New 2016 Programs

We have a diverse array of spirituality programs for you from January through June. Our new seasonal guide should arrive at your homes early January. In the interim, click below for our full list of new programs.

New Programs

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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What is 'Tau'?

Oftentimes, our staff is asked the question, 'What is Tau?' and why are we called Tau Center. Click below to find out how our name came about, the meaning of 'Tau' and its relation to St. Francis of Assisi.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Creating Sacred Pathways and Places

Join us for this special day of discovery that will take you from the outside world to your inner being and back home again.

Facilitated by Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF, Ellen Sheaffer, MA, and Sharon Devo

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Monday, February 8, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us rooted in ancient Christian tradition. Both beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome to come together in order to deepen our experiential knowing of God through a journey of meditation and prayer. 

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF and Joanne Shackelford

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Introduction to the Meditative Practice of Zentangle®

Discover why Zentangle has become a popular and creative way to relax, relieve stress, and increase focus. In a world of ever expanding technology, Zentangle® brings us back to hands-on creation.

Facilitated by Veronica Ward and Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Expressing More With Zentangle®

Discover why Zentangle has become a popular and creative way to relax, relieve stress, and increase focus. In this session, we delve deeper into more techniques.

Facilitated by Veronica Ward and Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

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Monday, February 15, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Mindful Meditation

Join us twice a month for our open meditation sessions – a practice of mindful meditation in the general style of Thich Nhat Hanh. Each session begins with a guided meditation or brief reading, followed by an hour meditation where participants alternate 20 minutes of sitting/walking/sitting. The evening ends with a short discussion inspired by the participants in attendance. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.

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A Spirituality Ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans

Tau Center is a spirituality ministry of the Wheaton Franciscans. We are a welcoming community of faith striving together to be instruments of peace, hope and justice in our world today. 

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Seasonal Program Guide

Tau Center has a full season of spirituality programs and events, along with special guest facilitators. Click below to download our new Winter 2015/Spring 2016 Program Guide. We hope you will find something you would like to attend.

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