Spirituality Programs
Contemplative Practice

“Don’t judge centering prayer on the basis of how many thoughts come or how much peace you enjoy. The only way to judge this prayer is by its long-range fruits: whether in daily life you enjoy greater peace, humility and charity. Having come to deep interior silence, you begin to relate to others beyond the superficial aspects of social status, race, nationality, religion, and personal characteristics. (OM, 114).” – Thomas Keating

Programs in Contemplative Practice at Tau Center

Silence- Journey to Heartfulness, facilitated by Laura Desmaris, meets monthly. 

When we go on journeys, we discover within ourselves an eagerness and curiosity to experience something new. We let go and awaken our senses. This is such a journey, a journey to explore the language of our heart. Learn more here 

Wheaton Franciscan Sr Gabriel Uhlein, OSF is offering an ONLINE Soul-Sensing: An Inquiry into Unitive Consciousness through the Christine Center - Learn more here

 

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Featured Presenter, Laura Desmaris

Laura Desmarais explored meditation while living in India over ten years ago. Since then she found herself drawn to Centering Prayer and has been influenced by Thomas Keating and Cynthia Bourgeault - combining all of her prayer and meditation experiences to create this offering. LEARN MORE


 

Tau Center continues to add virtual online content and videos for you to continue your spiritual journey and deepen your practice. To facilitate further exploration, check out our resources to further your contemplative practice. 

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Prayer and Meditation

Come join us for Centering Prayer and other meditations and contemplative practices.

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Visio Divina

Come join us for a Visio Divinia virtual journey. 

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Sounding

Explore the deeply relaxing and healing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls.

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Story of Place

Come reflect on nature and explore more on your personal journey.

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Lenten Reflections

O God Who Wastes Nothing, please help me to use the ashes in my life as fertilizer for something beautiful to come. Amen.

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Contemplative Resources

Come explore Contemplative Resources on your spiritual journey. 

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Still Point Journal -

Contemplation

Contemplation is the practice of being fully present—in heart, mind, and body—to what is in a way that allows you to creatively respond and work toward what could be.

Still Point - Contemplation Issue here

Journal in PDF format

Reflection video here

Season of Creation -

Listen to Creation & the Voice Within

Contemplation is a way of listening with the heart while not relying entirely on the head. Contemplation is a prayerful letting go of our sense of control and choosing to cooperate with God and God’s work in the world. It  is the practice of being  fully present—in heart, mind, and body—to what is in a way that allows you to  creatively respond and work toward what could be.

Learn more about Season of Creation

Contemplation Journal

Reflection video here

Contemplative Practices

Contemplative practices such as art, free writing, meditation, mindfulness, contemplation, photography, and yoga will engage you in quieting the mind to increase self-awareness and allows you to connect with the mind, body, and spirit.

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Gratitude Reflection

Be gentle...be generous...be grateful...
With gratitude I remember the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and  
       sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose joyful exertion...

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Gratitude Reflection Video