Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Saturday, December 16

Dear visitors, please note that the Lake Shrine grounds will be CLOSED all day Saturday, December 16.

Thursday Evening Services

Thursday’s Inspirational Services begin at 8:00pm and conclude at 9:00pm.  On the third Thursday of the month the Minister conducts a question and answer known as a Satsanga. All questions have to be submitted one week prior to the service.

Friday & Sunday Evening Meditations

Friday’s meditation begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30pm. On the first Friday of the month the first hour is a guided meditation. Sunday’s meditation begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:30pm. New to meditation? click HERE to review the meditation guidelines.

Temple Tours

Join us Friday’s at 2:00pm and Sunday’s at 3:00pm for a Temple tour and short meditation. Friday’s tour starts at the Lake level opposite the Gift Shop and Sunday’s begins by the Temple courtyard fountain, all are welcome. Please call and confirm a tour is being held.

Beginner’s Meditation

New to meditation? join us in our Windmill Chapel, Lake Level, Wednesday’s at 12:00pm – 12:30pm for a Monastic guided meditation. All are welcome.


Meditation benches overlooking the lake, across from the Windmill Chapel

Please help us preserve our meditative environment by observing the following:

  • Quiet conversation
  • Silence cellphones
  • ADA service dogs only
  • Modest attire and respectful behavior
  • Children welcome, with adult supervision

Read our Visitor Guidelines


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Saturday, December 16, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Lake Shrine Temple’s All Day Christmas MeditationWoman Meditating

All are welcome to join our annual all-day Christmas meditation to celebrate the true spirit of the Christmas season by joining the all-day meditation at Lake Shrine. The meditation begins at 10:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. If you can only stay part of the day, please come for the first half of the meditation and leave at the midday break. If you are attending for the first time, please consult the All Day Christmas Meditation Guidelines. Please bring a fruit as a devotional offering and a free will donation in an envelope. The meditation will be held in the Sanctuary; the Special Events Room will also be open.

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Sunday, December 24

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christmas Eve Universal Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Poster

Join us on Christmas Eve for a very special evening that includes a meditation followed by an inspirational service, carols, candlelight, and fellowship. For more information visit:

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Festive Holiday Events at Lake Shrine

Baby Jesus at the Altar

In addition to the above events, December at Lake Shrine offers many opportunities to celebrate the festive season and the birth of Christ within each of us. Click on the listing of EVENTS and join us for one or all of the celebrations! 

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