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“Beautiful & Enlightning”

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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Ranked #32 of 906 things to do in Singapore
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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 14, 2013

This was a wonderful place to visit;is is free to enter but you can made a donation .
A beautiful building and full of interesting facts

Thank Jane1255
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Beautiful Buddhist temple in the Chinese part of Singapore.
Stunning decoration along the 3 floors and marvelous oasis of peace and flowers on the top floor.
The temple hosts the famous tooth of Buddha (non really visible...) a museum with many interesting statues and artifacts and the main hall for gatherings and prayers.
Remember to wear long sleeves and to stop by at the temple shop to get your lucky charm to take home.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This Temple is not far from the China Town street markets so try and squeeze in a visit if you are in the area. It is very impressive and although got quite busy it still had a serene and spiritual feeling. When you first enter, the colours, size and 100's of Buddha's have that real WOW factor. People were praying and meditating throughout the Temple which made us feel blessed to be sharing the experience. If you are short for time and unable to visit all floors do take the lift to the top floor. Remember to wear appropiate clothing (no bare shoulders or legs showing) or be prepared to wrap yourself in the shawls provided. You can keep your shoes on though. Amongst the hustle and bustle of Singapore it is a nice place to visit and contmplate life.

Thank Skibuni5
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

the building shows how chinese people in singapore respect the buddha and very complicated on the ceremony even more than we do in Thailand. I just love they way they offer the buddha with flower around the little candle.

Thank viewy
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

wether you belive in budhism or not you should visit this place for sheer beauty and peace.

the temple is in china town and it house temple and museum with history about Buddhism. you will feel peace and a treat to eye.

the display of hundred small buddhas in different poses and the zodiac gods and its history is enlightening. 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 and oriental food.

Thank coolvt2001
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