Do good, Avoid all evil, Purify your mind. 
This is the Teaching of all Buddhas.



Kathina at Wat Palelai on 22 October 2017

posted 10 Oct 2017, 22:18 by Wat Palelai

Dear Members and Devotees


Kathina Ceremony


The Kathina ceremony is celebrated once a year after the conclusion of the Vassa (Rains Retreat). Traditionally, it starts from the day after Devo Day and continues for the whole month. This year our Resident Monks had selected Sunday,22nd October 2017 to commemorate this meritorious and joyous occasion. During the Kathina ceremony, on behalf of the members and devotees, the temple will make formal offering of robes and other requisites to the Maha Sangha.

The ceremony could be traced back to the 25th year of the Lord Buddha's Enlightenment. A group of thirty Monks from Saketa were journeying together with the intention of spending the Vassa with the Lord Buddha at Jetavana Grove near Savatthi in the Kingdom of Kosala, India. However, the Vassa started before they could reach the destination and had to stop travelling.

Immediately, after the Vassa the Monks continued with their journey to Jetavana Grove near Savatthi to pay their respect to the Lord Buddha and listen to his Dhamma. As it was still raining and by the time the Monks reached their destination, they were all exhausted and drenched. Their robes were worn down. Lady Visaka, who was at the monastery saw the condition of the Monks and had requested the Lord Buddha to accept her offering of robes to the Monks. Lord Buddha consented to her request. Since then the Kathina Ceremony is observed every year.

The Event Organizer (EO) for this year's celebration is Sister Violet Lim.

Donations for the Kathina Ceremony can be made at our administration office with official receipt issued.

We are pleased to announce that several food stalls will be set up to serve food to all members and devotees from 7.00 am.

The Resident Monks and the Board of Management cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in celebrating this meritorious and joyous occasion.   

22  October 2017


  9.00 am

Pindapata (Alms round)

  9.30 am

Kathina Ceremony:

EO to light candles &  incense stick.

Requesting for forgiveness from the Triple Gem and the Sangha.

Requesting for 3 Refuges and 5  Precepts 

Offering of Robes to the Sangha

Blessings and Sharing of Merits

11.00 am

Offering of meal ‘Dana’ to the Sangha.

  2.00 pm

Robe Changing Ceremony

 May the Triple Gems guide you and your family always. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

With Metta,

Board of Management
Palelai Buddhist Temple


posted 26 Sep 2017, 22:12 by Wat Palelai




OK PHANSA marks the end of the rain retreat for the Sangha on Thursday, 5th October 2017. 


On Friday, 6th October 2017, the temple will celebrate DEVO DAY  in memory of the return of Lord Buddha from the realm of Tavatimsa  where Lord Buddha spent his 7th rain retreat after Enlightenment  to expound the Abhidhamma to His mother, Queen Maha Mayadevi.


On this very day, the Resident monks will perform the DEVOROHANA ceremony and Pindapata (Alms round) in the temple compound.  Members, devotees and well wishers may offer food and daily requisites to the Sangha during the Pindapata.  The Event Organiser (EO) for this event is  Bro Kanya Yeo.


The Resident monks and the Board of Management cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in this meritorious event.


May the Triple Gems guide you and your family always.



With Metta




6th Oct 2017


09.00 am

Pindapata (Alms round)

09.30 am

EO to light incense stick/candles and follows by requesting of five precepts / Paritta chanting.

11.00 am

Offer of lunch ‘Dana’ to the monks





Rice Pagoda & Charity Day

posted 15 Aug 2017, 01:05 by Wat Palelai


24th September 2017


This is to inform you that Palelai will hold the Rice Pagoda & Charity Day on Sunday 24th September 2017.

The temple will lay the rice foundation of the pagoda on Sunday 20th August 2017. All are welcome to build up the rice pagoda. You can also donate provisions like sugar, salt, oil, biscuits, beehoon, and toiletries. All donations can be made in cash or kind. You may make cash donation at our Administration Office. Receipts will be issued for cash donations and all donated rice and provisions will be distributed to various charity homes.

On behalf of the Resident Monks and Management Committee, we cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in performing this meritorious deed.

“May the Triple Gems guide you and your family always”.

Programme as follows:

24th September 2017


 9.00 am

Pindapata:  offering alms to monks

 9.30 am

EO to light Candles and incense-stick

Observing the Five Precepts, Chanting of Parittas

Offering of Rice to the Sangha.

Transference/Sharing of Merits

11.00 am

Dana (Offering of lunch) to the Sangha

12.30 pm

 3.00 pm

Distribution of rice and provisions

Transfer of Merits


Notice: Change of Email Address

posted 11 Aug 2017, 23:38 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 11 Sep 2017, 02:35 ]

Meditation Session

posted 9 Jul 2017, 22:43 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 15 Jul 2017, 01:45 ]

We are pleased to inform that there will be sitting meditation session during the three months rain retreat period.  All are welcomed to join. Details are as follows:


DATE:          10th July 2017 to 5th October 2017

Day :             Mondays to Sundays (Except Thursdays)

TIME:           7.00pm to 9.00pm

VENUE:       3rd floor Meditation hall (Chedi Building)

Construction Of Annex Building

posted 30 Jun 2016, 02:23 by Wat Palelai

Dear Members & Devotees

Kindly note that with effect from Monday 11th July 2016, our car park will be permanently closed for the construction of the new annex building.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

For alternative parking, you may proceed to East Village's basement and open car park.  You may also park at Bedok Market Place's car park.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

With Metta
Board of Management
Palelai Buddhist Temple

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