Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple

The Lake Shrine Retreat

The Lake Shrine Retreat

 "Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God"


-- Paramahansa Yogananda


The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine was dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950.

Many thousands of visitors come each year to enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of this spiritual sanctuary. The ten-acre site, with its gardens and natural spring-fed lake, is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including swans, ducks, koi, and trees and flowers from around the world.

The grounds include a Court of Religions honoring the five principal religions of the world, the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial (pictured at the left) where a portion of Gandhi's ashes is enshrined, a museum with exhibits on Paramahansa Yogananda's work, and a gift shop with arts and crafts from India. The temple itself is on a hilltop overlooking the lake.

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Lake Shrine Slide Show

Lake Shrine Slide Show


Sunday Parking

Parking is available in our Temple lot and at the lower Lake level.  Additional parking can be found at the Waldorf School just 100 yards west of our main entrance on Sunset.  Please do not park in the neighboring dirt lots or on private property, as you may be towed at your own expense.

Weekly Announcements

Weekly announcements as read at Sunday services.

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Upcoming Events & Dates

News & Inspiration

Easter Sunday, April 5th.

christEaster Sunday April 05 is the most heavily attended day at The Lake Shrine. We are expecting 1,000 people at the 11:00 a.m. Service. A performance by the Easter Choir and light refreshments are included after both services.  Here are a few suggestions to make your Easter Sunday even more enjoyable.

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Mothers and Others Boutique

The Lake Shrine Artisans welcome you to our Mothers and Others BoutiqueSunday, May 3rd, 2015.  Find one of a kind handmade gifts for Mother's Day or other occasions.

  • Exquisitely designed jewelry
  • Lake Shrine Bamboo wind chimes
  • Beautifully crafted cards
  • Indian Recipe Spice Boxes
  • Lake Shrine Travel Mugs
  • and more..
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Inner Reflections

Web 1Develop the individuality that is an expression of His Presence within you, which is your true Self.


- Paramahansa Yogananda