Getting Here

Current weather conditions

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).   From there one can take a cab or ride share to our physical address listed above.

We do not provide transportation to and from LAX.   If you are arriving into LAX, one option is to take the Super shuttle (1-800-700-1983) to the Zen Center.  Our physical address is 7901 Mt. Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy CA 91759.


What to bring for Zen Retreats
* 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.