Finding Our True Home

October 11-16 | Mindfulness Retreat in English | Deer Park Monastery 

The English retreat, with the theme Finding Our True Home, is one of five retreats that are being offered in our practice centers in the US in 2013.The retreat will be led by Thich Nhat Hanh along with the monks and nuns of Deer Park Monastery, Magnolia Grove Monastery, Blue Cliff Monastery, and Plum Village.

Dear Friends, the REGISTRATION and the WAITING LIST for this retreat are CLOSED.

Please join Thich Nhat Hanh, monastics, and lay friends in the mountains of Deer Park Monastery to practice caring for ourselves and our world. We will practice as a community, as a spiritual family, learning the art of tending the gardens of our mind and body. We will learn and practice how to breathe, sit, and walk freely and peacefully, so we may enjoy the present moment and be present to the wonders of our world that are always available. Being a happy human being is the greatest talent and the most needed skill that we can offer to ourselves and our loved ones. It is an important gift to our world and an essential element to our efforts to preserve our planet.

The retreat is open to all, including beginners, those who have previously attended retreats, and families with children. The first part of the talks are normally dedicated to children. The nuns, monks and staff members will lead a mindfulness practice program for teens (ages 13-17). Some parents will be invited to help other monks, nuns and laystaff with a similar program focused on children (6 to 12 years old). Children under 6 are welcome to join the retreat under the care of their parent.

We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnic origin, race, cultural background, socio-economic class, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

We are committed to fostering a practice environment where all may touch the Dharma and find healing and nourishment.

These are some of the practices that we will engage in during this retreat:

  • Daily Dharma talks by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Sitting meditation together
  • Outdoor walking meditation as a community
  • Mindful meals in silence – taking the time to truly enjoy the food and the company of other practitioners
  • Dharma Discussion in small groups – practicing loving speech and deep listening, sharing our experiences with the practice of mindfulness
  • Total Relaxation – learning how to rest and relax our body and our mind
  • Service Meditation – working together in harmony and with ease
  • Observing Noble Silence – from after the evening activity until after washing up for breakfast

Families with children and teens are warmly welcome to this retreat. Normally, the first part of each Dharma talk is dedicated to the children. A Children’s Program will be offered for ages 6 to 12, with joyful play and mindful practice adapted to our young friends. The program will be lead by a monastic and lay practitioner with the help of parents. A Teen’s Program will be offered for ages 13 to 17.

Below is a list of the usual daily activities at a retreat. Actual times will be set just before the retreat. We usually start the day at around 5:30 am and end the day at around 9:30 pm.

Morning Activities
Sitting
Breakfast
Service Meditation
Dharma Talk
Walking Meditation

Afternoon & Evening Activities
Lunch and Rest
Dharma Discussion
Dinner
Five Mindfulness Trainings Presentation, Beginning Anew Presentation, Total Relaxation, or Touching the Earth.
Sitting Meditation

All meals will be vegan. We regret that we are unable to cater to individual dietary needs. Everyone who comes to practice is requested to observe the Five Mindfulness Trainings that are the very foundation of our being together here as a community of practice – Sangha. They are the guidelines that help us move in the direction of goodness and beauty. No smoking, no drinking, and no sexual practice are allowed on the grounds of the monastery. Please respect the community’s effort in this observance. A full text of the Five Mindfulness Trainings will be sent along with the retreat confirmation package after you have registered and can be found on our website (see below). There will be an opportunity to formally receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings with Thây (normally on the last day of the retreat, Sunday morning). If you cannot attend the retreat but would like to receive the Mindfulness Trainings, please contact Deer Park Monastery.

The retreat begins with check-in from 1 to 5pm on Friday, October 11th, dinner served at 5:30 pm, and an orientation talk by Thây at 7:30 pm. The retreat will end after lunch on Wednesday, October 16. Please plan to attend the entire retreat.

Our dorm rooms are limited but there is plenty of outdoor space for tents. We will rent trailers for additional dormitories. Please register early to reserve a room as spaces fill up quickly. Through contributing on the higher-end of the sliding scale and through contributing to our scholarship fund we can offer our generosity and resources to help others with more limited means to join us for this retreat. Some scholarships plans will be available for those with financial need. Please contact us for a scholarship application form.

Medical / Health Situation: Should you have any functional or medical disabilities; recent surgery; or inpatient stay at an institution; require medical or psychiatric resources; regularly take any controlled/prescription medications; please contact the registration office, 760-291-1003 x100, so we may better support you.

Other Information

  • Couples will be housed separately in dorm rooms, but can stay together in tent.
  • Registration is a sliding scale for adult registration (prices below)
  • Student Discount, 25% (18-26 yrs), only for tenting.
  • Scholarships are available to those in need. Contact us at deerpark@dpmail.net or 760-291-1003, ext 100 for an application form.
  • For people with limited mobility or special needs, please contact us at deerpark@dpmail.net or 760-291-1003, ext 100 so we may better serve you.

Contributions are per person and include food, lodging, and tuition.

Dorm (6-people per room):
Age 18+: $650-$750 SOLD OUT
Age 13-17: $400 SOLD OUT
Age 6-12: $325 SOLD OUT

Trailer Dorm (13 people per trailer)
Age 18+: $475-$575 SOLD OUT
Age 13-17: $375 SOLD OUT
Age 6-12: $300 SOLD OUT

Tent – bring your own tent
Age 18+: $375-$475  SOLD OUT
Age 13-17: $300  SOLD OUT
Age 6-12: $275  SOLD OUT

This is a residential retreat and no commuter registration is available.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 31 days prior to arrival: 85% refunded
  • 15-30 days prior to arrival: 75% refunded
  • 8-14 days prior to arrival: 50% refunded
  • 7 days prior to arrival: no refund
  • No refund of any portion of the registration fee is available for late arrivals or early departures.

As with all our retreats, we encourage participants to share rides wherever possible in order to reduce the environmental aspect of traveling. More information about getting to the monastery is available at Getting to Deer Park Monastery. Please use the commenting system below to make connections with other participants to offer rides and insights on reducing the impact.

  • Dee H

    I am interesting in attending this retreat along with my 13-year old son. We would be traveling from the midwest (Wisconsin).

  • http://gravatar.com/yaudy Kelvin Chen

    I will like to sign up for this retreat…. Kelvin Chen, Hacienda Hts., Calif.

  • Suzie Fledderjohn

    I am interested in signing up for this retreat.

  • Joan Keefe

    you mean the Oct retreat will start in two days Or does it start in Oct. or next January. I am confused. Thank you Joan

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ

      You can register for the October retreat on January 8.

