Poh Lum Buddhist Temple in Jalan Gasing

There is a Buddhist nunnery located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. Do note that Poh Lum temple is generally not opened to the public on usual days. However, during major Buddhist festivals like Wesak Day, Guan Yin Boddhisatva days, there are free vegetarian lunch being served (note: it may change due to the pandemic)

Poh Lum Fatt Yuen (Buddhist Temple)
1, Jalan Lembah 5/2
off Jalan Gasing
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

The temple has been around from as young as I can remember. Usually during major Buddhist festivals like Wesak day, Guan Yin day (3 times a year), free vegetarian lunch would be served. When I was a teenager, I did come around to help with serving the dishes and washing plates a few times.

The place is lovingly well maintained and very clean.  At the back of the temple, as per picture below, a building has been built in recent years to house the nun quarters as well as the ancestor hall.

My grandaunt’s memorial plate (not actually sure what it is called in English) is placed here. At the back you can see a lot of white plates with names and pictures of those who have passed on- some for decades. The area is very well maintained.

Below: Someone placed a mini hamper consisting of toys and children play items. It must be meant for a little child.

Below is the narration of the notice written:

To all devotees,

This ancestors hall as it is named “Bao En Tang” reflects the meaning of repaying gratitude to our ancestors and keeping fond memories of them.

So as to keep this environment clean and in a very peaceful atmosphere, we need your corporation to maintain cleanliness and silence within the compound. Only vegetarian food and offerings are to be served and they are to be placed on the table outside the hall. Liquor, cigarettes and burning of incense papers are not allowed.

We advise all devotees to chant “Namo Oh Mi Tho Fo” so as to cultivate our minds, to gain perfect wisdom and also for our ancestors to attain enlightenment.

Thank you for your co-operation!


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