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

eremos summer interlude series
Join us for our six free 60-minute programs

Eremos Summer Interlude Series 2022

Step away from your daily routine to experience a contemplative exploration of our relationship with this sacred planet we call home. “Time in nature” is often the number one way people de-stress and feel closer to God.

EREMOS SUMMER BOOK REFLECTION

Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World By John Philip Newell

Please join us on a 4-week exploration of Celtic wisdom and remembering truths found deep within to bring forth hope and possibilities for our and the beloved planet’s future.

Tuesday, June 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Poetry of the Season with Beverly Voss

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: SPRING
Tuesday evening, March 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Cathey Capers
$ 25.00
7 available
Poetry of the Season: SUMMER
Tuesday evening, June 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Beverly Voss
$ 25.00
15 available
Poetry of the Season: FALL
Tuesday evening, September 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Julie Bowman
$ 25.00
16 available
Poetry of the Season: WINTER
Tuesday evening, December 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with TBD
$ 25.00
16 available
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Register for all 4 sessions for $80 (savings of $20)
$ 80.00
11 available
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM VIA ZOOM

Contemplative Calligraphy

Connect with KariAnn Daughtry, joining us from her home in Chicago, as she invites us to explore the history, contemplative benefits, and beginning techniques of hand lettering.

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Contemplative Calligraphy with KariAnn Daughtry
Saturday, June 18th, 9:30am - Noon Central, Via Zoom
$ 45.00
23 available

Upcoming Events

Contemplative Morning May 21

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

You’re invited to experience a quiet morning of contemplation in community. Our next Contemplative morning will be on Saturday, May 21 and we are planning to have this meeting in […]

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Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Book Reflection

Virtual, via Zoom

Virtual Book Reflection with Dianna Amorde Group Begins June 1st at 7:00pm cst “Newell reaches new depths in his vision of the earth and the human journey. We need this […]

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Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Book Reflection

Virtual, via Zoom

Virtual Book Reflection with Karen Cotton Group Begins June 2nd at 12:30pm cst “Newell reaches new depths in his vision of the earth and the human journey. We need this […]

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Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Book Reflection

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

In-Person Book Reflection with Dianna Amorde Group Begins June 2nd at 7:00pm cst “Newell reaches new depths in his vision of the earth and the human journey. We need this […]

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Poetry of the Season: Summer

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 […]

“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
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“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

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Reflections

Face the Sun…

Each of us must follow our own inner guidance or call from the Holy One regarding what is ours to do. And perhaps the first step is to feel what we feel, practicing loving self-kindness.

Sacred Flow…

While preparing for facilitating a book group next month of John Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul, I was captivated by the wisdom he shared from a man who lived over 1,000 years ago: John Scotus Eriugena.

Two Steps Back…

When I look at what’s going on in the world right now, I take comfort in the wise (but not easy to experience) phrase “two steps forward and one step back.” Only in this case it feels like a big two steps backward!

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