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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

215 West K Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-2888
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Encinitas
Type: Gardens
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L.A. Area
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As a practitioner of SRF, I could not wait to visit these gardens. I was not disappointed. The ocean views are stunning! As I walked around looking at all the peaceful places for meditation, the care and attention to detail that are put into this inviting haven are evident. I could have spent hours here! Admission is free, but please... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very impressed and appreciative. Never been to a garden that is so well kept. Well thought out. Meandering path through lush plants and trees. Meandering stream with big koi fish. Everything is green and most plants are blooming. Just beautiful. Path takes you to top of cliff with breathtaking view of the beach and ocean below. Many benches for sitting... More

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San Diego
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143 reviews 143 reviews
22 attraction reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I LOVE this place and am always keen to show it off to visitors, as it is so special and they are always impressed. From the roadside, it doesn't really look much but after walking along the pathways - from the shade, koi pond and gnarly trees to the stark sunshine, tropical plants and fabulous view of the ocean, you... More

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Vermillion, SD
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Swami's followers keep this meditation garden in perfect harmony with the environment and freely share it with the public. Don't miss the koi ponds and the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from the cliff top.

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Cardiff by the Sea, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a hidden jewel in our little town. I love the beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Devotee or not, all are welcome.

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Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The meditation gardens are one of the most pleasant places I've ever been. It's like diving into another world. No worlds can describe the peace and joy you can feel there. A must visit.

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I found this quiet and peaceful place close to the ocean,in 2003,used exclusively fot the purpose of silent meditation.Now,in 2014,still practice Paramahansa Yogananda's methods everyday,to recharge myself and to calm my mind.Don't miss this retreat in California,if you love a balanced lifestyle.Special thanks to the noons,who live there.

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chicago, illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Beautifully maintained. Peaceful walk and wonderful views. Nice little getaway right off the highway.

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arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is definitely my "go to" place whenever I'm in the San Diego area. This place is just as the title says -- a meditation garden filled with gorgeous flowers and heavenly views of the sea. There are many places along the paths to sit and meditate or just enjoy the views. It's a place that enhances a spiritual connection.... More

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Napa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In all the years that I have been coming to Solana Beach, I have never walked through these gardens. I am so glad that I had the opportunity today to walk through the gardens. The gardens are beautiful, contemplative, and very peaceful. I am most grateful for the opportunity to have a few minutes of my day spent walking through... More

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