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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 1:30pm. Some booths may run out of food earlier. Come join us for great food and a great view.

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.

The Temple is celebrating our 35th anniversary June 2-4. Details of the celebration will be posted on this site once they are finalized.

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.

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The chanting below are used during the opening of the meditation workshop.  These chants are led by the Abbot or senior Monk who opens the workshop and leads the chanting.The first line in each section is the pheonetic interpretation of the chant.  Use the phonetic translation to chant.  Beside the phonetic interpretation is the English translation in bold, blue fontA printed copy of the chanting will be handed out during the workshop.

Leader (Abbot or Senior Monk)

Tisaranagamanam Nitthitam  - This completes the going to the Three Refuges

Response

Ama Bhante / Aye - Yes, Venerable Sir/Madam

To undertake the precepts, repeat each precept after the leader:

1.  Paanaatipaataa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami - I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.

2.  Adinnaadaanaa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami - I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.

3.  Kaamesu micchaacaaraa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami - I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.

4. Musaavaadaa veramanii sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami - I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.

5.  Suraamerayamajjapamaadatthaanaa sikkhaapadam samaadiyaami - I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating liquors and drugs which lead to carelessness.

Leader:

Imaani pancasikkaapadaani - These five precepts

Siilena sugatim yanti - Have morality as a vehicle for happiness,

Siilena bhoga-sampadaa - Have morality as a vehicle for good fortune,

Siilena nibbutm yanti - Have morality as a vehicle for liberation,

 Tasmaa siilam visodhaye - Let morality be purified.

Response:

Saaadhu, Saaadhu, Saaadhu - Well said, well said, well said!

(Bow three times}

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