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eremos featured event
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 10AM TO 3PM
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.
Eremos Featured Event
SATURDAY, October 14th, 10am to 3pm
Lost & Found: An Exploration of the Healing Power of Joy with Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell
Join us for an exploration of the powerful gift of joy to heal broken hearts, remind us that we’re not alone, and offer a path out of despair. Not a guide to surface-level happiness, this is a dive into what authentic, grounded-in-faith joy can do.
Saturday, September 2nd, 9:30am to Noon
The Enneagram & Your Unique Path to Joy with Rev. Nancy McCranie
Drawing on her experience studying and teaching the Enneagram for over ten years, Nancy will help us understand how each personality type usually goes about seeking joy in suboptimal ways and how to turn our attention to a better path. When we better understand the path to joy that’s best for us, we can compassionately re-direct our energy toward more fulfilling and joyful experiences.
Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Poetry Of The Season with Julie Bowman
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.
EREMOS DAY RETREAT: SEPTEMBER 23, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM , STILL WATERS RETREAT CENTER
Turning Towards Fall Day Retreat with Melvin Dowdy, Ph.D. and Dianna Amorde
Join us for a day of rest, renewal, and preparing to welcome the gifts of the fall season. Using poetry, ritual, conversation, and time on your own, we’ll invite greater confidence in this “neart” dimension of life and welcome in the fall.
EREMOS FALL BOOK REFLECTION: beginning in OCTOBER
The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found by Angela Williams Gorrell
Join us for four weekly conversations about our experience of her story, thoughts on the wisdom shared and how our definition of joy has shifted, and what we’ll take with us as we seek to expand our capacity for joy.
Eremos Fall Book Reflection The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found by Angela Williams Gorrell“It turns out that joy has grit. It isn’t fluffy or ephemeral. […]
header How Mindfulness Can Help You Cultivate Your Capacity for Joy with Alice Lottes, Ph.D. Three Tuesday Evenings, October 10th, 17th, & 24th 6:30pm to 7:45pm Central Via Zoom“Joy is […]
Join us for Exploration of the Healing Power of Joy with Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell On Saturday, October 14th, join in community for an exploration of the powerful gift […]
“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
The Five Questions: Spiritually Seeking A Meaningful Life With Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Featuring Rabbi Rami Shapiro
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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“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