  • Joan Keefe

    Thank you now I understand.

  • Susan Cole

    I am interested in potentially bringing my boys ages 11 and 14. I would like to be able to share some more information about what a typical day might be like. when might you have more detailed information for this retreat?

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ

      Susan. My suggestion is to sign-up on the site for updates (on the right side, just enter your email address). We will post schedule details over the coming months. That said, we have a kids program for 6-12 year olds and a teen program from 13-17. A normal day starts with sitting, breakfast, then dharma talk (for adults and teens), lunch, rest, activity, dinner, then evening activity. I hope this helps.

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ

      P.S. if you don’t want to wait, you could look on the Deer Park site (http://deerparkmonastery.org) and find out a little more about typical activities.

  • Susan R Smith

    Count my husband and myself in. Can’t wait!!

  • Marseile

    I would like to create time to attend this retreat. I will be traveling from Portland Oregon. Car-pools welcome –
    Cheers, Marseile.

  • Warren

    Waiting for the registration link is a practice in Buddhist patience :)

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Patience is a beautiful thing. I have just posted the registration links.

      • roxana

        Do families pay individually, for example for a trailer dorm, does a couple pay $475 each?

        • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

          Prices are set per person. However, there are different prices for adults and children.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.mckean Wendy Binder McKean

    Just registered for a tent, but now I’m seeing this comment about a trailer dorm and wondering if I should switch…. Would a trailer dorm be a private room for one family instead of sharing, like in the regular dorms? And where are the trailer dorms located? On the campgrounds or up by the regular dorms?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hi Wendy. The trailer dorms are located in the big lot right next to the regular dorms. They are similar to the regular dorms except the trailers actually have more people in them (about 10) and the restroom facilities are a separate building rather than in the room. As for the regular rooms, if you have six people in your family than you would probably have (or could request) your own dorm room. I hope this helps.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.mckean Wendy Binder McKean

        It does. Thank you. :)

  • Tena

    Will there be RV space available for the retreat?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hello Tena. Typically we don’t offer any specific RV space at the monastery. My recommendation is to contact our registration office directly.

      Phone hours: Tue – Sat, 9am – 12noon, Pacific TimeTel.: +(1) (760) 291-1003 ext 100

  • hilary

    How soon is space likely to sell out? Is it possible to get a full or partial refund if plans change?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Refund policy is as follows:

      7 days prior to arrival: no refund;
      8-14 days prior to arrival: 50% refunded; 50% cancellation fee;
      15-30 days prior to arrival: 75% refunded; 25% cancellation fee;
      31 days prior to arrival: 85% refunded; 15% cancellation fee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcela.huepe Marcela Huepe

    Hi, planning to attend this retreat with my 13 year old son. I will be flying all the way from
    Chile, South America. Could you eventually provide some indications of how to
    arrive to Deep Dark Monastery, probably from LA or maybe Anaheim? Thanks, and thank you for making this retreat possible :-)

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Flying into LA or Anahiem is a little less usual as most people will fly into San Diego. That said, you can probably connect with people here coming from those locations and simply take an airport shuttle.

      Please see the Deer Park Transportation Page for more details on getting there.

  • Judy

    I am hoping to attend with my 13 y/o son. We would like to room together and prefer not to have to fly with tent, etc. Are there any other options for our staying together?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Our registration office is closed until Tuesday and I need to confirm the answer.

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Staying in a tent will be your best bet for staying together.

  • Marcia

    is one allowed to sleep in one’s camper van and pay as a “tent” person?
    and in the dorms, how many share a room?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      In the past, sleeping in a vehicle has been discouraged and I don’t have the official answer for this question at this time. As for the dorms, the regular dorms sleep six per room (3 bunk-beds) with one bathroom.

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      You can register for camping and sleep in your camper van (must be less than 17-feet). The van will be located in the regular monastery parking lot (no special location for van parking).

  • CRobertson

    Due to my work schedule I can only attend from Oct 11 thru 13th – is that possible to do? If so I have to pay the entire amount?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      There is no authorized partial registration/attendance. If you choose to leave early, because of work, then you should register for the entire retreat.

      • CRobertson

        Got it. Thank you for your prompt reply. I’ll just register for the entire retreat. Most grateful to have the time I have.

  • Robert Sorrell

    I noticed that there is a youth/children discount, but not a senior discount.

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hi Robert. Thanks for the comment. The senior discount is embedded into the sliding scale for those over 18+. We also have a limited number of scholarships available. I hope this helps.

  • scott

    how many are expected at the retreat? will there be bathing facilities for tent campers?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      It could be 800-1000 people, so it’s a large retreat. Yes, we will have showers available for those tenting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.deyo Mary Deyo

    hello, I noticed that the prices only go down to age 6. Are children under 6 free?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Yes, typically the children under 6 are free with retreats. However, they will not be provided with their own bed if staying in a dorm.

  • GDuberchin

    Is anyone coming into the San Diego airport around noon on October 11th? I’d like to share a ride.

    • Jacki Jones

      Please see my comments to Richard & indoc_us@yahoo

      • Francesco Crifasi

        Hi Jackie My friend & I will be coming in at 11:37 on Oct. 11th on Delta. We already booked a shuttle on Super Shuttle to/from Deer Park. Would you like to come in with us or perhaps we could cancel ours and come in with you.
        What do you think?

        • Jacki Jones

          Hi, I answered up above but just to make sure. Yes, I will share with you & meet you @ Super Shuttle.

          • Francesco Crifasi

            OK Jacki. So its me & my friend, you & Grace so far. Is that right? Can you send me your email so I could forward you the confirmation once I get it from Super Shuttle

          • Karen Griffith Shuler

            Hi Francesco. I am trying to read through these posts and it is very confusing. Do you have room on the shuttle for one more. I will be arriving at the airport just before 12:30 pm. Thanks for any info. Karen Shuler

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Karen the van holds 7. There’s already six with one pending. If I don’t hear from her by Wednesday, you’re in. If you get another offer meantime, please take it.
            Frank

          • Karen Griffith Shuler

            Thanks! Just let me know either way please and I’ll let you know if I find something before then. Karen

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Hi Karen
            I gave the person 1 extra day. She is going though a family crises right now. I promise though, if I don’t hear from her by the end of the day you’re in, I’ll let you know either way,
            Frank

