Workshops

One Thousand Points of Light

As we enter into the season of Advent and draw closer to the Winter Solstice, the hours of darkness gradually exceed those of the light.

Often, for as many reasons as there are people in the world, we may associate a sense of apprehension with the coming of the dark. And yet, there exists a hidden wholeness in the balance between the paradox of these two gifts of Creation.

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To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that dark, too, blooms and sings….
—Wendell Berry

With the coming of the dark, can we not only welcome its gifts, but even intentionally enter into that darkness to discover our own light and the light of God?

Join us during this season of Advent as we take time together to explore some ways of seeing the light within the darkness and how we might encounter God as the Light in our dark.

Facilitator: Lynda Young-Kaffie

Date: Saturday, December 3rd

Time: 9:30am to Noon

Fee: $45 ($50 at the door) – Scholarships Available

Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church,
301 East 8th Street, Austin, 78701

Lynda Young KaffieABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Lynda Young Kaffie, artist, spiritual director, and lover of nature, finds her vocation at the intersection of art and spirituality. In spiritual direction and in teaching, she focuses on contemplative practice, comparative religions, and the mystery of the creative within each person. Lynda holds a BFA in Art History from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a MA in Pastoral Ministry from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin.

To register or for more information about this workshop, please contact Eremos today.



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The Beatitudes:
A Path of Healing and Wholeness

Beautiful Autumn Scene Invites To A Walk

Blessed are they…

We hear the familiar introduction to those most beautiful, heart-opening, and somewhat daunting teachings of Jesus, in the collection of his wisdom known as the Sermon on the Mount. We call them The Beatitudes.

…who hunger and thirst for righteousness…

Maybe we have read these eight verses so many times, the truths they hold barely register in our conscious minds. Possibly we have dismissed them altogether, believing them to be of a different time, or of a standard that is impossible to meet. In this morning of teaching, contemplation and community, we invite you to engage with these most sacred teachings in an intentional, conscious, and contemplative way.

…for they will be filled.

Jesus seems to have given us these precious gems of wisdom as a pathway into the wholeness to which we are called no matter what our religious tradition. By receiving them into our Being, allowing them to guide our inner healing and deepen our connection with God and ourselves, we open to the transformation they surely have to offer.

Facilitator: Alisa Carr

Date: Postponed until 2017. Date TBD.

Time: 9:30am to Noon

Fee: $45 ($50 at the door) – Scholarships Available

Location: Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 7200 Brush Country Rd 78749

alisa-carr-headshotABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Alisa Carr, LCSW, Spiritual Director, DreamWorker, and Contemplative. In counseling her clients, Alisa’s desire is to facilitate transformation, healing, and growth toward wholeness. She encourages, and often challenges, her clients to discover and listen to all aspects of self, enabling more genuine expression and healthier relationships. Alisa leads a contemplative lifestyle, with a focus on prayer, relationship, and creativity.

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