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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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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 January 9, 2013

We visited the temple during the month of Chinese New Year where all these street stalls pop out in Chinatown selling various traditional goodies. While shopping we visited the temple and was in awe! The cravings & paintings on the walls & even on the ceilings are so beautiful! It can get really crowded during festive seasons.

Thank nuigurumi12
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My wife and I were wandering around near Singapore's Chinese District when an older Chinese gentleman approached and suggested we visit this place. It turned out he was a docent/volunteer and he gave us a free, personalized tour. He was a wealth of knowledge about the many exhibits and pieces of art. Fantastic place which he was very proud of and intent on sharing. If you have even the slightest interest in culture or beauty go and hopefully you will meet the same wonderful gentleman we did. We found Singapore to be a pretty cool place to spend a couple days and not the sterile place some say it is.

Thank PaulGCalifornia
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you know a little about Buddha's contribution and his philosophy, I am sure you will feel blessed when you visit this place. Getting an opportunity to look at THE BUDDHA's tooth is an experience. The temple is very well maintained and the architecture and Red colors make it more spiritual experience. The china town next to the temple is a good place to shop.

Thank PreetamTiwari
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Despite an ancient look this is a very recent building in China Town. Do take the time to visit the BTRT&M. Car parking nearby or use the MRT.

Thank DenisWm
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Really easy to walk to from the station and within China Town. The building is well maintained, beautifully decorated. My boyfriend is a dentist, so he insisted on seeing the tooth, and in Cambodia, I saw "the Buddha's single eyebrow hair." Go up to the top floor and see the garden! If you don't dress appropriately, they offer long skirts and tops, so no stress!

Thank sehow
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