a center of contemplative life

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.

Our Featured Programs

Saturday, June 19th - 9:30am to Noon

Writing Our Joy with Beverly Voss

Through contemplative journaling time, creative exercises and small group sharing, we will discover new insights and take away tools we can use to welcome more joy into our lives.

No experience with the book Joyful, the art of journaling, or creative exercises is required.

WEDNESDAYS Beginning June 9th

Summer Interludes – A Virtual Series Via Zoom

Eremos invites you to step back from daily distractions and the stresses of life for an hour to experience our Summer Interlude Series. Each facilitator will share a practice, wisdom, or an experience based upon what’s unfolding in their lives right now (in honor of our 2021 theme: Unfolding: Being Present to Life).
Thursday, August 12th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Returning to the World with Paula D’Arcy

Join us for a conversation with author and internationally recognized spiritual leader Paula D’Arcy as she helps us helps us think about this new territory. There is no going back. Paula invites us forward with our heart as our guide – taking the gifts of wisdom we’ve gained these past 18 months and leaving behind what no longer serves us. Leave inspired to re-emerge at your own pace, wiser and stronger than before.

Upcoming Events

June 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Contemplative Men's Ongoing Group

July 24th, 10am to 11am

Contemplative Morning with Leslie Wagner

August 7th, 10am to Noon

Contemplative Creativity Circle with Marie Angele Sanchez

September 11th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Sisters Contemplative Morning

September 15th, Noon to 1pm

Benedict's Way with Betsy Aylin

September 19th, 2pm to 3:15pm

Soul Support

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25 Acts of Contemplation

As part of Eremos’ year-long celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we were inspired to create these 25 Acts of Contemplation. We hope you’ll join us in experiencing and sharing the gift of contemplation.

Together we can infuse the world with contemplative awareness, opening us all to more peace, love, and joy.

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.

Coming Out of the Pandemic

Eremos board members and Executive Director are in discussion about how and when to return some of our programs to in person events, possibly in the fall. We are monitoring CDC and Travis County guidance and doing our best to balance the desire of those to come together with the need for safety, and we will update you as soon as possible.

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.


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
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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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