About Lake Shrine
Lake Shrine is the private property of Self-Realization Fellowship, maintained as a sanctuary and opened to the public as a courtesy for all to enjoy. It is recognized as an international sacred site by many religious leaders, disciples and students.
Lake Shrine was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda as a place for meditation, prayer, and individual worship. The outdoor pathways and meditation benches provide a quiet environment for personal reflection and the indoor sanctuaries are for silent meditation and prayer.
There is also a temple with calendared public events, a retreat, and an ashram residence for men of the Self-Realization Fellowship monastic order.
We have friendly volunteers serving throughout the site who can answer questions and provide information. We also provide gate/parking attendants and uniformed security. We ask that you comply with any requests they may have.
Gardens open: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm // Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Their beautiful gift shop: