UPDATE: Activities for 2018 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 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.
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
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: