Self-Realization Fellowship’s Lake Shrine Temple rests on a scenic hilltop, with views of the Lake, and the hills of Pacific Palisades. Surrounding a courtyard with a fountain, the Temple has a large Sanctuary, a Bookroom, a hall for special events, Sunday School rooms, and offices. Weekly lecture services and devotional events are open to the public and led by monastic and lay-member disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda. Please review the current calendar of activities, clicking on individual listings for more details. Sunday visitors will have the opportunity to attend a morning lecture service, meditate in the Sanctuary in the afternoon, and browse the Bookroom for take-home inspiration. Hosts are present to talk with guests and answer questions. There is a guided docent tour of the Temple each Friday at 2:00 pm, beginning at the lake level by the stairway gate near the Gift Shop. On Sundays, we offer a 3:00 pm tour, which meets at the fountain in the Temple Courtyard.
We welcome families with children and teens. Visit our Sunday School and Youth Page for information on activities for younger visitors.
“When the mind becomes still, you are in the kingdom of the infinite.”
At Lake Shrine you enter a spiritual environment that is part of a monastic ashram. As such, we appreciate modest attire and respectful behavior. Please silence your mobile devices while enjoying the peace of our indoor sanctuaries.