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

THURSDAY, March 4th between 8pm and 9pm

Amplify Austin. Amplify Eremos.

Please join us virtually between 8:00pm and 9:00pm on THURSDAY, March 4th to make a donation to help Eremos continue uplifting Central Texans and our friends around the country OR, if that’s not convenient for you, schedule your donation in advance (right now, if you want!).
Quarterly, Beginning March 9th from 7 - 8:30pm

Poetry Of The Present

Join facilitator Cathey Capers for one or all of these quarterly 90-minute sessions. She will be attuned for what is alive in our community and poems that offer insight or an invitation into Presence. Time together will include: silence, reading poetry, personal reflection, and invitations to write and share. Poetry in community gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic selves, to be witnessed by others, and to bear witness for others.
March 18th from 7:00-8:30PM

Waking Up White A Conversation with Author Debby Irving

We invite you to join Eremos as we educate ourselves to be better leaders in the movement toward racial justice through our 90-minute zoom conversation with Debby Irving. She will discuss her book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, and lessons learned in being a racial justice educator for the last seven years on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00pm Central.
March 17 & 18 from 7:00-8:30PM

Encouragement For The Long Haul Virtual Men’s Retreat

During the retreat, we will reflect and share our own personal experiences, centering on written reflections, then expanded by leaders’ personal journeys, then opened up to broader discussion. The overnight break is to give us some time to sleep on it – potentially bringing depth and new focus to the discussions of night two.

Basics Of Mindfulness Meditation: Bring Presence, Calm and Balance into Your Daily Life

Four weekly 60-minute sessions. (April 20th and 27th and May 4th and 11th)
Each session will include a short talk, followed by a guided meditation practice, and finish with a question-and-answer period. Please join us to begin experiencing these wonderful benefits now, so they may support you in the months ahead.
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.

Help Eremos fulfill its mission with a generous gift during Amplify Austin.

Upcoming Events

March 13th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Contemplative Creativity Circle with Marie Angele Sanchez

March 13th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Sisters Contemplative Morning with Sharon Dunn

March 14th, 2pm to 3pm

Pondering the News with Deborah Franke

March 17th, Noon to 1pm

Benedict's Way with Betsy Aylin

March 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Contemplative Men's Ongoing Group


Soul Support

MARCH 27th - 10am to 11am

Contemplative Morning with Leslie Wagner

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.


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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