The #SRF #Lakeshrine meditation gardens: paradise in Pacific Palisades

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk.

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk.

Hello friends, I have been traveling the last one week and was recently at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades, California. If there is a place on earth which is beyond time and space, this is it! The ten acre site with it's beautifully manicured gardens and a spring-fed lake invites thousands of visitors each year. The silent spiritual sanctuary permeated with an other-worldly peace makes one forget about daily life and concerns so that one can just BE! 

The gardens consist of an open-air temple with golden lotus towers, a houseboat which is open to visitors on Saturdays for meditation and a beautiful newly-renovated Windmill Chapel which also hosts meditation classes for beginners.

There is also a temple located on a hill that overlooks the lake and holds regular Thursday evening and Sunday services. SRF members can also stay and enjoy a silent retreat at the Lake Shrine retreat which is also a part of the property. 

Golden lotus towers at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Golden lotus towers at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Golden lotus towers at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Golden lotus towers at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Houseboat at at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Houseboat at at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Windmill Chapel at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Windmill Chapel at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Entrance to the Windmill Chapel at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Entrance to the Windmill Chapel at SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The SRF Lake Shrine gardens, Pacific Palisades, CA. Image©gunjanvirk