Govindas Kirtan Centre
Top Floor, 83 Middle Abbey
Street, Dublin 1
Govindas Kirtan Centre is a centre for Eastern Philosophy, Krishna Consciousness, Spirituality, Meditation and
Bhakti Yoga situated in the heart of Dublin City. The Centre is located above Govinda's Vegetarian Restaurant on
Middle Abbey Street, just four doors from O'Connell Street and a minute's walk from the GPO.
|Upcoming Evening Classes See www.Krishna.ie
||Eastern Philosophy - presentations and discussions open to one
||Kirtan - sacred chant music sessions. Now available in Dublin
Who is the Centre for?
The purpose of the Centre is to serve as a hub of spirituality for everyone in Dublin, regardless
of their faith beliefs, nationality, sex or skin colour. Our classes are inspired by the Vedic texts of India,
which were written down in the Sanskrit language 5000 years ago. The Vedas promote non-sectarian spiritual
principals relevant to each and every human being.
What is the Sanskrit language?
Sanskrit is a very ancient and advanced language used in India millennia ago. Many believe that it
can be seen as a Mother language from which many modern languages have descended. In the modern day, we are
familiar with Sanskrit words such as karma, mantra, yoga, guru, chakra, mandala, swami, and the name 'Buddha' comes
from the root 'budh', to understand, to know.
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan, or Kirtan Yoga, is a system of meditation through music. The participants sing together simple and
uplifting mantras accompanied by rhythmic drum beats, the tinkle of brass hand-cymbals and the harmonium, a melodic
reed instrument. The whole experience is very enlivening on many different levels. Don't worry if you're not used
to singing - at first you can just listen if you're too shy to open your mouth!
Questions and Answers about Govinda, philosophy, ISKCON, Krishna
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Above - Radha and Govinda. This art is based on descriptions found in ancient Vedic
texts, the Sanskrit writings that inspired Buddhism and Hinduism. Krishna (Govinda) on the left is seen as the
Absolute and the original male, and his consort Radha is seen as the feminine aspect of God.