Lake Shrine Research Paper

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Mojgan Sharafedin Amir Sharife English A-X OCT, 18, 2011 Shrine Lake The Lake Shrine is at 17190 Sunset Boulevards, Pacific Palisades, CA .Words cannot do justice to the immense beauty of this place, and this is why I encourage everyone to visit Lake Shrine. Parking and entrance is free, however there is a drop box for donations. But the parking is so small, and if you go on the weekend, maybe you have problem for finding any parking space. There is encircled by a foot path around the lake, and it has many benches, pavilions, and alcoves that inviting you stop and smell the abundant roses. You can see the colorful flowers in the two sides of path; it makes you so cheerful. There are many statues from the world religions, a…show more content…
It is a place of complete quiet--rare in bustling LA. You can also ask a question by writing on the piece of paper, then you put it in a box in the chapel, and it will be spiritually answer. Next to this box is a donation receptacle, which you can contribute to the Lake Shrine and slip in blessings requests for your loved ones. As I continued and crossed the bridge, I saw the houseboat landing on my right hand. The former was a center of daily calm for Yogananda as he meditated there for hours. I saw meditation benches here and there, and of course people were taking their quiet time on them. I loved to see people doing yoga on the grass; it is another peaceful and common activity at the Lake Shrine. Then I saw a young guy with white shirt that he was sitting on the small bench near the lake; he was doing the meditation. I haven't yet been to one of the meditation before, but from what I know about Yoga. I was waiting for…show more content…
I like to come when there is plenty of seating room because it's easier to meditate if I have space to myself. For serious meditation, I like not having anyone directly on either side of me and Sunday was perfect for this. It was not crowded at all, but there are people here. The last thing around the lake that you can see; It is a museum, and a gift shop; The museum was tiny, but features some fascinating artifacts from Yogananda’s life including an inscribed copy of his book and photos of him with important spiritual leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, and there was a hand painting work from Iran that I felt so proudly when I saw that. When your journey around the lake ends, you will see 106 steps which lead up to the newer temple where the holds meditations, meetings, prayer circles and study groups. On Sunday, people exercised in the court yard so people were gathered in the courtyard of the big church with one of the monks, they were starting to do the energize exercises. Other people joined in as they arrived, or chose to go directly into the meditation area. After 10-15 minutes of exercised the group settled into the big
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