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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Learn to Meditate

Lake Shrine Slide Show

Lake Shrine Slide Show


The Windmill Chapel is open! Come enjoy the peace


Come to Lake Shrine and visit the newly restored Windmill Chapel! 

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A Royal Night In India

Lake Shrine Temple’s annual India Night, A Royal Night in India will come to light on Saturday, September 19th.

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Around the Lake

Would you like to stay informed about upcoming Lake Shrine events, activities, and special retreats? Please use the link below to sign up for the "Around the Lake" Newsletter.

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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Janmashtami, the commemoration service to honor Bhagavan Krishna’s birth, will be held on Saturday September 5, at 8 PM. Please bring a free will offering in an envelope and a flower as a symbol of your devotion.

Weekly Announcements

Weekly announcements as read at Sunday services.

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News & Inspiration

Inner Reflections

Practice the art of living in this world without losing your inner peace of mind. Follow the path of balance to reach the inner wondrous garden of Self-realization.

- Paramahansa Yogananda