Buddhist activities/ program at Wat Chetawan, Petaling Jaya (Thai Buddhist temple)

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UPDATE: Activities for 2018 have been updated (please refer to below)

Wat Chetawan(วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน)  is a temple located at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya.

The temple has many activities- there is daily morning Pali chanting (6.30am) and evening chanting (7pm) at the main shrine hall.

Here are the upcoming activities that have been arranged from 2018:

Please refer to the temple’s official website for the latest program.

1 January 2018 (Monday) New Year Day
10 January 2018 (Wednesday) 61st birthday anniversary of Phra Sophoncariyaporn (Chief Abbot)
16 to 17 February (Friday & Saturday) Chinese New Year. The temple also conducts evening prayer to celebrate Chinese New Year from 16th (1st day) to 2 March (15th Day of the Chinese lunar calendar).
1 March 2018 (Thursday) Magha Puja Day (the day the Buddha delivered sermon to more than 1000 arahants on the code of conduct, Ovadapatimokkha).
3 March 2018 (Saturday) 35th Anniversary of Luang Phor Vieng.
4 April 2018 (Wednesday) Kuan Yin Pusa (Goddess of Mercy)’s Birthday
7 & 8 April 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) Cheng Beng prayers
15 April 2018 (Sunday) Sonkgran Day (Thai New Year)
27- 29 May 2018 (Sunday to Tuesday) Wesak Day celebrations
27 July 2018 (Friday) Asalha Puja Day
28 July 2018 (Saturday)

Monks Entering Rains Retreat (phansa)


29- 31 July 2018  Alms offering in conjunction with rains retreat
31 July 2018 (Wednesday) Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin Pusa) Enlightenment Day
1- 5 August 2018 Alms offering in conjunction with rains retreat
5 August 2018 (Sunday) Popcorn Celebration Day
11- 12 Aug 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) 7th Lunar Moon Prayers
19 August 2018 (Sunday) 31st Anniversary of Brahma (Four Face Buddha)
23 September 2018 (Sunday) Prayers to Welcome Souls of Ancestors (this is in Thai language, hopefully my translation is correct)
7 October 2018 (Sunday) Prayers to Send off Souls of Ancestors (this is in Thai language, hopefully my translation is correct)
24 October 2018 (Wednesday) Ending of Rains Retreat
27 October 2018 (Wednesday) Kuan Yin Pusa Renunciation day
18 November (Sunday)** Kathina Celebration (Robes and donating requisities)
24 November 2018 (Saturday) Loy Krathong Festival
31 December (Monday) 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.

Wat Chetawan Petaling Jaya

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).

Buddha shrine

The Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin) Pavillion:

Kuan Yin Pavillion at Wat Chetawan


Kuan Yin Pavillion at Wat Chetawan


Below: The office of Wat Chetawan:

Office of Wat Chetawan

Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple วัดพุทธไทยเชตวัน
No 24, Jalan Pantai, off Jalan Gasing
46000 Petaling Jaya
Tel/ Fax: 03-79552443

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/watchetawan/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/watchetawantemple/

Note: During Wesak Day each year, the temple would be very crowded with visitors since it is also a public holiday:

Wat Chetawan Wesak Day

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  • Namo Tassa Nov 6, 2017

    Loy Krathong and Year End Chanting are not on Tuesday, visitor please take note, both are during weekend, so welcome to join everyone. Thanks for the time table, the date is correct, Sadhu~ Sadhu~ Sadhu~

  • Yin Nov 6, 2017

    Thanks so much for highlighting. I have made the amendments accordingly.

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