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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Encinitas
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encinitas ca
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Magical spot”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The meditation gardens are really stunning and so are the gorgeous koi ponds. This is a local treasure and open to anyone to visit for no charge. The vegetation is lush and very tropical. At the top of the path is a bench overlooking the Pacific Ocean...what a wonderful spot to sit and meditate for a few minutes. If you're in the area, don't miss this. The locals love it!

Visited August 2013
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San Diego
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful Peaceful Gardens”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a meditative location on the cliff of the famous break of Swamis. Benches are scattered throughout the gardens. It's quiet. The Self Realization Fellowship people are gentle, patient and non judgmental. They contribute to the City of Encinitas in so many positive ways. We feel so fortunate to call Encinitas our home. They have land near the gardens where they grow their own food, pumpkins for Halloween for the Encinitas street scene on Halloween night. Have a gift shop on the corner of 101. Definitely don't miss the gardens if you're driving through!

Visited November 2013
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Encinitas, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Meditation Garden”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A peaceful and meditation garden situated on the bluff in Encinitas overlooking the Ocean. A great place for ambling among the well manicured vegetation or sitting in peaceful meditation. Especially nice are the beautiful flowers throughout and the Koi ponds.

Visited October 2013
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Encinitas, California
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Free admission to well kept garden with koi ponds on bluff overlooking ocean
Placed to meditate too under beautiful trees
Easy free parking

Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sea side peace”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Beautiful grounds to explore, enjoy the view or sit and meditate on one of the many hidden coves in the gardens. While there is a large "gate" on the Coastal Highway - the entrance to the gardens is hidden on K street. It is free to enter but there are multiple donation boxes around the facility and it's only kind to enjoy such a beautiful space to donate a bit to help with the upkeep. This is NOT a place for children unable to be silent - many are there to reconnect with themselves and children chattering is not welcome.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Karen C
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