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Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine LA

When I lived in LA one of my special power spots was the serene and beautiful Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, and it still is. If you’re one for lush beautiful gardens and major tranquility then you must go for a visit. It’s ten-acres of gardens, natural spring fed lake, swans, ducks, koi fish and plant life from around the world make this wonderment one of a kind. Even a portion of Gandhi’s ashes is enshrined there!

This magical spot came through a real dream of an oil company executive. He woke up in the middle of the night dreaming of the property as a “Church for All Religions”. After having the dream three times that same night he woke up and looked up “Church of All Religions” in the phone book. The only listing was for the Self-Realization Fellowship Church of All Religions in Hollywood. Blown away by his dreams he decided to contact Self-Realization Fellowship headquarters. Paramahansa Yogananda, founder of SRF, came to the phone and before the man could say anything, Paramahansa said “You have property for sale? When can I see it?”. He visited the property the next day and quickly starting plans for the open-air shrine of all religions he wished to establish in Los Angeles.

The Self-Realization Fellowship @ Lake Shrine is a place where one can go mediate, have a wedding ceremony, stay and do a meditation retreat. It’s doors are open to all. When you walk the grounds – the air smells cleaner, the sunlight bounces off the lake and the greenery and environment hug you.

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