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215 W K St Encinitas CA 92024

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

215 W K St Encinitas CA 92024

(760) 753-2888

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The golden domes of the Self-Realization Fellowship Ashram Center on Highway 101 near Swami's Beach are an easy-to-spot Encinitas landmark. Not as easy to find is the entrance to the meditation gardens on K Street, just west of 101. Open to the public, the gardens feature winding walking paths lined with flowers that lead visitors through tranquil meditative areas bordered by trees and shrubs, many planted by Paramahansa Yogananda himself. Benches are placed throughout the property for reading or meditating, including some with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Koi ponds are connected by waterfalls, but a small swimming pool used by Yogananda sits empty. Entrance to the gardens is free, and donations are accepted.

Hours
  • Tue: 9am-5pm
  • Wed: 9am-5pm
  • Thu: 9am-5pm
  • Fri: 9am-5pm
  • Sat: 9am-5pm
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based on 155 Reviews
02/21/2014 Alex C.
This was an amazing stop on our trip throughout San Diego. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and overlook the ocean. Something I would highly recommend to anyone passing through the area...
01/02/2014 Vicki C.
This stunningly beautiful garden is perched above the famous Swamis beach. The garden is expertly maintained and has one of the most amazing views in California. There are plenty of benches to...
12/05/2013 Shallyn W.
Love this place--It's so beautiful! Very peaceful and a nice place to visit whether youre passing by or live in the surrounding areas. I try to stop by anytime I'm passing through. Additionally,...
12/01/2013 Rebecca A.
This place is one of the most gorgeous, peaceful place, I've ever been. Beautiful flowers, trees, plants. The koi ponds are perfection, if you're wearing red, like the monks who feed the koi, (but...
10/27/2013 Charles S.
Lovely, carefully manicured gardens designed with little spaces t sit and meditate.Plus the largest koi I have ever seen.It's small, but it's free. A nice place to stop for a bit if you're...
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