We seek and practice

inner peace and centering calm

through love for

God All Good. 

-Rev. Elizabeth Crandall, Executive Director

 

Welcome

to

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.

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Regular Events

The Essene Retreat Center hosts regular socially distanced, spiritually based programs, including:

Sunday Service

Chanting Circle

Sound Bath

Yoga

Land-based Volunteering

Constellation Work

 

See calendar for additional healing and speaking events by resident and visiting practitioners. 

 
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Sunday Service

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.

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Chanting Circle

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. 

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Healing Events

Meditation, herbal remedies, breathwork, family constellation and more, detailed in our calendar below.

'Service Saturdays'

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.

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Moringa

Come hand pick this nutritious and potent plant growing abundantly on the mountain top. Email us to schedule a picking appointment.

 Calendar

 
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Temple Hours

Service Saturdays

Sunday Service

Volunteers arrive after 8am

11a-12noon

meet outside the front gate

Crystal Chapel

Address 

29455 Pamoosa Lane

Valley Center, CA 92082

 
 

The Land

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