The must see #SRF meditation gardens at #Encinitas, California

A panoramic view of the Self Realization Fellowship meditation gardens at Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

A panoramic view of the Self Realization Fellowship meditation gardens at Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Those of you who have been to the beach town of Encinitas in Southern California probably have also been to the beautiful SRF meditation gardens located on 215 West "K" Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. Open to public from Tuesdays through Sundays, 9am to 5pm, the beauty of the gardens and the vibrations of the place transport you to a dimension which is beyond time and space. SRF members can stay at the Encinitas retreat and enjoy the gardens watching the sunset and the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean even after public hours. The quiet serenity, the meditative environment, the incredibly well manicured gardens with fish ponds, stony pathways, wooden benches and the breathtaking views of the ocean, make this one of my favorite spots in the world. I would go halfway across the world to visit there again! 

Tip: From Los Angeles Union Station, take the Amtrak "Surfliner" train to Solana Beach. Tickets can be bought at the station and cost $30 one way only. Solana Beach is just 3 miles or 4.8 km south of the SRF Meditation Gardens and it is very easy to get there with a cab. I take the Uber cab and last time (August, 2015) it cost me around $9 from the Solana Beach station to the gardens. You can also take a regular taxi but it costs about $20 for the same distance. For Amtrak train schedules you can log on to: www.amtrak.com. Hope to see you there soon!

When night falls at the SRF meditation gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

When night falls at the SRF meditation gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Meditating at the SRF meditation gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Meditating at the SRF meditation gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Meditation gardens, SRF, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Meditation gardens, SRF, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

View of the sea from SRF gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

View of the sea from SRF gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The quiet SRF gardens for meditating at Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The quiet SRF gardens for meditating at Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The view of the sea from the SRF meditation gardens at Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

The view of the sea from the SRF meditation gardens at Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Palm trees at SRF meditation gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

Palm trees at SRF meditation gardens, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

A lone surfer at Swamis beach, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk

A lone surfer at Swamis beach, Encinitas, CA. Image©gunjanvirk