Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Meditation Gardens

(Reservations Required)

The Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens are open free of charge, Wednesday through Sunday. Advance reservations are required. Two arrival times are offered daily:

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm

Sunday, because of morning Temple services, one arrival time is offered at 1:00 pm.

Meditation Garden Reservations

Reservations open every Saturday morning at 10 am PST for the week ahead. More…

Single vehicle or walk-in arrival:

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Multiple vehicles or mini coach arrival:

Group reservations

Why Reservations?

Temple Sundays

(No reservations required)

Two morning Inspirational services are being offered:

  • 9:00 am – First Inspirational Lecture ServiceTemple gate opens at 8:15 am.  Parking is available only in the Temple lot.
  • 11:00 am – Second Inspirational Lecture ServiceAll onsite gates and parking lots open at 10:15 am
  • 12:00 pm – Bookroom is open

The 10:00 am Sunday morning group meditation has been discontinued in favor of two morning inspirational services.  This program is designed to optimize the guest parking experience.  

The Meditation Gardens open at 12:00 pm after the second, service and guests are welcome to remain until 4:30 pm.

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Upcoming Events


Lake Shrine offers ceremonies in the small historic Windmill by the Lake and in the large Temple sanctuary. Three ceremonies are available:

  • Weddings
  • Christening for children
  • Memorials

Submit a ceremony inquiry form for details


Lake Shrine has a contemplative retreat facility where individuals can experience weekends in silence, while enjoying ocean views, the lakeside meditation gardens and calendared temple events.

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Visitor Center

Our Visitor Center in the Court of Religions is open daily and welcomes guests to browse the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.  Devotional items and Lake Shrine mementos are also on sale.

Gift Shop

Our Lake Shrine Gift Shop is open Thursday – Sunday 12:00-4:30 pm.  Guests can browse and purchase specialty imports from India.  


This day shall be the best day of my life. Today I will start with a new determination to dedicate my devotion forever at the feet of Omnipresence.