Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Saturday, December 15

In honor of the Christmas Season there will be an all day meditation conducted in the Temple sanctuary on Saturday, December 15. As a result, the Lake Shrine grounds will close all day. Please join us on Sunday, December 16 for our inspirational services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. The Lake grounds will open at 12:30 pm but parking at the Lake will be available for both services from 8:30 am.

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.

Get devotion! Remember the words of Jesus: “Father, thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes”

— 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

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.

Click here for more details:  

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New Year’s Eve Meditation & Spritzer Toast

Monday, December 31 9:00pm-12:15am

All are invited to a special New Year’s Eve Meditation to help ring in the new year in the spirit of peace. The Sanctuary will be open from 9:00pm-11:00pm for individual meditation. From 11:30pm-12:15am there will be a monastic-led guided meditation where we will bring in the new year chanting Aum, followed by a special sparkling apple cider toast in the Special Events Room.

The Temple parking lot will open at 8:30 pm. The Lake Level will be closed. 

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Holiday Events at Lake Shrine

December brings many opportunities to celebrate the season of Christmas. Click HERE to see a full description of Lake Shrine’s Christmas activities. 

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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Teach me to drink the everlasting nectar of joy found in the fountain of meditation.