The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a garden dedicated to Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950. was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced many westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga.
The Lake Shrine as it is popularly known, is a peaceful garden where you can sit, relax, and meditate. We went there last Sunday because I wanted to see the place and take photos. As soon as I entered its sanctum, I was amazed at how beautiful and peaceful the garden was.
I saw a person walking on his bare feet, someone meditating in the yoga position, and a few people just sitting and absorbing the beauty of the place.
The garden basically surrounds the natural spring fed lake. A Windmill Chapel, an authentic reproduction of a 16th century Dutch windmill, houses their meditation room.
For more photos visit my flickr photostream.
Self-Realization Fellowship Temple - Lake Shrine
17190 Sunset Boulevard
Pacific Palisades, California 90272-3099
Telephone: (310) 454-4114
Entrance is free
My Rating: 3 STARS
Lake Shrine Temple