About the Hermitage Self-Realization Gardens: Paramahansa Yogananda founded the Hermitage Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide and to preserve their purity and integrity for generations to come.
The society is dedicated to carrying on Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual and humanitarian work – fostering a spirit of greater harmony and goodwill among those of all races, cultures, and creeds; and introducing to truth-seekers all over the world his teachings on the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored methods of meditation.
Personal Experience: I have been visiting the realization center for years now. Although it is a lot more popular than ever, and there are many other healing spaces in San Diego to visit, I still love to take friends who've never been here before. The coastal views are breath-taking and I love exploring Encinitas while out in this area.
A shot of their temple:
Last 3 photos by Kayla Brooke: