Coast Buddhist Sangha Library
for Spiritual Politics
From the South:
- Take Highway 101 North from
the San Francisco Bay Area to Cloverdale.
- Take the third Cloverdale
exit that says #128 West/Mendocino/Fort Bragg.
- At the stop sign, go left
under the freeway, past a lumber mill and vineyard.
- Turn right at a sign that says #128
- Follow #128 past Yorkville,
Booneville, Philo, Navarro (winding through vineyards most of the way,
then redwoods near the coast.)
- When the redwoods open up,
follow along a river on the left, passing the bridge to Elk/Point Arena
and winding up the ridge where #128 becomes Highway #1.
- Continue north on #1, cross
a bridge, a turnoff to Albion, then the Albion Bridge.
- Take the second right turn
after the Albion Bridge onto Albion Little River Rd.
- Wind up Albion Little River
Rd, past homesteads and redwoods (approx. 3 miles) until the terrain
changes to pygmy forest (stunted trees.) Soon you will see mailboxes on the right and on the left
a sign that says Jacob’s Ranch Road.
- Turn left onto Jacob’s
Ranch Road, a gravel road.
It curves, then dips down and turns sharply to the left. At that turn there is a
Japanese-style gateway and on the other side are open meadows. This is Kumedo.
Drive through and park by the Zendo/barn. We live in the little
yellow farm house through the gate on the other side of the Zendo.
- Take Hwy #1 South to Little
River Airport Rd. (There’s a cemetery on the right at the turn. Good chance to meditate on
- Take Little River Airport
Rd. past The Woods and the airport to the “Y”.
- Turn right at the “Y,” past
the end of the airport runway to Jacob’s Ranch Road.
- Turn right onto Jacob’s Ranch Rd. And follow
directions from “From the South.”
The whole trip from the Bay Area should take you about 3 1/2
hours depending on traffic and how fast you drive. One note on driving: Country people who frequent these
roads often drive faster around these curves than city people. If cars begin to collect after you,
please be mindful and use the many turnouts to pull over and let them
pass. Have a safe and beautiful