Arrival by car
The Center is 30 minutes up the mountain from Upland or Claremont, CA. Access during the winter may be restricted by the Forest Service – cars may need chains and/or all wheel drive. Our address:
Mount Baldy Zen Center
P.O. Box 429
Mount Baldy, CA 91759
Our physical address is 7901 Mt. Baldy Rd. We do not receive mail at that address.
Arrival by air, bus or train
The nearest airport in Ontario Airport (ONT). We do not provide transportation to and from LAX. If you are arriving into LAX, take Super shuttle (1-800-700-1983) to the Double Tree Inn on 555 Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711.
If you need to be shuttled up the mountain, please arrive at Ontario airport or the Greyhound or train station in Claremont by 1 PM at the latest on the day before sesshin. Please give us ample notice of any pick-up requirements.
Mt. Baldy staff also arranges transportation back to the airport on the day after sesshin for a small fee. When there is a ceremony the morning after sesshin, the preferred departure time for the staff shuttle to Ontario airport is 11 am. Please book your flights accordingly.
What to bring
* a sleeping bag or blankets
* 2 pairs of sandals or slip-on shoes
* a flashlight
* an umbrella
* a towel
* personal toiletries
* a pair of white socks
* a cup or mug for your room
* a waterproof poncho or jacket
* warm clothing, such as long underwear
You may also need warm boots and gloves in the cold weather
* a set of traditional black sitting robes.
A limited supply of student robes is available for sesshin participants for a $5 rental fee. Full-time Seichu students are required to provide their own set of student robes. Robe sets can be purchased from our friends at Still Sitting Meditation Supplies
* If you are becoming a student of Joshu Roshi for the first time, please also bring $25 (incense money) in a white envelope.