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, March 27, 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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00am to Noon OR 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Lenten Retreat: The Heart of Franciscan Wisdom

Gazing into Beauty awakens one’s mind, heart and spirit into the fullness of the Resurrected Christ. The Goodness of this practice and its fruits, in turn, fills one’s mind, heart and spirit with a deep trust that God will always fund us with enough.

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF

Thursday, March 30, 2017 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 and Gabriela Kraus

Monday, April 3, 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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:00am to Noon OR 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Lenten Retreat: The Heart of Franciscan Wisdom

Gazing into Beauty awakens one’s mind, heart and spirit into the fullness of the Resurrected Christ. The Goodness of this practice and its fruits, in turn, fills one’s mind, heart and spirit with a deep trust that God will always fund us with enough.

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF

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Brush Wisdom: A Deeply Inspiring Retreat

Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29, 9:30am-4:30pm

Brush Wisdom is a deeply inspiring and expressive form of meditation. Developing a deep sense of presence and open relationship to your true self; the brush, ink and paper allow you to access your deeper wisdom in a new and refreshing manner. During this retreat, we will explore the inter-play of mind, body and spirit through the expressive use of the brush stroke in an atmosphere of contemplative calm and peace.

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Living Your Purpose

Saturday, April 8, 9:30am-12:30pm

What motivates you—from a place of personal knowing—to keep working toward a goal? 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. The result is that you’ll feel more aware of what you’re about and have a plan to move through your days more purposefully.

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