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.

Upcoming Events

August 9th, 2pm to 3pm (Virtual Workshop)

Pondering the News with Deborah Franke

August 12, Noon to 1:00pm Virtually

Summer interlude with Rev. Doug Fritzsche On Letting Go Of What “Normal” Looks Like

August 15th, 10am to Noon

In It For The Long Haul: How to Allow Self-Compassion and Grace to Help you Cope with the Chaos


Soul Support

August 19th, Noon to 1pm

Benedict's Way with Betsy Aylin

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2pm to 3:30pm

Re-Member A 3-Part Series for the Unemployed or Underemployed

August 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Contemplative Men's Ongoing Group

August 26th, Noon to 1:00pm

Summer Interlude Series with Sharon Dunn on Cultivating Beauty as a Daily Practice

September 5th, 10:00am to 12:00pm Virtually

Contemplative Creativity Circle with Marie Angele Sanchez

September 10th, 7:30PM TO 8:30PM

Ignatian Contemplation Series

Saturday, September 12th, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Solace in a Community of Compassion - One-Day Online Retreat

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.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro RECORDING

After rave reviews from attendees, we’re making the recording of this event (and the handouts) available to you (you have 30 days to view after purchase).

Our Featured Programs

WEDNESDAYS: August 12th and 26th.

Summer Interludes – A Virtual Series

Eremos invites you to step back from daily distractions for an hour to experience our Summer Interlude Series. Each facilitator will share a practice, wisdom, or an experience that is sustaining them through this summer like no other.
August 15th, 10:00am to Noon

In It For The Long Haul: How to Allow Self-Compassion and Grace to Help you Cope with the Chaos

Come and rest awhile as Scott Van Camp guides us into bringing more balance to our lives through self-compassion, applied humility, and mindfulness, along with curiosity and grace for the season.
Three 90-minute weekly sessions beginning Thursday, August 20th.

Re-Member: A 3-Part Series for the Unemployed or Underemployed

Join us to begin to transform this loss by using your imagination, unconscious longings, and true self to move into the future with renewed vision.
September 27th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

The Ties That Bind Us: Exploring the Underlying Oneness that Connects Us All with Paula D’Arcy and Craig Hella Johnson

Paula and Craig will remind us through powerful stories and music that no matter the surface differences, we are all connected. Grounded in and strengthened by their wisdom, we will leave more compassionate and open to new ideas to help our world flourish. Please join us for this inspiring virtual experience!
Begins THURSDAY, September 10th

Ignatian Contemplation: A Gift For The Soul In These Uncertain Times

Over the course of four weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to explore how you can incorporate Ignatian contemplation into your life as you share this new practice with a small group of new friends and an experienced spiritual director.
Saturday, September 12th, 10:00am to 4:00pm, CDT

Solace in a Community of Compassion - One-Day Online Retreat

This “virtual” retreat will weave together connection and sharing, plus time for silent reflection and meditation on your own. Join us via Zoom, Saturday, September 12th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, CDT.

Deep Listening –
a Spiritual Offering for Those Affected by the Pandemic

You can connect with a Spiritual Director who will spend half an hour – at no charge to you – simply listening to whatever you need to share, ask or tell.


Sometimes, a quote, a poem or other reading, an image, or a piece of music can uplift your spirit and provide soul nourishment to ponder in your times of silence and reflection.

Click here to explore other contemplative poems written in the Poetry in the Time of Pandemic workshop.

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.


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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