Encinitas Local Customs

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    Encinitas Retreat, Asram, Temple and Hermitage

    by lmkluque Updated Sep 12, 2013

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    Since 1920 The Self-Realization Fellowship has been a world wide organization. It started with a young man from India, Paramahansa Yogananda who wanted to share his philosophy with those in the Western world who might be interested. He came to Encinitas.

    His followers in Encinitas wanted to make his dream of "having a place by the Ocean" come true so while Yogananda, who is locally known as Swami, was traveling his disciple Rajarsi Janakananda collected enough money to build a Temple.

    In 1936 Swami began to live in Encinitas and during his tenure here, he wrote his famous, "Autobiography of a Yogi," among other writings, spiritual and humanitarian works.

    The foundation has endured after his death in 1952 and now includes an ashram, retreat center, a Book & Gift Shop. Also the Meditation Gardens behind the compound, which are free and open to enter during the day.

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