There is a magical feeling as you approach Encinitas from the south. A gold lotus dome towers over Coast Highway 101, home of the Self Realization Fellowship and famous “Swamis” Gardens. It is a spiritual retreat built in 1937 by Paramahansa Yogananda. It was here he was inspired to write his book “Autobiography of a Yogi.” I was in the mood today to gaze out at the sapphire sea amongst koi ponds, flowers and palm trees at Swami’s Gardens. It is a very peaceful beautiful place. There are many visitors, yet it remains a quiet place of reflection.
Thought I would share some photos of this serene spot. One of the unique things that make Encinitas the special place town it is.