Rideshare to Deer Park

Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese Spanish

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


36 thoughts on “Rideshare to Deer Park

  1. I will be traveling from the San Diego Airport to Deer Park Monastery on February 21. My plane is scheduled to arrive at 10:05 am. I would welcome a travel buddy(s) to join me in public transit to Escondido or the offer of a car ride. Thanks friends! H

    • Robin Bisarya 858-481-7512 says:

      In case you all have surplus folks or need to…. I will be leaving the Sorrento Valley area at 11 or noon. There is no charge if you come there as I am going to Deerpark anyway.

  2. Greetings! I am REQUESTING a ride on Feb 26th for the Earth Holders Retreat. I’m looking to get from the San Diego Airport (my flight arrives before 12:30 PM from SFO). If anybody has room for a fellow retreatant traveling lightly, I’d love to join you and share expenses. Many blessings and thanks, Lisa B

  3. I will be traveling from and from Burbank to Deer Park to staff the Earth Holders retreat on Feb 21 and leaving on March 2. If anyone is around that area and would like to carpool on those dates, let me know.

    • Hello all, I count 5 persons, so far, interested in ride share. What if we scheduled a shuttle to leave the airport at 1:30, as arrival at Deer Park is suggested after 2pm? The info provided on this webpage recommends 2 shuttle providers who offer a discount provided for a min of 3 passengers, max of 10. Or, we could make a reservation with Lyft for 5 persons. I am happy to make the calls.

  4. Thank you, yes book whichever you want and I’m in. Since a couple flights are getting in just before 1 pm maybe it would be better to book it at 1:15 or 1:30 in case there are delays or challenges getting to transport area in time. Just an idea. Also, can you get specific instructions for everybody as to where to be standing so we all make it to the same place?! Thank you!! Lisa

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