On BART: Take BART to Ashby Street Station in Berkeley. Exit on the west side and walk north along Adeline, one block past Ashby. Turn left on Russell and go past the traffic barriers at Milvia. BZC is in the middle of the block on the right.

By car from I-80: Take the Ashby Avenue exit (California Route 13) and travel east about 1.7 miles to Martin Luther King Jr Way. Turn left on MLK and right on Russell. Please see the following parking suggestions.

By bike: Berkeley has many bike routes, including Milvia and Russell, so many people come by bicycle. There is a bike rack behind the zendo. Be sure to lock your bike and take all valuables into the zendo with you.


If you come to BZC by car, please park on Otis or Milvia Street or Martin Luther King Jr Way. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON RUSSELL STREET between the traffic barriers that define our block, unless you have mobility impairments. We promised our neighbors and the City of Berkeley that we would not add to the traffic and parking congestion on our street.

Accessibility Information

One semi-accessible parking space (not wide enough for larger vans with side door lifts) is available in the driveway on the right side of 1933 Russell Street. The driveway is marked by a sign on the fence. The Zendo and the Community Room are accessible via excellent permanent ramps. There is also an accessible bathroom with an outdoor entrance. To get to the Zendo ramp, roll through the main gate and continue forward through the courtyard toward the back of the Zendo. (Caution: the paths are cobble stone, and not generous  in width, but they are negotiable for chairs and scooters). To get  to the ramp for the community room, roll through the gate on  the left side of 1929 Russell Street. The entrance to the accessible bathroom is located  at the back of 1933: roll through the main gate to the courtyard and turn right at the back of 1933: the bathroom is the first door on the right. Because there are no automatic doors at any of theses sites, the level of true accessibility is considerably reduced for some practitioners. However, please ask any practitioner for assistance with doors and gates.