Philosophy and Spiritual Practice

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Our activities are chosen to introduce Krishna Consciousness to newcomers and develop this consciousness in devotees.  We recognise that spiritual science can free us from anxiety and eventually produce a state of supreme happiness, which is the soul's natural state.

Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation.A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, purport Bhagavad-gītā 3.3

It is a common precept of the world's religions that the soul of Man is incomplete without God.  The study and devotional service of Krishna are a practical method for achieving this completeness, whatever one's religious preconceptions may be.

The Golden Avatar

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Learn about the joyful duties of mankind in the modern age through the life and teachings of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the founder of the Sankirtan movement and personification of the Lord Krishna's own relationship of devotion with His devotees.

Introduction to Krishna

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Discover, through reading and discussion, the stories from the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam as they reveal the personality of God's supreme self… spiritual adventures of love, longing, and transcendence. Join us on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, open to those of all philosophical backgrounds.

Vedic Studies

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The teachings of Lord Krishna to his best friend and devotee Arjuna in the Bhagavad-gītā outline a method by which all spirit souls may attain their true nature.  In our Monday night drop-in class, come to learn and discuss these time-honoured teachings of Indian spiritual culture.

Arati & Ashram

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Our Dublin Temple maintains a Vedic monastic culture in the heart of the City Centre, with classical Vaishnava practices, such as arati, strictly observed yet welcome to public participation.  Learn about the monks and devotees who maintain the refuge (ashram) of our spiritual environment.