctuary 7210 Brush Country Dr. Austin, Texas 78749
$ 20.00
126 available
Live Stream: Everything is Sacred - Wednesday Evening, May 15th - 7pm to 9pm
Livestream available only on Wednesday evening. No recording is permitted, so only register if you can watch that night.
$ 20.00
Unlimited
Four 90-minute facilitated sessions JUNE 2024 (dates vary by group)

Summer Book Reflection:
Rooted – Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Please join us on a 4-week exploration of the tenets of rootedness and how living in this way can bring forth strength, peace, hope, and possibilities for your life and the life of planet earth.

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Rooted with Dianna Amorde: Wednesdays via Zoom
from 7:00 – 8:30pm via ZOOM
$ 50.00
12 available
Rooted with Dianna Amorde: Thursdays in Person
from 7:00 – 8:30pm In PERSON (South Austin)
$ 50.00
10 available

Upcoming Events

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

Virtual, via Zoom

An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World We truly welcome new participants at any time, so please join us! In a fast paced, conflictual world, it is […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Contemplative Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Virtual, via Zoom

Contemplative Men’s Group Deep camaraderie, open communication. Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, relationships, spirituality? So often, men feel compelled to […]

Spring Day Retreat: What Are You Yearning to Grow?

Stillwaters Retreat Center 9409 Granada Hills Drive, Austin, TX, United States

What Are You Yearning to Grow? A Spring Day Retreat with Leslie Wagner and Dianna Amorde “Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out […]

Get Tickets $75.00 – $90.00 95 tickets left
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

Virtual, via Zoom

An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World We truly welcome new participants at any time, so please join us! In a fast paced, conflictual world, it is […]

Everything is Sacred

Abiding Love Lutheran Church 7210 Brush Country Rd., Austin, TX, United States

How This and Other Celtic Truths Can Help Us Heal the Planet and Connect Soul to Soul with John Philip Newell Note: The Thursday Morning Retreat on May 16th is […]

Get Tickets $20.00 – $60.00
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Contemplative Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Virtual, via Zoom

Contemplative Men’s Group Deep camaraderie, open communication. Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, relationships, spirituality? So often, men feel compelled to […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

“Finding the Eremos community was finding part of who I am to be in the world. From reading the newsletter, to participating in programs, retreats, ongoing groups, and even as a board member, Eremos is the challenge that keeps me awake and supports me as I work to live as a spiritual being in this physical body and world.”
– Founding Friend of Eremos

The generosity of donors like you enables Eremos to offer inspiring programs and reflections (via e-newsletters) for people of all faith traditions to help them remember and deepen their connection to Source, as they define or describe the Divine.

SUPPORT THE VISION OF EREMOS

 
WHO WE ARE

New to Contemplation?

To be contemplative is to enter a quiet in which every aspect of our humanness becomes still in response to the stillness within God, the Divine, or however you define the Source of all that is.

In the spaciousness created within the Eremos community, you are gently invited to behold the Mystery of God. As you rest in moments of silence in community, burdens are lightened, clarity comes, and compassion for yourself and others is reawakened.

Whether you choose to accept our invitation via spiritual direction, a workshop, retreat or monthly on-going small group, you are welcome here.

We invite you to step back from the busyness of life. Spaciousness, clarity, connection, and peace are just a few of the gifts that await you in our contemplative community without walls.

MONTHLY CONTEMPLATIVE GROUPS

Exploring your relationship with the Divine…

Experience the benefits of connecting to and exploring your relationship with the Divine in the company of a small group of fellow travelers on the contemplative path. You’re welcome to join one or more of the following groups.

Benedict’s Way An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World
MEETS THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH VIA ZOOM

This on-going Eremos offering provides an opportunity to explore the rich tradition of Benedictine spirituality as a way to enrich the spiritual depth and meaning of our lives and as a guide to everyday living.

Contemplative Mornings with Leslie Wagner
MEETS LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH IN PERSON

Experience the simple, profound gifts that the spaciousness in this ‘time out’ can give you. Whether it’s to be present to God’s love and call, to hear your inner wisdom, or to rest your weary spirit in quiet company, come and be awhile.

Contemplative Men’s Group
MEETS VIRTUALLY ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Our men’s 90-minute gatherings offer an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and acceptance where men can find a sense of mutual accountability in a regular time dedicated to community and contemplative practice.

Morning Retreat
A Quiet Pause: Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People
MEETS VIRTUALLY EACH THURSDAY AT 12:30PM CENTRAL

With busy people like you in mind, this weekly Quiet Pause includes a brief guided meditation or poem and image for reflection, then 20 minutes of silence in community, and closes with an inspiring message to take with you as you re-enter your day.

