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Ananda Community CourtyardAnanda Community

A residential community in Mountain View, home to 60 Ananda members

240 Monroe Drive,    Map
Mountain View, CA  94040
Chidambar (Rick) Bonin
Amara Fiestermann, Managers
(650) 941-9507


Most of our classes and events take place at the Ananda Temple in Palo Alto. However, some classes and special events take place in the Ananda Community, about 3 miles South of the Temple. Chela Bhavan, the large home overlooking the community courtyard, is often a favorite location for smaller events; larger ones take place outdoors in the community's central courtyard. See the map below to easily find your way around. You are welcome to visit any time; call to arrange a tour.

For the benefit of our neighbors, please drive into the community, and park in any uncovered space.

Ananda Community map

Driving directions to Ananda Community

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From 101
Exit at San Antonio Road/Los Altos
Go west on San Antonio for 1.6 miles (toward Los Altos)
Right on California Street for .2 miles
Right on Del Medio Avenue <.1 miles,
Then quick left onto Silva for .2 miles.
Right on Monroe Drive .5 miles.
Ananda Community is on your right.

From 85
Travel north on 85 toward Mountain View.
Exit El Camino Real toward Mountain View
[or take 85 to 101 north and follow above directions]
Continue on El Camino Real for 3.3 miles
Right on Monroe Drive (Union Bank on corner) .5 miles

Going south on 280
Travel south on 280 toward Palo Alto.
Exit at Page Mill/Arastradero.
Left on Page Mill for 1.4 miles.
Right onto Foothill Expressway for 1.3 miles.
Left on Arastradero Road for 1.1 miles.
Right on El Camino for .4 miles
Left onto Monroe Drive (Union Bank on corner) .5 miles

Going north on 280
Travel north on 280 toward Palo Alto.
Exit at El Monte Ave and go right for 0.8 miles.
Left on Foothill Expressway for 0.25 miles.
Right on San Antonio Road for 2.0 miles.
Left on El Camino Real for .5 miles.
Right on Monroe Drive (Union bank on corner) .5 miles

Mass transit options

We are a 10 minute walk from Caltrain’s San Antonio stop, and several bus routes stop nearby on El Camino. Closest stops are between San Antonio in Mountain View and Arastradero/Charleston in Palo Alto.