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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens

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Address: 215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Nice calm place

Visited with husband and my parents. Its a visual treat. Spend around an hour here. We visited around 3:00 pm, it was not very hot and good time to take pictures. You are asked to... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Sherry T
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with husband and my parents. Its a visual treat. Spend around an hour here. We visited around 3:00 pm, it was not very hot and good time to take pictures. You are asked to remain silent and not disturb people meditating there. Very nice garden and pond. Nice memory.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Wonderful and a must see/visit. The meditation gardens are not to be missed. It is an awesome experience walking through and feel the serenity. The whole place has an amazing aura, no visit to San Diego is complete without a visit here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was brought here by a local to tour the grounds. It was a wonderful spot. The flowers and plantings are amazing. There are hidden meditation benches, fish ponds and amazing ocean views. Free admission to a lovely spot!

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A beautiful, peaceful place off the beaten path in San Diego County, The Self Realization Gardens is a 'must visit' place when you are on the coast. Beautifully manicured with gardens that are the envy of all, terrific and well-maintained Koi ponds with very large and colorful fish, this little known spot is one you will never forget. Sit and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When friends come to town,we always take them to the gardens. It is not large,but the grounds are pristine along with Koi pools. You can look at the beautiful ocean from a different perspective,or sit and meditate or just enjoy the array of plants, flowers etc. It is free,but a donation is appreciated. Please ck. their website for day and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great and relaxing place. The pond up the hill has the best view with the ocean. Def a relaxing and memorable experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Situated overlooking the Pacific, strolling these gardens is pure bliss! I could sit all day in the green, gorgeous setting. Easy to park on the street nearby, no fee, & just CALM.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to get away from the hustle-bustle of the traffics and just be at peace. Beautiful and peaceful.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Basically a Zen garden with many paths to follow, most leading to the cliff and the ocean view. Many types of different fauna and very unusual. Lots of meditation going on. Beautiful, quiet place to enjoy.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very quiet and peaceful garden. Probably the most pristine gardens we have ever visited. Koi ponds, running water, meditation coves, and a beautiful ocean view. Whispering is recommended, or no talking at all. You will leave feeling centered and awed.

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