DONATE TO EREMOS

Support Our Vision…

We invite you to be part of the legacy for the future of this spiritual oasis that is Eremos and welcome your financial support.

EREMOS

Spiritual Direction…

Are you looking to discern “with eyes to see” what you’re being called to next in your life, relationships, or work? Discover if Spiritual Direction is Right for You.

“How I wish I could attend all of the programs! Each one has touched my soul and speaks to me where I am at that moment. I always feel better when I leave.” –Eremos Program Attendee

EREMOS BLOG

Reflections

Where the Light Begins…

Having to wait and wonder what we would see made both the glimpses of the eclipse and the dimming and return of the light mesmerizing.

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way…

May you bless others with kindness this week. And may the ripples your kindness sends out bless you in return.

The Space Between…

During the Enneagram workshop this past Saturday, Nancy McCranie referenced the space between as the time to make a higher choice.

Welcome to Eremos,
a contemplative community without walls

We help people from all walks of life step back from daily distractions to reconnect with God or the Divine (however they define Source) through a wide variety of programs, spiritual direction, and reflections. We invite you to explore this website thoroughly to get a sense of who we are and all we have to offer.

If you’re not sure if a program is right for you, please call us at 512-276-2649 or fill out this contact form on the website. Someone will get back to you promptly to help you discern the ideal entry point into Eremos.

Save the Date:
Join us for Amplify Austin on March 6th-7th, 2024!

Upcoming Workshops

THURSDAY,February 29, 2024 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Attending to You: How Paying Attention Like a Poet Can Help Us Listen Better and Deepen Connections

RECORDED: Registrants will have 30 days to view the recording as often as they desire.

Join us for a conversation with poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer about how attentive listening, gazing, and sensing—part of a poet’s craft—is vital for forging strong relationships. And it’s those relationships that see us through the wild twists and turns of life.

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FOUR SESSIONS | BEGINS THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH @ 6:60 PM – 8:30 PM

Poetry for Thriving Together in 2024

Every quarterly session will feature a different facilitator using the wisdom of poems and quotes to speak to a unique aspect of what thriving together might look like, helping us to connect more fully to each other, and inviting you to write the words your soul longs to share in the moment.

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*Register for all 4 sessions for $80 (savings of $20).

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Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? How Exploring the Enneagram Can Improve How We Communicate & Connect

Join us for a morning of exploring and understanding the Wings and Arrows that help us better understand who we are and our unique path to growth. With stories to bring the information alive and easy-to-follow handouts, Nancy will support you in getting to know yourself and your loved ones better. And that knowledge can only help improve your communication and deepen your connections.

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May 15th & 16th at Abiding Love Lutheran Church

Everything is Sacred with John Philip Newell

Come be inspired to live, work, and connect from a place deep within that recognizes one of the key underlying principles of Celtic wisdom: everything and everyone is sacred.

➤ Click Here for Details

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Thursday Morning, May 16th - 8:30am to Noon
Abiding Love Lutheran Church Activity Center 7210 Brush Country Dr. Austin, Texas 78749
$ 50.00
0 available
Sold Out
Attend both events!
$ 60.00
0 available
Sold Out
In Person: Everything is Sacred - Wednesday Evening, May 15th - 7pm to 9pm
Abiding Love Lutheran Church Sanctuary 7210 Brush Country Dr. Austin, Texas 78749
$ 20.00
126 available
Live Stream: Everything is Sacred - Wednesday Evening, May 15th - 7pm to 9pm
Livestream available only on Wednesday evening. No recording is permitted, so only register if you can watch that night.
$ 20.00
Unlimited

Upcoming Events

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

Virtual, via Zoom

An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World We truly welcome new participants at any time, so please join us! In a fast paced, conflictual world, it is […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Contemplative Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Virtual, via Zoom

Contemplative Men’s Group Deep camaraderie, open communication. Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, relationships, spirituality? So often, men feel compelled to […]

Spring Day Retreat: What Are You Yearning to Grow?

