Getting Here


Location/Directions

Our hermitage is a secluded place of quiet meditation practice in a rugged, natural coastal forest environment.

It is off-the-grid, off-the-map, and out of cell phone range. Please contact us for directions at least 24 hrs before coming.

Driving:

From Jenner, the nearest town, it is a 30 minute drive to reach the hermitage. From Santa Rosa Airport (STS) it is a bit over a 1 hour drive.  From San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK) it is about a 2.5 hour drive.

If you would like to drive all the way up to our hermitage commons, please know that the last 4 miles are unpaved road.  There is a short and curvy steep hill, suitable only for 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles. If you contact us to make advance arrangements, we may be able to come and collect visitors before this last stretch of road.

For those who are able-bodied, it is also possible to park and walk up the steep hill and down to the hermitage commons. This is around a 20 minute walk with beautiful scenery and a great view of the area.

When driving to Aranya Bodhi, please allow yourself plenty of extra time to enjoy the scenery and ocean view.

Allow enough time when offering alms meal dana to arrive by 10.30 a.m. in order to offer at 11:00 a.m.

By Bus:

Even though we are out of the way, it is possible and environmentally friendly to take a public bus.  With advance notice, we can  arrange for a resident or community volunteer to bring you from the the bus stop to the hermitage.  The MTA South Mendocino Coast Bus Route 95 goes right by Aranya Bodhi twice a day ... traveling between Sonoma County Airport, the Second Street Transit Mall in Santa Rosa and Point Arena.  Also, during summer weekends the SCT Sonoma Coast Route 29  is a convenient late afternoon bus from Jenner to Santa Rosa. 

Please contact us for details on how to arrive by bus.