Wat Tampa In English

What's Happening at Wat Tampa

WatTampaInEnglish is the unofficial web site for Wat Tampa (Wat Mongkolratanaram)

Dogs are welcome at the Sunday Market but please don't bring them onto the deck where the food is served.

The Sunday Market is held every Sunday, come rain or shine, from about 8:30am until 1:00 pm. Some booths may run out of food earlier. Come join us for great food & view in a family friendly setting!

Interested in meditation workshop? Open the Meditation menu and select 2017 Meditation Workshops for a list of dates. Signup forms are available in the Temple. You can also sign-up at the workshop.

Click here to learn more about the Buddha Learning Group. The discussion group meets every Sunday in the main Temple between 11:30am and 12:30pm. On the second Sunday of each month we have a more formal session on Buddhism.

Click here to see some interesting information about Wat Tampa!

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11:30am - 12:45pm  Buddha Learning Group
1:00pm - 2:00pm  Sunday Service

The Buddha Learning Discussion Group meets in the main Temple every Sunday between 11:30am and 12:45pm. This is an English-language question and answer forum on Buddhism, the history of Wat Tampa, and Thai culture.

Regular Buddhist services are held every Sunday at 1:00 PM. The services are conducted in Pali but you are invited to attend. Chairs are provided for those who have difficulty sitting on the floor. The service usually lasts about one hour and includes chanting and meditation (1:30pm-2:00pm). An English-language chanting guide is available for your use during the services.

Please remove your shoes before entering the Temple and follow the Temple rules of etiquette which can be viewed by clicking here . If you decide to leave prior to the end of the service, please close the Temple door so as not to disturb the service.

Additional services are usually part of the religious celebtrations listed in the Special Events part of the web site.

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A brief history of Wat Mongkolratanram (Wat Tampa)

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  • The Wat was established in Tampa in 1981.
  • The Temple moved to its current location in 1983. At the time there were two Monks.
  • The Sunday Market started in 1987 or 1988 with two tables.
  • About 1990 we purchased the land where the Hall is located. This doubled the size of the Temple grounds. 
  • In 2008 we completed the desk refurbishment. What an improvement!
  • Ground breaking for the Temple and Monks quarters was in 2004.
  • The new Temple and Monks quarters were dedicated in May of 2007. We had been planning and saving for the Temple since the early 1990s. As you might expect we are extremely proud of the temple.
  • In 2011 we added a sea wall and benches for relaxing beside the Palm River.
  • In 2015 we have renovated the Sunday Market deck and replaced the aging boat dock.

 

Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida (Wat Tampa)

Address: 5306 Palm River Rd. Tampa , Florida 33619-3746
Telephone: 813-621-1669  Fax : 813-626-8850

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., Tuesday to Sunday

Welcome to Wat Tampa - Scroll down to learn more!

1 Gate View

When was Wat Tampa Founded?

2 Temple Description

The Temple

3 Temple Picture

What is the significance of the temple?

4 Monks

Please respect the following times for the Monks

5 Buddha Statue

The Monk's quarters and Administration

6 Monks Residence

A peaceful environment for meditation

7 MeditationGarden

The Thai Summer School (June-August)

 7a School

Last, but not least, our Sunday Market!

 9a Sunday Market

 

 

 

 

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