Hinduism in Slovakia

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Hinduism has a small following in Slovakia.

Hindu groups such as Hare Krishna, Yoga in Daily Life, Osho, Sahaja Yoga, Chinmaya mission exists in Slovakia *International Religious Freedom Report 2006, Slovak Republic

Hindu organisations in Slovakia[edit]

Yoga in Daily Life by Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda is a comprehensive system of Yoga with a holistic approach to health, like Ayurveda. The main goal of the Yoga in Daily Life system is to attain and maintain physical health, mental health, social health, spiritual health and eventually achieve self-realization. There are about 100 yoga centers in Slovakia teaching Yoga in Daily Life.

Chinmaya Mission is an organization dedicated to the spread of Advaita Vedanta across the world, founded by Swami Chinmayananda.

Does Registration affects Religious Groups ?[edit]

None of the above Hindu groups are registered in Slovak Republic.

To register a new religion, a group must submit a list of 20,000 permanent residents who adhere to that religion.

Registration of religious groups is not required in Slovakia; however, under existing law, only registered religious groups have the explicit right to conduct public worship services and other activities, although no specific religions or practices are banned or discouraged by the authorities in practice. Those that register receive government benefits, including subsidies for clergymen, office expenses, the right to visit and proselytize in prisons and hospitals, and access to public television broadcasting. Government funding also is provided to religious schools and to teachers who lecture on religion in state schools. The Government occasionally subsidizes one-time projects and significant religious activities, and registered religious groups are partly exempt from paying taxes and import custom fees. A religion may elect not to accept the subsidies.

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