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.

In These Uncertain Times May We Uplift Each Other Virtually

With COVID-19 (the coronavirus) upending lives and affecting so many, we continue to evolve in order to best support the Eremos community and our Central Texas neighbors. Called to shelter at home through April 30th and possibly beyond, we are offering support virtually through our newsletters, social media posts, and selected programs.

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.

Sunday, April 5th through Sunday, April 12th, we invite you to pause to join us virtually at Noon each day for five minutes of silence and prayer of May We Dwell in the Heart by Robert Gass (below).

Know that you are not alone no matter how physically isolated we are asked to be at this time. We are a community. We hold you and your loved ones 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 this challenge. Thank you for joining us in this vision.

Upcoming Events

April 16th, 2pm to 3pm (Virtual Workshop)

Pondering the News with Deborah Franke

April 15th, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin

April 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Contemplative Men's Ongoing Group

April 18th, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Writing our Relationship with Trees: A Poetic Path

April 19th, 2pm to 3:15pm (Virtual Gathering)

Soul Support

May 3rd, 2pm to 3:15pm (Virtual Gathering)

Soul Support

May this beautiful prayer we offer daily this week uplift you and our world. Please join us:

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.

by Robert Gass

May We Dwell in the Heart

May I dwell in the heart
May I be free of suffering
May I be healed
May I be whole
May I be at peace

May all beings dwell in the heart
May all be free of suffering
May all beings heal in the heart
May we all be at peace

May you dwell in the heart
May you be free of suffering
May you be healed
May you be whole
May you be at peace

May all beings dwell in the heart
May all be free of suffering
May all beings heal in the heart
May we all be at peace

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.

Our Featured Programs

Saturday, April 18th, 10:00am to Noon (Virtual Workshop)

Poetry in the Time of Pandemic with Cathey Capers

Come spend two sacred hours together virtually to allow the poetry of your heart to express how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you. No experience with writing or poetry is needed.
Saturday, May 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am (Virtual Workshop)

All Will Be Well With Mirabai Starr

Come be with us virtually as Mirabai wraps us in the loving, compassionate, and fierce wisdom of Julian of Norwich, so we may move through these challenging times with more hope, faith, and compassion.
Postponed Until October 2020

Writing Our Relationship With Trees: A Poetic Path

No experience with writing or poetry is needed. Principles and practices of Poetic Medicine will be shared that have encouraged every age and level of writer to claim poem-making as a birthright form of heartfelt expression.
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.

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
Come gather with other nonprofit leaders for 90 minutes of facilitator-led moments of silence, reflection, and brief conversation..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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