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.

Upcoming Workshops

EREMOS WINTER BOOK REFLECTION

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Described as “two spiritual giants”, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu came together for five days in 2015 to talk about one profound question: “How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering?” Join us for Four 90-Minute Facilitated Sessions, Beginning in February.

Thursday, February 9th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Five Questions: Spiritually Seeking a Meaningful Life with Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Drawing upon his popular book, Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent, Rabbi Rami invites us into a conversation to clarify and explore these questions. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, this conversation can reignite your passion for the spiritual quest and help begin to “draw out of you the wisdom that surpasses all tradition.” Join us!

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The Five Questions: Spiritually Seeking a Meaningful Life
with Rabbi Rami Shapiro Thursday, February 9th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Via Zoom, RECORDED (30 days to view) $40 per person
$ 40.00
Unlimited
Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Poetry Of The Season with Cathey Capers

Join one of our passionate-about-poetry experienced facilitators to hear poetry and wise quotes that offer insight into the season and what is alive in our community at the time. Sessions include experiencing poetry, time for personal reflection, and an invitation to write and share.

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Poetry of the Season: SPRING
Tuesday evening, March 14th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Cathey Capers
$ 25.00
14 available
Poetry of the Season: SUMMER
Tuesday evening, June 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Beverly Voss
$ 25.00
15 available
Poetry of the Season: FALL
Tuesday evening, September 12th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Julie Bowman
$ 25.00
15 available
Poetry of the Season: WINTER
Tuesday evening, December 12th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central with Bill Jeffers
$ 25.00
15 available
RSVP for All Sessions
Register for all 4 sessions for $80 (savings of $20)
$ 80.00
12 available
Wednesdays, March 15th, 22nd, and 29th. 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Beyond Thin Places: Celtic Spirituality

This three-part series will explore and invite experiences in how Celtic wisdom can strengthen your contemplative practice and deepen your connection to God and nature, especially in spring when the earth is offering us powerful examples of renewal and rebirth.

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Upcoming Events

Book Reflection: The Book of Joy

Virtual, via Zoom

Eremos Winter Book Reflection The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu“We create most of our suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot that […]

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A Quiet Pause

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

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A Quiet Pause

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

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A Quiet Pause

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Recurring

A Quiet Pause

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Recurring

A Quiet Pause

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Recurring

A Quiet Pause

Eremos 3355 Bee Caves Road, Westlake Hills

A Quiet Pause... “Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen.” –Eckhart Tolle Free Weekly 30-Minute Pause for Busy People Every Thursday, 12:30pm Central to 1:00pm […]

Poetry of the Season

Virtual, via Zoom

Immerse Yourself in the Poetry of Each Season, Pen the Words Your Soul Longs to Share, and Enter into Each Season More Attentive to Its Gifts. Poetry in community gives […]

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Beyond Thin Places: Celtic Spirituality Three Part Series

Virtual, via Zoom

This three-part series will explore and invite experiences in how Celtic wisdom can strengthen your contemplative practice and deepen your connection to God and nature, especially in spring when the earth is offering us powerful examples of renewal and rebirth.

“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 Restoration of Joy:
Spiritual Healing for Batterd Souls

Featuring Flint Sparks

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

 
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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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“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

EREMOS BLOG

Reflections

Warmheartedness on a Cold Day…

Perhaps it is the cold temperatures outside that drew me to the wisdom His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared about how being open and warmhearted keeps loneliness away and welcoming to joy.

The Space Between…

Scientists and theologians both point out that empty spaces aren’t empty at all. There is often palpable energy or “work” happening in those spaces.

A New Hello…

“If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” —Paulo Coehlo Eremos is moving our office in the next two weeks. While we wait [...]

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