Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Summer Sun

Dear Lake Shrine guests, summer is in full force and although the Lake Shrine is near the coast temperatures combined with humidity have been high. There is a new water fountain outside the Gift shop providing cool, filtered water and another water fountain by the Visitor Center off the court of religions. Please take care, cover up and stay hydrated.


Dear Guests, We are happy to announce that the Houseboat is open for Saturday morning meditations. Saturday hours are 9:30am until 11:30am

When you seek God, make even a short meditation so intense that it will seem you have spent hours with Him.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

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


Paramahansa Yogananda's Picture with Prasad on India Night 2015

Janmashtami Sunday

Sunday, September 2, 2018

For Janmashtami 2018, Lake Shrine is preparing a special celebration for Lord Krishna. Special services have been designed to encourage people to appreciate Lord Krishna’s artful blend of divinity and humanity.  Lord Krishna was a millenium man–a cowherd, a kshatriya, a prince and king, a diplomat–and for most of us, an avatar on our altar as one of our paramgurus. For more details on this special day, click HERE!

Two Swans Facing Each Other

Fall Collectibles Sale

Sunday, September 9

Lake Shrine Temple’s Collectibles Sale will be held on Sunday, September 9, after both morning services. Join us for this one-time opportunity to shop collectibles, donated by Lake Shrine members and friends, offered at special prices.  The sale will be held in the Special Events Room.  All proceeds will benefit Lake Shrine.

Two Swans Facing Each Other

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I will rise with the dawn and rouse my sleeping love to waken in the light of true devotion for the peace-God within.