“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 […]
a center of contemplative life
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.
Saturday, December 10 – 9:30am – 12:00pm
Making Peace with 2022
Using the contemplative and creative practice of SoulCollage®, Joan Stockbridge will invite us into a morning of bringing closure to the tumultuous year of 2022. Whether your focus needs to be letting go and healing or on celebrating, let this morning help you find peace about what has been, presence for what is, and space for what’s to come.
Tuesday, December 13 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Poetry of the Season
Immerse Yourself in the Wisdom of Poetry of the Season and Pen the Words Your Soul Longs to Share at this Time. Poetry in community gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic selves, to be witnessed by others, and to bear witness for others.
Thursday, January 12 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Restoration of Joy: Spiritual Healing for Battered Souls with Flint Sparks
Join Flint in a delightful and insightful excursion into the realm of joy’s unfolding. We will explore aspects of what Zen Master Dogen called the three states of wakeful awareness: Grandmotherly Mind, Joyful Mind, and Boundless Mind. The secret up front — they are all Joy.
Come gaze inward, create, and explore. “SoulCollage® allows one to connect with the myriad, fascinating and contradictory aspects of one’s self. SoulCollage® is a profound, playful and accessible collaging process […]
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 […]
An Exploration Of A Way Of Being In The World We truly welcome new participants at any time, so please join us! In a fast paced, conflictual world, it is […]
I have faith in the night. - Rainer Maria Rilke We invite you to step back from both holiday loneliness and busyness to embrace the gifts of the longest night […]
You’re invited to experience deep camaraderie, and open communication through the Eremos Contemplative Men's Group Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, […]
If you were to ask a broad sample of contemplatives what they thought was the essential feature of Buddhist practice, you might hear something about the understanding suffering and the end of suffering...
“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
Light of Day: A Conversation with Jan Richardson
Featuring Jan Richardson and Rev. Dr. Mona West
The Many Faces of Shalom
Featuring Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Michelle Ami Reyes, Ph.D., and Simone Talma Flowers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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“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