Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Convocation 2023


Lake Shrine welcomes all Convocation guests during this week of online and in-person events. The purpose of this web page is to provide a local schedule of activities to assist you in planning an inspiring and productive week.


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Phone: (310) 454-4114 During business hours 9:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday

Please find Useful Guest Information here.

Convocation 2023 Lake Shrine Schedule of Events

*Convocation live stream events and Kriya events require advance registration through the SRF Convocation website.
No prior registration is required for attending on-screen events.

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We hope you have been enjoying your week of Convocation!

On Saturday, August 5 the following events will be taking place:

Morning Events:
9:00 am – Gates open to park at the temple
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kriya Yoga Review / Kriya Checking (New Initiates Only)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Monastic Hosting & Light Refreshments

The Temple & Meditation Gardens will be open from 12:30 – 4:30 pm on Saturday.

Afternoon Events:
12:30 pm – Gates open to park at the temple
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Convocation Closing, Satsanga with Bro. Chidananda

On Sunday, August 6 please join us for the upcoming times:

Morning Events:
9:30 am – Gates open to park at the Temple & Lake
10:00 am – 10:45 am – Group Meditation
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Sunday Service
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Fellowship Reception

*2:00 pm – Group guided meditation in the Windmill Chapel (30 Minutes)

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All in-person events take place at the Temple. Please allow generous travel time to compensate for West Los Angeles traffic. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to an event. Please consult the map and use addresses provided, when web-searching directions. Arrival and parking is available at temple and meditation garden levels. Ushers will be stationed at gates to assist arrivals and direct late arrivals to an over-flow lot or street parking. There is a stairway between Lake & Temple levels with over 100 steps.

Parking for daily Meditation Garden visits will be included here.  Please check the information box above for updates.

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Important:  Please follow the direction of gate attendants & ushers.  Your cooperation is essential. 


Minister-led events at Lake Shrine

Convocation events and Kriya events require advance registration through the SRF Convocation website.

Sunday morning services on July 30 and August 6 do not require advance registration. Ushers will be present to assist with arrival, parking, and answering questions.

Hosted Receptions

Receptions offer light food service with monastic hosting in the Temple Courtyard. These follow temple events and provide an opportunity for fellowship with monastics and other devotees attending Convocation. The Meditation Gardens will open following the reception.

On-screen Events

On-screen events are streamed in from other SRF locations and can be viewed in the Temple Sanctuary or Special Events Room.

On Sunday, July 30, 11:00 am service will be streamed from Glendale Temple. All gates and lots will be open for arrival and parking. The best arrival time on Sunday morning is before the 10 am group meditation in the Sanctuary.

The Wednesday morning meditation led by our President, Bro. Chidananda will be streamed into the Temple Sanctuary and Special Events Room. The same viewing options will be available for the afternoon Convocation event on that day.

The Convocation closing on Saturday, August 5 with Bro. Chidananda will be on-screen in our Temple Sanctuary. Arrival for these events is at the Temple gate and parking in the Temple lot. No prior registration is required for attending all of these on-screen events.

Meditation Gardens

Our schedule and web calendar display dates and times that the Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens are open for personal pilgrimage. The Temple will also be open and parking available in all lots. Please note a few exceptions when Gardens and Temple are closed due to events or preparation for Kriya initiation.

During Meditation Garden open hours, the following are being offered: Windmill Chapel, Houseboat, Museum, Gift Shop, and Visitor Center. Guests can enjoy the Gardens and all the shrines until 4:30 pm closing.

Monastic hosting and individual spiritual counsel is available during this time

Kriya Initiations and Kriya Review

During Kriya Initiations and Review sessions Lake Shrine will be closed except for registered attendees.  Please present your reservation to gate staff upon arrival.

Fruits & Flowers offerings will be available to everyone attending a Kriya ceremony. Attendees are welcome to bring their own offerings.  Please remove any flower wrappers before entering the Sanctuary.   


If you have any further questions, please refer to our FAQ page.

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.