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“You will be surprised!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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, Outdoors
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San Diego
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149 reviews 149 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
“You will be surprised!”
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 suddenly feel at peace.

If you have time, then take a book or just sit quietly and soak up the atmosphere.

Visited August 2014
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Vermillion, SD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Lovely meditation garden”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Slice of heaven”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Relax and enjoy”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Milan, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“SFR ashram Encinitas”
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.

Visited August 2013
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