Cambridge Zen Center is located at 199 Auburn Street, a few blocks from Central Square in the heart of Cambridge. Many visitors come to the center via the Red Line, which stops at Central Square.

The Zen center has limited visitor parking next to the main building (please do not park in the lot on the corner of River Street and Auburn Street, across from the Center).


By the MBTA Subway System

Take the Boston Red Line train and get off at Central Square. Central Square is the intersection of Mass Avenue and River Street. Walk south on River Street (toward the Charles River). You should see a large red brick church directly ahead of you. Pass the red church on either side (Magazine Street on the left or River Street on the right). Walk south one more block and you will come to Auburn Street. The Zen center is the big blue building at 199 Auburn Street between Magazine and River Streets, in the middle of the block. For more information about using the subway, please visit

By Bus

MBTA provides regular bus service to Central Square. For bus routes and schedules please visit When you arrive in Central Square, follow the directions above.


The Zen center has limited parking for visitors in the small lot next to the main building. Parking is also available at the Green Street lot on Green and Pearl Streets. Metered parking is also available at lots at the intersection of Green and Pleasant Streets.

Driving from the West

Take I-90 North (Mass Pike) toward Boston. Exit on the left for Cambridge (exit 18). Follow signs for Cambridge and continue onto River Street. After 1/2 mile, turn right onto William Street. Go one block and turn left onto Magazine Street. Go one block and turn left onto Auburn Street. The Zen Center is the second building on your right. There is parking in the small lot on the right just after you pass the Zen Center.

Driving from the North

Take I-93 South/US-1 South toward Boston. Follow signs for RT-28 South/RT-3 North/Storrow Drive and merge onto RT-28 South/RT-3 North/Storrow Drive. Take the RT-3 North ramp on the left to Kendall Square/Government. Center. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cambridge/Memorial Drive. Turn right at Cambridge Street/RT-3 North. Continue to follow RT-3 North. Turn right on to the RT-3 North ramp. Turn right at RT-3 North. Turn right at Massachusetts Avenue/RT-2A. Turn left onto Pearl Street. Go two blocks and turn right on Auburn Street.

From Logan Airport

At Logan Airport, walk to the curb outside of baggage claim. Find the stop for the Silver Line and take the Silver Line bus to South Station. Get off the bus and transfer to the Red Line Inbound to Alewife. Stay on the Red Line train until Central Square. Depart the train and follow the walking directions above. There is no charge for the Silver Line or Red Line, when you board at the airport.