"The Wavy waters in the picture are symbolic of Karma; and lotus, of Bhakti; and the rising-sun, of Jnana. The encircling serpent is indicative of Yoga and the awakened Kundalini Shakti, while the swan in the picture stands for the Paramatman (Supreme Self). Therefore the idea of the picture is that by the union of Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, and Yoga, the vision of the Paramatman is obtained."
It is the synthesis of Yogas that Swami Vivekananda regarded as the ideal of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.
Dublin Éire Vedanta Society
Éire Vedanta Society (Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre), Dublin in Ireland is a branch of the Ramakrishna Order of India, worldwide spiritual and welfare organization. Like the other branches in Asia-Oceania, North & South America, Europe and Africa, the Centre in Dublin is a well-known Charity, a self-sustaining unit that looks to the Ramakrishna Order of Monks for spiritual guidance.
The Centre bases its teachings on the System of Vedanta, which combines both the religion and philosophy of the Hindus, especially as propounded and practised by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836-1886), his spiritual consort and companion Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi (1853-1920) and his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902).
Vedanta teaches that every soul is potentially divine and that its divinity may be manifested through worship, contemplation, unselfish work, and philosophical discrimination. According to Vedanta, Truth is universal and all humankind and all existence are one. It preaches the unity of the Godhead, or ultimate Reality, and accepts every faith as a valid means for its own followers to realise the Truth.
The Dublin branch of the world-wide Ramakrishna Math of Belur Math, India maintains at the "Nivedita House" a Ramakrishna Shrine, a Monastery, a small Library, a Book Sale and conducts regular Classes & Lectures, spiritual counselling, Retreats and Yoga lessons.
Éire Vedanta Society is a registered charity, with charity registration number 20203638 assigned by Charities Regulator and its CHY number is 22389. It welcomes donations in running the Society for the individual's liberation and the good of the world. You may make it by doing a bank transfer, by cheque or using our GoFundMe campaign.
Account Name :
Eire Vedanta Society
Bank of Ireland
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Account No: 54403956
Sort Code: 900420
Our next phase of expansion
We recently completed the expansion of our premises at the Nivedita House and commissioned the "Vivekananda Hall" on 28th October 2020. This facility has been extensively used as a meditation hall, premise for socio-cultural gatherings to benefit the local community and as a convention hall for our Christmas events and carols.
The next phase of our expansion plan includes building an extension quarters for accommodating our interns and volunteers both from the local community and from around the world. We (EVS, "The Society") also plan to accommodate, in these custom built quarters, specifically chosen spiritual seekers who would like to enrol in our residential "Vocational Program". The quarters would provide the ambience and secluded space required for the comfortable stay and continued spiritual practices of these aspirants who undertake these residential vocational programs.
We would require additional funds and financial support in order to build this extension quarters and we call upon the benevolent support of our patrons and other charitable organisations to help us realise this cause. Please do get in touch with us for any further details you require in this regard.
The objective behind the provision of this extension quarters is to support the community by providing suitable facilities such as:
1) Providing disability orientated accommodation for volunteers
2) Food and boarding for interns and community welfare
3) Extend and sustain a community garden
We also collect donations through a GoFundMe page. This platform should support most international debit/credit cards. Note that it has a 2.9% commission, so devotees who can do bank transfer are encouraged to do that.
The Gitâ says that there are three kinds of charity: the Tâmasic, the Râjasic and the Sâttvic. Tamasic charity is performed on an impulse. It is always making mistakes.
The doer thinks of nothing but his own impulse to be kind. Rajasic charity is what a man does for his own glory.
And Sattvic charity is that which is given to the right person, in the right way, and at the proper time.