a center of contemplative life

(eh-ray-mos)
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.

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Dropping the Struggle
Eremos Winter 2021 Book Reflection

Dropping The Struggle:
Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have - By Roger Housden

Using the beauty and honesty of poetry and his life experience, Housden invites us to drop the struggle and let go of our “resistance to life as it presents itself.” Join us for four weekly conversations (with time for reflection) in February 2021, as we explore the wisdom Housden shares and discern how best to incorporate it into our own lives.
Go Deeper with Pastor John Garland

Being with the Divine in These Times of Uncertainty

January 14th's Session Recording Now Available!

Join us for two 1-hour follow up experiences with Pastor John Garland on using the Psalms for healing trauma:
January 21st and 28th from 7pm to 8pm.

February 13th - 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Renew-Remember-Restart

Join us in this virtual contemplative retreat to return to the basics. Breath, silence, rhythm. We will spend time reflecting on where we’ve been and where we want to go, but most important—where we are now.
Eremos Signature Workshop May 7th & May 8th

Wild Mercy For The Earth: Join us for a Virtual Weekend with Mirabai Starr and the Women Mystics

Inspired by her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, Mirabai will help you experience:

deep compassion and forgiveness for our past relationship with Mother Earth,

awe for her strength and beauty today; and,

new ways of honoring and caring for this planet we call home.

Upcoming Events

January 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Contemplative Men's Ongoing Group

January 30th - 10am to 11am

Contemplative Morning with Leslie Wagner

February 13th - 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Renew-Remember-Restart: Virtual Retreat

February 13th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Contemplative Creativity Circle with Marie Angele Sanchez

February 13th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Sisters Contemplative Morning with Sharon Dunn

February 17th, Noon to 1pm

Benedict's Way with Betsy Aylin

February 14th, 2pm to 3pm

Pondering the News with Deborah Franke

FEBRUARY 21st, FROM 2PM TO 3:15PM

Soul Support

2021 Program Calendar

Find out our theme for 2021 and learn about upcoming program offerings.

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.

In These Uncertain Times May We Uplift Each Other Virtually

With the impact of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) continuing to challenge us daily and the cries for justice piercing our hearts, we continue to support the Eremos community and our Central Texas neighbors virtually through our newsletters, social media posts, programs, and spiritual direction.

As a contemplative community, we know the soul nourishment that occurs when we drop out of our heads into the silence of our hearts to be with God, the Divine, the Holy One, or whatever name you call Source. We invite you to pause often to take a deep breath, drop into the silence, and find the peace that passes all understanding.

We are a community. We hold you, your loved ones, and our world in our collective hearts and prayers. And, we hold the vision and space for healing to come and for the world to emerge stronger and more united for the challenges facing us now. Thank you for joining us in this vision.

May we all come together virtually to offer hope and healing to all hearts, minds, and souls. Thank you for being part of our contemplative community without walls.

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.
You are invited to discover creativity as a contemplative path: Relax in a quiet place dedicated to creative work Bring your own materials or use materials provided Follow directions offered or create your own way Neither artistic talent nor training necessary Enjoy time for individual and group reflection Ground and grow in a creating community..Read detail
Within this supportive circle, participants experience the uniqueness and diversity of each spiritual journey. It also provides women an opportunity to be affirmed in their contemplative experience...Read detail
Eremos invites you to a free, once-a-month contemplative session in a location near you. Most groups meet on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of the month. Please check below for the specific date and time of a group near you. Each session includes a brief reading, 20 minutes of silent contemplation to rest your mind, and sharing from group members about their contemplative experience...Read detail
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...Read detail
Eremos invites you to join us in community to explore the possibility of reclaiming peace within ourselves through a contemplative response that turns the daily news that bombards our hearts and minds from a toxin to a tonic. ..Read detail
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We share the events of our lives. We focus on a common theme for reflection. We spend some time in contemplative silence. We offer each other our insights and responses and bless one another in parting until we meet again...Read detail
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