Encinitas, California: Swamis - Self-Realization FellowshipSelf-Realization Fellowship Encinitas is a unique sight along the surfing beaches north of San Diego.
Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage and Meditation Gardens
- 215 K St., Encinitas, CA
- Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage and Meditation Gardens, K Street and Crest St.
- Meditation gardens: Tu-Sa 9 am - 5 pm, Su 11 am - 5 pm; Hermitage: Su 2 pm. (Call to verify)
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With a waterfall, koi pond and beautiful meditation gardens coloring its grounds, Self-Realization Fellowship Encinitas offers serenity for its many visitors. Built in 1936, this is where Paramahansa Yogananda -- the founder of the nonprofit spiritual organization Self-Realization Fellowship -- spent many hours writing his timeless classic Autobiography of a Yogi. Inviting quiet reflection, the site is threaded with scenic walkways with ocean views.
Just below, don't miss the awe-inspiring Swami's Beach, so named for Yogananda and very popular among surfers.[Susan Derby, 03/14/2010]
The locals also refer to the Self Realization Fellowship as "Swamis."