Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Discover Lake Shrine

Discover Lake Shrine Month

Bring family and friends to Lake Shrine Temple this June to discover the wealth of treasures Lake Shrine offers: Sunday morning and Thursday evening services, meditations, tours of the Temple and environs, and so much more. During the month of June, Lake Shrine will be offering special receptions, slideshows, and other interactive opportunities designed to share Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual oasis with newcomers and seasoned visitors alike. 

Sunday, June 16th 

  • 9:00am & 11:00am – “God’s Nature in the Father”. Brother Sarvananda will discuss the following in the Sunday Service: To fulfill our human needs, God manifests in a form dear to the heart of a seeker.  On Father’s Day, the presentation will highlight the attributes of a caring and protective father, showing how these are manifestations of a loving God. 
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Brother Achalananda will lead a Father’s Day satsanga in the Sanctuary.  Brother will answer questions submitted just for this occasion, including the following: My wife died leaving me to solo-parent our two small children.  I would love for them to have a mom, but I just don’t feel ready to re-marry.  How can Master’s teachings help me, as a man, to develop the nuturing qualities of a woman?  I can really feel how my kids are missing this.” and “How can I use God’s power to bring about whatever I desire for my role in His drama, and at the same time fulfill the principle of surrender to God?”    
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – A docent-led walking tour at the lake level features the Saints and Sages of all religions.  
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm –  Guided meditation in the Windmill Chapel. 
    Windmill Chapel

Thursday, June 20th 

  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Satsanga: a general Q and A with questions submitted in advance, either in the Foyer or online.   

Friday, June 21st 

  • 7:10pm – 9:30pm –  Group meditation in the Sanctuary. The first hour will be guided. EEs start at 7:10pm in the Courtyard.

Sunday, June 23rd

Court of Religions
  • 9:00am & 11:00am – “Meditation-Mystical Communion to Unify All Faiths”. In this Interfaith Sunday theme Brother Satyananda will explain how the experience of God as love and joy is at the heart of all religions.  This experience comes directly through scientific meditation and inspires the meditator to embrace the deep truths found in all world religions.  
  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm – Discover Reception in the SER
  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm – Parliament of World Religions Interfaith Event Featuring Sacred Rituals and Traditions. This event is sponsored by the Parliament of World Religions. For full details, click HERE
  • 6:30pm – 9:30pm – Group meditation with kirtan. EEs start at 6:10pm in the Courtyard. 

Tuesday, June 25th 

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Kriyaban League with all who are interested in Kriya Yoga invited. The evening will include guided meditation, followed by a presentation to guide seekers on discovering the most sacred spiritual practices under the direction of a true guru.  

Thursday, June 27th 

  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm – “Life Should Be Chiefly Service”. A monastic-led Inspirational presentation. 

Friday, June 28th 

  • 7:10pm – 9:30pm – Group meditation in the Sanctuary. The first hour will be guidedEEs start at 7:10pm in the Courtyard.

Saturday, June 29th

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm – A four-hour meditation in the Sanctuary that provides an opportunity to dive deeply into the peace of the soul and discover a sublime connection with Cosmic Spirit.  Click HERE for 4-hour meditation guidelines. 

Sunday, June 30th 

Sunday School - Story Time
Sunday School – Story Time
  • 9:00am & 11:00am – “Spiritual Foundations for Family Life”. In this Sunday theme Brother Ritananda will provide spiritual insight on the highest purpose of parenting, and how the great love of God can be expressed through family life. 
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Guided meditation in the Windmill Chapel, followed immediately by a docent-led walking tour.



Spirit is the vast stillness which is behind all created things.