Palelai Buddhist Temple
with Phra Goh Chun Kiang

About the programme

Seek refuge and clear your mind from the hustle and bustle of the city at the Palelai Buddhist Temple. Join Phra Goh as he takes participants on a tour of the temple’s premise to learn more about the Theravada Buddhists who conduct their prayers and practices here!

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Date and Time

Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$10 (excluding eventbrite service fee)
Meeting Point
Entrance of Palelai Buddhist Temple (49 Bedok Walk Singapore 469145)

Instructions

Please dress respectfully (e.g. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Masks are mandatory.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet Phra Goh!

Hello everyone, I am Phra Goh (Phra is not my name but a salutation for monks) from Wat Palelai. I was ordained in 2008 at the age of 23 in Malaysia after completing my National Service, making me one of Singapore’s youngest monks.

From as early as primary school, being a monk had always been on my mind. I think this was because of the many events occurring in my life – my parents’ divorce and my family’s finances during the recession – which reinforced how transient life was. As I entered secondary school, meditation retreats were something I looked forward to annually and it was during one of these retreats that I realised the monastic lifestyle was the one for me. I have been at this temple ever since and I am looking forward to sharing more about my spiritual journey during the festival!

More about the Palelai Buddhist Temple

Founded in 1962 by Phrakru Prakassa Dhammakun, the Palelai Buddhist Temple was originally housed at Poh Huat Road. It then moved to Jalan Nipah and subsequently to its present location at Bedok Walk. The temple in Bedok was completed and consecrated in May 1973. An additional wing, the Chedi Dhammasathit building, was consecrated more recently in February 2007. The temple practises Theravada Buddhism, also known as ‘the way of the elders’, a philosophy distinct from Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.