Overview of Public Transit Options

The closest international airport to Lava Hot Springs, ID is SLC located in Salt Lake City, UT about 2 hours and 15 minutes drive from Dhamma Pasava.

A 2.5 hour bus ride from SLC to McCammon, ID will cost $25-$50 each way with Salt Lake Express (see link below). A shared shuttle from McCammon, ID to Dhamma Pasava will cost $35 or less per person. Price depends on how many passengers are in the shuttle (see additional information below).

A smaller regional airport with more limited offerings is PIH located in Pocatello, ID about 45 minutes drive from Dhamma Pasava. A taxi from PIH to Dhamma Pasava will cost about $90.

A meeting will be held on the final full day of the course to help coordinate rideshares after the course has ended.


Bus Service to and from McCammon, ID

Both Salt Lake Express and Greyhound offer bus service from a variety of locations to the bus stop closest to Lava Hot Springs in McCammon, ID at this address:

Flying J
587 E US-30, McCammon, ID 83250

The following links provide more information on available bus service:

https://saltlakeexpress.com/destination/mccammon-exit-47-id/

http://locations.greyhound.com/bus-stations/us/idaho/mccammon/bus-station-770902


Shared Shuttle from McCammon to Lava Hot Springs

For riders that can provide at least 5 days notice, a shared shuttle service from the bus stop in McCammon, ID to Dhamma Pasava is now available. The cost is $35 or less per person each way cash only. Price depends on how many passengers are on the shuttle. To request a shared shuttle from McCammon to Dhamma Pasava, riders must call the phone number below at least 5 days in advance and provide a credit card number, estimated arrival time and cell phone number to book a shuttle from McCammon to Dhamma Pasava directly with the Lava Hot Springs Inn: (208) 776-5830

Shuttle pickup Address (same location for both bus companies):

Chevron Gas Station
898 US-30, McCammon, ID 83250

Please note that Uber is rarely available in the Lava Hot Springs area. If and when it is, the lowest Uber fare from the bus stop to Dhamma Pasava costs at least $35. Other taxi service in the Lava Hot Springs area is not available at this time.


Map and Directions


Electric Vehicles

If you are planning to drive to the Center in an electric vehicle, it's important that you understand we do not have a level 2 or level 3 charging station at the Center. The closest rapid changing stations are in Pocatello and Chubbuck where there are a few options.

  • 38.3 miles from the center there is a Tesla super charger station at the Clarion Inn (1399 Bench Road, Pocatello) This charging station has 8 ports and is maintained by the Tesla network.
  • 39.9 miles from the center there are Level 2 chargers at Pocatello Nissan Kia (1900 Flandro Drive, Pocatello, ID, 83202) This charging station is non-networked, and has 1 J1772 Port, and 1 CHAdeMO-J1772 Combo Port. It is unclear whether you need to own a Nissan or Kia to use it.
  • 40.4 miles from the center there are Level 3 changers at the Walmart in Chubbuck (4240 Yellowstone Avenue Chubbuck, ID 83202) This station is maintained by the Electrify America network, and has 4 J1772 Combo Ports, and 1 CHAdeMO-J1772 Combo Port.
  • 43.6 miles from the center there in charger at Computer Warehouse (10895 Deerridge Dr Pocatello, ID, 83202). This station is non-networked, and has 1 J1772 Port. A and kW are unknown.

If going South from the center on I-15, the closest charging stations are in Tremonton, Utah. There are a few options here.

  • 76.7 miles from the center, there are 2 level-2 charging ports at 935 North 1000 West, Tremonton, UT 84337. These are maintained by the ChargePoint network, and has 2 J1772 Ports.
  • 78.6 miles from the center at Shuman Park (210 North Tremont Street, Tremonton, UT, 84337)This station is non-networked, and has 2 J1772 Ports
  • 78.5 miles from the center at the Tremonton City Offices (102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, UT, 84337, Located at rear of municipal building near police and public works ) This station is non-networked, and has 2 J1772 Ports.
  • 77.6 miles from the center there is a Tesla Super Charger at Hampton Inn (2145 West Main Street, Tremonton, UT, 84337) This station is maintained by the Tesla network, and has 6 Tesla Ports.

Please be aware that students will not be allowed access to their phones during the course. So, please take this into consideration if your phone is required to manage a charge on your vehicle. We will be able to accommodate 110 outlets for some students to charge their vehicle during the course.

You are advised to consult the manual for your vehicle to determine if it should be left plugged in continuously for the duration of the course or if this would potentially damage the battery. Additionally, some vehicles can be switched to a “deep sleep” energy-saving mode when parked for many days. Other vehicles will slowly loose charge when left unplugged for long periods of time and this battery drain as well as time needed to charge can be affected by extreme hot or cold temperature. Take the time to research recommendations for your vehicle.

Also, please inform us if you would like to keep your vehicle plugged in the entire course so that we can ensure sufficient space and outlets. If you choose not to leave your vehicle plugged in the whole course, or if we are unable to accommodate this, you will be allowed to plug your vehicle into a 110 outlet overnight on Metta Day (day 10).


Wheel of Dhamma Old Students

Those who have completed at least one 10-day course can participate in 1-day courses, weekly group sittings, and serving on courses.