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

December 4th, 9:30am - Noon, VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

An Advent Retreat with Joan Stockbridge

Please join us for a morning away from holiday worries and the to-do list. With Joan Stockbridge as your expert guide, tune into your heart to be present to what’s stirring in your soul.

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Unfolding: Being Present to the Life Within
An Advent Retreat with Joan Stockbridge Saturday, December 4th, 9:30am to Noon Via Zoom
$ 35.00
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THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18TH, 7:00PM – 8:30PM CDT VIA ZOOM

Being with the Divine: Lasting Connections Across Cultures

with Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes

Join us for this enlightening conversation with Michelle Ami Reyes as we move into the holiday season – a time filled with opportunities to welcome and open to the cultural traditions of those with different perspectives on the Thanksgiving holiday as well as different “season of light” celebrations. Leave inspired to adapt to the cultures you have the privilege of encountering.

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Lasting Connections Across Cultures with Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes
Thursday Evening, December 9th 7:00pm – 8:30pm CDT, Via Zoom
$ 40.00
35 available

Enjoy Special Savings!

Don’t miss our two inspiring January events!

Since we know budgets are often tight after the holidays, we’re offering 25% off ($20 savings) when you register for both the What Would Bring Peace workshop with Dr. Terry McGonigal and Did You Sing Your Song?, an evening with Rev. Mary C. Earle. That’s 3 ½ hours with two spiritual leaders for only $60!

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25% off ($20 savings) when you register for both the What Would Bring Peace workshop with Dr. Terry McGonigal and Did You Sing Your Song?, an evening with Rev. Mary C. Earle.
$ 60.00
60 available

This offer is valid until 10am Central on Saturday, January 15th.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 10:00AM – 12:00PM CDT VIA ZOOM

What Would Bring Peace: A Biblical Journey to Shalom

with Dr. Terry Mc Gonigal

Through sharing passages from scripture (shalom appears over 500 times in scripture), present-day stories, time for reflection and sharing with each other, we will journey to an understanding of shalom while reflecting on what this knowledge means for how we live into shalom now.

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What Would Bring Peace: A Biblical Journey to Shalom with Dr. Terry Mc Gonigal
Saturday, January 15th, 10:00am to Noon Central, Via Zoom
$ 40.00
40 available
Thursday Evening, January 27th 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST, Via Zoom

The Being with the Divine Series: Did You Sing Your Song?

with Mary C. Earle

Spend an evening with beloved spiritual leader and author Mary C. Earle, as she shares poems from her latest book Did You Sing Your Song? and the inspiration behind them. Recognizing her poetry was part of her song transformed the way Mary views her writing and the work she offers the world.

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Did You Sing Your Song? The Being with the Divine Series with Mary C. Earle
Thursday Evening, January 27th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST, Via Zoom
$ 40.00
40 available

Upcoming Events

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Unfolding: Being Present to the Life Within

Virtual, via Zoom

An Advent Retreat with Joan Stockbridge "The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before... So stay. Sit. Linger. […]

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What Would Bring Peace

Virtual, via Zoom

A Biblical Journey to Shalom with Dr. Terry Mc Gonigal “The living of shalom is all about what’s underneath the surface.” - Dr. Terry McGonigal As the Eremos community embarks […]

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Did You Sing Your Song?

Virtual, via Zoom

The Being with the Divine Series with Mary C. Earle “Through the writing of the Irish poet and theologian John O’Donohue, I discovered the Irish notion of oran mor, which […]

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Limpias Espirituales (Spiritual Cleansing Blessing) offered by Velma Garcia

As you watch this, when Velma honors and references Eremos we invite you to imagine she is speaking to you!

 
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. Despite recent setbacks we hold the vision for the world to emerge stronger and more united for the challenges facing us now. Thank you for joining us in this vision.

Eremos board members and Executive Director continue to monitor CDC and Austin/Travis County guidance while balancing the desire of those to come together with the need for safety. At this time (late August), we have one program (Women’s Retreat in late September) scheduled to be in person with fully vaccinated attendees only and wearing masks in community space. All other programs remain on Zoom until we and/or the facilitator hosting an ongoing group feel we can offer a safe, quality experience for facilitators and attendees.

Please join us in offering hope and healing to all hearts, minds, and souls through this extended time of challenge and change in the world. Thank you for being part of our contemplative community without walls.

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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Register for BOTH: “What Would Bring Peace” and “Did You Sing Your Song?” workshops and SAVE!
25% off ($20 savings) when you register for both the What Would Bring Peace workshop with Dr. Terry McGonigal and Did You Sing Your Song?, an evening with Rev. Mary C. Earle.
$ 60.00
60 available

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