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eremos featured event
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 10AM TO 3PM
a center of contemplative life
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.
Eremos Featured Event
SATURDAY, October 14th, 10am to 3pm
Lost & Found: An Exploration of the Healing Power of Joy with Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell
Join us for an exploration of the powerful gift of joy to heal broken hearts, remind us that we’re not alone, and offer a path out of despair. Not a guide to surface-level happiness, this is a dive into what authentic, grounded-in-faith joy can do.
EREMOS FALL BOOK REFLECTION: beginning in OCTOBER
The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found by Angela Williams Gorrell
Join us for four weekly conversations about our experience of her story, thoughts on the wisdom shared and how our definition of joy has shifted, and what we’ll take with us as we seek to expand our capacity for joy.
Three Tuesday Evenings, October 10th, 17th, & 24th 6:30pm to 7:45pm Via Zoom
Meditation and Joy: How Mindfulness Can Help You Cultivate Your Capacity for Joy with Alice Lottes, Ph.D.
Whether you’re new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, come be in community as we engage the gift of mindfulness meditation to open to more joy.
Eremos Fall Book Reflection The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found by Angela Williams Gorrell“It turns out that joy has grit. It isn’t fluffy or ephemeral. […]
header How Mindfulness Can Help You Cultivate Your Capacity for Joy with Alice Lottes, Ph.D. Three Tuesday Evenings, October 10th, 17th, & 24th 6:30pm to 7:45pm Central Via Zoom“Joy is […]
Join us for Exploration of the Healing Power of Joy with Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell On Saturday, October 14th, join in community for an exploration of the powerful gift […]
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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We invite you to be part of the legacy for the future of this spiritual oasis that is Eremos and welcome your financial support.
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