eremos featured event

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH, 10AM TO 3PM
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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.

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.

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Upcoming Workshops

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.

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Contemplative Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Virtual, via Zoom

Contemplative Men’s Group Deep camaraderie, open communication. Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, relationships, spirituality? So often, men feel compelled to […]

Spring Day Retreat: What Are You Yearning to Grow?

Stillwaters Retreat Center 9409 Granada Hills Drive, Austin, TX, United States

What Are You Yearning to Grow? A Spring Day Retreat with Leslie Wagner and Dianna Amorde “Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out […]

Get Tickets $75.00 – $90.00 95 tickets left
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Everything is Sacred

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

How This and Other Celtic Truths Can Help Us Heal the Planet and Connect Soul to Soul with John Philip Newell Note: The Thursday Morning Retreat on May 16th is […]

Get Tickets $20.00 – $60.00
Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Contemplative Men’s Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

Virtual, via Zoom

Contemplative Men’s Group Deep camaraderie, open communication. Where do men go to talk about things that matter so much: values, life purpose, relationships, spirituality? So often, men feel compelled to […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

Event Series A Quiet Pause

A Quiet Pause

Virtual, via Zoom

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 […]

“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 Five Questions: Spiritually Seeking A Meaningful Life With Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Featuring Rabbi Rami Shapiro

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

SUPPORT THE VISION OF EREMOS

 
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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.

DONATE TO EREMOS

Support Our Vision…

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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Spiritual Direction…

Are you looking to discern “with eyes to see” what you’re being called to next in your life, relationships, or work? Discover if Spiritual Direction is Right for You.

“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

Where the Light Begins…

Having to wait and wonder what we would see made both the glimpses of the eclipse and the dimming and return of the light mesmerizing.

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way…

May you bless others with kindness this week. And may the ripples your kindness sends out bless you in return.

The Space Between…

During the Enneagram workshop this past Saturday, Nancy McCranie referenced the space between as the time to make a higher choice.

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