When planning to visit Deer Park, many friends ask about carpool or rideshare options. Our community is very supportive of finding alternative means of transportation and has practiced a “No Car Day” for many years. We can offer the following suggestions for connecting with others traveling to Deer Park for a day visit or for a retreat.
Days of Mindfulness and Seasonal Retreats
Please use the comment system on this page to OFFER or to REQUEST a ride by stating the date, location, and general needs as a comment. As a good practice, don’t include your contact information until you are ready to make an arrangement with someone else. Remember this is a public website and anything you post is visible to anyone. We will administratively delete messages on a regular basis (probably monthly).
For retreats, such as the Family Retreat, Teen Camp, Wake Up! Retreat, etc., we suggest using the Facebook Event page for the retreat. Like above, you can post a message to any Deer Park Facebook Event that the monastery may create for a retreat. Typically, this will only be available for our larger retreats and not typically for a Day of Mindfulness or smaller seasonal retreat. As we open registration for retreats, we will typically add an event on Facebook. Viewing the event on Facebook does not require an account, but if you want to post a comment looking for a ride then you’ll need to have a Facebook account. We are not affiliated with Facebook but we do use them to share mindfulness practices and to share our events.
A Third Option – Public Transit
Public transit is also an option and you can arrive in Escondido via light rail or bus. See our Getting Here page for some details. Whatever you decide, we are happy to know that you are trying to connect with others to share transportation options to the monastery and trust this guide has been helpful. Feel free to comment below with your thoughts and ideas.
Updated on December 28, 2016