Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Arrival Information

Personal Retreats are offered for 2 or 3 nights beginning on Thursday or Friday with check-out on Sunday. 2 night minimum. Conducted Weekend Retreats, longer stays, and late arrivals are not offered at this time.


Due to our limited staff, we have limited hours for check-in. Our staff is available to welcome you from 2 pm to 4 pm (Thursday and Friday), to allow time for the evening meditation before supper; so please plan to arrive between these hours. If your plans require an earlier or later arrival, please contact us to make arrangements. However, regretfully, we are unable to accommodate arrivals after 6:30 pm. If you are not able to arrive before 6:30 pm, you may need to make alternative lodging arrangements for the night. Then you can check in the next morning.


Check-out time is 1 pm on the day of departure.

What to bring

The Retreat provides towels, bed linens, books, devices loaded with inspirational media, cushions, and armrests (used for practice of the SRF Aum technique). Please bring your toiletries and personal headphones.


We ask that retreatants dress conservatively in casual and comfortable clothing that is modest, in keeping with the ideals of a spiritual community. The coastal weather at the Retreat can be unpredictable. Layers are recommended.


The suggested donation includes the cost of accommodations, the retreat program, meals, afternoon and evening tea, access to the Lake Shrine grounds during daylight hours, and all the amenities that the retreat center offers. We request that donations for your retreat stay be made in-person during check-in. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, check, money order or cash.


If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible, as there may be others on a waitlist who wish to come in your place.

Getting Here

The Lake Shrine Retreat entrance is located at 17080 Sunset Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Your confirmation materials will include directions and a map for entering the Retreat grounds, including code numbers for locked entry gates. Please be sure to bring these enclosures with you so you will have all the information you need when you arrive. Please note that the Retreat and the Lake Shrine Gardens do not share the same entrance.

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.