This is a continuation of my blog post : https://katelontjeffereys.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/trip-to-encinitas-ca-1-come-along/ from my short trip to Encinitas, CA.
On my first full day there, I walked from my hotel, up on a hill at the SE corner of Vulcan Ave and Encinitas Blvd., to the Self Realization Fellowship Meditation Garden, on the south end of the Village part of Encinitas. I’d been there several times before but always enjoy the beauty, peace and restfulness of the place.
All photos by Katelon T Jeffereys Click on any photo to enlarge the view.
Scattered throughout the garden area are benches for resting, contemplation and/or meditation. The gardens were planted by Yogananda, the author of “The Autobiography of a Yogi”. He is considered a father of Yoga in the US. In 1938, he built the first temple, situated over- looking the Pacific ocean, with large windows giving an extensive view of the water. The temple remained into 1942 when the cliffs were beginning to erode and they had to tear it down and situate the temple elsewhere. This led him to expand and build temples in Los Angeles and San Diego.
There is an extended water element with large and smaller Koi fish. (There might be other fish as well…I”m not a fish expert 🙂
I love the variety of green plants, palms, trees and flowering plants.
Hope you have enjoyed your time with me today! Come check out the garden if you are in Encinitas http://www.encinitastemple.org/ They have a retreat center, services, and a bookstore/gift shop near by.
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