Vision & Values

The Eremos Vision

Our new Vision of Eremos looks out into the future seven to ten years.

We invite you to be part of its unfolding as Spirit calls you to respond.

Eremos is a community without walls providing a sacred space where people of all faith traditions and diverse backgrounds step back from daily life to behold the mystery of God dwelling within. From the intimacy of this communion, people experience a sense of peace and oneness that empowers them to live and love others more fully.

Eremos is the contemplative heart of Central Texas that beats with strength, vitality and balance and daily embodies its values. Its presence is a vital part of Austin’s spiritual community and its influence is worldwide.

While based in Austin, Eremos also has communities in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. Through website, social media, and teleconferences we are in relationship with contemplative communities throughout the world.

Eremos’ offerings are rich in variety, responsive to a wide array of needs and interests. In these offerings, people are invited to create time and space for reflection and rest, find connection with others, deepen their understanding of their lives, and open to experience the deep mystery of God. From intimate reflection and discussion groups to large programs, workshops, retreats, and one-on-one explorations, Eremos events are well attended, supporting the spiritual journey of each person.

Eremos has established a strong infrastructure, and operates from its own space and is fully supported by an Executive Director, Program Director, Spiritual Directors, and administrative staff. In addition to the central location, there are numerous satellite locations around central Texas where small contemplative programs occur and spiritual support takes place. Eremos is well positioned to live out its vision supported by a robust financial foundation made up of a mix of grants, local and national benefactors, program income, and a strong contributor base.

Eremos Board of Directors leads the community through sound policy making and active committees to support, sustain, and animate the mission of Eremos. The Board of Directors embodies the spirit and values of Eremos.

As we live this vision in ever expanding circles, we are transformed. The experience of oneness in the heart of God calls us to live and love others more deeply.

Our Values:

Contemplation.

Eremos is contemplative. It honors the movement within each person to be lovingly attentive to God whose love is attentive to us.

Welcoming Community.

All are welcome at Eremos. We honor and deeply respect each individual’s journey and way of communing with the Divine. We celebrate the spirit that binds us together, found at the heart of every spiritual tradition.

Experience.

Eremos invites people to experience the mystery of God within and among us. Centered in the heart of God (the Divine) we experience a love which is beyond all imagining.

Love & Compassion.

At Eremos, we seek to live out of the center of love, responding with compassion to every dimension of life.

Rest & Re-Creation.

The pace, chaos, and loneliness in our lives drains us of that which is most vital. By stepping back from our day-to-day activities to rest with others in the heart of God, we are restored, renewed, and refreshed.

Have you experienced the gentle, supportive, transformational gifts of Eremos? Whatever your story or experience, we welcome your financial support!

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