Rideshare to Deer Park

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).
 

Special Retreats

Facebook EventFor 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

 

14 thoughts on “Rideshare to Deer Park

  1. Dear Friends,

    Is anyone coming from LA to the Wake Up retreat in April? I am hoping to fly from Philly to LA, and get a ride from someone from LA to Deer Park. Please reply to jenny sandler at gmail dot com if you would like to offer me a ride.

    Thank you,
    Jenny

  2. Looking forward to the OI Retreat on March 29th – April 2nd, and wondering if anyone would like to share a Lyft ride or shuttle van, leaving SD airport around 1pm on March 29th? And leaving DP for the airport on Sunday April 2nd, anytime after our retreat ends at 3pm?

    Thank you,
    Helen

  3. Thanks for you kind offer of a ride on the 17th. It looks like I have a ride from the San Diego airport to DP. Perhaps on the following Friday when we depart, I could get a ride back to the airport?
    Thanks,
    Leslie

    • Hi Leslie,
      My friend and I will be returning to SD airport on Sunday the 26th, so i regret we cannot ride together on Friday.
      See you soon at DP!

  4. Jared Bendifallah says:

    Hello everyone,

    I’m thinking of going to the Wake Up Retreat from April 26th to April 30th. Can anyone give a ride from the Oceanside Amtrak Station to the monastery on the 26th? Possibly two people including myself.

  5. Helen Hobart says:

    Dear Friends,

    Seven of us – Renee, Harriet, Lee, Victoria, AJ, Rain, and I – will be sharing a 1:30 p.m. Super Shuttle from SD airport to Deer Park on 3/29, for the OI retreat. That will be a full van, with all our stuff! so if you need a ride, please make arrangements with Super Shuttle, or whatever works well for you.
    On Saturday, please check the Solidity and Clarity Hamlet notice boards — I’ll make a sign-up to reserve a shuttle for returning to the airport after the retreat ends on Sunday afternoon.

    Looking forward to our retreat together!

  6. Helen Hobart says:

    note — adjustments and corrections coming shortly about our van passengers, as mentioned above. work in progress!

    Helen

    • Hi Helen:

      I am arriving San Diego for the OI Retreat at 12:40 pm on March 29th (out of Pittsburgh). My flight back is April 2nd (my birthday!) at 8:00 PM. If your Shuttle passenger changes (understand it is full), please let me know. Thanks!

      • Helen Hobart says:

        Our van will leave SD airport for DP at 1:30 on March 29th, and can hold 6 passengers — and these six are confirmed: Jeanie, Victoria, AJ, Rain, Harriet, and myself. If any changes happen, I will post that info here.

        I will post a notice on the Solidity Hamlet announcement board for the return trip to the airport, leaving DP about 4pm. Right now, two of us are confirmed — I will reserve the van on Saturday 4/1 when folks have had a chance to sign up. George, maybe you’d like to plan on that?

    • Helen Hobart says:

      Update 3/23: Our van will leave SD airport for DP at 1:30 on March 29th, and can hold 6 passengers — and these six are confirmed: Jeanie, Victoria, AJ, Rain, Harriet, and myself. If any changes happen, I will post that info here.

      I will post a notice on the Solidity Hamlet announcement board for the return trip to the airport, leaving DP about 4pm. Right now, two of us are confirmed — I will reserve the van on Saturday 4/1 when folks have had a chance to sign up. George, maybe you’d like to plan on that?

  7. Good morning!

    Four of us from British Columbia will be on a flight to San Diego airport arriving at noon. We will be booking a van – perhaps others would like to join us? I notice Helen is using Super Shuttle rather than EZ Ride OR Sea Breeze, 800-777-0585. or Cloud 9…. Any recommendations?

    Also, we would be grateful for any weather / clothing advice!

    Bethan

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