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 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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 Meditation Workshop for Mental Detoxification & Relaxation

Wat Tampa, 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619

This workshop was held on April16, 2016

The date for the next meditation workshop will be announced later this month.

Enjoy the fresh air from the Palm River as you learn a most valuable technique for living a life of peace and joy.

Notes:

  • The meditation workshop is open to the public.
  • Instruction during the workshop is in English. 
  • The workshop is open to both men and women
  • The Temple will provide lunch
  • There is no fee for the workshop but a donation to the temple is recommended.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothes, preferably white to honor the Buddhist tradition. You may want to bring a meditation cushon if you have one

You can request more information on the next workshop by clicking on the Feedback button (left side of web page) and completing the feedback form.  Select Meditation Workshop from the  Type Request drop down menu and complete the other information in the eedback window.

Benefits of attending the workshop include:

  • Mindful Stretching, Mindful Walking and Mindful Sitting
  • Reduce stress, tension, and anxiety
  • Balance Body, Mind, and Spirit
  • Achieve inner peace, purify the mind and gain pure happiness

The program will include Buddha's teachings, sitting/standing/walking meditation with instructions, and questions & answer session.

Please note the time schedule for a typical meditation workshop is described below.

Time Leaders Activity
8:00 am  Dr Wan / Volunteers Registration (Coffee / Water are provided)
 8:30 am  Mr. Tom  Welcome to Wat Mongkolratanaram
 9:00 am  The Abbot  Morning Chanting and Five Precepts lead by the Abbot.
 9:30 am  Chaplain Niphon  Introduction to Meditation and Practice
 10:00 am  Volunteers  Break - 15 minutes (Coffee / Water are provided)
 10:15 am  Chaplain Niphon  Mindful Stretching (Moving Meditation)
 10:45 am  Chaplain Niphon  Mindful Walking (Walking Meditation)
 11:15 am  Chaplain Niphon  Mindful Sitting (Sitting Meditation)
 11:45 am  Chaplain Niphon  Sharing Loving-Kindness and Compassion
 Noon  Volunteers  Lunch Break for meditation practitioners
 1:00 pm  Chaplain Niphon  Mindful Stretching (Moving Meditation)
 1:30 pm  Chaplain Niphon  Mindful Walking (Walking Meditation)
 2:00 pm  Chaplain Niphon  Mindful Sitting (Sitting Meditation)
 2:30 pm  Chaplain Niphon  Sharing Loving-Kindness and Compassion
 2:45 pm  Volunteers  Break - 15 minutes (Coffee and Water are provided)
 3:00 pm  Volunteers  Questions and Answers
 3:30 pm  Chaplain Niphon  Conclusion
 3:45 pm  The Abbot  Offerings to the Monks and Blessing the Participants
 4:00 pm  Chaplain Niphon  Thank You, Good Bye, & Safe Journey Home

Points of Contact:

Chaplain Niphon Sukuan: Tel: 206-267-8140 or Email:

Mr. Tom: Email:

Dr. Wan Thongsa-nga: Tel: 813-621-1669 or Email:

 

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