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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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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nicely kept multi-level garden (many steps) with old and new growth, magnificent Koi pools and views of the beaches below.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A must stop at least once a year. A beautiful place to think, walk , meditate. Clear the mind, get your priorities straight.

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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Liked everything - beautiful to walk through - calmness. You felt at peace as you walked along the pathways.

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Walnut, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my girlfriend to the SRF grounds to visit the gardens. I had been there many times before. I was a little concerned about the numerous security personnel that patrolled the grounds as this is considered a holy place and a meditation garden. Irrespective of that, the garden still has all it magnificence. My girlfriend talked to a volunteer... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Especially during week days when you can really feel the peace and calm of the grounds. Sit and take a time to meditate.. even with eyes open... you will feel blessed... just to be alive!

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Looking for serenity, meditation and beauty in So Cal? Make sure that this is one of the spots you visit. Situated in the beach town of Encinatas, the SRF provides a haven to those seeking solace. The grounds are small, but meticulously maintained and boast stunning views of the ocean, beautiful gardens and several koi ponds where you can sit... More

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L.A. Area
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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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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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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