Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Friday Temple Tour, February 15

Dear guests, our Friday Temple tour at 2 pm has been postponed. Please check this website before traveling to the Lake for further updates.

New Lake Shrine Hours

Dear Guests, as of Tuesday, March 5 2019 the Lake Shrine will have a new opening hour: 10 am Tuesday – Saturday. To help us move forward with our shoreline restoration project we find it necessary to change our opening hours. Opening one hour later will provide our maintenance and garden crews more time to complete tasks.

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday Noon – 4:30 pm

Shoreline Project Update

The first work area of the Lake shoreline restoration project is making good progress. Our maintenance crew have driven steel pylons into the Lake bed and attached a steel mesh to them. Granite rock is then poured into the space between the Lake bank and the submerged steel barrier.

 Above image: Granite Rock being tipped onto an conveyor belt then loaded onto a barge.

Above Image: Top soil being added to the granite rock.

If I don’t see you, remember I am working for you in some other place. My seeing you all the time will not necessarily help you. You will receive more by meditating deeply and regularly. I am not here only to help you in this life, but in the beyond.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

The Shoreline Project

The natural banks around the lake have eroded and become unstable in many places. A project to restore the integrity of the shoreline using reinforced granite stone is in progress. A portion of the site beneath the Lotus Towers will become a staging area, while the work itself will take place from a custom barge floating on the lake. The circular path around the lake will remain open to visitors, but the work may at times disrupt the tranquility of the environment. The long-term benefit will be preservation of the shoreline and the lakeside meditation gardens we all love. Thank you for your patience and your generous monetary support.

Thursday Evening Services

Thursday’s Inspirational Service begins at 8:00 pm and concludes at 9:00 pm.  On the third Thursday of the month, the Minister conducts a question and answer known as a Satsanga. All questions have to be submitted one week prior to the service. Questions can be submitted either online or handwritten and left in the Temple lobby.

Friday & Sunday Evening Meditations

Friday’s meditation begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30pm. On the first Friday of the month the first hour is a guided meditation. Sunday’s meditation begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:30pm. New to meditation? click HERE to review the meditation guidelines.

Temple Tours

Join us Friday’s at 2:00pm and Sunday’s at 3:00pm for a Temple tour and short meditation. Friday’s tour starts at the Lake level opposite the Gift Shop and Sunday’s begins by the Temple courtyard fountain, all are welcome. Please call and confirm a tour is being held.

Beginner’s Meditation

New to meditation? join us in our Windmill Chapel, Lake Level, Wednesday’s at 12:00pm – 12:30pm for a Monastic guided meditation. All are welcome.

 

Meditation benches overlooking the lake, across from the Windmill Chapel

Please help us preserve our meditative environment by observing the following:

  • Quiet conversation
  • Silence cellphones
  • ADA service dogs only
  • Modest attire and respectful behavior
  • Children welcome, with adult supervision

Read our Visitor Guidelines

Events

Paramahansa Yogananda's Picture with Prasad on India Night 2015

Four-Hour Meditation

Saturday, March 2

10:00am – 2:00pm

On Saturday, February 2, Lake Shrine will hold a four-hour meditation in the main Temple Sanctuary. This meditation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. The gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and will close promptly at 10:30 a.m.  Long meditations provide a unique opportunity for us to leave behind all responsibilities and to focus wholeheartedly on our search for God. We hope you can join us! Please click HERE for more information on four-hour meditations. 

Two Swans Facing Each Other

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Divine Mother, with the language of my soul, I demand realization of Thy presence. Thou art the essence of everything. Make me see Thee in every fiber of my being, in very wisp of thought. Awaken my heart!