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Lake Shrine Temple and Retreat

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17190 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA 90272-3001
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Gorgeous, relaxing, charming, kind people. Truly an air of calm tranquility. One of my favorite spots in the city. You can quickly reach a level of calm that is near-impossible to find in any other outdoor spot in LA. I wish I was there now.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scotttmiller1
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Very beautiful and peaceful, calming and energizing. Walk the gardens, enjoy the lush greenery, meditate, visit the shrine. I can't believe this oasis exists in the middle of the city. worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

If your in the city this is one of the MOST PEACEFUL places on EARTH . It's a place of contemplation, meditation, romantic place to go with your loved one or visit with the whole family. Children can feed the ducks there is a huge...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Sunday servies at 9:00am an 11:00am ground open Sunday afternoon visit website for schedue of services and when grounds are open visit gift shop --- great prices

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank africanmatrix
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

A very calming and soothing place to be. It was a nice little hide out in busy Malibu. I can envision that weddings would be amazing here. The people visiting were respectful of the grounds. A nice place to meditate.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Lake Shrine is nestled in a deep natural depression off Sunset at the mouth of Santa Inez Canyon, and has a large lake, hidden from busy Sunset traffic by lush greenery. Is private but opens free to the public and has free parking. Love...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank David B L
Reviewed September 10, 2015

I enjoyed walking around looking at the ducks, swans and water turtles, and dragonflies. the place is so quite and beautiful.u can take a lot of pictures.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Basma B
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Situated in a beautiful, peaceful and serine setting just before Sunset Boulevard winds down is last hill to the beach in Pacific Palisades is this small paradise where visitors are always welcome. There is no charge. No other place in Southern California is a better...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited Los Angeles for a week and saw all kinds of things but the Lake Shrine Temple was my favorite by far! The gardens are strikingly beautiful. I went in the late morning and there was still a bit of mist on the water....More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank SMLove226
Reviewed May 20, 2015

The place is quite and peaceful. The lake has swans and just watching the place gives a lot peace. The place is a must go for seeking serenity. You can walk on the trail which circumferences the lake. there are places to sit and meditate...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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April 4, 2017|
Response from Cj R |
no thou plenty of walking very peaceful, great for meditation and gardens are stunning just as pictures show