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.

Our Featured Programs

Runs through August 31st!

Eremos Summer Fun Fundrasing

Eremos is honored to support you in these challenging times. Help us continue to serve and nourish your spiritual life by donating today. Receive a unique thank you gift for every donation of $25 or more.. Your donation will be matched by an anonymous donor (up to $2500)!

eremos summer interlude series
Wednesday, August 24th at 12:00PM – LAST SESSION!

Eremos Summer Interlude Series 2022

LAST Summer Interlude session is August 24th featuring Rev. Dr. Mona West speaking on Tikkun Olam for the Earth. Join us for this free midday event!

Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Poetry of the Season with Julie Bowman

Immerse Yourself in the Wisdom of Poetry of the Season and Pen the Words Your Soul Longs to Share at this Time. A Quarterly Gathering that invites poetry to help us connect more fully to the seasons. How can poetry help us attend to and articulate our experience of each season and the concerns of the time? Drop below the surface of events to listen for personal meaning and feeling.

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Poetry of the Season: FALL
Wednesday evening, September 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Julie Bowman
$ 25.00
15 available
Poetry of the Season: WINTER
Tuesday evening, December 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Martha Ward
$ 25.00
15 available
Friday, September 23rd through Sunday September 25th

Finding Peace, Clarity, and Rest with Dianna Amorde & Joe Barry

Cedarbrake Renewal Center, Belton, TX

Join us for an opportunity to connect with, reflect upon, and rest in the beauty and wisdom of nature at Cedarbrake Renewal Center. Let time in silence and nature combined with contemplative explorations offered by Dianna and Joe refresh you in body, mind, and spirit.

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DEPOSIT: Eremos Fall Renewal Retreat
$100 nonrefundable deposit. Final payment due by September 1st
$ 100.00
6 available
Eremos Fall Renewal Retreat
Includes 2 nights lodging in private (single) room, dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings, and all materials. (Guests sign up to bring food items for breakfast and lunch, with dinners pre-ordered and delivered from local restaurants.)
$ 295.00
6 available
FOUR 90-MINUTE FACILITATED SESSIONS, BEGINNING IN OCTOBER

Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep
by Tish Harrison Warren

Led by trusted facilitators, each group will support experiencing and reflecting upon Warren’s stories, theological perspective, and wisdom gained in community. Please join us!

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 6:30PM TO 8:00PM

Peace Now: How Mindfulness Can Bring Peace to Your Anxious Mind 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 find peace in these troubled times.

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Peace Now
How Mindfulness Can Bring Peace to Your Anxious Mind with Alice Lottes, Ph.D. Tuesday Evening, October 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Central Via Zoom, Recorded Suggested donation of $10 (Donate from $5 to $25 or more).
$ 5.00
Unlimited
Saturday, October 29th 9:30am to 4:00pm

Writing the Body’s Yearning for Shalom with Cheryl Pallant

Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Austin TX

This somatic writing day workshop blends body awareness, writing, and contemplative movement to cultivate the wholeness and completeness that is the root of shalom.

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Experience Somatic Writing
Friday evening, October 28th from 7pm to 8:30pm Central via Zoom. $40 per person.
$ 40.00
Unlimited
Early Bird Pricing: Writing the Body’s Yearning for Shalom with Cheryl Pallant(copy)
Saturday, October 29th, 9:30am to 4pm. Abiding Love Lutheran Church Activity Center, 7210 Brush Country Road, Austin, TX 78749
$ 195.00
16 available

Upcoming Events

Recurring

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
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“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Shalom: Can a Benedictine Spirit Light the Way?

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

This event has been cancelled. We hope you’ll join us for another Eremos event soon.The word Shalom is rich in meaning.  The word speaks of peace, wholeness, well-being, joining of […]

$50.00
Virtual Event

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Free

Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

You’re invited to experience deep camaraderie, and open communication through the Eremos Contemplative Men's Group Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, […]

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Virtual Event

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Free
Virtual Event

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Free

Poetry of the Season: Fall

Virtual, via Zoom

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of […]

Virtual Event

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Free
Virtual Event

The Third Third Journaling Series

Virtual, via Zoom

Three Tuesday Evenings in September Parker Palmer says “Writing is an unfolding of what’s going on inside me as I talk to myself on a pad of paper or a […]

$45.00
Virtual Event

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Free

The Many Faces of Shalom

Virtual, via Zoom

“No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever.” — Menachem Begin Drawn to the Hebrew word Shalom for its broader definition of peace, Eremos seeks to […]

Eremos Fall Renewal Retreat

Cedarbrake Retreat Center, Belton, TX 5602 TX-317, Belton, TX

Finding Peace, Clarity, and Rest with Dianna Amorde & Joe Barry September 23rd-25th Cedarbrake Renewal Center, Belton, TX “I love the natural world, what I call creation. When I view […]

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Virtual Event

The Third Third Journaling Series

Virtual, via Zoom

Three Tuesday Evenings in September Parker Palmer says “Writing is an unfolding of what’s going on inside me as I talk to myself on a pad of paper or a […]

$45.00
Virtual Event

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Begins Thursday, August 18th 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm With […]

Free

“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

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REFLECTIONS & CONTEMPLATIONS

Returning to Center in These Challenging Times

With the pandemic entering its third year and continuing divisiveness in our country, many are struggling to stay rooted in hope and the strength of their faith – however they define it. As a contemplative community, Eremos is blessed to have access to wise souls with spiritual practices to help them come back to center* when the anxieties, fears, and tribulations of these times threaten to overwhelm them.

Our intention in sharing these short videos is for them to inspire or remind you of simple spiritual practices or meditative reflections that can guide you back to center. May you feel the support of our contemplative community without walls as you view each offering.

 
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.

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EREMOS BLOG

Reflections

Where the Learning Begins…

Whether it’s a road block, an unexpected change that moves you away from a treasured goal, or a voluntary change in plans, how might you embrace the possibility that this is “where the learning begins”?

Laugh!

Like some in our community, you may be dealing with some serious stuff at home or are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety about the future of our country and plane

Never Giving Up…

In his book, What The Mystics Know, Fr. Richard Rohr writes about contemplation and prayer in the chapter “Contemplation Means Practicing Heaven Now.”

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