Khentrul Rinpoche

Getting to Katog Choling Rit'hröd

Important Notes

  • There is very rarely cell phone service along Hwy 7 and on the retreat land, so Jasper is the last stop to make a call to the Sangha House to let folks know you’ll be arriving soon.
  • Just before the Sangha House, there is one low water bridge to cross the Little Buffalo River that may flood during heavy rainstorms. If has been raining hard for a long time when you arrive to Jasper, please call the Sangha House so that someone can let you know if the bridge is passable.
  • Sangha House phone: 870-446-2952.
  • It is possible to travel to Harrison, Clarksville, Russellville, or Little Rock, AR by public bus (Greyhound or Jefferson Bus Lines). These towns are close to routes that many use to drive to KR, so it may be possible to arrange a ride if you arrive at one of those locations by bus. If you have trouble with the bus line website, try a different browser, such as Google Chrome or Firefox. Please contact the local travel coordinator ( KRtravel@katogcholing.com ) if you need help with route-planning and reservation information.

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Getting Here from Harrison, AR (1 hour)

Getting Here from Branson, MO (1 hour 40 Minutes)

Getting Here from Fayetteville, AR (2 hours 20 Minutes)

  • Google Maps directions
  • From Bentonville Airport, get onto I-540 South to Springdale.
  • Then get onto 412 East to Huntsville for approximately 43 miles.
  • Then follow AR-21 to Boxley for 17 miles.
  • Turn left onto AR-43 and go 4.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto AR-74 to Jasper for 14 miles.
  • Just before the town of Jasper, turn right onto 327 towards Parthenon.
  • Go 5.5 miles to Parthenon post office, and keep going 1 mile to Murray turn off on right. Watch for sign for Murray.
  • Go 2.8 miles to Beckham Creek Cave turn off on right. Watch for sign (it is 1.3 miles after the church in the Valley Rd. and ¼ (0.2) miles after the dairy barn).
  • From that turn it is .4 miles to the main house (called the Sangha House). You will cross a long low water bridge across the Little Buffalo. It is the first house in the center of a fork in the road (red, white, blue, and yellow with prayer flags). *If you wish to continue to the cave temple take a right and cross over the next low water bridge and park in the designated area to the right in the edge of the field. The cave temple is across the creek to the left and on the other side of the field. You should see it from parking area and there will be signs.

Getting Here from Little Rock, AR (3 hours)

  • Google Maps directions
  • Follow I-40 West from Little Rock to Exit 81 (Russellville) approximately 80 miles. Take Hwy 7 North from Russellville to Jasper (approximately 66 miles).
  • Take Hwy 7 through Jasper, cross the river and make an immediate LEFT ONTO 74 across from the new bank. In 0.3 miles (just past the restaurant) turn LEFT ONTO 327 towards Parthenon.
  • Go 5.5 miles to Parthenon post office, and keep going 1 mile to Murray turn off on Right. Watch for sign for Murray.
  • Go 2.8 miles to Beckham Creek Cave turn off on right. Watch for sign (it is 1.3 miles after the church in the Valley Rd. and ¼ (0.2) miles after the dairy barn).
  • From that turn it is .4 miles to the main house (called the Sangha House). You will cross a long low water bridge across the Little Buffalo. It is the first house in the center of a fork in the road (red, white, blue, and yellow with prayer flags). *If you wish to continue to the cave temple take a right and cross over the next low water bridge and park in the designated area to the right in the edge of the field. The cave temple is across the creek to the left and on the other side of the field. You should see it from parking area and there will be signs.