Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Saturday, November 17

Due to ceremonies being conducted in the Windmill Chapel on Saturday, November 17 the Lake parking will be restricted through-out the day. The Windmill Chapel will be open to the public between 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

Woolsey Fire Conditions

The 100,000-acre Woolsey fire continues to burn with Los Angeles County evacuations and road closures still in effect.  At Lake Shrine, we expect to maintain normal hours and regular events throughout this week.  This includes our Wednesday evening scripture study, Thursday evening inspirational service and Friday evening group meditation. 

Outdoor air quality is variable depending on wind direction.  Thank you for your prayerful support! 

 

The Shoreline Project

The natural banks around the lake have eroded and become unstable in many places. A project to restore the integrity of the shoreline using reinforced granite stone is in progress. A portion of the site beneath the Lotus Towers will become a staging area, while the work itself will take place from a custom barge floating on the lake. The circular path around the lake will remain open to visitors, but the work may at times disrupt the tranquility of the environment. The long-term benefit will be preservation of the shoreline and the lakeside meditation gardens we all love. Thank you for your patience and your generous monetary support.

Before embarking on important undertakings, sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Thursday Evening Services

Thursday’s Inspirational Service begins at 8:00 pm and concludes at 9:00 pm.  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. Questions can be submitted either online or handwritten and left in the Temple lobby.

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

Events

Paramahansa Yogananda's Picture with Prasad on India Night 2015

On Sunday, September 2 Lake Shrine held a special Janmashtami Celebration to honor Lord Krishna. Click on the video below to behold Lord Krishna playing his flute as he leads the Sunday School Children out of the Sanctuary. 

Two Swans Facing Each Other

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Divine Mother, I have heard Thy voice whispering in the fragrance of the rose. I touched Thy tenderness in the softness of the lily. In the whispers of my devotion, it was Thy love that answered.