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, February 20, 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.

CANCELLED - Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:30am-12:30pm (CST)

Exploring Your Intuition With Zentangle®

At Tau Center, we focus on the “Zen” part of this art form as a way to tap into your intuitive nature. In this session, you will learn the basics of Zentangle® and how it can be used as a personal ritual to quiet your mind and explore your inner-self.

Facilitated by Veronica Ward and Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Monday, February 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

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Sound of Bowls

Traditional historic singing bowls produce sounds that invoke deep states of relaxation; naturally assisting one in entering expanded states of consciousness and meditation.

Facilitated by Thomas Roberts

Friday and Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

Perfectly Imperfect: Re-writing Our Stories With Compassion

Progress in our spiritual journey is not about achieving perfection. Rather it invites us to inquire openly and with compassion about finding how the divine expresses in our every day lives. We often miss opportunities to deepen our spiritual growth by ignoring how our imperfections are actually the grist for the mill. 

Facilitated by Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT

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Perfectly Imperfect: Re-Writing Our Stories with Compassion

Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4, 9:30am-4:30pm

So many of us struggle with the idea of not feeling good enough, holding ourselves hostage to our past mistakes and regrets. What we miss sometimes is that our imperfections are actually grist for the mill - a way to deepen our personal and spiritual growth. Join us for this special retreat where we will re-write our stories of self-doubt into stories of acceptance and compassion.

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At the Cross

Saturday, March 18, 9:30am-12:00pm

As we face struggles in our own life the image of the cross may help us through the transition to find peace and restoration. Join us for a unique morning of reflection, prayer and art as we use the process of discernment to look at those areas of our life which may call us towards renewal.

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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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