Unique June Retreat

Join us for a weekend exploring contemplative photography as a way to deeply observe and connect with the wonders of everyday life - a delightful blend of creativity, mindfulness, contemplation, and meditation.

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Day Retreats

Are you looking for a space for silent meditation, prayer or deepening your spiritual life? Tau Center offers a peaceful setting for self-guided retreats, spiritual direction and more to help you nourish your spirit.

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What is 'Tau'?

Oftentimes, our staff is asked the question, 'What is Tau?' and why are we called Tau Center. Click below to find out how our name came about, the meaning of 'Tau' and its relation to St. Francis of Assisi.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Centering Prayer - Open Practice

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us. This open session is available to all who are familiar with Centering Prayer to continue to deepen our experiential knowing of God through a journey of meditation and prayer.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF and Joanne Shackelford

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Poetry as a Way Into Heart’s Wisdom

This unique series assists participants in practicing deep, contemplative exploration through words. Each session builds upon the other. Attend one or all.

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF

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Monday, June 6, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Mindful Meditation

Join us twice a month for our open meditation sessions – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh. Each session begins with a guided meditation or brief reading, followed by an hour meditation where participants alternate 20 minutes of sitting/walking/sitting. The evening ends with a short discussion inspired by the participants in attendance. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Outdoor Drumming Circle and Fire Ceremony

Through a fire ceremony, we reconnect our oneness with the Divine Universe and energy bound in old ways can be freed to move in a new direction. During this special drumming circle, we will bring an offering to the fire in the form of a natural object – a stick – where we blow our intention into the stick for whatever is wanting to be released or healed.

Facilitated by Sr. Lynn Schafer, OSF, and Therese Yonikus

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Monday, June 20, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Mindful Meditation

Join us twice a month for our open meditation sessions – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh. Each session begins with a guided meditation or brief reading, followed by an hour meditation where participants alternate 20 minutes of sitting/walking/sitting. The evening ends with a short discussion inspired by the participants in attendance. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.

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Beginner's Eye: Contemplative Photography for the Soul

The practice of Beginners Eye helps us to discover the fascination and beauty inherent in the small and deceptively trivial patterns, colors, and textures that exist in the world around us. It helps to enhance our connection with our true selves, ultimately emphasizing our being serene in the oneness of things along life’s journey.

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A Spirituality Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans

Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans. We are a welcoming community of faith striving together to be instruments of peace, hope and justice in our world today. 

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