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The Self Realization Fellowship

215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 753-1811

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The Encinitas Temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), an international religious organization founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda to disseminate the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India.

The Temple offers a full program of inspirational lecture services, meditations, scriptural reading and meditation services, kirtans (devotional chanting), Sunday School and Teen classes, and other activities to introduce truth seekers to the timeless teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and help them deepen their spiritual practices.

The nearby Encinitas Ashram Center and Meditation Gardens were established by Paramahansa Yogananda during his lifetime, and have become a center of pilgrimage for thousands of people each year, who come from all parts of the globe to visit the site where this great world teacher lived, worked, and communed with God.

Meditation Gardens

215 W. K Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday

Internationally renowned gardens offer a diversity of colorful plants, meditation nooks, koi ponds, and spectacular ocean vistas – providing a unique inspirational setting where one can pray, study, meditate, or just sit quietly enjoying the expression of God’s beauty in nature.

The Hermitage

215 W. K Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)

Open Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In the Encinitas Hermitage, Paramahansa Yogananda spent many years in divine communion, bringing forth from his direct experience of God writings that have inspired countless souls to a deeper search for Him. The rooms used by Paramahansaji are preserved as a shrine.

Encinitas Temple

939 Second Street

Sunday Inspirational Services
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday Inspirational Service
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

J Street Auxiliary Chapel

1105 Second Street

Located 1½ blocks from Encinitas Temple, 1 block from Meditation Gardens

Sunday Inspirational Services (from Encinitas Temple via video link)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Chapel open for individual meditation
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. seven days/week

Additional Meditations and Services are held at the Temple and J Street Chapel locations throughout the week.