Lake Shrine Today
New to meditation? join us in our Windmill Chapel, Lake Level on Wednesdays at 12 – 12:30 pm for a beginners’ meditation or Sundays from 2 – 2:30 pm for a guided meditation. All are welcome.
Shoreline Project Update
Completed shoreline around the Court of Religions.
The images above show the final form of the new landing. Stone inlay encases the structure while red brick is laid for the stairs and deck. In between the pillars decorative wrought iron will be secured. The new landing will match the Krishna Falls bridge and work completed around the Windmill Chapel.
Thanksgiving and praise open in your consciousness the way for spiritual growth and supply to come to you. Spirit pushes Itself out into visible manifestation as soon as a channel is opened through which It can flow. You should be thankful for everything at all times. Realize that all power to think, and speak, and act comes from God, and that He is with you now, guiding and inspiring you.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
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.
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.
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
Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine’s Annual Christmas Party
Saturday, December 7
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Everyone is invited to Lake Shrine Temple’s annual Christmas Party. Let us gather together in the spirit of Christ to celebrate our spiritual family. There will be activities for children, a Christmas meditation, a vegetarian potluck featuring a decadent macaroni and cheese, accompanied by roasted cauliflower. The evening will conclude with carols in the Courtyard. Click HERE for all the Christmas Party information.
December Holiday Events at Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine
Lake Shrine has many events in December to help celebrate the holidays. Please click HERE to discover all the December activities. We hope to see you at some or all of them!
New Year’s Eve Meditation and Spritzer Toast at Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
All are invited to a special New Year’s Eve Meditation to help ring in the new year in the spirit of peace. The Temple parking lot will open at 11:00pm. From 11:30pm-12:15am there will be a monastic-led guided meditation, in the Sanctuary, 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 11:00 pm. The Lake Level will be closed.
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