Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

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Daily Advisories

Saturday, February 22

Dear guests, due to ceremonies being held in the Windmill Chapel the Chapel will be closed between 10 am – 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 22. Parking will also be restricted between 10 am – 1:30 pm. However parking is available on Palisades Drive just a short walk east of the Lake entrance.

Windmill Chapel Meditations

New to meditation? join us in our Windmill Chapel, Lake Level on Wednesdays at 12 – 12:30 pm for a beginners’ meditation or Sundays from 2 – 2:30 pm  for a guided meditation. All are welcome.

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.

New Landing

The construction of the new landing is finished. The landing ties in nicely with the materials used on the Windmill Chapel. Sandstone rock encases the pillars and deck. A red brick veneer covers the floor and stair case with wrought iron railings surrounding the landing and stair case…quite grand!

The saints stress non-attachment so that one strong point of material attachment may not prevent our attaining the entire kingdom of God. Renunciation does not mean giving up everything; it means giving up small pleasures for eternal bliss.

— 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.


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

Four-Hour Meditation

Saturday, February 22

10:00am – 2:00pm

Brother Satyananda playing the harmonium in the Sanctuary during a Sunday Service

On Saturday, February 22, 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. 

This event takes place at the main Temple: 17080 Sunset Blvd. Please park in the upper Temple lot.

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Undreamed of Possibilities: The Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship

Saturday, February 29

7:00pm – 9:00pm

As a serious spiritual seeker, you are welcome  and invited to an evening program offering opportunities to explore the full scope of teachings in the SRF Lessons series, hear testimonials from the lives of disciples who walk this path, and engage in live Q+A to discover more.  

This event will take place in the Special Events Room. Please park in the upper level lot. The parking gate will open at 6:30pm. For full details on this unique event, click HERE

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One-Day Retreat for Lessons’ Students

Saturday, March 21

10:00am – 4:00pm

Through guided experience, the retreat will teach the foundation techniques of energization and meditation.  There will be a workshop to help participants design and build a quality spiritual life with opportunity for fellowship and making new friends on the path.  

Please park in the upper level lot. For full details on the event, click HERE

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Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine’s 2020 Calendar of Events2020 Calendar of Events

Join us at Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine for a year of spiritual activities. Click on the link above to download our 2020 calendar of events. We look forward to seeing you at the Lake Shrine in 2020. 

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Divine Mother, I have heard Thy voice whispering in the fragrance of the rose. I touched Thy tenderness in the softness of the lily. In the whispers of my devotion, it was Thy love that answered.