Deer Park Monastery in Escondido

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 4, 2020 - 10:36am

I go most Sundays. I just got back from a 5 day retreat.

You can check out the website at deerparkmonastery dot org.

let me know if you'd like to meet up there someday. It's a great way to spend a Sunday, or many Sundays, or a week, or maybe more!

Submitted by svelte on March 4, 2020 - 7:24pm.

I have a friend who goes there on his vacation time. He loves it.

Have to admit he made me curious to visit, but I'm not sure I'd be doing any meditating...

Still would be fun to see something different. I just like to people-watch. People are a trip in themselves.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 10, 2020 - 3:45pm.

it's walking and eating meditation. anyone can do it. last from 9 till after lunch. very fun.

I'm going later this year to the 10 day full noble silence 430 a.m. to 900 p.m. no reading, writing, communication, phones nothing, deep dive meditation at the Vipassana Institute. Now that i'm a little scared for...

interesting program, economically; room and vegan board, 10 days, free...

you are only permitted to donate after the programs done, if you feel moved.

Submitted by Hobie on March 10, 2020 - 6:07pm.

I'm just waiting for you to complete the 2 week deal in Joshua.. return, scream out" f-this" , order a 16oz porterhouse and a scotch and say.. been there done that!! Go for it scaredy!

Actually more power to you, as I could never do that retreat!!

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 11, 2020 - 5:45am.

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 11, 2020 - 5:51am.

When I began meditating I thought ten minutes would cause my brain to explode.

Now, an hour is comfortable.

We all have a lot of noise inside.

Fears and anger and so on.

Sitting still and observing thoughts and letting them go is useful.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on March 11, 2020 - 1:57pm.

Does meditation in a Buddhist temple go with Judaism ?

I would love to attend but I need to make money in the real world.
When I was young I did spend 1 month isolated in a Thai temple. It’s very doable.
Most Americans would not be able to go 1 day without their packaged food and beer and TV.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on March 11, 2020 - 2:31pm.

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