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Self-Realization Fellowship Retreat

  • 1150 S. Coast Hwy. 101 Map It
  • Encinitas
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/06/2016

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Founded in 1936 as a retreat and place of worship, the retreat center also offers one of the best views along the Pacific Coast, a sweeping seascape extending north and south as far as the eye can see. Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi, created two beautiful meditation gardens that are open to the public. The gardens are planted with flowering shrubs and trees and contain a series of ponds connected by miniature waterfalls populated by tropical fish. Swami's Point at the south end of the gardens is a popular surfer's break.

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1150 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, California, 92024, United States

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  • Free

Published 07/06/2016


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