Visiting

Whether you’re visiting for one of our programs, for a personal retreat, or to connect with our community of Dharma practitioners, we look forward to welcoming you to the land. Gomde California is located right off of Highway 101 — the famed “Redwood Highway” — on the southern outskirts of Leggett, California, a small town in northern Mendocino County.

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How to Get to Gomde

Travel By Car

Gomde California is

  • 3½ hours north of San Francisco or Sacramento
  • 1 hour north of Ukiah, the seat of Mendocino County
  • 1½ hours south of Eureka

Driving From San Francisco

Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Drive for approximately three hours on Highway 101 through the town of Laytonville. Continue north for about 20 miles and exit Highway 101 at the So. Leggett Exit #614 (the ramp exits to the right).

At the top of the exit ramp, turn left. This will take you across the highway overpass to a T-junction where the access road ends and you have the option of either making a hard left or a hard right onto another road. Do neither: look ahead and slightly to the left and you will see an entrance gate with a sign marked “Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California.” Cross the road and enter the gate. Follow the road to the left and you will see a parking area across from the Sangha House. Proceed to the Sangha House for check-in.

Driving from the North

Take Highway 101 South to the So. Leggett Exit #614. At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, your car will be pointing directly towards the Gomde entrance gate. Cross the road and enter the gate.

Travel By Bus

Greyhound Bus from the South

Greyhound leaves San Francisco and arrives in nearby Garberville, CA. A staff member can pick you up given 3 days notice. There is a $10 gas fee. For more schedules and other information, please visit: www.greyhound.com

Amtrak Bus

Amtrak passengers can ride the Capitol Corridor/Amtrak Thruway Bus (Route 7) bus between the Martinez station (East Bay, Sacramento) and Willits, CA. A staff member can pick you up given 3 days notice. There is a $15 gas fee. For update schedules and more information, please visit: www.capitolcorridor.org/stations/martinez/

Travel By Air

The closest international airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Rental cars are available here for the 3½-hour drive.

Reasonable domestic fares are often available to other airports within driving distance to Gomde. Another plus: often you can avoid heavy traffic around the San Francisco Bay area by using an alternative airport. Rental cars are available at all these locations:

  • Oakland International Airport (OAK), 4 hours drive
  • Sacramento Airport (SMF), 4 hours drive
  • Santa Rosa Airport (STS), 3 hours drive
  • Eureka/Arcata Airport (ACV), 1.5 hours drive