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Hinduism in Poland is a minority religion.
Hindu organisations in Poland
There are around thirteen Hindu religious movements in Poland 13 Hindu organizations exists in Poland Some of the important organisations are ISKCON, Chaitanya Mission, Satya Sai Baba movement (though it is partially Hindu), Brahma kumaris, Sivananda Yoga and Sahaja Yoga.
ISKCON in Poland
There are few thousand followers of ISKCON in Poland.
ISKCON centres/temples in Poland
- Warsaw (ISKCON temple), ul. Zakręt 11, Mysiadło, 05-500 Piaseczno
Temple president: Kasi Misra das, Deities: Sri Sri Gaura Nitay
- Wrocław (ISKCON temple), ul. Brodzka 157, 54-067 Wroclaw, Poland.
Temple president: Dharma Drastha Dasa, Deities: Sri Sri Gaura Nitay
- Czarnów (New Santipura), Czarnów 21, 58-424 Pisarzowice
Temple president: Raghunatha Dasa, Deities : Sri Panca Tattva, Sri Sri Gaura Nitay
Chaitanya Mission in Poland
Chaitanya Mission has ashrams and centers in all major Polish cities.
Chaitanya Mission had 6 Clergy, 1 Temple and 97 devotees in the Year 2003
Brahma kumaris in Poland
Brahma Kumaris community was founded in Poland at the beginning of the eighties.
The development of the Brahma Kumaris in Poland coincided with the main events of political transformation.
Main centre- uL. Jasielska 1, Warsaw 02-128
Second Centre- ul. Grunwaldzka 6/5, Gdańsk 80-236
Third Centre- ul. Piotrkowska 82, Łódź 90-102
The Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre practice Raja Yoga, a technique of self-development.
Indians in Poland
The Indian community in Poland is relatively small and is estimated at around 2,000 persons. The large majority are NRIs and there not more than 100 PIOs.
The NRI community, who are, by and large, recent arrivals in Poland's post-Communist phase, fall into two categories. There is a business and trading community which is mainly specialised in textiles, garments and consumer electronics, though a small number are in manufacturing as well. These companies also have a number of Indian employees who are in Poland on work visas.
The second category of NRIs consists of young professionals working with multinational or Indian companies and software/IT experts. They are in Poland on projects or against fixed contracts and stay from a few weeks to several years.
Sai devotees in Poland
The number of the Sathya Sai Baba devotees in Poland is very hard to state, because many of them do not belong to the Sathya Sai Organisation. In 2002 around 300 Sai devotees came to the all-Polish meeting of the Sai organisation. But the membership of the organisation has grown since then.
The Satya Sai Organisation has organised many meetings in the country.
Yoga in Poland
Yoga is gaining popularity in Poland.
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnu-devananda. Its purpose is to propagate the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well being and self-realization.
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Poland
Yoga in Daily Life by Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda is a holistic and comprehensive system concerning body, mind, consciousness and soul. It is a complete system elaborated on the basis of the authentic yoga heritage.
Yoga in daily Life Centre in Poland
- Centrum Jogi Joga w Zyciu Codziennym, Warszawa.
Sahaja Yoga is a new religious movement initiated by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970: it says that it uses the spontaneous, individual and collective awakening of one's Kundalini and the tangible perception of the Vibrations of the Spirit, it seeks to actualize one's Divine essence, bringing all the aspects of a person into balance and peace.