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Directions to Dhamma Modana

Directions from Victoria:

  • Go N. on Hwy. 1 about 45 km. You will go through the town of Duncan, past Thrifty Foods on you left, straight through the lights at the Forest Museum, past Honda and Toyota on your right. Shortly after that you turn left at the lights onto the Cowichan Valley Hwy, Highway 18, towards Lake Cowichan.
  • After about 25 km you come to a junction where you take the right fork onto Youbou Road. The centre is exactly 1 km along Youbou Rd. [Do not go into the town, which is the left fork.] Pass Neva Rd. then the entrance to “The Slopes” on your right, and the center is the next driveway on the right.
  • Turn into the driveway and cross the bridge. Do not take the 1st right hand turn. Bear left. Continuing along the road, and up a steep hill, you will come to a large clearing with a small out building (pump house) and a large building (Dhamma hall)

Directions from Nanaimo:

  • Go S. on Hwy. 1 about 46 km. Turn right  at the lights onto the Cowichan Valley Hwy, Highway 18, towards Lake Cowichan. The intersection is just past the BC Hydro Switching Station on the left.
  • After about 25 km you come to a junction where you take the right fork onto Youbou Road. The centre is exactly 1 km along Youbou Rd. [Do not go into the town, which is the left fork.] Pass Neva Rd. then the entrance to “The Slopes” on your right, and the center is the next driveway on the right.
  • Turn into the driveway and cross the bridge. Do not take the 1st right hand turn. Bear left. Continuing along the road, and up a steep hill, you will come to a large clearing with a small out building (pump house) and a large building (Dhamma hall)

Directions from Vancouver:

  • To get to Dhamma Modana from Vancouver, it is MUCH easier to get the ferry from Tsawassen to Duke Point than it is to get the Victoria ferry from Tsawassen to Swartz Bay.  Duke point is just south of Nanaimo on Hwy. 1  Dhamma Modana is about 45 mins form Duke Point, but 1 hour 25 mins from Swartz Bay.
  • When you leave the Duke Point terminal, follow the road to Highway 1 then use the directions from Nanaimo.

By Public Transit:

  • Get yourself to Duncan, BC. Greyhound bus lines services many communities on Vancouver Island and will get you to Duncan. Purchase tickets online at Greyhound.ca (https://www.greyhound.ca) or at your respective local bus depot.
  • Once you arrive in Duncan, take BC Transit to Lake Cowichan via Route 7 (see bus schedules here: http://bctransit.com/cowichan-valley/schedules-and-maps).
  • After about 25 km on Hwy 18 (Lake Cowichan Hwy) the BC Transit Route 7 bus will come to a junction with Youbou Rd. It’s 1 km from the Youbou Rd. junction (where BC Transit will drop you) to the Centre entrance at 8293 Youbou Rd. At the entrance, walk across the bridge and uphill to the Centre (approximately 10 minutes, or ½ km).

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Ride Sharing

If you are interested in sharing a ride to the Dhamma Modana one-day course please use the online rideshare board for our voluntary Rideshare program.