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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Address: 215 West K Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: (760) 753-2888

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A Perfect Escape

I've been visiting the meditation gardens for years, and always bring visitors to Encinitas to experience the peace and beauty of this incredibly well maintained garden on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Brought a friend to walk the mediation gardens - a wonderful place to see gardens, koi ponds (wow the koi are BIG), and the coastal view. Grounds are smaller than I remembered - but a great place to sit (lots of benches) and take in the blissful surroundings!

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Encinitas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been visiting the meditation gardens for years, and always bring visitors to Encinitas to experience the peace and beauty of this incredibly well maintained garden on the cliffs along the sea. There are numerous places to sit and meditate, or just relax, and a lovely koi pond. Keep your chatter to a minimum and respect the quietude others are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a wonderful place. A friend from CA. Told us to go there and what a find . The gardens are gorgeous and there are many fish ponds too. Do go there when in Encinitas .

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San Diego
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a perfect place to walk around on a Sunday afternoon. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it offers several levels or areas of beautiful nature, from ancient trees to well-manicured garden spots, including a shaded Koi pond. One can find a restful place to sit and meditate within this soothing environment, as visitors are respectful of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

There is a very beautiful visitor centre where you can learn all about the yogi who came from India and founded the place.. You are also welcome to attend services and learn.. There are breathtaking meditation gardens, where you can find plenty of places to sit in gratitude... I found the most perfect place as the sun set, gazing out... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Time out here, with quiet deprive from outside world. Just park, come in, sit and meditate, the rest is grace

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

So Swami's Beach is a world famous surf spot. It is gorgeous. During low tide there are tide pools to explore. And above the beach cliffs is the Self Realization Fellowship which has the most beautiful and serene walk through tropical gardens culminating in amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. It is s great place to meditate or take a... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fantastic location, good energy, lovely layout of the garden and the beach below is fantastic for families, running, surfing or just hanging out.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a lovely peaceful garden with gorgeous views over the ocean. This is worth a visit for garden lovers, people looking for a quiet spot to meditate or just to enjoy the view.

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I've been to the gardens here two times. It's a lovely, peaceful place, perfect for relaxing, photos or meditation. And, the views of the ocean from the gardens are great.

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