a center of contemplative life

(eh-ray-mos)
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

Thursday, August 12th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Returning to the World with Paula D’Arcy

Join us for a conversation with author and internationally recognized spiritual leader Paula D’Arcy as she helps us helps us think about this new territory. There is no going back. Paula invites us forward with our heart as our guide – taking the gifts of wisdom we’ve gained these past 18 months and leaving behind what no longer serves us. Leave inspired to re-emerge at your own pace, wiser and stronger than before.

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Returning to the World with Paula D’Arcy
Thursday Evening, August 12th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm CDT, Virtual via Zoom, (Details emailed prior to event)
$ 40.00
43 available
August 11th and August 25th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Summer Interludes
A FREE Virtual Series Via Zoom

Eremos invites you to step back from daily distractions and the stresses of life for an hour to experience our Summer Interlude Series. Each facilitator will share a practice, wisdom, or an experience based upon what’s unfolding in their lives right now (in honor of our 2021 theme: Unfolding: Being Present to Life).

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Saturday, August 21st, 10:00am to Noon

Behold And See with Elizabeth Ann Gates

Come explore with Elizabeth Ann Gates the art of looking for what is life giving through poetry, writing, attention-shifting activities, and discussion. Different from seeking problems to solve, this way of paying attention is about seeing opportunities to create something new, perhaps even to unveil and be part of a new creation. Please join us!

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Behold And See with Elizabeth Ann Gates
Saturday, August 21st, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Virtual via Zoom, (Details emailed prior to event)
$ 35.00
28 available
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Poetry of the Present with Cathey Capers

Join facilitator Cathey Capers for one or all of these quarterly 2-hour sessions. She will be attuned for what is alive in our community and poems that offer insight or an invitation into Presence. Time together will include: silence, reading poetry, personal reflection, and invitations to write and share. Poetry in community gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic selves, to be witnessed by others, and to bear witness for others.

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Poetry Of The Present September 14th
Poetry Of The Present with Cathey Capers, Tuesday, September 14th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
$ 20.00
20 available
Saturday, September 18th 9:30am to Noon

Somatic Writing: A Workshop on Writing the Body’s Wisdom With Cheryl Pallant

Join us for a special morning workshop with author, poet, dancer, and healer, Cheryl Pallant. Drawing upon the wisdom shared in her latest book: Writing and the Body in Motion: Awakening Voice through Somatic Practice, Cheryl will invite us into a contemplative morning of discovery.

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Somatic Writing: With Cheryl Pallant
A Workshop on Writing the Body’s Wisdom
$ 45.00
40 available
4 weekly sessions Beginning Thursday Sept 23rd at 7pm

Beyond the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation with Alice Lottes, PhD

Using the model of the “Spectrum of Awareness” developed by Diana Winston, PhD., we will go beyond the basics to explore and practice four types of awareness and how they manifest in meditation. The four types of awareness that will be taught and practiced are focused awareness, investigative awareness, choiceless awareness, and natural awareness.

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Beyond the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation with Alice Lottes PhD
4-Week Series, beginning Thursday, September 23rd
$ 25.00
24 available

Upcoming Events

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Eremos Summer Interlude: Rev. Doug Fritzsche on Apocalypse

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Summer Interludes - A Virtual Series Via Zoom Eremos invites you to step back from daily distractions and the stresses of life for an hour to experience our Summer Interlude […]

Returning to the World with Paula D’Arcy

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Join us for a conversation with author and internationally recognized spiritual leader Paula D’Arcy as she helps us helps us think about this new territory.

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Behold And See Workshop with Elizabeth Ann Gates

Virtual, via Zoom
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Come explore with Elizabeth Ann Gates the art of looking for what is life giving through poetry, writing, attention-shifting activities, and discussion. Different from seeking problems to solve, this way of paying attention is about seeing opportunities to create something new, perhaps even to unveil and be part of a new creation. Please join us!

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Sisters Contemplative Morning (September 11th)

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Experience extended periods of silence, time for thoughtful reflection, and prayer in the company of other kindred souls. In this time of Zoom gatherings, participants spend a brief time of […]

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Somatic Writing with Cheryl Pallant

Virtual, via Zoom

What is your body ready to tell you?  Join us for a Workshop on Writing the Body’s Wisdom with Cheryl Pallant Join us for a special morning workshop with author, […]

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Help shine the light of Eremos

25 Acts of Contemplation

As part of Eremos’ year-long celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we were inspired to create these 25 Acts of Contemplation. We hope you’ll join us in experiencing and sharing the gift of contemplation.

Together we can infuse the world with contemplative awareness, opening us all to more peace, love, and joy.

SEPTEMBER 24TH – 26TH, CEDARBRAKE RETREAT CENTER, BELTON, TX

Fall Women’s Retreat with Barbara Schutz

Join us for a weekend of soul-nourishing contemplation, reflection, creative exploration, and silence about the person you are becoming as we emerge from the chrysalis of the pandemic.
 
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.

Coming Out of the Pandemic

We are a community. We hold you, your loved ones, and our world in our collective hearts and prayers. And, we hold the vision and space for healing to come and for the world to emerge stronger and more united for the challenges facing us now. Thank you for joining us in this vision.

May we all come together virtually to offer hope and healing to all hearts, minds, and souls. Thank you for being part of our contemplative community without walls.

Eremos board members and Executive Director are in discussion about how and when to return some of our programs to in person events, possibly in the fall. We are monitoring CDC and Travis County guidance and doing our best to balance the desire of those to come together with the need for safety, and we will update you as soon as possible.

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.
You are invited to discover creativity as a contemplative path: Relax in a quiet place dedicated to creative work Bring your own materials or use materials provided Follow directions offered or create your own way Neither artistic talent nor training necessary Enjoy time for individual and group reflection Ground and grow in a creating community..Read detail
Within this supportive circle, participants experience the uniqueness and diversity of each spiritual journey. It also provides women an opportunity to be affirmed in their contemplative experience...Read detail
Eremos invites you to a free, once-a-month contemplative session in a location near you. Most groups meet on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of the month. Please check below for the specific date and time of a group near you. Each session includes a brief reading, 20 minutes of silent contemplation to rest your mind, and sharing from group members about their contemplative experience...Read detail
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...Read detail
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We share the events of our lives. We focus on a common theme for reflection. We spend some time in contemplative silence. We offer each other our insights and responses and bless one another in parting until we meet again...Read detail
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