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 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.

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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On a daily basis Buddhist are expected to obey the Five Precepts. These are:

  • Do not kill
  • Do not steal
  • Do not indulge in sexual misconduct
  • Do not make false speech
  • Do not take intoxicants

On special occasions (such as Visakha Puja Day) Buddhist are expected to obey the Eight Precepts. These are:

  • I undertake to abstain from taking life (both human and non-human).
  • I undertake to abstain from taking what is not given (stealing).
  • I undertake to abstain from all sexual activity.
  • I undertake to abstain from telling lies.
  • I undertake to abstain from using intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.
  • I undertake to abstain from eating at the wrong time (the right time is eating once, after sunrise, before noon).
  • I undertake to abstain from singing, dancing, playing music, attending entertainment performances, wearing perfume, and using cosmetics and garlands (decorative accessories).
  • I undertake to abstain from luxurious places for sitting or sleeping.
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