A Los Angeles Hidden Gem; The Lake Shrine September 28, 2014 11:34

When I first came to Los Angeles a new buddy took me here. It's a hidden gem not far from all the more touristy places, which I also enjoy. I still like to go to the Lake Shrine and walk around in the peace and quiet .

The official blurb is ;

The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine was dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950.

Many thousands of visitors come each year to enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of this spiritual sanctuary. The ten-acre site, with its gardens and natural spring-fed lake, is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including swans, ducks, koi, and trees and flowers from around the world.

The grounds include a Court of Religions honoring the five principal religions of the world, the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial (pictured at the left) where a portion of Gandhi's ashes is enshrined, a museum with exhibits on Paramahansa Yogananda's work, and a gift shop with arts and crafts from India. The temple itself is on a hilltop overlooking the lake.

I'm not religious but I like to visit, walk, sit and reflect from time to time.

The website is here if you would like to know more http://www.lakeshrine.org/