Eremos invites persons to come and behold the mystery of God dwelling within.
From the intimacy of this communion they are empowered to live and love others.


Greek word meaning solitary place, quiet place, desert place

Who We Are

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.

In the spaciousness created within the Eremos community, you are gently invited to behold the Mystery of God within all that is. As you open to the awareness that you are a unique expression of God within the world, burdens are lightened, clarity comes, and compassion for yourself and others is reawakened.

One description of prayer is “Stand before God with your head on your heart.” At Eremos, we invite each member of our community to “rest your head on the heart of God within you.” We invite you to come in and experience. Whether you choose to accept our invitation via spiritual direction, an ongoing contemplative group, a book reflection series, an offsite program, or a retreat, you are welcome here.

Our History


Jean Springer arrived in Austin, Texas with a dream of providing a space within Austin in which people could be invited to listen to the Spirit dwelling within each of them and within the lives they live.


On retreat with a group of women called “Sisters of Diversity” the thought of becoming a non-profit organization was surfaced and from this conversation an Organizational Committee was formed to explore this vision.


We incorporated as Eremos with a four-member Board of Directors and received our status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


Eremos celebrated its 20th anniversary, giving thanks for all of the men and women who have supported our mission through the years and have been part of this growing community.


Our founder and Spiritual Amma, Jean Springer, passed away on February 20th, 2018.


April 2nd, 2018, Eremos moved out of its home for over 20 years into its new office at 3355 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 101, Westlake Hills, TX 78746.


With the arrival of the pandemic, Eremos quickly pivoted to Zoom offerings. This transition enabled us to expand our community beyond our Central Texas home.


Eremos continues to evolve, expand our contemplative support nationally, and thrive, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!


We’re open to where Spirit is leading us this year…

Have you experienced the gentle, supportive, transformational gifts of Eremos?

Whatever your story or experience, we welcome your financial support!




The Root of Joy…

From focusing on being a good host and getting food on the table to distracting yourself from lonely moments on your own this Thanksgiving, there are many opportunities for each of us to forget to pause to acknowledge all we’re grateful for.

Enable Your Soul to Breathe…

Early this morning I discerned what the general theme of today’s newsletter would be based upon the Mark Nepo’s quote above, then headed out the door to walk.

Spooky (or Silly) Delights…

Happy Halloween! Perhaps because we’ve been immersed in the exploration of joy this year, I find myself laughing with delight more this Halloween season.

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