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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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TRANQUILITY REALIZED

Just visit this place. And calm your soul. It's WORTH it! This place is so calm and peaceful. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DSGS-2018
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San Diego, California
Tranquility

This meditation garden (which means whisper only) is a wonderful refuge in the heart of downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shannon G
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Encinitas, California
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visit this place. And calm your soul. It's WORTH it! This place is so calm and peaceful. Very well-kept, amazing to see all the different plants. You MUST see the fish, too. This place is also QUIET -- amazing place to meditate. I love...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This meditation garden (which means whisper only) is a wonderful refuge in the heart of downtown Encinitas. Part of the Self Realization Fellowship, it is perfect for a contemplative stroll or a quiet moment on a bench with one of the best views of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this by chance after we had lunch nearby. I wanted to walk alittle after a terrible flight experience the day before. It is so very peaceful and beautiful. Views of the ocean and a big koi pond, and lots of benches to rest...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this beautiful place. Walking on the paths, sitting in the sun, meditating and taking it all in! Beautiful at the cliffs with the ocean and pretty flowers everywhere as well. And don't forget the koi ponds too.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I've visited the Hermitage twice to walk the gardens, take the tour and gaze over the cliffs at the beautiful, powerful Pacific Ocean. Each time, I've experienced a state of calm and peace. Especially as the pace of my life increases, I crave experiences like...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a free garden open to all. A lot of benches to sit and relax, great views of the ocean and ponds with koi!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Located on the cliffs above the Pacific shoreline, this park is a very quiet and relaxing place to visit. Only complaint I have is that I wished they had put small signs identifying in flora in the gardens.

Thank Randy C
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This area was established in the 1920's as a place for ALL to come and find Peace. Whether you're meditating in the spacious gardens or just walking around looking at the beautiful koi swimming gracefully in the several ponds, you will leave feeling more calm,...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Self Realization Fellowship Heritage & Meditation Gardens is truly a special place of peace and tranquility. The cliffside meditation gardens are open to the public. Benches are provided for visitors who wish to meditate or just sit and absorb the peace of this quiet...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Friends introduced us to the gardens. We enjoyed the garden as well as the views of the ocean. There are several areas of steps and other inclines to get from the entrance to the top with the ocean views.

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ldydisilva
3 February 2018|
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Response from AlaskaMarion | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to visit the gardens. As for the best time of year, I have been there in October as well as January and February. Each time I have visited, there have been flowers in bloom. Much care goes into maintaining... More
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Golf4b
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
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ryannmcneil
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
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