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"Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God"

-- Paramahansa Yogananda


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Ministerial Services are performed in the Windmill Chapel and on the Gandhi Memorial lawn

Weddings  Christenings & Memorials

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple


The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine was dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950.


Many thousands of visitors come each year to enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of this spiritual sanctuary. The ten-acre site, with its gardens and natural spring-fed lake, is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including swans, ducks, koi, and trees and flowers from around the world.


The grounds include a Court of Religions honoring the five principal religions of the world, the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial (pictured at the left) where a portion of Gandhi's ashes is enshrined, a museum with exhibits on Paramahansa Yogananda's work, and a gift shop with arts and crafts from India. The temple itself is on a hilltop overlooking the lake.



Quick Downloads:


Introduction to SRF SRF Lessons Application Worldwide Prayer Circle


Visit our Free Literature Download Page for alternate languages, to learn more about Paramahansa Yogananda's Lessons for Home Study, the Worldwide Prayer Circle that he established to serve people around the world, and a catalog of the many available publications and recordings by Yogananda and his monastic disciples.







      Tour of the Gardens





                         View a slide show of the Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens               



Please be aware that the Lake Level Parking area is reserved for special events on the following dates. 

Please park at the Temple Level on:

August 23, Afternoon
October 4, Morning


All parking closed to public August 4-7 for Convocation


Learn more about Sunday parking...

Lake Shrine Fundraiser

Lake Shrine Windmill Chapel


Discover updates about the Windmill Chapel Renovation Project




Learn about the Lake Shrine FundraiserDonate to Lake Shrine Building Fund


Upcoming Events & Dates

Convocation Week

Grounds closed to public Monday through Thursday, August 4-7

Mahavatar Babaji
Friday, July 25

Four Hour Meditation
Saturday, July 26

Wellness Yoga
Saturday, July 26

Weekly Announcements

Temple Announcements as read at Services


Lake Shrine News

Easter Bunny at Lake Shrine

Easter at Lake Shrine

As Easter morning dawned, clouds covered much of the sky, but the brightness of the sun peeking through those clouds promised a day of light, worship and fellowship at Lake Shrine Temple. Crowds began arriving just after 7a.m. for the first service at 8a.m. Many devotees brought family members along to share in the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.


What Are You Digging?

By a Lake Shrine Devotee



“What are you digging? Are you digging into your soul?” These thoughts flow through my mind as I show up to my very first Temple Day of Service ready to work! “I’ll do whatever you ask of me, my Beloved. The dirtier the better!”