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Karen – If you are still interested you’re in. The one person I was waiting for hasn’t gotten back to me. Once again we leave for Dear Park around 1 PM on the 11th and come back around 2:30-2:45 PM on the 16th,
            IF interested please send me your email so that I could forward you the shuttle confirmation along with your flight information. Also your cell # so that we could all get in touch with each other once we land. We’ll be leaving from Terminal 2. I’ll be sending out an email to everyone involved this coming weekend with the information needed.
            Please let me know as soon as possible cause there are two others interested
            Frank

          • Karen Griffith Shuler

            Thanks Francesco for organizing the shuttle! My email is treepose1@gmail.com and my cell phone number is 585-957-8384. And here is my flight information…

            UA62810:40 a.m.
            Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
            San Francisco, CA (SFO)12:17 p.m.
            Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
            San Diego, CA (SAN)Boeing 757-200

            Fare Class:
            United Economy (G)

            Meals: NoneFlight Time:
            1 hr 37 mn
            UA15705:00 p.m.
            Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
            San Diego, CA (SAN)6:27 p.m.
            Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
            San Francisco, CA (SFO)Boeing 737-800

            Fare Class:
            United Economy (G)

            Meals: NoneFlight Time:
            1 hr 27 mn

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Karen the van hold 7. 6 are confirmed. I’m waiting word from the 7th. If I don’t hear from her by Wednesday, you’re in.
            By all means, if you get an offer by then, please take it.
            Frank

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Jacki I don’t know if you received the other message. So far its me & my friend, you and Grace, right? I will be booking the shuttle in the next couple of days. Can you send me your email so that I could forward you the confirmation once I get from Super Shuttle.

    • Grace

      I would like to ride share (shuttle). Flying into SanDiego 11:25am. Also replied to Jacki.

      • Francesco Crifasi

        Me & my friend are getting in about that time from NY. We already booked a shuttle for Derr Park. Perhaps we could all share the same shuttle or maybe we could come in with you.
        Let me know your throughts OK

        • Grace

          OK. Jacki has also booked a shuttlem too. Can you two decide which shuttle we should keep?

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Grace I.ve been in touch with Jacki. I’m going to book for the 4 ( and possibly more)of us in the next couple of days. Could you send me your email so that I could forward you the confirmation once I get it from Super Shuttle.

          • Grace

            OK. Are we meeting at Super Shuttle? My arrival time is now 11.41am. gracekobayashi@hotmail.com

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Grace I’ve emailed a copy of the shuttle confirmation. Just let me know if you received it.

          • Grace

            No I haven’t received it. Please resend it. Are we meeting at Super Shuttle? & At what time? (i.e. what time will the shuttle leave)

        • Jacki Jones

          Francesco I hadn’t booked the shuttle yet so it looks like Grace & I can both join your’s. Hopefully we will get others but splitting the cost by 4 is a great savings! Which shuttle? I will be arriving about 10:35am & will meet you there.

    • Sat Kirtan

      My flight arrives at 2:30 pm. Would you be willing to wait? If we don’t have enough people for a Shuttle then I could rent a car, but I’d like to try for a Shuttle. Anyone else arriving at the Airport early afternoon on Oct 11th?

      • Kristin Danieslen-Wong

        I arrive at 2:45 and am also interested in finding a carpool shuttle option

        • Sat Kirtan

          Great! I found your email address in your next post
          so I will email you shortly to make arrangements

          • Sara Murray

            My Frontier flight F9 561 arrives in San Diego on October 11 at 2:22 p.m. I am wanting to join a shuttle trip, if possible. Do you have transportation lined up, and if so, would you have one space for me to join?

    • Francesco Crifasi

      I booked a shuttle for up to 7 people. If you like to come in with us please let me and I’ll send you the details.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rdulee Richard Dulee

    I am registered and flying into San Diego. I read the “Getting to Deer Park Monastery”. I have 2 questions: Are the shuttle companies making up the shared vans or do I need to find others online to share a shuttle? If I go to the Escondido transit center, are there shuttles from there? Thank you.

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Shuttles from the airport are typically shared vans; such as Super Shuttle. If you go to the Escondido Transit Center, you’d likely need to take a cab.

    • Jacki Jones

      Do you have anyone to ride share with? I will also be flying into SAN & it looks like if we have 3 people we can take a shuttle. Are you interested?

      EZ Ride OR Sea Breeze, 800-777-0585. Special Discount with 3 passenger min and up to 10 per shuttle they will charge us $50 for the first person and $7 per additional. (normal is $62 and &9)

      • Grace

        I would like to ride share (shuttle). Flying into SanDiego 11:25am.

        • Jacki Jones

          Great. I will be arriving @ 10;30 on Southwest airlines. Shall we meet at Sea Breeze Shuttle? I will make a reservation & hope that others will join us. Jacki

          • Grace

            OK. But Francesco Crifasi has also booked a shuttle & would like to share…he is also willing to join us. Can you two decide which shuttle we should keep?

          • Jacki Jones

            Grace, I see Francesco Crifasi on here so I will just let him make the reservation. I will just need to know where to meet you all. The more the merrier on sharing a shuttle!

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Jacki I booked on Super Shuttle. I just called them and they quoted me $164.90 up to 7 people, roundtrip. Let me know if this is good. Let me know if this is ok. I would have to cancel my.initiatle reservation and rebook again,

          • Jacki Jones

            Francesco, If that’s the round trip price it looks to be about the same price if it’s only us four & potentially cheaper if more people sign up with us. Sounds great to me. Looking forward to the retreat. See you on October 11th.

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Jacki, I keep sending you an email requesting your email but I don’t see it posted here. Can you send me your email so I could forward you the confirmation once I receive it from Super Shuttle. Sorry if you received this for the 3d time.

          • Jacki Jones

            clnseren@yahoo.com Jacki’s email. Thanks Francesco for taking care of the reservation. See you in October!

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Jacki I.ve been trying to send you the shuttle confirmation but it keeps coming back as failed. I’ll try back later on today or tomorrow. I managed to get the original price. I guess it all depends who you speak to
            You haven’t changed your email have you?

          • Jacki Jones

            No Change in email. Glad to hear we got the original price. No worries, I’ll just meet you there. :-)

          • Jill Medford

            hi, I get in at 1:20. Will your shuttle be leaving before then?

          • Jacki Jones

            Jill, sorry I have been out of town. I believe that is too late for our van but you can check with Francesco. We were hoping too arrive before 2pm when the retreat starts.

          • Sara Spowart

            Were you able to find a ride? I am looking for a ride to leave around 1:30 or 2pm.

