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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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Oasis along PCH with amazing views

First, please remember this is a free gem (donations appreciated) and a lovingly maintained... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
One of my most favourite places in the world

The gardens are incredibly beautiful year round. You can feel the love and care given to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
+1 760-753-2888

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Reviewed 5 days ago

First, please remember this is a free gem (donations appreciated) and a lovingly maintained Meditation Garden. So don't bring your or chatty aunt or first date without requesting for them to be QUIET and respect others' desire for a peaceful place. Enjoy time here and...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are incredibly beautiful year round. You can feel the love and care given to maintaining the gardens and car for the Koi fish. The gardens are on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean. The views are stunning. Sunset from here is a...More

Thank Ingrid H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean with beautiful gardens and fish ponds. Many people did not allow for meditation. Would go back on a weekday.

Thank Annie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens. I take visitors here every chance I get. Free entry. The guard even opened up for me on a monday because I had out of state visitors. Vistas are breathtaking. gardens are immaculate and Koi pond is gorgeous. Worth more than one visit.

Thank MayanNawa13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I want to get away, take a nice walk or even think things over I head to SRF (Self Realization Fellowship). The gardens of SRF are beautifully tended and verdant. There are benches throughout to sit and rest and think. The top path provides...More

Thank DB A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. I'm not one for meditation but this place is so beautiful and peaceful I could have sat there all day. A must visit

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect weather day. Being gardeners, we loved the flora and fauna. The peaceful environs were so special that I am considering booking a retreat with my dear friend some in the near future. I was inspired, I purchased an artist's painting to...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

What a beautiful, inspiring and calming place. The flowers are simply sensational and beauty and calmness is everywhere. We're so glad we took the time to go to the Meditation Gardens!

1  Thank Barb S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I have to go here every time I am in the area and it is open. Spectacular views and peaceful setting make for a wonderful break. Small but amazing.

Thank TerryofMB
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We visited these beautiful gardens on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon but enjoyed every step we took. The plants and Koi Pond were so beautiful. There were areas where we could sit and peacefully meditate. The view of the Pacific Ocean is amazing. There...More

1  Thank Fiddling4ag
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What hours can you visit the gardens and how is reached from 101 Coast Highway?
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. 😉
Sandra L
Are well behaved leashed dogs allowed?
17 August 2016|
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Response from CiralaCirala | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't tell you. Didn't see any dogs on the grounds ... plase ask at 001-(0)760-753-2888, 9am-5pm.
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Is this a place I could take a two year old?
8 March 2016|
Response from CiralaCirala | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen many children on the grounds over the years. Please be aware that it is a place at which people are asked to be quiet. So no crying, running, screaming .... people want to meditate.
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