UPDATE: Activities for July to December 2017 have been updated (please refer to below)
Wat Chetawan(วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน) is a temple located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.
Here are the upcoming activities that have been arranged from July 2017- December 2017:
|8 July 2017 (Saturday)||Asalha Puja Day|
|9 July 2017 (Sunday)||
Monks Entering Rains Retreat (phansa)
Time: 10.30am, giving alms and offering of rains retreat candles and requisites.
|12 July 2017 (Wednesday)||Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin Pusa) Day|
|6 August 2017 (Sunday)||Four Face Buddha Worship Day|
|3rd September 2017 (Sunday)||Prayers to Welcome Souls of Ancestors|
|9th & 10th September (Saturday & Sunday)||7th Lunar Moon|
|17 September (Sunday)||Prayers to Send off Souls of Ancestors|
|5 October (Thursday)||Ending of Rains Retreat|
|6 October (Friday)||Giving alms for ending of Rain Retreat|
|8 October (Sunday)**||Kathina Celebration (Robes and donating requisities)|
|4 November (Sunday)||Loy Krathong Festival|
|7 November (Tuesday)||Kuan Shih Yin Pusa (Goddess of Mercy)|
|31 December (Sunday)||Year End Paritta Chanting|
Even if going to visit, Wat Chetawan is truly a wonderful place to go and pay your respects. You may visit the main shrine hall to pay respect to the Buddha, offer flowers and pay your respect to a monk. Usually there would be a monk seated at the Shrine Hall to offer blessings (except around lunch time).
Morning chanting is at 6.30am daily and evening chanting at 7pm. You are free to join in their Pali chanting… at first you may find the pace a little fast but with practice, you would be able to catch up on the chanting. If you are unsure of which page, there are other regulars who would be glad to point you to the correct page.
Above: The area covering the Buddha pavilion, Kuan Yin Pavilion and older hall. At the hall, you can find many Dhamma books and audio CDs being placed there for free distribution. Buddhists may come and place Dhamma books and/or pick up Dhamma books. I have find a few excellent books from there as well as a nice daily Dhammapada sayings calendar (published by Wat Chetawan).
The Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin) Pavillion:
Below: The office of Wat Chetawan:
Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน
No 24, Jalan Pantai, off Jalan Gasing
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel/ Fax: 03-79552443