          • Claudia

            Francesco,

            I am arriving on United from San Francisco at 10:25. Do you have room in your van for me?…Claudia

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Claudio – There is still one space left. We will be leaving for Deer Park around 1:00 PM on the 11th from Terminal 2 and returning at 2:30-2:45 on the 16th. If you are still interested please send me your email so that I could forward you the shuttle confirmation along with your flight information. Also your cell # so that everyone involved will be able to get in touch.
            Please get back to me as soon as possible because ther are two others that are interested’
            I’ll be sending out an email to everyone with all in information.
            Frank

          • Claudia

            I am interested. Thelisteningpath@gmail.com and 5104352327

          • Sara Spowart

            Hello Frank,

            I am interested in the return shuttle returning at 2:30-2:45 for October 16th. Is there space for the return?

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Sorry Sara. We’re all booked. I wish you luck but I don’t you will have any trouble.
            Frank

          • Naina S

            Dear Francesco, have you any more space for one in your group?
            Lotus to u,

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Dear Naina
            I’m so sorrow but we’ll all booked as of this past Monday. I wish you all the best in finding a ride, but I don’t think there’ll be a problem. – Frank

          • Judy Austin

            I am looking for a shuttle between san diego airport and deer park, but am very flexible on times. Are you still looking for one?

          • Naina S

            Hi Judy. Am still looking for a ride. Someone else considered renting a car. What time do u think you’ll land? I am also a bit flexible at this point.
            Naina

          • Jill Medford

            Hi Naina. I arrive at terminal 2 at 1:20 and need a ride. It seems like a shuttle might work if a couple more people join in. Let me know what you think. Thanks. mmedford001@nc.rr.com

          • Judy Austin

            Hi Naina,
            It looks as if I have found a ride to and from Deer Park. Thanks for your message and I wish you well with your transportation! Judy

          • Claudia

            I am arriving on United from San Francisco at 10:25. Can I join someone’s shuttle?…Claudia

          • Jacki Jones

            Claudia, Francesco has reserved our van & I’m pretty sure we have room but best to check with him. Jacki

        • Dzung Vo

          Dear Friends, my flight is arriving to SAN at 12:17pm on Oct 11. Is that too late for the shuttle that you (Francesco?) has reserved?

          Dzung Vo
          dzung.x.vo@gmail.com

          • Grace

            Please e-mail Francesco directly. I don’t know if I am on this shuttle anymore.

      • Gregory

        I will be arriving at SAN at 10:15 am on 10/11/2013 and my return flight is in the evening of the 16th. I am interested in a shuttle. Can someone email me times and cost if there is still room in a group. gregborger@hotmail.com
        Peace,
        Gregory

        • Helen Hobart

          Hi Greg, I’ll be arriving and departing at SAN the same times. Did you find space on a van, or shall we start a new booking?

          • Gregory

            I am riding in Francesco Crifasi group I think there may be some room.

      • Naina S

        Hi Jacki,
        I’m arriving at 10:20 am nd leaving at 4pm. PLease let me know if you have space in either direction.
        A lotus to u.

      • glenn

        I am arriving Friday morning and have a resv on EZ Ride at 10:00 a.m. I could move that around to help get better discounts if there is space available.

    • Grace

      Please see my reply to Jacki Jones

      • Richard

        Thank you Grace. My plans have changed. Now i will be in the Ontario airport area staying with friends. I am looking for a ride from there on Friday. Happy to chip in $ for ride. Please email at wolfmtnctr@yahoo.com :-)

  • Kristen Evans

    Me and my friend will be driving from Denver, Colorado. Carpooling is more than welcome, just email me! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003279266225 Charlene Driver

    historically, do people on the waitlist have a good chance of getting a spot??

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      We are always able to add people to the retreat from the waiting list. That said, the waiting list is quite long at this time and it is unlikely that everyone will get added.

  • indoc_us@yahoo.com

    Looking for someone to carpool/van share….etc to Deerpark October 11. Arriving around noon.

    • Jacki Jones

      Please see my comments below to Richard. Maybe we can all share. I will be arriving around 10:40 am

    • Grace

      I would like to ride share. Flying into SanDiego 11:25am. I also replied to Jacki.

    • Dave Story

      I am arriving SAN airport Friday 11:35am, and my departing flight is Wednesday 3:55pm.

      Is there anyone still looking to share a shuttle? dave.story@Yahoo.com

      • Steve Ohi

        Hello Dave. Just in case it is not too late, we are arriving at the San Diego airport on October 11 at 12 noon. I will send an email as well.

    • Steve Ohi

      Two of us are arriving at the San Diego airport on October 11 at 12 noon. We are looking to share a ride to Deer Park.

  • Rossana Magalhaes

    Dear friends in the practice,
    I am writing to share my deep expectation that I will get a space in the Deer Park retreat. Today I had to cancel my registration to the retreat in Canada… unfortunately.
    Fortunately though, the fall break at UNCG will coincide with the retreat dates……
    Just sharing my hope!
    Love and gratitude!
    Rossana

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.morgan.3304 Lisa Morgan

    I am not registered but want to attend. Looks like registration and wait list are closed.
    I have a friend who is registered and offering to share her tent with me. Is this a possibility…may I register? Thank you for considering!

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hi Lisa. It is very unlikely as we have several hundred people on our waiting list. However, you may contact the registrar directly at deerpark@dpmail.net

      • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.morgan.3304 Lisa Morgan

        Thank you, I’ll give it a try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yolanda.brandon.77 Yolanda Brandon

    please visit wishlistr.com/springup

  • Rossana Magalhaes

    Dear Deer Park community,

    After canceling my registration to the Canada retreat I got on your waiting list. The retreat at Deer Park will coincide with my Fall break and will be the ideal dates.
    I got an email from a friend who cancelled today her participation at the Deer Park retreat and I am giving a try to check if her space is still available. She had registered to a trailer dorm.
    Please, let me know.

    Rossana

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hi Rossana – You’ll need to contact the Deer Park registrar on this, but based on my knowledge of the circumstances they will likely go to the waiting list to fill the vacancy. The waiting list has a couple hundred names on it and would be used from the first name on the list on down. The Registrar can be reached on email

  • Mary Gray Clark

    Do we neex to register for the Oct 20th?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      No need to register for October 20.

      • Mary Gray Clark

        thanks so much for the response. This will be my first time seeing him in person and I’m so excited.it will also be my first time being at a Buddhist temple. I’m looking forward to it.

  • Dana Bruden

    Hi,

    Do we know at this point, what time lunch will be finished on the 16th?? I am trying to make flight reservations for the 16th, and don’t want to rush things, but also need to get all the way back up to Alaska that day…… Thank you!

