Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

The more sweetening you put in water, the sweeter it becomes. Likewise, the longer you meditate intensely, the greater will be you spiritual advancement.

— 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


Paramahansa Yogananda's Picture with Prasad on India Night 2015

May Thy Love Shine Forever

Saturday, October 20

7:00pm – 9:30pm

 2018 marks 125 years since the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda. Join us Saturday, October 20 for a very special evening in honor of this celebrated anniversary year.  We will gather to remember Yogananda’s human and divine qualities so beautifully interwoven in the tapestry of his life.  We will also celebrate his offering of everlasting friendship to each one of us. 

The evening of October 20 begins at 7:00pm with meditation and chanting, followed by a devotional program at 8:00pm, and closing with inspirational fellowship at 9:00pm. 

Come share the evening with us!  

Two Swans Facing Each Other

Holiday Boutique

Sunday, November 4 & Sunday, November 11

Lake Shrine’s highly anticipated annual holiday boutique will take place on November 4 and 11, after both services. On both days the boutique will be open from 10:00am-10:30am and 12:00 noon-2pm. The Sacred Spaces Boutique’s primary focus is on bringing new inspiration into our personal lives.

Featured in the Special Events Room will be exquisite Artisan handcrafts, including Lake Shrine Bamboo wind chimes, unique jewelry creations, and a variety of fabulous and practical gift possibilities.

Deiicious food will be served on both Sundays, with tables available for seating in the Courtyard. On Sunday, November 4 Friendship Tea will offer delicious delicacies until 1:00pm, and on Sunday, November 11 International vegetarian dishes will be available for purchase.

All proceeds from the Boutique support activites at Lake Shrine.

Two Swans Facing Each Other

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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Spread the fragrance of divine love and friendship to all with whom you come in contact.