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.

Featured Eremos Event

Saturday, October 29th 9:30am to 4:00pm

Writing from the Body’s Wisdom with Cheryl Pallant

Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Austin TX

Leading expert and award-winning author, poet, dancer, healer, somatics and writing coach, professor, and workshop leader Cheryl Pallant spends the day with us to teach somatic writing, a blending of body awareness, writing, and contemplative movement to cultivate the wholeness and completeness that is the root of your body’s wisdom.

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Saturday, October 29th, 9:30am to 4pm. Abiding Love Lutheran Church Activity Center, 7210 Brush Country Road, Austin, TX 78749
$ 195.00
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Experience Somatic Writing
Friday evening, October 28th from 7pm to 8:30pm Central via Zoom. $40 per person.
$ 40.00
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Upcoming Workshops

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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Tuesday evening, October 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Central with Alice Lottes, PhD

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Thursday, October 20th 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dreaming of Shalom with Fr. Daniel Renaud

Join Fr. Daniel Renaud for an evening exploring the power of dreams to support your spiritual practice and journey towards peace or Shalom.

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with Fr. Daniel Renaud Thursday, October 20th, 7pm to 8:30pm, Central Via Zoom, Recorded
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Upcoming Events

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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

Prayer in the Night Book Reflection (Eremos)

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

EREMOS Fall 2022 Book Reflection Prayer in the Night For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep Tish Harrison Warren “In our deepest moments of anxiety and darkness, we enter […]

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Prayer in the Night Book Reflection (Virtual)

Virtual, via Zoom

EREMOS Fall 2022 Book Reflection Prayer in the Night For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep Tish Harrison Warren “In our deepest moments of anxiety and darkness, we enter […]

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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

Peace Now

Virtual, via Zoom

How Mindfulness Can Bring Peace to Your Anxious Mind With Alice Lottes, Ph.D. Are you anxious about the upcoming election? Is the state of our country or world keeping you […]

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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

Dreaming of Shalom

Virtual, via Zoom

How Paying Attention to Your Dreams Can Support Your Spiritual Practice and Journey to Peace “To recall our dreams, we pray to God and wholeheartedly decide we want to remember […]

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

Writing from the Body’s Wisdom with Cheryl Pallant

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

Where attention goes, the body follows... “The combination of moving and writing brings the energy of mind into coherence with the energy of the body…In this space of alignment, wisdom […]

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“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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CONTEMPLATIVE RECORDINGS

Being with the Divine Series

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The Many Faces of Shalom

Featuring Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Michelle Ami Reyes, Ph.D., and Simone Talma Flowers

Getting Back to Normal,
and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Featuring Flint Sparks

Did You Sing Your Song

Featuring Mary C. Earle

 
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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.

Focusing on Nature with Julie Bowman

Inspiration and Synchronicity with Cathey Capers

God Meets us in Silence with Sharon Dunn

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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