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      I’ve always found it enjoyable to not need to rush out of the monastery early or right after lunch. Lunch is usually around 12:30pm and so you could expect to be ready to leave sometime after 1pm. My suggestion is to see if an early evening flight is available so that you can be leisurely.

    • Dana Bruden

      Thank you for thoughts on this, will go for later flight

  • McKenzie

    Hi. Is it possible to find out where i am at on the wait list ?

    Thanks,

    McKenzie

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      You’ll need to contact the monastery registrar. Her email is deerpark [at] dpmail [dot] net

      • McKenzie

        Hi,

        Thank you. I sent an email on Tuesday, but have not recieved a response. Does it usually take awhile to hear back?

        • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

          Yes, it can take some time for her to respond. Please send another message if you feel too much time has passed.

  • Patsy O’Brien

    If we have three people that registered (for tents) and received financial aid and everything is great. but if we were hoping for there to be a fourth (sharing a tent) is it not possible because everything is closed? Thank you for all that you do!

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hi Patsy. You’ll need to contact the monastery directly. It’s likely not about the lodging and more about the other aspects. Good luck.

  • Alex

    Since there’s no space available and we really want to attend this retreat,, can we stay in an hotel close by and be there early morning?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      I have been told there isn’t a commuter option except in special circumstances.

  • Elisabeth Lentz

    I was wondering whether there is any chance that there might be 2 spots coming available. It would be a birthday present for my mother in law 70 years and myself. It could be short notice. We can keep that time slot open and respond quickly.
    Living in the present has its draw backs, by missing out on this retreat. And here I thought I am way ahead and prepared.

    Oh well, let us know. Thank you and with Love and Light, Elisabeth

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Dear Elisabeth, I wish there were space in this retreat for you and your mother in law but we are completely booked. Please enjoy the retreat online.

  • Joanna Cowan

    Hi there! I will be renting a car in LA to drive down for the entire retreat. I would love to offer a ride to anyone who needs it, perhaps to recoup a small portion of the gas cost as well. Please message me if you are interested, thanks!

    • Sandra Diaz

      Hi Joanna. My partner and I just booked our flight into LAX and would love to explore the option of hitching a ride. Please email me at sandranista [at] gmail.com so we can work out details. Thanks so much!

      • Joanna Cowan

        Hi Sandra,
        I am considering renting a car, but also have some possibility of catching a ride with some folks from an LA sangha I got connected to. Would you be interested in sharing the cost of a rental car? Or perhaps we can all find rides with these folks…
        Thanks for writing!
        Joanna

        • Meredith

          I have room for one person and will be leaving LA around 11:30 on Friday. mersk24-at-gmail.com

  • Rosa Beach-Mason

    Hello Ever

  • Francesco Crifasi

    I have booked A shuttle to/from Deer Park from San Diego for Oct. Its good for 7. So far there are 4 confirmed. If you are interested please let me know so I could send you details.

    • Arlette

      This is Arlette. I arrive at San Diego AP at 1:00 PM on Fri. Oct. 11 and need to return there on the 16th. Would like to share the ride, please inform me of the details. Thanking you kindly!

      • Francesco Crifasi

        Hi Arlette. 1:00 PM may be to late. Let me try to get in touch with the other three and see want there thoughts are. If its OK with them perhaps we come meet you since you’re the last one to arrive so far.. Do you want terminal you will be arriving?

        • Arlette

          Hi Francesco, I will be arriving from Key West. My itinerary says arriving at Terminal 2. It seems like it will be good to ride with you four, if it will work out for all. I was reading some of your previous postings saying the van carries up to seven people and the charge is $165.. Just trying to calculate my costs involved; so is that the basic total cost of the vehicle to and from Deer Park (plus gas)? Or is that amount each way? Then we will divide that amount by the number of people being transported to obtain each persons cost? If so sounds acceptable to me, I am really hoping you will be able to carry me, too. Thank you!

          • Francesco Crifasi

            Arlette – That price is round trip but does not include tip. I’m waiting word from the others before I let you definitely. Terminal 2 sounds good I think that’s where I’ll be landing. Can you let me know your flight #. Since you are the last to come in I would have to let Super Shuttle know. Perhaps its easier to go back and forth our own email. Mine is crifasi09@live.com

    • Lillie Shobe

      Francesco – What time is the shuttle leaving the airport in San Diego on Oct. 11? And what time is the shuttle going to leave Deer Park for the airport on Oct 16?

      • Francesco Crifasi

        Lillie – We’re leaving for Deer Park around 1:00 Pm on the 11th and coming back at 2:30-2:45 Pm on the 16th. The shuttle holds 7. There may be one more opening. But I’ll let you know.
        By all means if you find another ride, take it.
        Frank

      • Francesco Crifasi

        Lillie – There is still one spot open, But please get back to me as soon as possible for there are two others who are interested.
        We’re be leaving for Deer Park around 1:00 PM on the 11th from Terminal 2 and returning 2:30-2:45 Pm on the 16th. If you do decide to join us please send me your email so that I could forward you the shuttle confirmation along with your flight information. Also send me your cell # so that we could all get in touch with each other once we land,
        I’ll be sending out an email this coming weekend to confirm everything.
        Frank

        • Kathy

          Francesco
          Do you still have space for 1? I arrive at noon in SD and this would be perfect for me. My name is Kathy and you can reach me at kgalleher@yahoo.com

      • Francesco Crifasi

        Lillie I may have send you a message that there may be space for one more person, but I just saw a post from you that you are looking for space for two . Sorry about that.
        Frank

        • Lillie Shobe

          We found room on another shuttle. Thank you!

  • Stassia Samuels

    Hello,
    I will be attending this retreat with my 16 year old son. We are new to this and wonder if you have any information to share about the teen program?

    Thanks!
    Stassia

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Hi Stassia. I’m very happy to hear that you’ll attend the retreat with your teen son. Typically the teens will all form a group together whereby they will follow the program together as a group. They will have a few activities on their own, but will attend the dharma talks with the adults. I hope this helps.

      • Stassia Samuels

        Thanks for your time, I can see you’re pretty busy!

  • Tam An

    Hello,

    I will be organizing a shuttle from the airport to Deer Park on 10/11 and from Deer Park back to the airport on 10/16.
    The shuttle to Deer Park will be leaving the airport around 10 AM.
    The shuttle to the airport will be leaving Deer Park at around 2 PM.
    If you are interested in joining us, please let me know.

