We seek and practice
inner peace and centering calm
through love for
God All Good.
-Rev. Elizabeth Crandall, Executive Director
Prayers for Peace Park
The Essene Retreat Center is located in Prayers for Peace Park, part of the American Universalist Temple of Divine Wisdom's mountain trails, valley forests and community living for healing in Valley Center, California.
The Essene Retreat Center hosts regular socially distanced, spiritually based programs, including:
See calendar for additional healing and speaking events by resident and visiting practitioners.
A weekly devotional service and meditation led by Rev. Elizabeth Crandall in the Crystal Chapel, 11a-12 noon.
Sound Meditations held on the first Sunday of each month, during the second half of the service.
Connect with the Divine through our regular chanting cirlces, planned on or near every solstice and equinox, and many full moons.
Bring an instrument, a friend (and a blanket during cooler months). We sometimes host potluck afterward, too.
Meditation, herbal remedies, breathwork, family constellation and more, detailed in our calendar below.
Spend a morning tending to the trails, tilling the land, or clearing the streams, among a list of ongoing volunteer projects supporting the Essene Retreat Center's service mission.
Volunteers arrive after 8am
meet outside the front gate
29455 Pamoosa Lane
Valley Center, CA 92082