Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Visitors Welcome by Advance Reservation

Lake shrine has welcomed thousands of guests since re-opening in July of last year. This 3 minute video gives a complete overview of the guest experience and the reservation process. We hope you will enjoy it.

Paramahansa Yogananda founded Lake Shrine as a spiritual oasis where people of all cultures and all religions can experience peace. An attitude of pilgrimage to a sacred site, will prepare the guest for receiving inspiration and inner renewal.

Please read this page carefully before making your reservation using the link below.

This short video provides suggestions for making the most of your visit.

Basic Information

Lake Shrine is open free for those who reserve in advance. Reservations are made on this website each Saturday morning at 10 am for the following week. Guests arrive on their reserved day, Wednesday through Sunday between the hours of 12 pm and 1 pm. Late arrivals are accepted until 1:30 pm. Guests can remain to enjoy the meditation gardens until 4 pm.

Guest entry and exit is through the lake level gate at 17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.

Phone assistance is available during open hours 310-454-4114.

Detailed instructions on how to reserve can be found here.

For your safety:

Covid conditions are gradually improving in Los Angeles, but Lake Shrine continues to keep important health and safety protocols in place.

  • Everyone on site will wear face coverings (children under 2 years exempt)
  • Everyone on site will maintain 6 feet social distancing (families exempt)
  • Selected indoor spaces are open in safe-mode
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available
  • Bring drinking water; public fountains are closed
  • Restrooms will be cleaned every half hour
  • There are no docent-led walking tours during this time.

What is open: 

Lakeside paths, meditation areas, shoreline docks and the Windmill Chapel are open. Our Visitor Center offers cashless sales on select products through a front door kiosk. The Gift Shop featuring Indian specialties is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Restroom facilities are open, one guest at a time. Handicap facilities are available.

What is closed: 

The temple level and retreat remain closed and no inspirational services or programs are currently being offered. Self-Realization Fellowship online services can be found here:

Making a Reservation

A reservation is required for all visits. The link provided below will start the reservation process. Just select a date and follow the steps to register. You will receive an email confirmation for your visit. Save this confirmation and either display it on your phone when you arrive or print and present to the parking attendant on duty.  Reservations cannot be made by phone, but assistance is available during open hours 310-454-4114.

Reserve to Visit

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.