    In loving kindness,
    Simone / Tam An

  • Tam An

    Hello,

    I will be organizing a shuttle from the airport to Deer Park on 10/11 and from Deer Park back to the airport on 10/16.
    The shuttle to Deer Park will be leaving the airport around 10 AM.
    The shuttle to the airport will be leaving Deer Park at around 2 PM.
    If you are interested in joining us, please let me know.

    In loving kindness,
    Simone / Tam An

    • Terri

      My flight from Tucson AZ is scheduled to arrive at San Diego Airport at 9:55 am, then I’ll need to get my luggage. Will there be enough time for me to share your shuttle?

      Thank you, Terri

      • Night

        I’d be interested in sharing a shuttle if possible. There are
        two of us arriving at 10am on the 11th. We would also need to pick up luggage. Is that too late?

        A lotus to you,

        Night

        • Tam An

          Hello Night,
          It looks like you will be arriving around the same time as Terri. I think if we leave at 10:45 AM, you will have more than enough time to pick up your luggage. Would this work for you? If yes, could you please give me the name of the second person as well, so I can sign you guys up on the list? It makes it easier to keep track. How about the ride back to the airport? Would you like to leave with us at 2 PM?

          • Night

            Hi Tam An,

            That sounds great. The name of the person I am traveling with is Vanna, and we are both interested in the return shuttle leaving at 2pm from Deer Park. Thank you!

            I’m having trouble posting on disqus, so please feel free to contact me on this email address: lunarsong@yahoo.com.

          • Tam An

            Thank you, Night. I have signed you up for both trips. As we get a little bit closer to the date, I will email you the details on where to meet, etc. Plus, I will post regular updates right here.

      • Tam An

        Hello Terri,
        I am sure we can wait for you to get your luggage. SD is a small airport, so I think you should be ready to go by 10:30 or 10:45 the latest. I will sign you up. Would you also like to join us for the ride back to the airport at 2 PM?

    • Tam An

      We still have plenty of room on both shuttles to and from Deer Park. If you would like to join us, please let me know. You can post here or email me at simone_translates@speakeasy.net.

      Shuttle to Deer Park (leaving at 10:45 AM)

      Jessica
      Terri
      Night
      Vanna
      Simone

      Shuttle to Airport (leaving at 2 PM)

      Jessica
      Night

      Vanna
      Simone

      • Lillie Shobe

        My friend and I are looking to ride share – we arrive at 8 am so would be at SAN in time for the 10:45 departure – can we join? Also for the return shuttle leaving at 2pm.

        Om Love
        Lillie

        • Tam An

          Hi Lillie,
          Yes, I’ll be happy to add you to the list for both shuttles. Could you please provide your friend’s name? It’s just a bit easier to keep track of things this way.

          Simone / Tam An

      • Helen Hobart

        Hi dear Simone, is there any space still available in your vanpool? I arrive 1015 on the 11th, leave 1735 on the 16th.

        • Tam An

          Hi Helen,
          I am so sorry for the late reply. I was at a 3-day retreat at Kim Quang temple and more or less without electronics for those days. There is definitely still room for you on both shuttles.

          • Helen Hobart

            happy to be with you — see you at the airport if not before:)

          • Judy Austin

            Do you still have room on Shuttles? I am looking for a ride from SD airport, and am very flexible on times. Thank you!

      • Claudia

        I am arriving on United from San Francisco at 10:25. Do you have room in your van for me?…Claudia…please. Use my email address thelisteningpath@gmail.com

  • Dzung Vo

    Rideshare Requests

    Oct 11
    My flight is arriving to SAN on Oct 11 at 12:17pm. Is anyone interested in sharing a shuttle or offering a ride; leaving the airport around 1pm? (From the conversations below, I think the shuttles that people have already reserved might be too early for me).

    Oct 16
    My flight leaves SAN at 2:45pm, so I would need to leave Deer Park around 12:30pm (unfortunately before or during lunch…) Anyone else need to leave around that time to go to the airport, can offer a ride or interested in sharing a shuttle?

    Metta,
    Dzung Vo
    dzung.x.vo@gmail.com

  • Kali Stanger

    Hello sangha —

    Is there anyone who would be interested in sharing a shuttle from the SAN airport later in the day on Friday? My partner and I will be arriving at 4 pm, and have room in our shuttle for anyone who might be interested. Please email me directly at kstanger@gmail.com for coordinating this.

    Also, I’ll be heading back to the airport a bit early (for 6:35 pm flight on Tuesday). Email if you’re interested in sharing ride for that leg, as well.

    Best,
    Kali

  • Kristin Danieslen-Wong

    I am arriving in San Diego at 2:45, Is there anyone else who has arranged a shuttle around that time I could join, or wants to coordinate with me to do so?

    • Trish

      That works for me. We could arrange something

      • Kristin Danieslen-Wong

        If you want to send me an email that would be great, kdanielsenwong@msn,com

        • Sara Murray

          My flight arrives in San Diego on October 11 at 2:22 p.m. I am wanting to join a shuttle trip, if possible. Do you have transportation lined up, and if so, would you have one space for me to join?

  • Richard

    I am in the Ontario airport area staying with friends. Am looking for a ride from there on Friday. Happy to chip in $ for ride. Please email at wolfmtnctr@yahoo.com I can meet up anywhere in the general area with you. Many thanks :-)

  • Trish

    Am arriving San Diego Int, 3;30 Fri. Would love to ride share. Trish

  • Lillie Shobe

    Anyone have room for two more?? My friend and I will be landing in San Diego (SAN) airport at 8 am and would like to ride share at any time that day! And need a ride back on the 16th at any time – if you have room for two let me know!

    Love Love Love
    Lillie

    • Claudia

      Let me know if you still need a ride. I have a shuttle full but would like to divide and make two shuttles, one at 11 and one at 2. Contact me at thelisteningpath@gmail.com

      Claudia

  • Terri

    Hi Simone. Thanks for putting me on your shuttle from SD Airport. Please include me on your 2:00 return shuttle. It’s possible I may try to get a later shuttle since my flight leaves at 8:00 pm but l’ll let you know ~ is that okay with you? Have a beautiful & peaceful day!
    Bye, Terri

    • Tam An

      Hi Terri,
      No problem, I can put you on the return shuttle. If you do find a later shuttle, please let me know right away, so I can open up your spot for another person.

      • Terri

        Absolutely I’ll let you know right away if my return plans change. Thanks for accommodating me ;~}

        • Tam An

          Hi Terri,

          Could you please send me your email address, so I can email you the details?

          • Terri

            Hi, Simone. My email address is tcossel@aol.com. Thanks ;~}

          • Terri

            tcossel@aol.com is my email address. Thanks!

          • Tam An

            Thanks!

