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Encinitas Retreat


Paramahansa Yogananda established the Self-Realization Fellowship Ashram Center in Encinitas in 1937. Here, at the Hermitage where he lived for many years, he wrote his Autobiography of a Yogi, widely regarded today as a modern spiritual classic. The ashram center, retreat, and nearby Books & Gifts are located on the Pacific Coast, 100 miles south of Los Angeles and 25 miles north of San Diego. 

Reservations and Visiting Hours

The SRF Encinitas Retreat, Hermitage, and Meditation Gardens are located at:

215 W. K St.
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 753-1811


Our retreat is open year-round for Self-Realization Fellowship members and friends who wish to renew body, mind, and spirit in the peaceful environment of this spiritual sanctuary. 


First and Third Sundays of each month         2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(Except in rainy weather. Please phone in advance to inquire about availability.) 

Meditation Gardens

Tuesday – Saturday           9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday                            11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Self-Realization Fellowship Books & Gifts

1150 South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 • (760) 753-5353 

Books & Gifts offers all the Self-Realization Fellowship publications as well as distinctive arts and crafts from India. 

Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily; closed on Mondays and holidays. 


215 K Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 753-1811
Email: encretreat@yogananda-srf.org

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