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

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
21 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
20 available
Saturday, October 16th, 9:30am to Noon Via Zoom

Living on the Edge of the Unknown: Returning to the Present Moment with Elota Patton

Many spiritual paths focus on bringing the meditator/prayer back to the breath, back to the now, back to Source, back to the present moment. Elota Patton, Licensed Professional Counselor, offers an introductory exploration of the deeply meditative process developed by Connirae Andreas, author of The Wholeness Process.

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Living on the Edge of the Unknown with Elota Patton
Saturday, October 16th, 9:30am to Noon Via Zoom
$ 35.00
29 available
EREMOS FALL 2021 BOOK REFLECTION

Ladder to the Light
An Indigenous Elder’s Meditations on Hope and Courage

By Steven Charleston

Step back from the negative news of these days to immerse yourself in the hope and wisdom of Steven Charleston. Over four weekly sessions, we’ll come together to reflect upon the series of meditations Charleston shares on his wildly popular Facebook page.

Led by trusted facilitators, each group will create a powerful circle for experiencing and reflecting upon Charleston’s meditations in a deeper way than reading them on your own. We hope you’ll join us!

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Upcoming Retreats

SEPTEMBER 24TH – 26TH, CEDARBRAKE, 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.
Saturday, November 6th, 10am to 5pm, Virtually via Zoom

Time’s Sacred Flow: Savoring the Unfolding Day with Cathey Capers

Spend this day in a poetic retreat savoring each Hour and the way it displays itself in your personal environment. Learn from both perennial and personal wisdom the gifts, challenges, and creative responses each Hour offers. Let this guide you to a more harmonious alignment with Time and transform your daily routine into a more nurturing, appreciative, and invigorating passage. Remember how to participate in the sacred unfolding.

Upcoming Events

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Somatic Writing with Cheryl Pallant

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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, 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 […]

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Beyond the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation

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Deepen Your Spiritual Life, As You Open Your Heart to Presence   Spaciousness, Presence, Natural Awareness are just some of the names for the space where your being and spirit […]

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Fall Women’s Retreat with Barbara Schutz

Cedarbrake Retreat Center, Belton, TX 5602 TX-317, Belton

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.

$245.00
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Beyond the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation

Virtual, via Zoom
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Deepen Your Spiritual Life, As You Open Your Heart to Presence   Spaciousness, Presence, Natural Awareness are just some of the names for the space where your being and spirit […]

$25.00
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Beyond the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Deepen Your Spiritual Life, As You Open Your Heart to Presence   Spaciousness, Presence, Natural Awareness are just some of the names for the space where your being and spirit […]

$25.00
Virtual Event

Beyond the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation

Virtual, via Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Deepen Your Spiritual Life, As You Open Your Heart to Presence   Spaciousness, Presence, Natural Awareness are just some of the names for the space where your being and spirit […]

$25.00

Eremos Fall Gala

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Please join Eremos for a special Gala Thursday evening, November 4th from 7pm to 8pm via Zoom. Featuring a special guest appearance by Mary Earle, author of The Desert Mothers […]

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Contemplative Creativity Circle Sr. Marie Angele Sanchez – November 6th

Virtual, via Zoom

Come create, reflect, respond. The creative process offers a path where, just beneath the surface of artistic endeavor, the rhythm of prayer unfolds: senses awaken, mind focuses, heart opens & soul bestows her gifts. WHAT TO EXPECT ~ A quiet setting dedicated to prayerful, creative work; good quality art materials as befit a spiritual practice; inviting […]

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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.

 
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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