          • Naina S

            Hi,
            Do you have place for a person ? Lotus to u,

          • Tam An

            Hello Naina,
            I saw in one of your earlier posts that your plane arrives at 10:30 AM, which will probably not give you enough time to make our shuttle to Deer Park. The return shuttle leaves Deer Park at 2 PM. Are you comfortable leaving this late, if your flight leaves at 4 PM? It takes about 45-60 minutes to get to the airport. If you think this gives you enough time, we still have room on the return shuttle.

          • Judy Austin

            I am looking to share a shuttle from San Diego airport to Deer Park and back. Am flexible on times as I will be arriving the night before the retreat and flying out the following day. Thank you,
            Judy

          • Tam An

            Hello Judy, we have one more spot on each shuttle. I will put on you on the list. Could you please give me your email address, so I can email you the details? Thanks!

          • Judy Austin

            randyandjudy@gobrainstorm.net Thank you so much.

  • Helen Hobart

    Are there other vanpools being reserved besides by Francesco and Simone? I’m arriving at SAN 10:15 on the 11th and departing 17:35 on the 16th. Does anyone else need a ride at this point?

    • Naina S

      Hi Helen, I’m looking for a ride as well. I arrive at 10:30 am and leave at 4pm. If you have space in your group, please let me know.
      nainas@gmail.com

    • Kristin Danieslen-Wong

      I need a ride back to the airport for a 1:50 flight.

    • Claudia

      I have just reserved a shuttle leaving from the airport to Deer Park at noon. If you would like to join us, email me at thelisteningpath@gmail.com.

      Claudia Miller

  • Hally DeCarion

    Hello, I will be staying in Oceanside and would like to see about a
    ride to the retreat on the 11th. (I come by train) and a return also.
    I”ll be glad to chip in for gas. Or, I could also share a cab from
    Escondido but would prefer a ride if someone is coming through
    there. I”m at rosequart101@att.net for additional info. thanks
    Hally

  • Tam An

    Here are the updated lists for the shuttles to/from Deer Park as
    of 9/19. If you would like to join us, please let me know. We have TWO spots left on the shuttle to Deer Park, and ONE spot on the shuttle back to the airport. If you would like to join us, please let me know. You can post here or email me at simone_translates@speakeasy.net. Please make sure to give me your email, so I can contact you with the details on where to meet, etc.
    If we can fill the shuttle, the cost per person will be around $14-15/person (plus a voluntary tip for the driver). We will pay the driver directly, so no need to send the money ahead of time.

    Shuttle to Deer Park (leaving at 10:45 AM)

    Jessica
    Terri
    Night
    Vanna
    Simone
    Lillie
    Kristen
    Helen

    Shuttle to Airport (leaving at 2 PM)

    Jessica
    Night
    Terri
    Vanna
    Simone
    Helen
    Lillie
    Kristen
    Vickie

  • Matthew

    I am looking for a shuttle / rideshare from the San Diego airport on Oct 11. My flight arrives at 1:10pm. Please reply to me at m_fentress@hotmail.com. Thank you! Matthew

    • Jill Medford

      I am also in need of a shared ride. I arrive at 1:20. If this works for anyone, please reply to mmedford001@nc.rr.com. Thanks.

      • Claudia

        I have arranged a shuttle which is now full but if you two are still interested we can divide into two and one can leave earlier (say 11) and the one could leave at 2. Please let me know at thelisteningpath@gmail.com

  • flying fish five

    Greetings…I am arriving in SD Friday at 9:10 a.m. and pick up my luggage. Please let me know if you have space available in a shuttle leaving around 10:00. Thank you! Debbie

    • Claudia

      I have just reserved a shuttle for noon to leave for Deer Park. Contact me with your name and email address if you would like to join me.

      Claudia thelisteningpath@gmail.com

      • Erica

        Hi Claudia,
        I’m interested in a shuttle leaving at noon and was going to book one myself. We are 2 people – do you have space?
        Best
        Erica

        • Claudia

          I am working on our shuttle now and it does still have room for 2 but we will probably leave a bit later (just after 1). Let me know if you are interested and send me an email. I have found it more efficient. thelisteningpath@gmail.com

          Claudia

  • Claudia

    I am still trying to connect with someone about taking a shuttle from the SD airport. I arrive around 9:30am. Does anyone have space?

  • Claudia

    I have just reserved a shuttle with EZ Ride for Oct 11 from the San Diego airport for Deer Park at noon. Please let me know if you would like to join me.
    Claudia thelisteningpath@gmail.com

  • Erica

    I am looking for a ride for 2 on October 11th to Deer Park Monastery for the retreat. We will be in San Diego overnight and could meet up with a driver anywhere in the city. Would be most happy for ride and happy to share gas.
    Or, would also be happy to share a shuttle leaving SD airport around 12.
    best, Erica

    • Matthew

      I will be arriving at the airport at 1:10 on October 11th, and would love to share a shuttle if you are interested. If so, please reply to me at m_fentress@hotmail.com. Thanks! Matthew

      • Erica

        I’m hoping to leave a bit earlier, but lets see what wrks out!
        best
        Erica

  • Kathy

    Looking for a group who would like to leave SD airport and share a shuttle around 1pm on Friday the 11th. Email me at kgalleher@yahoo.com and we can see what we can do…

  • Kathy

    As of 9/27 there are some spaces available on a 1pm shuttle. Contact kgalleher@yahoo.com if you are interested.

  • Claudia

    Shuttle to Deer Park from SD airport has been reserved. So far we are:
    Naina
    Dzung
    Kathy G
    Claudia
    Erica and friend
    Lisa
    Michelle
    lbozanich

    We span arrival times from 9-1:30. If you would like to join this group, please contact me. We are hoping to get a few more early arrivals so we can leave for DP around 11 with the first group and then add some more to leave just after 1 with the second group.

    Claudia….. thelisteningpath@gmail.com

    • Diane

      We are arriving at 1:20 and will have checked bags, so would be ready around 1:30 or 1:45. Do you still have room?

      Diane and Kim
      Diane: amaxoxo@baymoon.com

  • Stacey Nickle

    I’m looking for a ride as well on Friday. I will be at the airport around Noon – 1. Has anyone coordinated a ride or do I need to? I can’t seem to find my original comment….So looking forward to all of this

    • Kathy

      Stacey
      If you haven’t already done so, check with Claudia (Listed below). She is currently maintaining a list for the shuttles.

  • Louis Shapiro

    If there is a cancellation. Please let me know. I would love to attend. Send an email to me@louisshapiro.com.

