Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Visitors Welcome by Advance Reservation

We are pleased to announce our re-opening on July 14, 2020, and welcome you to a new Lake Shrine experience! It is our priority to provide guests with a safe and protected environment for enjoying the peace and beauty of Lake Shrine.

As a first step, we are offering an open-air experience of our lake-side meditation gardens, made by advance reservation. In a second, and future step, our indoor Shrines and Temple Sanctuary will also be re-opened for meditation and prayer.

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

Swans at the SRF Lake Shrine
Krishna Waterfall View

Basic Information

Beginning on July 14, 2020, Lake Shrine will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

A Lake Shrine visit is free, but an advance parking reservation is now required (one reservation per vehicle). To promote social distancing, there will be a daily limit of 40 vehicles.

Entry and exit is through the Lake level gate at 17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. The gate will open at 12:00 pm to admit vehicles with reservations and close at 1:00 pm. If you have a reservation, but arrive late, please call 310-454-4114.

For your safety:

Lake Shrine is in compliance with current city and state health and safety standards under the advisement of a consulting physician.

  • Everyone on site will wear face coverings (children under 2 years exempt)
  • Everyone on site will maintain 6 feet social distancing (families exempt)
  • All indoor spaces are closed
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available
  • Bring drinking water; public fountains are closed
  • Restrooms will be cleaned every half hour
  • There will be no docent-led walking tours during this time.
Meditation seats and view of Windmill Chapel at the Lake Shrine

What is open: 

Lake-side paths, meditation areas, shoreline docks and Court of Religions. Visitor Center offers cashless sales on select products through a front door kiosk. Restroom facilities are open, one guest at a time.

What is closed: 

Windmill Chapel, Houseboat,  and Gift Shop and Museum are closed. The Temple level remains closed and no on site inspirational or meditation services are currently being offered.  Self-Realization Fellowship online services can be found here: https://yogananda.org/weekly-and-special-services

Making a Reservation

A reservation is required for all visits. The link provided below will start the reservation process. Just select a date, complete the short form and submit. 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. If assistance is needed with making a reservation, please call 310-454-4114 during our open hours.

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.