Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Getting Here

Northwest Vipassana Center – Dhamma Kuñja
445 Gore Road
Onlaska, WA  98570

Ride Share with Other Participant(s)

Please visit the online ride-share board to offer or to get a ride to the course with other participants.  There is a link to the ride-share board in your acceptance email.  You can email others who need or can offer a ride or you can add yourself to the list to be contacted.  No personal contact information is displayed on the page.  If someone wishes to contact you, they will be able to send you an email with their contact information, but they won’t see your email address when they do so.  You can then choose whether or not to respond.

Public Transportation Options

If you are not able to arrange a ride, or want to make back-up plans, the following public transportation options are available. Please contact the companies directly or check their websites for current fares and schedules to Centralia, Washington. Note: If calling from a land line add 1 before the phone number.

  • AMTRAK Train service to and from Centralia: 800-872-7245; Reservations required. From Portland and points south to Centralia or from Seattle to Centralia with stops at Tukwila (a very short taxi or transit ride from Seattle/Tacoma airport), Tacoma, Olympia, and Centralia.  From Centralia to the Center the options include private taxi, Twin Transit bus/DARTT, and ride sharing with others going to the Center.
  • Greyhound Bus to/from Centralia: 800-231-2222 or 360-736-9811 Download their app at
  • Shuttle to/from Seattle-Tacoma Int’l. Airport: Premier Airport Shuttle 800-962-3579, Reservations 48 hours in advance recommended. Drop-off points at Centralia or Onalaska. Flights should arrive before 1:00 pm at the start of the course and leave after 12:00 pm at the end of the course to accommodate travel time.
  • Shuttle to/from Portland International Airport: Blue Star Airporters, 503-249-1837
  • Taxi Service from Centralia to the Center: Quality Taxi Service, 360-807-3923. Trip takes about 25 minutes.
  • Public transit from Centralia Amtrak train station to NVC: Twin Transit offers bus service to Hwy 12 and Leonard Road (Stanley’s Store). A ride from there to the Center must be prearranged (2.7 miles, 4 minutes by vehicle). Direct transportation via DARTT. Must reserve by 4pm Pacific day before. Located 2.5 blocks south of the Centralia Amtrak station at 212 E. Locust Street. Email/phone: [email protected] 360.330.2072. Website: for schedule and their app.
  • Express Bus – Vancouver, BC to Seattle: Quick Shuttle, 604-940-4428 or 1-800-665-2122