  • Sara Spowart

    Hey Everyone! I reserved a shuttle to pick me up outside of US airways at the San Diego international airport for 3:30pm on October 11th and for a return pick-up to the airport on October 16th at 1pm from the Monastery. I am coming in from Florida. If you want to join me in the shuttle feel free to email me at sara.spowart@gmail.com. Thanks!
    Sara:)

    • Carol

      I would be interested in going with you on the return shuttle if you have space available. I have also sent you an e-mail.

  • Kathy

    Thanks to those who responded to me. I have found a shuttle.
    If anyone is still looking for an early shuttle (10:30 or 11am) please contact Claudia at (thelisteningpath@gmail.com) to sign up. There may be later spaces open too.

  • Levi Jacobs

    Dear Sangha, does anyone have room for one more? Arriving at 930 on Friday and willing to wait patiently :) levi.sensei@gmail.com

  • Carol

    Hi. I have a ride to the Deer Park Monastery, but I need a way to get to the airport at the end of the retreat. My plane will leave at 4:25 pm on that Wednesday. Can anyone help?

    • Carol

      Found a shuttle to share!

  • Augusta Hopkins

    Dear Thay, Dear Sangha: Last minute travel plans. Flight is scheduled to arrive at the San Diego Airport at 3:55 on Friday. Any chance of joining a shuttle?

    A deep bow to you,
    Augusta Hopkins
    True Ocean of Strength

    215.495.7043

  • Augusta Hopkins

    Dear Deer Park Community,

    Turns I will be flying in late on Friday. Anyone else arriving at SAN around 3:55?

    ~Augusta
    True Ocean of Strength
    215.495.7043
    augustahopkins@gmail.com

  • Joan

    We have one extra ticket to the retreat for sale. In Santa Cruz and arriving at the start of the retreat. 831-535-9858 Joan

  • Diane

    My friend and I will be arriving at the San Diego airport at 12:00 on Friday, Oct. 11 and are reserving a shuttle to Deer Park. Is anyone interested in sharing a shuttle with us? Rates are $50 for the first person and $7 for each additional person, so the more the merrier! You can reach me at amaxoxo@baymoon.com if you’re interested. Thanks!

    • Mollie

      Hi – I am interested. I get in at 11:20AM. I’ll also email you.

    • gina

      I just sent you an e-mail, hoping to join you. It will be my daughter and I, if you still have room.

    • Steve Ohi

      Hello Diane. Myself and my partner are arriving at 12 noon on Oct 11. If there is still room, that would be awesome. I will send an email as well.

  • Guest

    My friend and I are landing at San Jose airport at 1:20 pm on Friday, Oct. 11 and would like to get a shuttle with other people. Anyone interested in sharing a shuttle around that time?

    • Kathy

      There is a 2pm shuttle with space as of today. If interested contact me at kgalleher @yahoo.com and I’ll send your info on to the woman coordinating that group

  • Nikolai Loveikis

    Hi, are there still any opportunities for ride sharing from San Diego airport? I’m arriving on Friday at 1:20. Thank you!

    • Kathy

      There is a 2pm shuttle with space as of today. If interested contact
      me at kgalleher @yahoo.com and I’ll send your info on to the woman
      coordinating that group

  • Diane

    Thanks to all for your helping finding a shuttle TO the retreat on Friday! We would also like to share a shuttle FROM the retreat to the airport on Wednesday. We have a 2:30 flight, so should be at the airport at 1:30, which I guess means leaving Deer Park around 12:30. Has anyone reserved a shuttle for that time that still has space for two? Thanks much,
    Diane and Kim
    Diane: amaxoxo@baymoon.com

  • Louis Shapiro

    If anybody is canceling I am very interested in attending the retreat I believe this will help my spiritual life.

    Please contact me.
    Louis Shapiro
    Me@louisshapiro. Com
    805-364-4433

    • Kathy

      Louis

      A few days ago Joan wrote: “We have one extra ticket to the retreat for sale. In Santa Cruz and arriving at the start of the retreat. 831-535-9858 Joan”

      You may want to call her.

  • Kristin Danieslen-Wong

    There is now a shuttle leaving at 3:45 from the San Diego airport. We have space for several more. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

  • Keith Miller

    I will be arriving at the San Diego Airport at 1:22 p.m. on Friday and want to share a shuttle service ride to Deer Park Monastery for the retreat. Thank you, Keith

    • Kathy

      Keith, If you want to email me at kgalleher@ yahoo. Com I can forward your info to the woman coordinating a 2pm shuttle. If there isn’t room, you might want to reply to the woman whose comment is below who has a 3:45 shuttle.
      Peace, Kathy

    • Steve Ohi

      Hello Keith,
      Myself and my partner are arriving at the San Diego airport on Oct 11 at 12 noon. We are looking to share a shuttle Thanks and bye for now.

  • Aura Vasquez

    I have 3 spaces in my car for the deer park retreat Oct 11-16. Leaving from the Vermont/Melrose area in Los Angeles. Anyone interested to carpool and share gas? please let me know

    • Joanna Cowan

      Hi Aura,
      I rented a car, but if I can cancel my rental I would love to take part in a car share. Is that still possible?
      Thanks,
      Joanna
      banchatea@gmail.com

  • Meredith

    I can offer a ride for one person from the Westside of L.A., departing around 11:30 on Friday. mersk24-at-gmail.com

    • Joanna Cowan

      Hi Meredith,
      I rented a car, but if I can cancel my rental I would love to take part in a car share. Is that still possible?
      Thanks,
      Joanna
      banchatea@gmail.com

    • Aura Vasquez

      Is your ride still available? please email me vasquez.aura.m@gmail.com

  • Amanda

    Hello everybody. My plans have just changed at the last minute. I do have a ride to the retreat tomorrow but no longer have a ride to leave afterwards. I fly out of San Diego at 6:20 PM on Wednesday and would love to share a shuttle. Please contact me if this is possible: evans.amanda0@gmail.com
    Thank you, a lotus to you.

  • Aura Vasquez

    Hi friends! anyone going to the “Find our true home” Oct 11-16 retreat tomorrow from LA and needs a ride let me know. I have 2 spaces in my car to the deer park retreat . Leaving from the Vermont/Melrose area in Los Angeles. Anyone interested to carpool and share gas? reply to this message. Thank you all and I’m excited to see your beautiful faces there

  • dvak

    I land in San Diego tomorrow at 3 pm and am renting a car with another person attending the retreat. If anyone still needs a ride from the airport around that time just call me. My name is Dina ~ 206 455 5681. Looking forward to the retreat!