In Santa Monica, we are located at 1001a Colorado Avenue, between 10th and 11th (click here for map). The entrance is in the alley that runs behind the Writer's Junction. We share the building with the Writer's Junction who have a big sign and are on the corner of 10th and Colorado. Please don't bother them as there is no access from there. We are on the other side of the building, in the alley, behind the brick wall. This is the location formerly used by the Santa Monica Zen Center so there is a long tradition of Buddhist practice here.
There are meters on Colorado which you must feed Monday through Saturday. Parking is free in the evenings, after 6, and on Sunday. Please be careful parking on the side streets and make sure you read all posted signs. There are some restrictions on the residential streets.
DO NOT PARK in the alley by the entrance; your car WILL BE TOWED. We do not have any spaces available in the alley so you should not park there. Our neighbors have been very patient with us, but this is a practice of not taking what is not freely given. No spaces have been freely given. Thank you!
There are lots of places to eat on Lincoln Blvd just a few blocks to the Southwest and many are within walking distance. There is some great food at Bay Cities Italian Deli (closed Mondays), or Swingers. Come early, or go out to eat after class. There are a number of other places to eat as well as a Von's (with requisite Starbucks).