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:

  • 10:00am
  • 1:00pm

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

Meditation Garden Reservations

Reservations open every Saturday morning at 10am 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)

The Lake Shrine Temple is open for morning services every Sunday and no reservations are needed:

  • 10:00am – Guided Group Meditation
  • 11:00am – Inspirational Lecture Service
  • 12:00pm – Bookroom is open

Guests attending morning services can stay and enjoy the Meditation Gardens. Both Temple and Lake levels are open Sundays until 4:30pm.

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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 12:00-4:30pm.  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.