Facilitated by Sr. Lynn Schafer
and Therese Yonikus
March 20, 7pm-8:30pm • (free-will offering)
Feel the powerful beat of the sacred and all of creation through the drum. Come drum with us in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Please bring your own drum, or call ahead if you do not have an instrument.
Register online by March 13.
Facilitated by Sr. Rosemarie Burian
March 27, April 3 & 10 • ($45, 3-day session)
One of the greatest challenges of our life is the experience of "loss". Whether it's the death of a loved one, a divorce, or even the loss of a job, these experiences can cause such overwhelming anguish that we're left with an inability to manage what we're feeling. Sometimes we bury these feelings and try to move on -- only to discover that, over time, we're feeling even worse.
In this 3-session program, we'll work together through writing and sharing to reflect on our painful experiences and discover how they can lead to a deeper spiritual meaning and our ability to embrace change.
Register online by March 20.
Special Guest Facilitator:
Thurs-Sat., April 3-5 • ($125)
Life is so busy these days that we forget to stop and smell the roses. And when we do, we most likely don't give ourselves the time to really look at the rose.
Beginner's Eye is a contemplative retreat that teaches us to slow down and take in our surroundings -- to bring us to an open place where we are present and receptive to the wonder of each moment.
In this retreat, our camera becomes an extension of our own awareness and helps us rediscover the beauty inherent in all creations. Combined with sensory walks around the beautiful Tau Center grounds, meditation and Haiku, the retreat will help bring us back to our inner-selves and help us understand our place in life's bigger picture.
Register online by March 26.
Special Guest Facilitators:
Maria & Michael Morwood
Fri.-Sat., April 25-26 • ($125)
Cultivating wisdom (sage-ing) is an ongoing process that associates the second half of life with self-development, learning and spiritual growth. The process enables people to find validation, self-worth and meaning from within. This program will combine insights from the Sage-ing Circle framework with elements of contemporary Christian spirituality. We hope you join us for this very special program. Click here for more details.
Register online by April 18.
It's All About Joy
As we approach the Seasons of Lent and Easter, the Wheaton Franciscans are pleased to welcome guests to our liturgies held in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, as well as Lenten programs at the Tau Center. We welcome anyone to participate.
Click here for details.
Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 7pm-8:30pm
Facilitated by St. Pat Irr, OSF
Drop-In Centering Prayer Practice is open to all who are familiar with Centering Prayer. You do not need to attend Deepening Study to participate in the drop-in sessions.
Weekly Open Meditation
Hosted by The Awakening Heart Sangha and Tau Center
Each meeting consists of an hour of meditation, combining both sitting and walking, and ends with a short talk. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.
Interested in becoming a spiritual director?
Christos Center for Spiritual Formation offers Tending the Holy, a two-year training program for the ministry of spiritual direction. This program is Christ-centered, ecumenical and focuses on the contemplative way through experiential learning in community.
Applications are being accepted for through August 15 for the fall session.
To receive an application, or for more information about Tending the Holy, email Donna Scott, lead coordinator for Christos Chicago or visit their website.
ChristosChicago meets at the Tau Center every other Tuesday from 7pm-9:30pm, September through May.