Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine


Silence. Peace. Solitude. A haven offering all that and more is readily available to all who yearn for it. Tucked behind the Temple, facing the Pacific Ocean, Lake Shrine Retreat draws people from around the world who seek rejuvenation of the body, mind, and soul.

A brief retreat provides respite from stress, along with the opportunity to become immersed in a healing environment where meditation serves as the foundation of the daily schedule.  In the words of our guests:

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“I came away from the weekend rejuvenated in spirit and reconnected with SRF and the teachings and techniques. I had the time and the quiet to reflect on my life and make some important decisions.” 

“Thank you for a great retreat last weekend. It was just what I needed. I find that if I can come to the retreats at least once or twice a year that they are a great source of renewal for me.”  (M.A.)

Lake Shrine’s monastics and retreat staff invite you to embrace the opportunity to escape into peace and be recharged by the Infinite.



Reservations are available Tuesdays through Sundays all year long (except during Convocation and Christmas). Renew your spiritual resolve by contacting Lake Shrine Retreat today!

2017 Lake Shrine Retreats 

 General Retreats are offered throughout the year – Tuesday through Sunday for 1 or more nights (maximum of 5 nights).
Check-ins Tuesday – Friday only.
(The Retreat is closed Sunday and Monday nights.)

The dates below are for Conducted Retreats only. 


January 13 – 15

January 27 – 29

February 10 – 12

March 3 – 5

March 24 – 26

Spring & Summer

April 7 – 9

April 28 – 30

May 6 (for Kriyabans)

May 19 – 21

June 2 – 4

June 23 – 25

September 8 – 10

September 23 (Spanish)


October 6 – 8

October 27 – 29



The nature of matter is change. The nature of Spirit is changelessness.