Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Encinitas

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Situated high above the Pacific Ocean, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens provides the perfect setting for reflection and contemplation. Run by the Self Realization Fellowship (SRF), a non-profit religious organization, the internationally renowned gardens lend themselves to meditation, study, or prayer. Meander around the beautifully maintained gardens, admire the koi ponds, or simply sit and gaze at the ocean view. After enjoying some serenity, you can head towards the Encinitas Hermitage, where SRF founder and creator Paramahansa Yogananda spent much time. The rooms used by Paramahansa are now preserved as a shrine. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and many more Encinitas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Encinitas trip maker site .
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  • This meditation garden (which means whisper only) is a wonderful refuge in the heart of downtown Encinitas. Part of the Self Realization Fellowship, it is perfect for a contemplative stroll or a quiet...  more »
  • We found this by chance after we had lunch nearby. I wanted to walk alittle after a terrible flight experience the day before. It is so very peaceful and beautiful. Views of the ocean and a big koi po...  more »
  • Enjoyed this beautiful place. Walking on the paths, sitting in the sun, meditating and taking it all in! Beautiful at the cliffs with the ocean and pretty flowers everywhere as well. And don't forget ...  more »
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  • Just when you are happy to sit alone and ponder the Pacific, you are pulled away to the SRF Hermitage. And, there, sitting again, the pieces that were unanswered from past sit downs with yourself in real and dreamed of places become whole. You are in The Garden of Eden. No snakes, no apple trees, no human that you see. There are some places on the planet where you talk to yourself lovingly, selecting a channel of insight that raises your head and face to your own realization of being the best you can be. Here, is where you start the journey that creates the immortal soul, that is you. Located near the end of Sunset Boulevard as you approach the Pacific Coast Highway in the Pacific Pallisades, between Santa Monica & Malibu. Refreshing and Ressurecting! You'll see.
  • Very peaceful garden and the temple to meditate or just relaxing fish pond and small water fall with depth of plants gives you really relaxing mood here.
  • The most peaceful spot in Encinitas! And the view is spectacular!❤️
  • Beautiful garden with many places for quiet contemplation. If you're in the area and love nature and gardens this is a nice quick stop.
  • Hermitage Meditation Gardens are yet another reason San Diego is America's finest city. Just 35 minutes north on the 5 and you land in Catdiff by the Sea a town after every persons heart. Mandatory silence strictly enforced during most seasons however is laxed during holidays due to high volume.

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