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 1:00 pm. Some booths may run out of food earlier. Come join us for great food & view in a family friendly setting!

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Are you interested in learning more about Buddhism and Thai Culture?

The Temple is sponsoring a discussion group on Buddhism and Thai Culture. The discussion group meets weekly at Wat Tampa. The purpose of this group is to introduce interested people to the background and history of the Buddhist religion and the relationship between Buddhism and Thai culture. The group is focused on  topics that are of interest to the group.

We are soliciting your input for topics or questions you have. Please use the Contact Us or Feedback links to submit your topics or questions. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be covered during the next Buddha Learning group meeting.

What: Buddha Learning Group - Answers to your questions!
Why: Q&A on Buddhism and Thai Culture

Every Sunday (icluding festivals and holidays) from 11:30 to 12:30

On the second Sunday of each month we generally have a speaker who can address more advance questions.

Where: The Main Temple

For more information, see Tom at the Sunday Market water station or use the Feedback links on this site to ask your questions.

You may want to view the PBS video on Buddhism at http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/program/.

One of the best resources on Buddhism that have found is at http://buddhanet.net.

 The link below takes you to the web sit for Wat Chao Buddha of San Bernardino, CA. Scroll down on the web page to see a number of excellent English-language resources on Buddhism.


Among the topics are:

  • Book of Pali Chants in English format
  • Pali word of the Day
  • Pali Buddhist dictionary
  • Essentials in Buddhism
  • A parents Guide to Raising Children
  • The Life of Buddha (suitable for teens)
  • Coloring Books and Short Stories for Children

 Another excellent resource for information on Buddhism is


The following are the scheduled public events for Wat Tampa for 2014.
This page is updated as new events are added or when events are canceled.

New Years Day 2014 Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Magha Puja Day 2014 Sunday, February 16, 2014
Songkran Festival 2014 Sunday, April 13, 2014
Visakha Puja Day 2014 Sunday, May 11, 2014
Asalha Puja Day, Buddhist Lent 2014 (Kathina Ceremony 2014) Sunday, July 13, 2014
Thai Mothers Day 2014 Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sart Thai Day 2014 Sunday, September 7, 2014
The End of Buddhist Lent 2014 Sunday, October 12, 2014
Loy Krathong Festival 2014 Saturday, November 8, 2014
King's Birthday (Thai Fathers Day 2014) Sunday, December 7, 2014
New Years Day 2015 Thursday, January 1, 2015

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