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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
+1 760-753-2888
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Beautiful, peaceful but don't go on a Monday unless you are from out of town

We stopped at the Self-Realization Fellowship on a Monday and were told it was closed for... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Amazing Views and it smells sooo good!

I fell in love with Meditation Gardens immediately when we walked through the gate and were greeted... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stopped at the Self-Realization Fellowship on a Monday and were told it was closed for maintenance on Mondays. This made sense to us...but we asked so many "out of towner" questions that the guard asked if we were, in fact, not from the area....More

Thank mountaintrekker1234
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I fell in love with Meditation Gardens immediately when we walked through the gate and were greeted with the aroma of jasmine, lavender and many other plant botanicals. I value aromatherapy so I appreciated the aroma from the plant botanicals. I thought the little ponds...More

Thank Ladee_t0720
Reviewed 7 September 2017

These gardens have an incredible variety of flowers and trees, plus breathtaking views of the ocean. Whether you visit for its beauty, to meditate or to see the koi ponds, you won't be disappointed.

Thank McS_M60
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We came here as an alternative to the beaches directly below the cliffs, as the temps were uncommonly hot. There were a few benches located in the shade, not as many as I had hoped, but the walk through the gardens was very enjoyable. The...More

Thank stevepeck2017
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The meditation gardens are just a beautiful and relaxing way to get away from the busy world. Parking is a bit tricky to find (we got lucky with a spot on the street) and the hours aren't always convenient but the effort is worth it....More

Thank williephips
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A little piece of tranquility and paradise. Always look forward to visiting when in San Diego. The flowers and views of the ocean to second to none. 🕉☯️

Thank heidi874
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The SRC mediation gardens are beautiful. Lush, serene, and inviting. An oasis with ocean views, flowing water, ponds of colorful fish and inviting places that beckon you to stop, look, listen and admire the surroundings. If your purpose is finding a quiet place for mediation...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to sit and take a moment to breath. The beautiful plants, coy ponds and the seating areas encourages you to just relax and take some time to just be. Such a beautiful place!

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have been here 3 times and each time it gets more beautiful and serene than the next. I love just walking around, surveying the plants and koi ponds, and enjoying the extraordinary ocean views. As this is a meditation garden, it is imperative that...More

Thank Leidertruth
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The gardens are simply magnificent. As you walk up the steps, you find yourself enveloped in wonder and love as well as beauty. At the top is a great view of the ocean. You won't come all the way down all day. But it's more...More

Thank RaW431
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Mondays. If you Google 'SRF meditation gardens opening hours' you'll get a link to the website with the opening hours for the gardens. There is a retreat center attached to it, but you have to be a member of... More
1 September 2017|
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Response from Ing D | Reviewed this property |
There are weekend retreats available, as long as you are a member of Self-Realization Fellowship you can attend the retreats. They also have wonderful services in a temple a block away. If you Google 'SRF temple Encinitas... More
3 February 2017|
Response from Bornok_30 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the hours. But we went there around 10am and I know they close at 5pm. It's right off 101/coast highway. Beside Swamis beach. Just key in the address in your gps and it will take you there. 😉