The Henry David Thoreau Zen Sangha meets at

First Baptist Church

Everts Room (down the stairs from entrance from parking lot and left down the hall)

1299 Centre St (Parking lot entrance)

Newton Centre, MA.

First Batist Church, Newton Center Map
From the MBTA Trolley: Take the Green Line, The Henry David Thoreau Zen Sangha meets in Newton Centre, at the corner of Beacon and Centre Streets The street address is 848 Beacon Street.Parking lot is entered at 1299 Centre Street. See more detailed directions below.

Public Transportation: MBTA Green Line: Take the D line (Riverside) to Newton Centre Station. Walk left down Union Street to the intersection of Beacon and Centre. MBTA Bus: Route #52 stops directly in front of the church, but this bus does NOT run on Sundays.

By Car

Parking There is large parking lot behind the church that is accessed via the driveway next to the church at 1299 Centre Street. There is also available street parking and the Newton Centre "Triangle" lot diagonally across the street from the church.

Use this map to get driving directions to the church parking lot off Centre St: Newton Center, Massachusetts

From points south - Dedham, Needham, Norwood: From I-95 (also known as Route 128), take exit 20A (Route 9) east toward Boston. Proceed 2.1 miles on Route 9 to the Newton Centre/West Roxbury right hand exit. Turn left (north) onto Parker Street at the end of the exit ramp and proceed for .7 mile. Parker Street merges with Centre Street almost directly in front of the church. You will see the church on your left.

From Brookline and Boston: Take Route 9 west through Brookline to Parker St. exit, one mile west of Chestnut Hill Mall. At end of exit ramp, turn right (north) onto Parker St., proceed .7 mile. Continue as above.

From points north - Lexington, Concord, Waltham: From I-95 (Route 128), take exit 21A. Turn right onto Route 16 East at end of exit ramp, proceed .3 mile. At light turn right onto Beacon St.; follow for 3 miles to Newton Centre. The church is on the corner of Beacon and Centre Streets.

From points west - Worcester, Southborough: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike heading East. Take Exit 17 (Newton/Watertown). Stay in the right lane and turn right at Centre Street. After you have turned onto Centre, the Eliot Church will be on your left in less than a block. Proceed 1.8 miles on Centre Street, past the Commonwealth Avenue intersection, to the Newton Centre business district and the intersection with Beacon Street.

From points west - Framingham, Natick, Wellesley and Needham: Take Route 9 east through Wellesley to the Centre Street exit, shortly after the Rte 9 intersection with Elliot Street. Proceed to the bottom of the ramp (almost a U turn) and turn right, proceeding under the Rte 9 overpass. Continue on Centre Street one mile to the church.

From Logan Airport and points east: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike heading West. Take Exit 17 in Newton Corner. Stay in the left lane of the exit ramp. Go straight past the Sheraton Tara, keeping it on your left. Very quickly you will see a small sign for Newton Centre and Boston. At the sign, turn left onto the rotary. Immediately merge into the right lane. Keep right and make your first right onto Centre Street. Continue as above.