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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Around the Lake

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Around the Lake


Temple Hours

The Temple and Temple parking lot will be closed Tuesday through Saturday. (Lake Grounds will remain open).

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Four Hour Guided Meditation

Please join us for a four-hour guided meditation held in the Temple Sanctuary on Saturday October, 10th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm all are welcome. Please read our leaflet, Meditation Guidelines, if you plan to attend a group meditation for the first time.

Lake Shrine Family Night

Saturday October 24th 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Families with children of all ages are warmly invited to Family Night for an evening of divine meditation, chanting, food, fellowship and fun.



Weekly Announcements

Weekly announcements as read at Sunday services.

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News & Inspiration

SRF Lake Shrine Dove Release 2015

Self-Realization Fellowship's Lake Shrine Temple participated in the International Day of World Peace by hosting a symbolic dove release on September 20, 2015. Hundreds of people gathered around the ten-acre lake to form a giant prayer and aum circle. The dove release featured The Prayer for a United World by Paramahansa Yogananda.

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Inner Reflections

What I am, no one else is. I shall be very proud of my divine individuality.

- Paramahansa Yogananda