Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Saturday, April 29th

Dear visitors please note due to ceremonies being held in the Windmill Chapel, parking will be limited and the Windmill Chapel will be closed. On Saturday, 29th from 10:30 am till 4:30 pm. Parking is available on Palisades Drive East of the Lake entrance.

Docent Tours

Join us on Friday’s at 2:00 pm and Sunday’s at 3:00 pm for a docent led tour and 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 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm for a Monastic guided meditation. All are welcome.


Lake Shrine Path Closure

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The path around the Lake will be blocked just past the gift shop and after the Krishna Falls so it will not be possible to circumnavigate the Lake during the renovation.  The gift shop will remain open during construction. Access to the Lake can be made via the Visitor Center entrance. The Krishna Falls should be accessible (most of the time) by the approach past the House Boat.




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

Mothers & Others Boutique Sunday, May 7

On Sunday, May 7 from 10am – 10:30am and 12:00pm -1:30pm Lake Shrine’s Artisans will hold a boutique in the Courtyard. The event will feature a variety of unique handmade items, including exquisitely designed jewelry, Lake Shrine bamboo planters, beautifully, crafted cards, and more. If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift or a special present for someone, don’t miss this opportunity!

In addition, the May Friendship Tea will have a variety of delicious foods, including homemade tamales, potato tacos, and tres leches cake! We look forward to seeing you.

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Sri Yukteswar Birthday Commemoration

Wednesday, May 10 at 8:00pm

A service honoring the Birthday of Swami Sri Yukteswar will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 8:00 pm in the Temple. Those with an understanding of the guru-disciple relationship are warmly invited to attend. Please bring a flower as a symbol of your devotion, and a free will offering in an envelope.

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4 Hour Meditation Saturday, May 13

Join us on Saturday, May 13 for a monastic-led 4-hour guided meditation in the Sanctuary. The meditation will begin at 10:00am and conclude at 2:00pm. New and seasoned meditators welcome. Click here to review the meditation guidelines for 4-hour meditations. We look forward to seeing you! 

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