Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Current Projects Supported by Building Fund

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Erosion of the Lake Shoreline

With donor support several important projects were completed over the past two years, including restoration of the Golden Lotus Towers and new roofing for our Temple and Retreat buildings. A second phase of the project is currently underway, installing a shore stabilizing structure that will be continuous around the perimeter of the Lake

Recently, a very important milestone was accomplished with the repair of the major erosion damage to the shoreline between the Windmill Chapel and the Houseboat. The path in that area was in grave danger of collapse before this repair was completed. The tiers of the retaining wall will be planted with English Ivy to prevent erosion and to cover the pipe and retaining walls.

New Retaining Wall

Now that the most critical section of the shoreline has been repaired, work will begin on adding a shore stabilization structure that will extend 360 degrees around the Lake. To accomplish this the water level has been lowered by nine inches. This allows us to complete all work so that the structural components of the stabilization structure will be underwater when the project is completed and the Lake is raised to its normal level. When the project is completed, visitors will only see granite rocks along the shore.

Donations received in response to this appeal will be deposited into the Lake Shrine Temple Building Fund at Mother Center and will be utilized for the aforementioned project, and may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with Lake Shrine’s buildings and future meeting facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, vehicles, fundraising expenses, and any potential future property purchases.


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We deeply appreciate and welcome your support of Lake Shrine. Your gift enables us to fund the vital services and activities that we offer to our members and larger community, and to maintain our sacred facilities.

Please choose from the following two funds where you would most like to have impact today:

General Operating Fund

Your gift will help us to meet the day-to-day and highest priority general operating needs of Lake Shrine.

Please click here to make your gift now:

Donate to General Operating Fund

Building Fund

Your gift will help support the care of our Lake Shrine property, including costs associated with acquiring and maintaining the facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, and vehicles, and those associated with related capital campaigns.

Please click here to make your gift now:

Donate to Building Fund

View Current Projects Supported by Building Fund

There are two additional ways to make a donation to Lake Shrine:

  1. By check:
    Please make your check payable to Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) and write “Lake Shrine Temple” and “General Operating Fund” or “Building Fund” on the memo line of the check.

    Please send check to:

    Self-Realization Fellowship
    17190 Sunset Blvd.
    Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

  1. By credit card (phone):
    Please phone the SRF Mother Center at 818-549-5151 and indicate your donation is for the Lake Shrine Temple “General Operating Fund” or the Lake Shrine Temple “Building Fund”

Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes.

Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.

About Lake Shrine

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Paramahansa Yogananda at  Lake Shrine’s Dedication in 1950

Lake Shrine is part of Self-Realization Fellowship founded by Paramahansa Yogananda.  Dedicated in 1950, he envisioned a spiritual environment where people from all over the world could come and experience peace of heart and mind.  Today, Lake Shrine offers a lakeside Meditation Garden with shrines and waterfalls, a hilltop Temple with weekly inspirational services and meditations, a retreat for silent renewal, and an ashram for monks of Self-Realization Fellowship.  All are welcome to come and experience inner and outer peace, and to discover Raja Yoga (Royal Yoga) through the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.

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.