Tau Center is Now Offering Programs

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Advent Week One Reflection

Join us for the first week of Advent: 
Miriam’s Relationship to Herself

Miriam (the Hebrew version of the name Mary), the mother of Jesus, comes to mind every Advent season as the one who cooperated with God to change the world. She is the most celebrated female figure in the Christian tradition and well known throughout the world beyond this one religion (Johnson, 2003, p. 3). Though most theologians did not mention Miriam in the first 300 years after Jesus’ life on earth, the study of Scripture, archaeological research, and other sources help reveal to us who this woman was.

Over time a theology has developed around Miriam that upholds her, in some circles, to be almost a Goddess. Teachings about her — having been conceived without sin, or being physically a virgin for life, or having been bodily assumed into heaven upon her death — are highlighted and set her apart from everyday people. While this reverence for her can represent a lovely devotion, it can also make the very real story of her historical life on earth less accessible to us... 

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Welcome to the Tau Center

   Come Explore the Tau Center

Finding Presence in Nature -
Being Present with Ourselves -
Joining in the Presence of others -
in the stillness and calm of Tau Center

Welcome to the Tau Center. We invite you to "come join us" for scheduled retreats and program offerings. If you would like to schedule a individual retreat, please fill out this form. Small group reservations are now open. Please fill out this form for more information. A list of offerings are listed to the right on this page. 

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Journal in PDF format

Reflection video here


Individual & Guided Retreats

To schedule a day retreat, please fill out this personal retreat request. Note that there is a minimum 2-week notice

Masks are required in all public areas of the Mother House. Individuals must be up to date on vaccines at this time. 

 

Small Group Retreats & Programs

Tau Center is accepting reservations for small groups beginning in November. Please fill out this group retreat request.

Masks are required in all public areas of the Mother House. Individuals must be up to date on vaccines at this time. 

Welcome to Tau Center

We offer a sacred space to assist individuals on their own spiritual journey – whether it is to reconnect with their inner-spirit or whether they are seeking a deeper relationship with God and the world around them. Our programs encourage an awakening of the spirit that leads to hope, healing, peace and transformation. 

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Advent 

by Thomas Merton

Charm with your stainlessness these winter nights,
Skies, and be perfect! Fly, vivider in the fiery dark, you quiet meteors,
And disappear.
You moon, be slow to go down,
This is your full!

The four white roads make off in silence
Towards the four parts of the starry universe.
Time falls like manna at the corners of the wintry earth.
We have become more humble than the rocks,
More wakeful than the patient hills.

Charm with your stainlessness these nights in Advent,
holy spheres,
While minds, as meek as beasts,
Stay close at home in the sweet hay;
And intellects are quieter than the flocks that feed by starlight.

Oh pour your darkness and your brightness over all our solemn valleys, You skies: and travel like the gentle Virgin,
Toward the planets’ stately setting,

Oh white full moon as quiet as Bethlehem!

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Seasonal Programs 

Tau Center in now offering Fall Programs 

Body Prayer: Gentle Movement and Prayerful Words

Tuesday, December 6, 10:00 A.M. 

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Silence - Journey to Heartfulness

Tuesday, December 13, 9:30 A.M. 

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Contemplating Joseph - ONLINE via ZOOM

Thursday, December 15, 6:30 P.M. 

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Healing Through Nature - An Experience with Forest Therapy

Wednesday, December 21, 2:30 P.M. 

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Gratefulness, Goals, and Guidance Workshop

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 9:00 A.M. 

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SoulCollage

Program full. New session forming Spring 2023

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We invite you to learn more about our presenters