Spirituality Groups for Adults
For each of these groups below, please call the office at 760-737-0393 or email the Office Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for the most accurate meeting times and days.
Chair Yoga (twice weekly)
These yoga classes are designed to share the healing aspects of yoga. Individuals exercise and strengthen their bodies in a friendly, positive atmosphere with a trained yoga instructor.
- Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 am
- Friday afternoon from noon to 1 pm
Women’s Buddhist Study Group (weekly)
The Women’s Buddhist Study Group focuses on mutual support and the practical implementation of Buddhism in order to enrich our daily lives. Our format is to check in, read aloud from our selected book, comment on, and discuss what we have just read, and then meditate for thirty minutes. Our readings about Buddhist practice and philosophy are written by contemporary writers and Buddhist teachers, and are chosen by group consensus. We meet in the chapel from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 every Tuesday. Newcomers welcomed.
Chalice Yoga meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. We teach a beginning level hatha yoga class intended for all ages and ability levels, and we welcome newcomers at any time. You should dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. We also keep some yoga mats at Chalice for student use. This is a fun, relaxed approach to yoga that will leave you feeling stretched, calm and happy. We request a $5 donation to Chalice for each class if you are able, based on the Buddhist notion of “Dāna,” or the cultivation of generosity as a virtue and a way of purifying karma.
Zen Meditation (twice weekly)
Dr. Al Zolynas, Zen teacher, certified by Ezra Bayda and Elizabeth Hamilton of the Zen Center of San Diego in the lineage of the White Plum tradition, offers instruction and meditation practice weekly. This group was meeting in the Chalice cottage, but is now convening at the Sunset Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 1900 Sunset Drive in Escondido. They plan to meet at Chalice again, once construction is complete. Everyone is welcome whether brand new or seasoned meditators.
Thursdays 8:30 – 10:30 am
- 3:00 – 3:30 pm – Newcomer instruction (feel free to invite your interested friends, family)
- 3:30 – 5:00 pm – Short dharma talk, Q & A, two 30-minute sitting meditations, a 10-minute walking meditation, daisan (individual meeting with teacher at meditator’s request)
Prayer Circle (monthly)
Rev. Sharon Wylie leads our monthly prayer circle on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Chalice chapel. Please come prepared to request prayer and to offer prayer to others. All are welcome.