"If you do not turn inward, you will never know reality."
—Ajahn Chah

Welcome! Spirit Rock Meditation Center is located approximately 45 minutes northwest of San Francisco, 60 minutes west of Oakland and 12 minutes from Fairfax. Please note: Fairfax is the last stop for gas, so be sure to plan accordingly.


5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973


Getting Here Via Public Transportation

You would first need to get to the San Rafael Transit Center. From central San Rafael, take the West Marin Stage Coach to Woodacre in the San Geronimo Valley. Visit Marin Transit for their schedule or call 415-526-3239.

Getting Here from the Airports

Spirit Rock is accessible from both the Oakland and San Francisco International Airports. Please allow at least 2 hours to get from either airport to Spirit Rock. Please call the bus or taxi companies for up-to-date scheduling and price information.

Shuttle/Taxi option:

From the San Francisco airport (SFO), take the Marin Airporter. From the Oakland airport (OAK), take the Sonoma County Airport Express. Get off at the San Rafael Transit Center (3rd and Hetherton). From the San Rafael Transit Center, it is a 20- to 25-minute taxi ride to Spirit Rock (approx $25 - $30). The driver of the Airporter will often call a taxi for you during the drive. There are usually taxis waiting at the Transit Center (except between 7:30-9 am and 1:30-3 pm on weekdays).

For door-to-door service to Spirit Rock from either airport, you can try any of the following:

Marin Door to Door - (415) 457-2717

Western Eagle Shuttle - (415) 342-6444

North Bay Taxi - (415) 258-2800

Marin Green Cab - (415) 258-9980

Directions from the East Bay

  1. Take I-580 W/I-80 E to Irwin St in San Rafael. Take exit 452 from US-101 N - 21 min (20.6 mi)
  2. Merge onto I-980 E (0.5 mi)
  3. Use the right 2 lanes to take the exit toward San Francisco (0.7 mi)
  4. Merge onto I-580 W (0.8 mi)
  5. Use the right 2 lanes to take the I-580 W/I-80 E exit toward Berkeley/Sacramento (0.8 mi)
  6. Keep left and merge onto I-580 W/I-80 E (3.5 mi)
  7. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 13B for I-580 toward San Rafael/Point Richmond (0.5 mi)
  8. Continue onto I-580 W
  9. Partial toll road
  10. Merge onto US-101 N (0.5 mi)
  11. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 452 toward Central San Rafael (0.2 mi)
  12. Take Sir Francis Drake Blvd to your destination (20 min) (8.2 mi)
  13. Continue onto Irwin St (285 ft)
  14. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto 3rd St (0.9 mi)
  15. Continue onto 2nd St/West End Ave (0.2 mi)
  16. Continue onto 4th St (0.6 mi)
  17. Continue onto Red Hill Ave (0.5 mi)
  18. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right toward Sir Francis Drake Blvd (240 ft)
  19. Merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd (5.8 mi)
  20. Turn right
  21. Destination will be on the right




Directions from San Francisco

  1. Follow Franklin St to Lombard St - 10 min (2.0 mi)
  2. Head southwest on Market St  - 479 ft
  3. Turn right onto Franklin St  - 1.9 mi
  4. Take US-101 N to Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Larkspur. Take exit 450B from US-101 - 19 min (13.6 mi)
  5. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Lombard St - 1.0 mi
  6. Continue onto US-101 N/Richardson Ave
  7. Continue to follow US-101 N - 1.4 mi
  8. Keep left to continue on US-101 - 10.7 mi
  9. Take exit 450B toward San Anselmo - 0.4 mi
  10. Follow Sir Francis Drake Blvd to your destination
  11. 22 min (9.4 mi)
  12. Merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd - 9.4 mi
  13. Turn right - Destination will be on the right
  14. 56 ft