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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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Relax in natural beauty!

Friends introduced us to the gardens. We enjoyed the garden as well as the views of the ocean... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lowell, Michigan, United States
Incredible retreat site

This spiritual group allows visitors to tour their grounds. I highly recommend a visit. the grounds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter F
Staten Island, New York
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215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank LoriAnn1010
Reviewed 4 days ago

This spiritual group allows visitors to tour their grounds. I highly recommend a visit. the grounds are gorgeous and perfectly maintained. the plants, flowers and ponds are beautifully maintained and the views of there Pacific are amazing.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oh my, the views, the salty sea breeze, the plants, the koi ponds, the atmosphere.. so wonderful. Any amount of stress or negativity fades away over loads of natural beauty. Lots of little nooks and crannies to find a quiet place to hide while still...More

Thank Paradise K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is one of the world's best kept secrets, and one of the most beautiful places to visit. It overlooks the world famous Swami's surfing beach next to this garden, also worth a visit - both free! This garden, with it's Koi ponds and ocean...More

Thank johndkohler1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I visit the Meditation Gardens every time I come to Encinitas, which is usually in mid-winter. This time, it was October and the plants were quite different. A little subdued, but, as a gardener explained, it's the dry time of year. I recommend going as...More

Thank AlaskaMarion
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The gardens are nice, but a lot of plants looked like they weren't doing too well. There were too many people walking around and chatting to be able to sit meditate. (The setting also reminded me of photos of a green cemetery.) However, it was...More

1  Thank LindaSue2013
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been going to Encintas for 30 years and make sure every visit I go spend a bit of time at the gardens. It has a serenity that is beyond and must be experienced. The gardens are meticulously manicured and there are paths that...More

Thank Evan Z
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We found out about it from a local lady. Such a peaceful, beautiful setting with stunning views over the ocean. There is no charge for admission. There is a fairly long stairway leading up to the gardens.

1  Thank billcS8819EK
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is by far, the best public place of serenity in all of Encinitas! If you want a peaceful place to relax, watch the ocean, contemplate nature, hear your inner self, meditate under a tree, this is the place. It is a respectful place, we...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My family and I have visited the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens a number of times. It is free to walk the relaxing and beautiful gardens. Since the gardens are build on a hillside, you must be able to navigate a slope and...More

Thank Carol H
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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. 😉