Sanctuaries Founded by Yogananda

SRF Encinitas Ashram CenterParamahansa Yogananda founded several world-renowned spiritual sanctuaries during his lifetime. At the Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center, and at the SRF Ashram Center and Hermitage in Encinitas, he lived, worked, taught, and deeply communed with God over a span of many years. Today, these and the other sites he founded — such as the SRF Lake Shrine and the SRF Temples in Hollywood and San Diego — are revered as places of sacred pilgrimage for people from all over the world.

Paramahansaji took great delight in landscaping the meditation gardens in each of these sanctuaries. He hoped that these expressions of God’s harmony, tranquility, and beauty would inspire visitors to establish a portable heaven in their own hearts. As places of divine communion, thousands are drawn by the vibrations of peace and harmony that they find here.

 

Virtual Tours

We hope you enjoy the “virtual tours” here — and come back frequently as we add new multimedia presentations about other places associated with Paramahansa Yogananda’s life and world mission.

 
 
SRF Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, California 
Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, Pacific Palisades, California 
  SRF Lake Shrine
Pacific Palisades, California
 
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California 
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California Take the Tour
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California Features of the Lake
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California A Colorful History
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California 
  Founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950, the ten-acre Lake Shrine Temple, Retreat, and Meditation Gardens overlook the Pacific Ocean and offer garden-lined pathways and meditation nooks around a lake with swans and koi.
 
SRF Hollywood Temple, Hollywood, California 
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California 
  SRF Hollywood Temple
Hollywood, California
 
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California 
  Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California    Take the Tour 
 
  Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California    A Colorful History 
Self-Realization Fellowship - Lake Shrine Temple, Pacific Palisades, California 
  Paramahansa Yogananda conducted many lectures, classes, and meditations at the Hollywood Temple, which he established in 1942. The temple and gardens continue to be a spiritual oasis in the midst of Sunset Boulevard — a short distance from downtown Los Angeles.
 
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