SRF Lake Shrine
SRF Lake Shrine
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B Bell
Memphis, TN10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Enjoyed a peaceful walk on the paths around the park... well maintained and beautiful landscaping. When I went, the other visitors were respectful, which made it a pleasant experience. A lovely gem “hidden” in L.A.
Written May 30, 2022
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
The Lake Shrine is nestled in a deep natural depression off Sunset at the mouth of Santa Inez Canyon, and has a large lake, hidden from busy Sunset traffic by lush greenery. Is private but opens free to the public and has free parking. Love to walk around the lake, see the planting seeds and trees, see the ducks, coots and turtles. It's a special beautiful and peaceful place. ...
Written November 26, 2015
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FrequentTraveller034
Marina del Rey, CA586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
I have 2 reasons for the whimsical title of my review. 1/ It is an incredibly serene locale and 2/ for fear of attracting crowds, I hesitate to publicize one of my favorite places to take out of town visitors.

It is almost surreal as one enters this oasis of calm surrounded by a major urban area. It does not take long to make the trek around the lake which has its share of swans and large turtles. The "thing" to do is just take a few moments to reflect in one of the innumerable little alcoves around the lake. It is a place of beauty and the selection of flowers and plants is astounding. What I like is that nobody bothers you as you walk peacefully around the lake (there is a discreet religious undertone, but absolutely nobody ever approaches you with propaganda, so just enjoy the beauty). There is a windmill with a medication room, but it was closed for renovation on this particular trip in early October 2013. In the past, I have always stopped in for a few moments of reflection.

Although the locale is owned by the Self Realization Fellowship and some of the statues and signage attest to that, there is also an inter-denominational feel. I even spotted a statue of the Virgin Mary this time, and on previous trips I especially liked an area devoted to the world's great religions - all understated, but with flowers symbolizing various tenets of those religions.

So take an hour or two to get off the beaten path and enjoy some rare serenity in Los Angeles. It's totally free to enter and to park. And the picture-taking alone is worth a visit.
Written October 10, 2013
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marierm
Los Angeles, CA113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2010
People of all beliefs come to the lake gardens here to meditate, reflect, pray, and just enjoy the beauty. If children are visiting they should be old enough to comply with the quiet atmosphere. It has a rich spiritual history and is known as "the church of all religions". There is also a shrine with some of Ghandi's ashes and a temple next door. Weddings and other services are held here. Donations are requested.
Written July 25, 2011
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Skygirlla
Marina del Rey, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Meditation at its best. Beautiful and peaceful retreat for relaxing or praying. You can also walk the grounds and enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the nature is simply relax. Truly a wonderful experience.
Written May 7, 2019
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David H
Redlands, CA231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Lake Shrine SFR is a Shakti filled gem nestled in the Pacific Palisades. Spring/Summer hours are 10am to 4:30pm. Bliss out on the beauty, sacred grounds as you stroll around the Lake counting your Blessings and the gift that you are Alive. Mediation and prayer are energized as you refresh your heart and soul.
Written April 4, 2019
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anahitarz9
Los Angeles, California40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Very beautiful and peaceful, calming and energizing. Walk the gardens, enjoy the lush greenery, meditate, visit the shrine. I can't believe this oasis exists in the middle of the city. worth visiting.
Written July 15, 2018
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chickabeegrrl
Elk Grove, CA2,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
A very calming and soothing place to be. It was a nice little hide out in busy Malibu. I can envision that weddings would be amazing here. The people visiting were respectful of the grounds. A nice place to meditate.
Written July 3, 2016
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Basma B
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
I enjoyed walking around looking at the ducks, swans and water turtles, and dragonflies. the place is so quite and beautiful.u can take a lot of pictures.
Written September 10, 2015
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Richard C
9,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Situated in a beautiful, peaceful and serine setting just before Sunset Boulevard winds down is last hill to the beach in Pacific Palisades is this small paradise where visitors are always welcome. There is no charge.

No other place in Southern California is a better place to meditate and relax.

One can stroll around the gorgeous small lake or sit on a bench and simply enjoy this beautiful park.

Every time I return to the area, I try to take an hour or so to visit this picturesque oasis.
Written August 8, 2015
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