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 to Tau Center?

If you have never been to Tau Center and would like a short tour, please call us at 630-909-6808 to schedule a time to visit. You may also click on the link below to see some of the amenities offered to you at Tau Center.

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

Double Gong Immersion

Become immersed in the rich tonal vibrations of two harmonious gongs as you detach from the pressure and content of the mind. Evoking physical, emotional, and spiritual responses, the vibrations of the gong stimulate and work on multiple levels to heal and transform.

Saturday, September 9, 9:30am-12:30pm (CDT)

Living Your Purpose

Well-being research indicates the value of having a clear purpose in life; when we have something to get up for in the morning, we live longer and more meaningfully. In this workshop, you’ll identify your life purpose, then create a plan to enliven and embody your purpose.

Facilitated by Rebecca Russell, MS

Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is an invitation to a deeper relationship with God. You may notice a desire for silence and an inner stillness in your prayer life. If you listen to this call, you will realize a call to prayer without words, a desire to simply sit with God in stillness.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF, and Laura Demairis

Thursday, September 14, 9:30am-3:30pm (CDT)

Mindfulness: It's Not What You Think

The practice of mindfulness is a way of being more aware and alert to the flow of life – feeling more grounded in a quiet mind and open heart. The more we ‘wake up’, the more we live life from a deep place of innate wisdom.

Facilitated by Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT

Friday, September 15, 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.

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