Stillwaters Retreat Center 9409 Granada Hills Drive, Austin, TX, United States

What Are You Yearning to Grow? A Spring Day Retreat with Leslie Wagner and Dianna Amorde “Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out […]

Get Tickets $75.00 – $90.00 95 tickets left
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

Virtual, via Zoom

An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World We truly welcome new participants at any time, so please join us! In a fast paced, conflictual world, it is […]

Everything is Sacred

Abiding Love Lutheran Church 7210 Brush Country Rd., Austin, TX, United States

How This and Other Celtic Truths Can Help Us Heal the Planet and Connect Soul to Soul with John Philip Newell Note: The Thursday Morning Retreat on May 16th is […]

Get Tickets $20.00 – $60.00
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Contemplative Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Virtual, via Zoom

Contemplative Men’s Group Deep camaraderie, open communication. Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, relationships, spirituality? So often, men feel compelled to […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Summer 2024 Book Reflection

Virtual, via Zoom

Eremos Summer Book Reflection Rooted Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt“An elegant tapestry of poetry and science, of personal narrative and communal prophecy, […]

Get Tickets $50.00 22 tickets left
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Summer Interlude with Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Virtual, via Zoom

Eremos Summer Interlude Series 2024 Join us for an hour of inspiration and spiritual refreshment. Wednesday, June 12th Noon – 1:00pm Central, Via Zoom Free – Sessions are Recorded   […]

Summer Book Reflection: Week 2

Virtual, via Zoom

Eremos Summer Book Reflection Rooted Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt“An elegant tapestry of poetry and science, of personal narrative and communal prophecy, […]

“Finding the Eremos community was finding part of who I am to be in the world. From reading the newsletter, to participating in programs, retreats, ongoing groups, and even as a board member, Eremos is the challenge that keeps me awake and supports me as I work to live as a spiritual being in this physical body and world.”
– Founding Friend of Eremos

The generosity of donors like you enables Eremos to offer inspiring programs and reflections (via e-newsletters) for people of all faith traditions to help them remember and deepen their connection to Source, as they define or describe the Divine.

SUPPORT THE VISION OF EREMOS

 
WHO WE ARE

New to Contemplation?

To be contemplative is to enter a quiet in which every aspect of our humanness becomes still in response to the stillness within God, the Divine, or however you define the Source of all that is.

In the spaciousness created within the Eremos community, you are gently invited to behold the Mystery of God. As you rest in moments of silence in community, burdens are lightened, clarity comes, and compassion for yourself and others is reawakened.

Whether you choose to accept our invitation via spiritual direction, a workshop, retreat or monthly on-going small group, you are welcome here.

We invite you to step back from the busyness of life. Spaciousness, clarity, connection, and peace are just a few of the gifts that await you in our contemplative community without walls.

MONTHLY CONTEMPLATIVE GROUPS

Exploring your relationship with the Divine…

Experience the benefits of connecting to and exploring your relationship with the Divine in the company of a small group of fellow travelers on the contemplative path. You’re welcome to join one or more of the following groups.

Benedict’s Way An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World
MEETS THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH VIA ZOOM

This on-going Eremos offering provides an opportunity to explore the rich tradition of Benedictine spirituality as a way to enrich the spiritual depth and meaning of our lives and as a guide to everyday living.

Contemplative Mornings with Leslie Wagner
MEETS LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH IN PERSON

Experience the simple, profound gifts that the spaciousness in this ‘time out’ can give you. Whether it’s to be present to God’s love and call, to hear your inner wisdom, or to rest your weary spirit in quiet company, come and be awhile.

Contemplative Men’s Group
MEETS VIRTUALLY ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Our men’s 90-minute gatherings offer an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust and acceptance where men can find a sense of mutual accountability in a regular time dedicated to community and contemplative practice.

Morning Retreat
A Quiet Pause: Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People
MEETS VIRTUALLY EACH THURSDAY AT 12:30PM CENTRAL

With busy people like you in mind, this weekly Quiet Pause includes a brief guided meditation or poem and image for reflection, then 20 minutes of silence in community, and closes with an inspiring message to take with you as you re-enter your day.

DONATE TO EREMOS

Support Our Vision…

We invite you to be part of the legacy for the future of this spiritual oasis that is Eremos and welcome your financial support.

EREMOS

Spiritual Direction…

Are you looking to discern “with eyes to see” what you’re being called to next in your life, relationships, or work? Discover if Spiritual Direction is Right for You.

“How I wish I could attend all of the programs! Each one has touched my soul and speaks to me where I am at that moment. I always feel better when I leave.” –Eremos Program Attendee

EREMOS BLOG

Reflections

Where the Light Begins…

Having to wait and wonder what we would see made both the glimpses of the eclipse and the dimming and return of the light mesmerizing.

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way…

May you bless others with kindness this week. And may the ripples your kindness sends out bless you in return.

The Space Between…

During the Enneagram workshop this past Saturday, Nancy McCranie referenced the space between as the time to make a higher choice.

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