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2020-02-16 13:04

Meditation Workshop for Mental Detoxification & Relaxation
At Wat Mongkolratanaram, Tampa FL.

NOTE: This is a generic description of the Temple Meditation Workshops. A specific article will be available once a meditation workshop has been scheduled.

Wat Tampa is sponsoring a meditation workshop on <to be announced date>. The meditation workshop is opened to the public free of charge, donation is always welcome. The Mental detoxification program is suitable for everyone who wants to improve the health and metal development.The schedule of events can be viewed by clicking the Read More link below..

You can sign up at the Temple on this web site once a workshop has been scheduled. At the conclusion of the workshop there will be a Q&A session with the monks presenting the workshop.

The program will typically start at 8:30am and end about 4:00pm on Saturday. Please arrive at the Temple by 8:15am.  The program will include Buddha's teaching, sitting, standing and walking meditation with instructions. Please wear loose comfortable cloths (suitable for the practice of Yoga), preferably white to honor Thai Buddhist's tradition. Bring a meditation cushion if you have one.

Schedule of Activities:

Time                   Activity
08.00 am            Registration
08:30 am            Morning chanting
08:45 am            Taking Five Precepts
09.00 am            Introduction to Meditation
09.30 am            Keep practing moment to moment mindfulness
10:30 am            Meditation (sitting, walking, and standing)
11.00 am            Lunch served for monks
11:15 am            Lunch break for meditation practitioners
12.30 pm            Mindfulness with moving meditation including walking and standing meditation
01.30 pm            Sitting meditation with mindfulness
03:00 pm            Questions & Answers
04:00 pm            Spread loving-kindness and adjournment

Click here to see a brief discussion of the do's and don't of the meditation workshop.

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