Lake Shrine Today
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.
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.
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.
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
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi Commemoration
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Mahasamadhi commemoration service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 8:00 p.m. It is traditional to bring a flower, symbolizing devotion, and an offering in an envelope as a symbol of loyalty to the Guru and his teachings. All are welcome.
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday Commemoration
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Lahiri Mahasaya’s Birthday commemoration service will be held on Sunday, September 30, beginning at 8:00 p.m. It is traditional to bring a flower, symbolizing devotion, and an offering in an envelope as a symbol of loyalty to the Guru and his teachings. All are welcome.
4 – Hour Guided Meditation
Saturday, October 13
On Saturday, October 13 in the main Sanctuary Lake Shrine will offer a monastic-led 4 hour guided meditation. Gates will open at 9:30am and close at 10:15am. Long meditations provide a unique opportunity for us to leave behind all responsibilities and to focus wholeheartedly on our search for God. We hope that you can join us. Please click HERE for meditation guidelines.
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.
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