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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Wednesday, May 4, 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, May 9, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us rooted in ancient Christian tradition. Both beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome to come together in order 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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Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Gong Sound Meditation

Throughout history in various cultures, gongs have been used as sacred instruments. The physical sound vibration of the gong provides a powerful vehicle for meditation and spiritual transformation.

Facilitated by Marian Kraus

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Monday, May 16, 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.

Hosted by the Awakening Heart Sangha and Tau Center

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Zentangle® Inspiration Circle

This inspiration circle welcomes those who have experience with Zentangle or have taken our Intro to Zentangle program to continue exploring this calming practice alongside others.

Facilitated by Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

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Visual Journaling Nature Retreat (May 14)

Join us for a day of quiet reflection as we walk the Peace Path on our campus and explore with images.

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Bring Your Values to Life (April 2)

Some days our daily activities and what’s truly meaningful to us intersect, while other days they seem to be at odds. But every day, we can choose to live according to what brings our lives meaning. In this session, you will remove yourself from society's values and focus on your own person values.

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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.