Wat Tampa In English

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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 2:30pm. Come join us for great food and a great view.

Interested in meditation workshop? Please let us know your interest by clicking on the Feedback button (left side of screen) and selecting Meditation Workshop in the Type Request pull down menu.

Click here to learn more about the Buddha Learning Group. The discussion group meets every Sunday in the main Temple between 11:30am and 12:45pm. On the second Sunday of each month we have a more formal session on Buddhism.

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The following are two common versus of Buddhist chanting that Thai's practice on a daily basis and the English interpretation.  The bolded lines are a English "pheonetics" that approximate the chant as heard in Pali.  This document was prepared by WatTmapaInEnglish. 

The English translation follows the "pheonetics" in blue.

Bowing to the Triple Gem

Arahung summa sumbuddho pakava

The Perfectly Self enlightened one and blessed one, who has extinguished all suffering.

 Buddhang Pakawuntung abhivatemi

I bow down before the Awakened, Blessed One

-- bow --

Savakkatho Pakavata tummo

The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One

-- bow --

Tummung na-mussami

I pay homage to the Dhamma

-- bow --

Supatipanno pakavato savaka sung ko

The Sangka of disciples who have practiced well

-- bow --

Sunkung namami

I bow low before the Sangha

-- bow --

Repeat the following three times with bow after each repetition

Namo tassa bhagavto arahato samma sambhudssa

Honor to Him, the Blessed One, the Worthy One, tyhe fully Enlightened

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