Guided Retreats

As we go through adulthood, we experience many moments where life calls us to pause and wonder. As you seek inner-peace in your life, a Guided Retreat offers a personal, quiet space to explore your relationship with God.

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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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SOLD OUT - Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9:30am AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Come, Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord!

The Advent season is a special time for us to remind ourselves of the promise of our loving God, and how divine wisdom is within each of us. We only need to recognize the many ways God is present in our lives each day and how we can be a reflection of his love to those around us.

Facilitated by Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Monday, December 5, 2016 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, December 6, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Living Inside the Now of Christ

Advent is a season of preparing for Christmas. In our present cultural practices of this time, we focus on readying all that is needed for December 25 and the days around it, for the communal gatherings of family and friends. This is good. However, we also need to focus on personal heart-practices that reawaken us year after year into deeper ways of being “Christ’s Spirit: a shining light in our world.” 

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF

Thursday, December 8, 2016 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 & Saturday, December 9 & 10 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

Compassionate Acceptance: A Mindful Path to Healing Life's Wounds

We all carry with us a story of life’s hurts, betrayals, and traumas. Too often, we develop a type of aversion to these hurts; a kind of wishing they would go away. Deep healing occurs only when we soften our self-aversion and begin to accept and relate wisely with deep compassion to that part of ourselves that need healing. This will be a dynamic and refreshing opportunity for you to explore how the practice of mindfulness meditations will deepen your understanding of how your body and mind work together to generate lasting healing and well-being.

Facilitated by Thomas Roberts, LCSW, LMFT

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Compassionate Acceptance Retreat, Dec. 9 & 10

Deep healing occurs only when we soften our self-aversion and begin to accept and relate wisely with deep compassion to that part of ourselves that need healing.

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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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