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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!

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.

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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This summer the Temple is sponsoring two teacher from Thailand to teach. The school schedule and activities are listed below.  If you have questions on the Thai Summer School use the Contact Us link to ask your question. Student and parent orientation will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

The school is open to students from 5 to 15 years old. The education fee for the school is $200 to help defray the cost of bring the teachers from Thailand.

The following subjects are part of the Thai Summer school:

  • Thai language lessons
  • Thai etiquette
  • Thai music, dancing, and art
  • Buddhism

 The details below are subject to change. The information below will be updated as start of school approaches.

The first day of class is Monday, June 8. Classes run Monday through Friday. The last day of class is Friday August 7. Graduation will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015. The Thai school is located at Wat Tampa, 5306 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL. 

The tentative schedule of events and daily routine are described below. This is the schedule for Monday through Thursday. On Friday the schedule from 09:00 am until 15:00 pm will vary depending on the week. Please note that the schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

Daily Schedule

  08:00 am - 08:20 am         Students arrive at school  
  08:20 am - 09:00 am   Activity: Thai Pledge of Allegiance and Chanting     
  09:00 am - 12:00 pm   Activity: Thai language and Thai culture class  
  12:00 pm - 13:00 pm   Lunch  
  13:00 pm - 13:50 pm   Activity: Thai culture and manners class  
  13:50 pm - 14:10 pm   Snack break  
  14:10 pm - 15:00 pm   Activity: Thai classical dance class  
  15:00 pm - 16:00 pm   School dimissal  

School Schedule

  Sunday, June 7, 2015               Student and Parent orientation                       
  Mon-Fri, June 8-12, 2015   1st week lesson  
  Mon-Fri, June 15-19, 2015   2nd week lesson  
  Sun, To be determined   Teacher Appreciation Day  
  Mon-Fri, June 22-26, 2015  3rd week lesson  
  Mon-Fri, Jun2 29-3, 2015   4th week lesson  
  Thur, July 4, 2015   July 4th holiday  
  Mon-Fri, July 6-10, 2015   5th week lesson  
  Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 2015   6th week lesson   
  Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 2015   7th week lesson  
  Mon-Fri, Jul 27-Jul 31, 2015   8th week lesson   
  Sun, Aug 2, 2015   Asalha Puja and Buddhist Lent Day  
  Mon-Fri, August 3-7, 2015   9th week lesson  
  Sun, August 9, 2015   Thai Mothers Day  
  Sun, Aug 9, 2015   Graduation Ceremony  
     

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