Shrine of the Masters


Hours for the Shrine of the Masters:
Wed. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thur. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat. 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mon. and Tue. – closed

The Shrine of the Masters at Crystal Hermitage is the museum that houses relics from our lineage of spiritual masters. It includes personal artifacts that belonged to Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda, as well as Anandamoyi Ma and Yogananda’s saintly mother.

The shrine is located in a terraced garden with panoramic views of the surrounding forested hills. It is open to all for meditation and for the precious opportunity to absorb the holy vibrations of the masters imbued in objects that they once owned and used. It is our privilege to share the power of the masters through these relics with devotees and visitors from around the world.

A small gift shop sells unique devotional items and beautiful handcrafted gifts and art from around the world.  The boutique offers malas of semi-precious stones, beads and rudraksha, also known as ‘Shiva’s tears.’  The shop offers both large and small statues of saints and masters that can be used in an outdoor garden or indoor altar. It also offers photos of the Masters, clothing, jewelry, books, music, candles and many other gift items.