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Arriving At Deer Park

You should be able to use either 2499 Melru Ln, Escondido, CA or 1 Deer Park Ln, Escondido, CA in your mobile map or to provide to your driver. Once you arrive at our Main Gate, drive up the road about one-mile. You will go past Clarity Hamlet and park in Main Parking Lot (a large gravel lot on the left side). If you are visiting for a Day of Mindfulness, make your way (after parking in the lot) to the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall that is located just above the Main Parking Lot. If you are staying on retreat in Clarity Hamlet please park in the Main Parking Lot and walk downhill to the Clarity Hamlet Registration Office, the first building on the left. If you will be staying in Solidity Hamlet on retreat please enjoy your walk up to the registration office in Solidity Hamlet, by the Circle Garden.

Arriving By Car

Deer Park is located about 50-miles from San Diego. We are closest to I-15 and HWY-78 in Escondido. Click the “view larger map” or “directions” on the map below for specific driving directions.

Please note: The ride service from Uber has a history of dropping our guests off at a location that is unassociated with our monastery. Therefore, you may wish to consider an alternative ride service for your visit.

Taxi in Escondido:  All City Taxi Cab 760-747-8888; A1 Taxi Cab of Escondido 760-690-2080

Arriving By Plane

Nearest airport: San Diego Airport (SAN), 36.7 miles from Deer Park. The next nearest airport is John Wayne Airport in Orange County, 75-miles from Deer Park.

Public Transportation

Arriving By Train

The Escondido Transit Center is serviced by the SPRINTER Light Rail. The Sprinter travels between Oceanside Transit Center and Escondido Transit Center. The travel time is ~1-hour and will cost $2.50. Sprinter rail and Amtrak rail share the Oceanside Transit Center so it’s simple to just change trains.

In addition to arriving via Amtrak from all points north of Oceanside, you may also take the COASTER Rail from the San Diego Airport (after a short bus ride) to Oceanside. The travel time is ~75-minutes and will cost $9.00.

For both these services, you can use their Trip Planner.

Arriving By Bus

Most busses arriving in Escondido and traveling within Escondido, start and terminate at the Escondido Transit Center. This include arriving via Greyhound Bus service.

Within Escondido, the closet bus stop from the monastery is located 3-miles away at the corner of Rincon and Broadway. This is serviced by Route 358/359 of the BREEZE Bus service. Travel time from the transit center to the bus stop is ~20-minutes and will cost $2.50.

Lastly, it is possible to take a bus from the San Diego Airport to the Escondido Transit Center. Most of the travel will be on one bus and will take less than 2-hours. The cost is $6.00.