Tina and I had a lovely visit for the Day Of Mindfulness at the yurt. On that Sunday we shared about Deer Park--our California monastery--and how the natural and practice environment there is threatened. At the request of the monastics, we are raising funds to buy one parcel overlooking the monastery and secure and easement on another.
There is a beautiful, 20 minute, video about Deer Park at
I hope that you can help protect the Deer Park Ridge. We have raised over $8,000 in Oregon so far. Nationally, the monastery has raised $390,000. This includes a $150,000 loan and the total is at least half a million dollars, so we need your help.
Attached, please find a letter from the Abbot and a flyer explaining the Ridge project. I know it is possible. Our Thursday Night Sangha in Portland has long thought of ourselves as small and poor yet we raised $3,000!
You can donate at:
or you can mail a check to:
Deer Park Monastery
2499 Melru Ln
Escondido, CA 92026
Make checks payable to "UBC" and write "SAVE THE RIDGE CAMPAIGN" clearly on the check.
If your let Paul, Gary, or Ken know your contribution we will give Five Stones "acknowledgement" in the totals as we report the statewide results.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or updates.