Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine


Come Enjoy Meditation

Sunken Garden
Sunken Garden

Everyone is welcome to meditate at Lake Shrine. Guided meditations provide a good way to start, and the first fifteen minutes of the Sunday and Thursday services in the Temple offer monastic-led meditations. Most Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm there will be a 30 minute guided meditation in the lake-side Windmill chapel. Also in the Windmill, on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm noon, a 30-minute introduction to meditation is offered. Additionally, the first hour of the Friday evening meditation, on the first Friday each month, is a guided meditation. Longer meditations are also available on Friday and Sunday evenings. Individual meditation is available in the Windmill Chapel and on benches around the Lake. See the monthly calendar for details.

Simple instructions for private meditation and protocols for meditating with a group can be viewed or downloaded here:

Lakeside Bench for Meditation

Children receive meditation instruction and experience as part of their Temple Sunday School instruction, and events throughout the year offer opportunities for families to meditate together.  

Creating a spiritual space in the home supports individuals and families in the daily practice of meditation.  Representatives serving in the Gift Shop or Bookrooms are happy to offer ideas that help design personal sacred corners or altars. 

When attending group meditations please dress modestly and comfortably, arriving in the spirit of relaxing into stillness, to maximize the enjoyment of peace in body, heart, and mind. 

Beginner’s Resources for Learning to Meditate 

Learn to Meditate

Learn the Self-Realization Fellowship techniques of meditation through the SRF Lessons.  Learn More

Undreamed of Possibilities SRF Lesson Application Form

Guidelines for Meditation (pdf)

Prayer Requests

Worldwide Prayer CircleMonks and nuns of the Self-Realization Fellowship Prayer Council pray daily for all those who request prayers for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and for world peace. They are joined by SRF members and friends around the globe who are part of our Worldwide Prayer Circle.

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Keep your mind positive and strong. It is your inner experience that is most important.