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Review of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
Ranked #13 of 796 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.
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“Peace and Luxurious Temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

After browse in China town, we visit this temple, the architecture design is religious but modern, mostly red and green, when you enter the temple, glorious of gold will amaze you, speechless with the temple interior, detail and walls filled with Buddha statue, you can feel the peace in the place.

Visited October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We came across this temple while walking around Chinatown this temple is very impressive, and worth having alook at, the children could believe the size of the statues inside that are worshipped and gives them an eye opener on the different cultures. If you happen to have short sleeves or no sleeves they do supply you with a sarong you can cover your shoulders with and it's no charge (as I had to put one on) but walking in is well worth it and is well worth the look, this place is just beautiful inside.

Visited October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Seen many Buddhist temples on this trip around south east Asia but they never get boring. This is a good one to visit, easy to locate in Chinatown right next door to the china town visitors centre & a good market for souvenirs. A ceremony was taking place during our visit but they were happy for us to watch which was great

Visited October 2013
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“Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

A Beautiful Beautiful Temple, with many locals stopping to light incense sticks and offer prayers. You may enter wearing shoes and the art work and numerous statues of the gods are just amazing to view. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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“Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

It looks old, being built in the style of the Tang dynasty buildings, but was only opened in 2007.

Where; Chinatown, Singapore(right next to the markets).

What's so special? Its claim to fame is that the temple houses a tooth belonging to Buddha).The tooth is housed in a display cabinet made from 320kg of gold donated by devotees.

What to see; Buddhist Culture Museum, Eminent Sangha Museum, Tripitaka Chamber, and a Theatre for cultural performances. There are also talks and films.

When; Pretty much all the museum and Tooth Viewing opportunities are daily from 9am - 6pm but there's plenty of activity from 4.30 a.m. with morning chanting etc.

The feel; inside this venue it is amazing how peaceful this place is when you walk outside the gate into the hubbub of modern day Singapore.

Well worth a visit to experience the sinple lives of the monks in one of the great financial hubs on the planet.

Visited May 2013
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