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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 1:00 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!

Click here to learn more about Wat Tampa. Even frequent visitors may find something interesting on this page! Opens in a new window!

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Reflections from "No Ajahn Chah", Meditation Master, Thai Forest Tradition

"Time is our present breath.   You say you are too busy to meditate.

Do you have time to breathe?   Meditation is your breath.

Why do you have time to breathe, but not to meditate?

Breathing is something vital to people's lives.
 
If you understand that meditation practice is vital to your life, then you will feel that breathing and meditation practice are equally important.
 
If your mind is happy, then you are happy anywhere you go.  When wisdom awakes within you, you will see the Truth wherever you look.  Truth is all there is.

 

It's like when you've learned how to read.  You can then read anywhere you go. There are people who are born and die and never once are aware of their breathe, going in and out of their body.  That is how far away the live from themselves"

 

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