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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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Beautiful and Relaxing.

Beautiful gardens, great views of the ocean and interesting plants. Several different kinds of plants to see, Koi ponds and you can see different views of the ocean from several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Journey1717
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South Jordan, Utah

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The meditation gardens are beautiful and free! Closed on Mondays these gardens are for quiet reflection and can be visited in 20 minutes. Park on the street and walk in the gate and up the stairs to a beautiful overlook. Take time to stroll the entire gardens (takes 20 minutes strolling) or stay longer allowing time for the peacful nature... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens, great views of the ocean and interesting plants. Several different kinds of plants to see, Koi ponds and you can see different views of the ocean from several locations. Very quiet and serene.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spiritual place. Truly serene and perfect for meditation. The SRF ideals have been maintained for the last 100 years from the time it began.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little place to stop off and take a half hour to switch off for a while. Enjoyed meandering around these gardens looking at the perfectly tended plants, taking a little shade and relaxing.very pleasant. What's not to like!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The self realization fellowship gardens are a wonderful place to walk and chill in the confusion that can be Southern California. Free with a very peaceful fee and views that will awe you!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On some days you can visit the retreat/home of Paramahansa Yogananda, and it's stirring to know he was gifted this oceanside place by Luther Burbank to be used in devotional service. The garden is where most folks go to experience his love of the divine, every petal of the place feels tended by monks. There is also a gift shop... More 

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We send all of our guests to The Self Realization Fellowship to see the great view, interesting history, beautiful garden. It only takes about 20 min to see but you can stay longer if you want to meditate or just sit peacefully and enjoy the spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens at the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage are small, immaculately maintained and open to the public. The Hermitage itself is hard to miss. It's a complex right on the PCH in Encinitas surrounded by a white concrete wall with a main building that has a large golden dome on top. If you turn West on Key street, park on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views and gardens are incredible, peaceful and unique. The gift store is fantastic filled with unique items from all over. This is a must see for everyone.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While filled with plenty of earthly delights this garden offers the perfect setting and atmosphere to transcend the physical surroundings.

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