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, June 22nd, 9:30am to Noon, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

Weaving Heart Stories Together with Brooks Kasson

Stories shape our lives and our culture. You are invited to spend a morning immersed in our individual stories, finding strength in their validity and hope in the larger story we weave together.

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Weaving Heart Stories Together
June 22nd, 2024, 9:30am to Noon St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
$ 50.00
14 available
THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 13TH FROM 6:30PM TO 8:30PM

Common Ground: Thriving Together, Rooted in Spirit with Beverly Voss

As Eremos explores the theme of “Thriving Together” in 2024, so too will our quarterly poetry sessions dive into what it means to thrive together amidst life challenges, a presidential election year, and world tensions.

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Saturday, August 24th, 9:30am to Noon

The Missing Piece: How Making Room for Lament Can Move Us from Surviving to Thriving with Terra McDaniel

In this workshop, Terra will share wisdom about the ancient practice of lament and the need to grieve our sorrows and losses, whether personal, professional, or global

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With Terra McDaniel Saturday, August 24th, 9:30am to Noon Abiding Love Lutheran Church
$ 50.00
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Upcoming Events

Summer Book Reflection: Week 3

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, […]

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 […]

Weaving Heart Stories Together

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church 8134 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX, United States

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Joan Didion Weaving Heart Stories Together with Brooks Kasson June 22nd, 2024, 9:30am to Noon St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church $50 (partial scholarships […]

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Summer Book Reflection: Week 4

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, […]

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.

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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.

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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

Cultivating Relaxed Attention

In her book Rooted, Lyanda Lynn Haupt shares research that points to time in nature helping us to cultivate and experience the relaxed attention that supports our brain’s creative functions.

A Deep Breath…

With all that’s unsettled in the world and in many lives these days, sometimes only a deep breath will do.

Another Look…

Decluttering a bit over the long weekend, I found somethings I had forgotten about

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