Taking a nurturing timeout for yourself is essential to rejuvenating or healing your mind, body and spirit.

Tau Center offers a peaceful and reflective setting for individuals and groups seeking to carve out space for deepening their inner lives. Spend a retreat day at Tau Center and enjoy the grounds including our Peace Path, Labyrinth, Chapel, Meditation Rooms and Quiet Rooms, as a way to reconnect with your authentic self, your dreams and visions, and the Divine within.

Retreats can be custom-designed to meet your individual or group needs and may include Spiritual Direction upon request. Facilitation and teachings from the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters are available for both individuals and groups. We welcome anyone to take time in your busy life and give yourself the gift of peace and contemplation. 

If you would to schedule a Retreat Day, select from available dates here.

If you would like to learn more about our retreat options or do not see your date listed, complete the Personal Retreat Intensive Request From (on the right) and Christine will be in touch with you.

Day Retreats

Between our cell phones, television, computers, work, kids and family, we rarely ever get a moment to ourselves these days – to sit in a quiet space and reconnect with our inner-wisdom. At Tau Center, we encourage you to give your head a rest and work from your heart towards peace and spiritual nourishment. 


Guided Retreats

Guided Retreats provide the time for you to work directly with a Spiritual Director on a day specifically designed for you. During the retreat you are given time for contemplative and solitary activities, including prayer, journaling, reading, walking the grounds, art and music. You will have time to meet with a spiritual director and to share any issues that may have emerged. You may be given a scripture reading or something that might help you to be compassionately present with whatever has surfaced in your life. 


Personal Retreat

Take a nourishing timeout!

At Tau Center, there are comfortable rooms and beautiful grounds to spend a quiet day in reflection or prayer. Whether it is an hour or a whole day, we welcome you to take the time to nourish your spirit. Any of our offerings can be personalized to your needs and in-person retreat day. 

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Practicing Presence

Practicing Presence requires a certain amount of non-reactivity. Being able to notice and observe our own emotions allows for a space between what activates us (or triggers us) and our next thought, word, or action. The space allows us to respond skillfully rather than react choicelessly. It also creates pathways to take care of our own needs in the moment. This practicing awareness of our emotional process gives us insight into the experience of others, precisely because all of us are human.

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Companion Handout

Practicing Presence Video 

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

-Wayne Dyer


Enjoy a peaceful walk

Walk on our campus along the Peace Path - a winding path through a beautiful prairie of several acres planted with native Illinois grasses and small woodlands. This is a beautiful space for a walking meditation, allowing for both spiritual reflection and physical exercise. 

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