Spirituality Programs

Current Programs

We are committed to offering diverse programs and teachings that connect body, mind and spirit for individuals who are seeking deeper meaning and expression in their lives.

Registration is preferred no later than one week prior to the date of program.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Gong Sound Meditation

Throughout history in various cultures, gongs have been used as sacred instruments. The physical sound vibration of the gong provides a powerful vehicle for meditation and spiritual transformation.

Facilitated by Marian and Gabriela Kraus

Monday, November 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.

Monday, November 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm (CDT)

Meditation and Spiritual Partnership With Essential Oils

Botanical aromas in the form of essential oils have a direct and intimate relationship with our spirit. When we breathe during meditation, we connect our mind, body and spirit with every inhalation. When we partner our breath with essential oils, we are infusing the spirit of the plant into our body as well. 

Facilitated by Therese Yonikus

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

Drumming Circle

The sound of drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and also of those around us. Its beat can represent our heart as we become grounded yet taken to a place deep inside where we are keenly aware of our mind and body, and the connection between the two.

Facilitated by Therese Yonikus

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30pm-8:30pm (CST)

Taizé Prayer Service

Meant to foster reconciliation and peace among people, Taizé is a Christian ecumenical meditative common prayer service that incorporates song and chant, scripture readings and silence. People of all faiths are welcome. Light refreshments following the service.

Saturday, December 2, 9:30am-12:00pm (CDT)

Reclaiming the Wonders of Advent and Christmas

During this Advent Morning of Reflection, we will engage in a quiet, contemplative process to recapture our own childhood memories of this season, and to connect with the Spirit of God that came long ago to dwell on Earth and now dwells deep within our own hearts. We will incorporate guided imagery, writing exercises, silence and music throughout the time together.

Facilitated by Sr. Glenna Czachor, OSF

Monday, December 4, 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.

Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-Noon or 7:00pm-9:00pm (CDT)

Symbols of the Christmas Season

We use many symbols during the Advent and Christmas Season to enrich our hearts, our gatherings, and our relationships. Each day of these two sessions, you will be facilitated in choosing a symbol that is important to you. Using a spiritual practice of “Inquiring into Mystery”, you will be guided into its deeper and multifaceted meanings. 

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF, D.Min.

Saturday, December 9, 9:30am-12:00pm (CDT)

You Are Not Alone: A Prayer Shawl Retreat

Do you want to pray but words escape you? Does listening to God feel like an impossible task? If you find it difficult to stay focused in the stillness of prayer, creative spirituality practices offer an active approach to deep listening and discovery. 

Facilitated by Dessi Bushi

Monday, December 11, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Explorations in Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is an invitation to a deeper relationship with God. You may notice a desire for silence and an inner stillness in your prayer life. If you listen to this call, you will realize a call to prayer without words, a desire to simply sit with God in stillness.

Facilitated by Sr. Pat Irr, OSF, and Laura Demairis

Saturday, December 14, 10:00am-Noon or 7:00pm-9:00pm (CDT)

Symbols of the Christmas Season

We use many symbols during the Advent and Christmas Season to enrich our hearts, our gatherings, and our relationships. Each day of these two sessions, you will be facilitated in choosing a symbol that is important to you. Using a spiritual practice of “Inquiring into Mystery”, you will be guided into its deeper and multifaceted meanings. 

Facilitated by Sr. Georgene L. Wilson, OSF, D.Min.

Monday, December 18, 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.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

Winter Labyrinth Walk

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.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

Susan Lincoln: An Evening of the Music of St. Hildegard of Bingen

Enjoy this special evening with Susan Lincoln, a Hildegard vocalist from Austin, TX, as she weaves together a wonder-filled celebration of the music of St. Hildegard of Bingen. All are invited to this unique evening that includes the beautiful solo voice of Susan as she sings Hildegard's powerful music received from the Living Light.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Singing in the Hildegarden: An All-Day Interactive Retreat for Women with Susan Lincoln, inspired by St. Hildegard of Bingen

Throughout this magical one-day retreat for women with the amazing teachings and music of Hildegard of Bingen as inspiration, we will sing together and participate in creative practices designed to deepen connection in the timeless place of heart and spirit. 

What a wonderful first-time experience at the Centering Prayer gathering this evening. I feel so calm and centered.Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Thank so you very much!!
– Tau Center Meetup Group participant