Eremos 2021 Program Calendar

Eremos’ January to June 2021 Program Calendar

Unfolding: Being Present to Life

As 2020 has progressed, most of us have ridden a roller-coaster of
experiences and emotions. In the midst of all that is changing in our world, and all that we feel about it, how can we lessen our anxiety and deepen our peace with what is unfolding at any given moment?

Journey with Eremos into 2021 as we explore how being more fully present can help us find peace, hope, and possibilities in our lives, no matter what unfolds each day.

We hope your heart is called to join us for many of these events.

Workshop: January 14th

Being with the Divine with John Garland: The Transformative, Healing Power of the Psalms

Go Deeper with Pastor John Garland on January 21st and 28th (two 1-hour follow up sessions). Pastor John Garland of the San Antonio Mennonite Church (acclaimed for the work they do with refugees)
Workshop: January 23rd

Living on the Edge of the Unknown

How living on the edge deepens our peace with what is. Facilitated by Elota Patton.
Winter Book Reflection Begins in February

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

Groups hosted virtually by multiple facilitators from the Eremos community.
Workshop: February 20th

Surrendering Our Stories: The Path to Peace

Facilitated by Peg Syverson, Ph.D., Founder of Appamada Zen Center in Austin.
90-Minute Conversation: March 18th

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race with author Debby Irving

Join us for a safe and real conversation with author Debby Irving about her book and what it means to be white today.

Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White and acclaimed speaker and facilitator about racial justice.

Workshop: April 17th

Words and Silence Hosted by Elota Patton with two guest actors.

Many great poets have explored the contemplative deeps. Hear two of Austin's finest actors read some of their beautiful, evocative words. Then drop into silence to listen to the words that arise from your own heart.
4-Week Series: April 20th

Basics of Mindfulness Meditation with Alice Lottes, Ph.D.

Bring Presence, Calm and Balance into Your Daily Life (updated from 2020 offering and back because of rave reviews!)

Join us virtually for the Winter Day Retreat Hosted by Sharon Dunn, with guest facilitators, on February 13th.

Amplify Austin (and Eremos!)

Online Fundraiser, March 4th-5th

This Spring, Join Us for the Men’s Virtual Retreat with Rev. Doug Fritzsche

“I truly don’t know where I’d be today without Eremos where I can find a few moments of silence and sanity in this hectic world.”

May 8th

25th Anniversary of Eremos!

Stay tuned for celebration plans!
Lecture & Workshop: May 7th and 8th

Wild Mercy for the Earth with Mirabai Starr

Explore the wisdom of women mystics to honor the earth and open to new ways to help heal the planet.

Mirabai returns to be with us for a 4th time! She writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog.

Winter Book Reflection Begins in June

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Groups hosted virtually by multiple facilitators from the Eremos community.
Workshop: June 19th

Writing Joy with Beverly Voss

Experience a journaling exploration of what it means to be joyful.
Starting June 9th

Summer Interlude Series Begins!

Join us for 6 Noontime offerings over the summer.

In addition to this rich array of programs, we have ongoing Communities of Practice meeting monthly (or bimonthly), including: Contemplative Creativity Circle with Sr. Marie Angele Sanchez, Contemplative Mornings with Leslie Wagner, Pondering the News with Deborah Franke, Men’s Contemplative Group with Rev. Doug Fritzsche, Benedict’s Way with Betsy Aylin, and Soul Support with Elota Patton. Find out more about upcoming events and Eremos’ on-going groups on our website.


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