Om Shanti ! I have been sharing the art of fearlessness with my spiritual friendship circle in San Diego (www.meetup.com/spiritual-friendship-circle) I just heard about the deer park monastery and I look forward to my visit. Real freedom is only experienced when one is fear free. A physical illness, loss of a loved one, etc can eat your inner core of strength, love and wisdom. Yes, mindfulness and connection with the Supreme is most important to get your freedom back. Best wishes to all for becoming fearless.