What is Tau?

We are often asked this question. Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans offering a sacred space to assist individuals on their own spiritual journey. So, how did 'Tau' come about in our name?

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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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New Spring Programs

Our new Spring 2017 program guide is in the mail! Click below to view it online. We have a diverse selection of day retreats for you along with our recurring programs in meditation, centering prayer, and more.

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Monday, January 16, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Rooted in the ancient Christian tradition of Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of the Divine’s presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God and is a practice to nurture that relationship. It offers a way to grow in intimacy with God, moving beyond conversation to communion.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF

Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Drumming Circle

The sound of drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and also of those around us. Its beat can represent our heart as we become grounded yet taken to a place deep inside where we are keenly aware of our mind and body, and the connection between the two.

Facilitated by Therese Yonikus

Monday, January 23, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness is the continuous practice of being aware and awake to the present moment – to be truly present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.Join us twice a month for our open meditation sessions – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - Service begins at 7:30 PM (CST)

Taizé Prayer Service

Meant to foster reconciliation and peace among people, Taizé is a Christian ecumenical meditative common prayer service that incorporates song and chant, scripture readings and silence. People of all faiths are welcome. Light refreshments following the service.

Monday, January 30, 2017 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

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Meditation as a Complementary Practice

Saturday, February 4, 9:30am-3:30pm

Are you curious about meditation or if it supports your faith? Have you wanted to try it and don’t know where to begin? Or, would like to explore new ways to meditate? Join us in this workshop to experience a variety of practices while learning about the benefits of regular meditation.

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Women's Day of Renewal

Saturday, February 11, 9:00am-3:30pm

Enjoy this unique and intimate retreat for only six women to experience a day of renewal and recharge at Tau Center. This special guided day is designed to give you the gift of quiet reflection and the space to explore your inner-wisdom through a variety of meditative and creative activities along with personal time.

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What's Next For You?

Saturday, February 18, 9:30am-12:30pm

When we face choices and decisions that may result in change, it can feel like we’re trying to make our way through a dense fog that’s shrouded in uncertainty or sometimes fear. In this session, we’ll explore and identify “what’s next” with activities and reflections to help you get clear about what you want to bring into your life.

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