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What's Happening at Wat Tampa

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

Click here to learn more about Coming Events. See a list of upcoming holidays and festivals.

The Sunday Market is held every Sunday, come rain or shine, from about 9:30am until 1:00pm. Come join us for great food and a great view.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 we will hold a meditation workshop. Click here to see complete details.

Buddha Learning Group

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: To discuss Buddhism and Thai Culture
When: Every Sunday (except festivals or holidays)
Where: The Main Temple

The schedule of events is as follows:

11:30am-12:15pm  Questions and answers on Buddhism and Thai culture.
12:15m-12:30pm  Chanting (with English translation) led by Buddhist Monk
12:30pm-12:45pm    Meditation with instruction and Dhamma talk by Buddhist Monk

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

 You may want to view the PBS video on Buddhism at

One of the best resources on Buddhism that have found is at

Meditation Workshop


Meditation, Dhamma, and Yoga Workshop

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

September , 2012


Note: The meditation workshop is open to the public and is free of charge. Donations are always welcome. Instruction during the workshop is in English. You may register at the Temple prior to or on January 20 prior to 5:30pm.Please register by TBD to confirm your attendance.

If you want additional information please contact the Temple at 813-621-1669 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also request information using the Contact Us or Feedback links on this web site.

Benefits of attending the workshop include:

  • Learn how to eradicate stress, tension, and anxiety
  • Learn total relaxation - practice mind purification
  • Heal body and mind - Balance reason and emotion
  • Achieve inner peace, harmony, & enhance happiness in life

 Join internationally known Meditation and Spiritual Healing Master, Dr. Ven. Thanat Inthisan, Thai Buddhist Missionary from Wat Thai, Washington, D.C. He is assisted by Phramaha Anake Anakasi (Yoga and Meditation Master) from Wat Vijiradhammapadip, New York.

Don't miss this opportunity to study Buddhist meditation and deepen your understanding of these timeless teachings.


Temple Calendar

The following are the scheduled public events for Wat Tampa for 2013.
This page is updated as new events are added or when events are canceled.

New Years Day 2013 Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Magha Puja Day 2013 Sunday, February 24, 2013
Songkran Festival 2013 Sunday, April 14, 2013
Visakha Puja Day 2013 Sunday, May 26, 2013
Asalha Puja Day, Buddhist Lent 2013 Sunday, July 21, 2013
Thai Mothers Day 2013 Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sart Thai Day 2013 Sunday, September 22, 2013
The End of Buddhist Lent 2013 Sunday, October 20, 2013
Loy Krathong Festival 2013 Saturday, November 16, 2013
King's Birthday (Thai Fathers Day 2013) Sunday, December 1, 2013
New Years Day 2014 Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Information on Buddhism

 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