Self Realization Fellowship Retreats

This page  is a listing of SRF retreats located within the United States.

For International listings and overviews of retreat scheduling, please visit the Self Realization Fellowship Mother Center listings: yogananda-srf.org/retreats.

Lake Shrine Retreat

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Reservations may be made for one to six days, depending upon availability. Check-in time is between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday (the 5:00 check-in on Friday allows time for a light meal before attending the evening meditation at the Lake Shrine Temple). Checkout for weekend retreats is Sunday afternoon. The retreat is closed Mondays.

The Lake Shrine Retreat is closed for the weeks of Convocation (held each summer in Los Angeles) and Christmas. Reservations for the weeks before and after Convocation are usually limited to just a few days and are reserved for those coming from long distances.

Lake Shrine Retreat Self Realization Fellowship
17190 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
 
To make a reservation or request information:
Telephone: 310-459-4740
Fax: 310-459-8716
 e-mail:  lsretreat@yogananda-srf.org 
 
For more detailed information visit: lakeshrine.org

Encinitas Retreat

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At the Encinitas Retreat and Ashram Center, Paramahansa Yogananda lived for many years and began the first SRF retreat program. It is beautifully situated high above the Pacific Ocean, about 25 miles north of downtown San Diego.

Reservations may be made from one to six days, depending on availability. Check-in time is between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday (arrivals at other times can usually be accommodated with prior arrangement).

The Encinitas Retreat is closed for the weeks of Convocation (held each summer in Los Angeles) and Christmas. Reservations for the weeks before and after Convocation are usually limited to just a few days and are reserved for those coming from long distances.

Encinitas Hermitage, Retreat & Gardens Self-Realization Fellowship
215 K Street, Encinitas, CA 92024-5040
 
Telephone: (760) 753-1811 (en ingles solamente) 
FAX: (760) 753-8416
email: encretreat@yogananda-srf.org

Hidden Valley Ashram

How to Live Programs for Men

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At the Hidden Valley Ashram Center, men who are students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons will find an environment conducive to God-centered living in the tranquil beauty of the ashram and surrounding hills. The Hidden Valley Ashram Center, sequestered among 100 acres of rolling hills and oak forests in north San Diego County, is a perfect environment for spiritual renewal.

The ashram center offers several programs, including a guest program, conducted weekends, volunteer and resident programs. 

Hidden Valley Ashram
16455 Old Guejito Grade Rd.,  Escondido, CA 92027-6208
 
Telephone: (760) 749-3399,   8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   (Pacific Time; Monday – Friday)
FAX: (760) 749-3323
email: info@hvashram.org
 
For detailed information about the programs, visit the Hidden Valley Ashram website.

 

Ox Yoke Retreat

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Ox Yoke Retreat is situated in the scenic high desert in Twentynine Palms, California, approximately 150 miles east of Los Angeles.

Paramahansa Yogananda spent much time in the Twentynine Palms desert, meditating deeply and working on his writings. Ever thoughtful of others, he envisioned a similar oasis of serenity where devotees could find peace, strength, and spiritual renewal.

This dream was realized when Self-Realization Fellowship made the Ox Yoke property available to a committee of lay disciples, who assumed responsibility for its care and management. The committee transformed the three authentic adobe structures into retreat houses with modern facilities.

In a radiant desert setting, Ox Yoke Retreat, with its rugged beauty and charm, now provides the ideal atmosphere for silence, solitude, and meditation. 

Who May Attend the Retreat

Ox Yoke Retreat is available to Self-Realization Fellowship Kriyabans, or students of the SRF Lessons accompanied by a Kriyaban, who serve at a California or Arizona SRF Temple.

Accommodations are separate for men and women except one married couple may occupy a retreat house. Children sixteen years or older may accompany their parents. No pets please.

Those wishing to make reservations at Ox Yoke should plan to schedule their retreat at least 30 days in advance, since weekends and even weekdays can be reserved up to 6 months in advance.

For Reservations & More Information
Please contact the Ox Yoke Retreat Coordinator:
Phone: (760) 504.6556
email: oxyokeretreat@gmail.com
 
Suggested Donation
Ox Yoke is supported solely by contributions. To help maintain this wonderful retreat haven, we suggest the following minimum donation to help meet the cost of operations.
Basic Rates:
$35 per person per night  |  $45 per married couple per night

Greenfield Retreat

The Greenfield retreat is located in the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, amidst a lush deciduous forest. Three cottages are available for women to enjoy private retreats.  During private retreats, women are invited to meditate with the monastics daily and may participate in service activities. For more details, please call our retreat number listed below.

During general retreats (open to both men and women), no lodging or meals are provided. Please call the Retreat for a list of nearby accommodations.

Greenfield Retreat Self Realization Fellowship
2660 John Marshall Hwy.,  Front Royal, Virginia 22630  USA
 
Conducted retreats are offered throughout the year. Please see retreat schedule for dates.
During general retreats (open to both men and women), no lodging or meals are provided. Please call the Retreat for a list of nearby accommodations.
Telephone: (540) 635-5066
 
Additional information is available on the Greenfield website.