2008 Sufi Conference
October 16 - 19, 2008


   
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  SUFI CONFERENCE
C/O The Golden Sufi Center
P.O. Box 456,
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

info@suficonference.org

CO-SPONSORED BY:

Sufi Order International
Winged Heart

California Institute of Integral Studies
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Bird on a Rose

The Awakening
of the
Heart


A Sufi Conference,
October 16 - 19, 2008


A nightingale falls
in love with the Rose.
The whole affair begins
with just one look
from God.

- Yunus Emre

Transportation,
Maps & Directions


asilomar

Location:
Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave.
Pacific Grove, California 93950
www.visitasilomar.com

Asilomar Google Map


Directions:

From Highway 1
Take the Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach exit at Highway 68. Highway 68 will lead to Forest Avenue. Turn left at Sunset Avenue and right on Asilomar Boulevard, which will lead to the Asilomar Gates.

From Monterey Peninsula Airport
Take Olmstead Road out of the airport and turn right on Highway 68. Take Highway 68 to Highway 1 South. Take the Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach exit at Highway 68. Highway 68 will lead to Forest Avenue. Turn left at Sunset Avenue and right on Asilomar Boulevard, which will lead to the Asilomar Gates.

From San Francisco Bay Area or San Jose
Asilomar is approximately 120 miles south of downtown San Francisco (about 105 miles from San Francisco International Airport) and about 75 miles south of San Jose. Take 101 south to 156 West. Take 156 West to highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, turn right on Holman highway / 68 West. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway for 3.5 miles until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar.

From Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, or San Luis Obispo
Asilomar is approximately 325 miles from downtown Los Angeles (about 310 miles from LAX). Take 101 North though Salinas to 156 West. Take 156 West to highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, and highway 68 West. For about 3-1/2 miles you will then be on a portion of Highway 68 West that is also called the Holman Highway. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar.

From Salinas
Take Highway 68 West to Highway 1 South to Highway 68 West to Pacific Grove. Just past the Monterey Peninsula Airport, Highway 68 West overlaps Highway 1 for about 5 or 6 miles. Stay on Highway 68 West/Highway 1 and take the Pacific Grove exit. For about 3-1/2 miles you will then be on a portion of Highway 68 West that is also called the Holman Highway. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar.

Other Transportation:

Airport Information
Following is information about Monterey Peninsula Airport, San Jose International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport. Monterey Peninsula Airport is the closest airport to Asilomar.  Direct and connecting flights are available to Monterey Peninsula Airport.

MONTEREY PENINSULA AIRPORT (Mry)
Located at Highway 68 and Olmstead Rd., (20 minute drive)
telephone: 831-648-7000, website: www.montereyairport.com
Taxi Service in Monterey: Carmel Taxi: 831-899-2555, approximately a $21 fare from Monterey

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SFO)
Located 120 miles north of Asilomar (2.5 - 3 hour drive)
telephone: 650-876-2377, website: www.flysfo.com

SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SJC)
Located 75 miles south of Asilomar (1.5 hour drive)
telephone: 408-277-4500, website: www.sjc.org

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (OAK)
Located 108 miles of Asilomar (2.5 hour drive)
telephone: 510-577-4000, website: www.flyoakland.com

Train Service
AMTRAK services Salinas only. If there are four or more in your party, you can take the AMTRAK bus from Salinas to the Monterey Transit Center in downtown Monterey. For AMTRAK rates and schedules, and for information about the AMTRAK bus from Salinas to Monterey, contact AMTRAK at 455 Market Street #970, San Francisco, CA 94105, or call (800) 872-7245.
If you cannot take the AMTRAK bus, you can take the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) (see Public Transportation below). If you do not want to ride a bus from the AMTRAK station, you will need to rent a car to get to Asilomar from Salinas.

Airport Transportation
Local taxi companies service the Monterey Peninsula Airport, as does the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system (see Public Transportation). Airport shuttle service to and from San Jose and San Francisco airports can be arranged in advance through Monterey Salinas Airbus, by calling 831-373-7777, or via their website at www.montereyairbus.com.


Public Transportation
The Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) bus system stops at the Monterey airport. The buses are clean and wheelchair accessible. The fare to Asilomar is $1.75 one way, and the total trip is about 30 minutes. Take any number Monterey-bound bus. Ask for a transfer when you board.

Transfers are free. Tell the driver to announce the Monterey Transit Center, which is where you will disembark and transfer to the #1 Asilomar bus. There is rarely more than a 5-minute wait at the transfer point. The #1 bus will let you off at the front gate to the Asilomar Conference Grounds. MST buses also have room for two bicycles per bus. You may call MST for detailed schedule information: One Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 899-2555.

Also available is the Monterey Salinas Airbus. Click here for more information.

Taxicab Service
Taxicabs are available at the Monterey Airport for transfer to Asilomar.
Fares are $20 - $25 one-way.

Car Rental
The following are some of the car rental companies that service the Monterey area. It is highly recommended that you call to reserve your car well in advance, since some local events such as golf tournaments and music festivals have been known to create a rental car shortage.

* American Auto Rental (831) 649-1611
* Avis® Rent A Car (831) 647-7140
* Budget® Rent A Car (831) 373-1899
* Dollar® Rent A Car (831) 422-2619
* Enterprise® Rent-A-Car (831) 649-6300
* Hertz® Worldwide Car Rental (831) 373-3318
* Monterey Rent-A-Roadster (831) 647-1929
* National Car Rental® (831) 373-4181



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