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ISKCON Temple Cape Town Timings, Yoga Classes, Address

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Cape Town Temple Timings:
Monday to Saturday: 4:30 am to 7.30 pm
Sunday: 4.30 am to 8.30 pm

Srimad Bhagavatam Classes: Daily 7:40 am
Spirit Matters: Saturday Kirtan yoga and Spiritual Discussions 6:00 pm
Sunday Love Feast: 3:30 pm
Tel: 021 685 8384
iskcon.cape@ pamho.net
www.iskconcape.org.za
Founder Acarya International Society for Krsna Consciousness AC Bhaktivedants Swami Prabhupada

ISKCON Temple Cape Town

What is ISKCON ?
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement, was founded in 1966 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

It is a spiritual organization consisting of over 300 hundred temples, farm communities and various other projects.

One of the main objectives of ISKCON is to promote the wellbeing of society by teaching the science of Krishna consciousness according to Bhagavad-Gita and other timeless Vedic scriptures.

ISKCON Cape Town is situated at 17 St Andrews Road, Rondebosch.

Our temple complex is open daily from 4:30 am 8:00 pm. Every Sunday we have a special open house called the Sunday Love Feast from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Visitors are welcome all year round.

Monday to Saturday Activities :
Mangal Arati 4:30 am
Tulsi Puja 4.50 am
Japa 5.00 am
Darshan Arati 7.15 am
Bhagavatam Class 7.30/7.40 am
Gaura Arati 7.30 pm

Sunday:
Mangal Arati 4:30 am
Tulsi Puja 4.50 am
Japa 5.00 am
Darshan Arati 7.15 am
Bhagavatam class 7.30/7.45 am

Sunday Love feast program:
Bhajan 3.30 pm
Discourse/lecture 4.00 pm
Arati 5.15 pm
Feast 6.00 pm
Laura Arati 7.30 pm

Yoga Classes:
Yoga Classes are conducted in the evening with a warm vegetarian dinner and dessert on every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm. Yoga Class duration approx one hour and 15 min. The temple authorities request all the yoga students to arrive 10 to 15 min early and relax your minds.

Class Fees Details:
Class Only: R50pp
Student + Meal: R60pp
Non-Student + Meal: R70pp

Class Timings and Yoga Teachers:
Tuesdays 6.30 pm – Murari
Thursdays 6.30 pm – Lizet

ISKCON Cape 2017 Festival Calendar:
03 February Fri Advaita acarya’s appearance day
08 February Wed Lord Varahadeva’s appearance day
09 February Thurs Nityananda Prabhu’s appearance day
15 February Wed Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur’s appearance day
27 February Mon Srila Jagannath das babaji’s disappearance day
12 March Sun Gaura Purnima
05 April Wed Rama Navami
09 May Tues Lord Nrsimhadeva’s appearance day
05 June Mon Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi
07 June Wed Panihati Cida Dahi Utsava
24 June Sat Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s disappearance day
07 August Mon Balarama Purnima
15 August Tues Sri Krsna Janmastami
16 August Wed Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s appearance day
29 August Tues Sri Radhastami
02 September Sat Lord Vamanadeva’s appearance day
04 September Mon Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s appearance day
05 October Thurs Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra
06 October to 04 November Kartika
19 October Thurs Diwali
20 October Fri Govardhan Puja
23 October Mon Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s disappearance day
31 October Tues Srila Goura Kishore Das babaji’s disappearance day /
Day 1 Bhishma Pancaka
04 November Sat Day 5 Bhishma Pancaka / Sri Krsna Rasayatra
30 November Thurs Advent of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita
07 December Thurs Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur’s disappearance day

What is Mantra Meditation ?
There are two types of mantra meditation, Japa and Kirtan. Japa is a quiet and personal meditation where one chants on beads. Kirtan, on the other hand, is the singing of mantras with others, often with musical instruments.

Japa is counted on a japa mala, the sanskrit word for prayer beads. These beads are used to count the number of mantras chanted. One chants the Hare Krishna mantra on each of the 108 beads of the mala to complete ‘a round’. The focus while chanting is to hear the sound of the mantra. If the mind wanders to other thoughts (which it will!) gently bring it back on the mantra. Though one can chant japa at any time of the day, the morning hours around dawn are recommended. The stillness and peace compliment focused and contemplative chanting.

Kirtan is another way to practice mantra meditation. There are lots of types of kirtan. Some can be quiet and soothing, some more energetic. The Hare Krishna mantra is made up of three words – Hare, Krishna, and Rama:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare

What is Bhakti Yoga ?
The Bhagavad-gita describes a variety of yoga practices. Among them are Karma-yoga (the practice of conscious act(on), Jnana-yoga (the study of philosophy and contemplat(on) and Hatha-yoga (the practice of yoga-asanas and breathing exercises).

The Gita ultimately prescribes bhakti yoga (the path of dedication and love); it is the culmination of these other yoga practices. Bhakti Yoga focuses on developing our dedication, our service and our love for the supreme being, Krishna.

Mantra mediation is one of the key practices of a bhakti yogi. This is done through japa (quiet chanting on beads) and kirtan (musical chanting in groups). Our connection and relationship with Krishna is developed through the chanting of the maha mantra.

maha mantra

The chanting cleanses the heart, calms the mind, and inspires a life of purpose and meaning.

Who is Srila Prabhupada?
Srila Prabhupada is the founding spiritual master (Acarya) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). His books (translated from the original Sanskrit) and teachings serve as ISKCON’s guiding principles.

He set out from India to teach Bhakti Yoga in the western world. From a small store front in New York City in 1966, a movement blossomed all over the world. Temples, schools, farms, and restaurants developed under his guidance and direction. In eleven years he circled the globe fourteen times, met scholars and statesmen, and inspired men and women from all walks of life to take to Krishna Consciousness.

Stilt Prabhupada left this world in 1977. He touched the hearts of those he met and left a legacy of spiritual teachings that continue to inspire dedication and devotion throughout the world.

Who is Krishna ?
In the philosophy of Bhakti Yoga, the Absolute Truth is known as a person. His name is Krishna, a Sanskrit word which means “all attractive”.

Krishna is a beautiful youth with a glowing complexion the color of rain clouds. He plays a flute, attracting the hearts of all, and His smile is enchanting. He wears a peacock feather in His curly black hair and a flower garland around His neck.

Through the practice of Bhakti Yoga we can develop our personal relationship with Krishna.

ISKCON Cape Town Address:
17 Street. Andrews Road,
Rondebosch 7700,
South Africa.
Telephone: 021 686 1179 / 021 685 8384
E-mail: info@iskconcape.org.za

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