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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  • Absolutely must see! Free and mesmerizing. It's within city and the way park is built is amazing. Loved to see the different plants n flowers.  more »
  • The gardens are a lovely place to visit but attending a retreat is even better. Retreat attendees practice silence for the duration of their stay; a wonderful practice to develop a sense of inner peac...  more »
  • If you need to re-charge the batteries then there is no better place to go for free to the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens. First class gardens, Koi ponds and blissful sound...  more »
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  • This is a perfect place for meditation and prayer. Even if you are not religious, this place is amazing for simple relaxation, and being present. I have come with art supplies in the past, and was able to freely experiment without any interruptions. There are many seating areas, as well as a beautiful koi pond, and views of the ocean. Note that there are two or three drinking fountains within the gardens.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. Loved it.
  • Beautiful gardens, peace and Joy!

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