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“Must visit if you're in Chinatown”

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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Chinatown Walking Tour - Wet Market - Buddha...
Ranked #30 of 870 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act in 8th January 2004. The Temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: BTRTM is pleased to offer a 1 1/2 - 2 hrs long guided tour of the Temple every Saturdays at 2pm. The tour will be conducted free-of-charge in English by the temple's Volunteers guides. Limited slots are available per weekly session. Confirmed registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its timeless and enduring message to the spiritual needs of man in finding true peace, happiness, and well-being. In this part of the programme, learn about the basic essential knowledge of Buddhism. [Basic Meditation] Buddhist have been practicing meditation in cultivating calm, focused and positive states of mind. Introductory of technique will be taught to enable the participants to learn practical tips on how to achieve a clearer state of mind and focus better. Things to take note : * Avoid wearing hats, shorts or revealing tops * The organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. In such instances, registrants will be notified via their mobile phones.
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Liked - The whole 4th floors are airconditioning and carpeted. The displayed are new and explained in english. It is big and there is a lift for access. I like the library where you can take your time to enjoy readings and relax.

Disliked - The last level to the rooftop temple is no access by lift; which must be used by staircase.

Thank Grace8808
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I went to the temple.. it was a great experience just witnessing the temple in action and praying learning the history. I really enjoyed it. Free entry but u can donate by lighting the insence stick for respect. Great spot for tourist and situated in the heart of china town.

Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

beautiful temple full of various sculptures and thousands and thousands of buddhas. Come for both the marvelous sites of the beautiful temple, prayer wheel, etc. as well as to learn about Buddhism, the story of Siddartha Gautama, and the spread throughout Asia. A must visit for anyone coming to china town

Thank Jon1796
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

we donated and lit some incense, but did not go inside, because we were not comfortable that we would be respecting the customs of the people inside. I got the impression that we would have been welcome inside. It was far different than "church" at home

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

It is close to the china town night market and food street. Can shop for souvenirs before or after visiting the temple. The building is beautiful. The restaurant in the temple serve vegetarian lunch until 3pm. Reasonalbe price and taste good, plus all proceeds go to the temple.

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