Great Vow Zen Monastery
January 15 - 19, 2014
Directions: (Google Map)
Take I-5 to exit 36 "Longview" (south of Seattle, north of Portland).
At the exit go west on to 432 towards Longview City Center.
Turn left (south) onto "Oregon Way" at the sign to Highway 30 to Oregon.
Cross the Lewis and Clark Bridge into Oregon.
Turn right (west) onto Hwy 30 towards Astoria. You will enter Clatskanie after about 12 miles.
Turn right at the stoplight, on Nehalem Street, immediately before Humps Restaurant.
Go straight to the end, and then follow the road left on to 5th street.
You will reach a fork after 2.9 miles; stay left, on Mayger Rd. following the street signs saying "Zen
The monastery is 1.8 miles past the fork, at 79640 Quincy-Mayger Rd. (Clatskanie, OR)
Look for the "Zen Monastery" mailbox.
Watch out for changing speed zones in Clatskanie (45, 35, 25)!
By Bus or Train
Greyhound and Amtrak both have service to the Kelso/Longview station in WA, which is a short drive from the monastery. Columbia County Rider offers shuttle service from this station to the monastery for about $10.
Greyhound - 1-800-231-2222
Amtrak - 1-800-872-7245
Columbia County Rider - 503-366-0159 (they need 48 hours notice)
Great Vow is about 75 miles NW of the Portland Airport. Once at the Portland airport there are two options for getting to the monastery. If you arrive on Thursday or Sunday afternoon it is possible that someone from the monastery could provide transportation. You must call the monastery and arrange this before purchasing your ticket.
Phone: 1-800-247-2272 ñ may only work from inside USA
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