Hinduism in Ukraine
According to the 2016 survey by Razumkov Centre, Hindu believers constituted 0.2% of the population of Ukraine, with a slightly higher proportion in Donbass (0.6%) and eastern Ukraine(0.3%).The percentage of Hindus decreased by 0.1% according to the 2018 survey by Razumkov Centre.In 2018, Hindus constituted 0.1% of the population of Ukraine, with a slightly higher proportion in Western Ukraine (0.2%) and less than 0.1 % in other regions.
ISKCON in Ukraine
History of ISKCON in Ukraine
- In 1988—Soviet Hare Krishnas protest persecutions.
- After early 1980s visits by H.G. Krishna Ksetra Prabhu Kenneth R. Valpey, starting from 1998 H.H. Prabhavisnu Swami and H.H. Niranjana Swami became the first visiting Sannyasis.
- ISKCON started Legally printing books 1990. First Ukrainian-language books were translated by Vyasadeva dasa and Jambavati dasi in 1990-1991.
- In 1991—First legal harinamas in central Kiev.Organized Odessa festival which attracted about 1,500 devotees.
It has more than 30 charitable missions (e.g., “Meal for Life”) and has begun construction of a school. Iskcon has 60 teaching centres and 15 God Krishna temples. It is estimated that ISKCON in Ukraine has 450 students, 8,000 active adherents, more than 300 clergy, and nearly 40,000 adherents.
Yoga in Ukraine
Yoga is gaining popularity in Ukraine.
International Federation of Yoga CAS (Vajra Yoga) is present in Kiev as well. It is mainly focused on the correct approach to the spine in asanas. There are classes for both beginners and advanced yoga students. Some Vajra Yoga teachers give courses in English. Its two main studios, Vajra and India Club, are located in the city center. The timetable of the classes can be found on its website (in Russian/Ukrainian).
Yoga in Daily Life has a Centre in Ukraine. Address- Society Yoga in daily life Cherkassy Ukraine, Smelyanskaya str, 80-60, Cherkassy
Brahma Kumaris in Ukraine
Brahma Kumaris has 5 centres in Ukraine.