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“Nothing much because of renovation”

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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$36.01*
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
Ranked #13 of 805 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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“Nothing much because of renovation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

At the moment they are renovating the temple so didnt see much of it. Didnt see the famous tooth unfortunately. Happy i did see it because the walls are covered with buddha's which is something I havent seen before.

Visited November 2013
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“A peaceful break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a lovely temple complex in the middle of hectic Singapore. The museum in particular was beautiful with some exquisite examples of Buddhist art and sculpture, ancient and contemporary. It is welcoming of visitors in the temple itself as well as the other floors containing the museum, roof too garden and relic.

Visited November 2013
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“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

We went on a Saturday so there was a service which added interest. Very calm place with lots of history. Worth a visit - no charge!

Visited November 2013
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“Hidden gem in Chinatown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Not many people find this Temple but it is beautiful, colourful and if you want to know about Buddhism, there is a small, cleverly put together museum upstairs. The roof garden is very spiritual and has the worlds biggest prayer wheel up there. Who would have guessed. A must for locals and tourists. Modesty shawls provided. This is a working busy temple so expect to see a service running with the saffron monks chanting. A beautiful, special place.

Visited March 2013
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“Interesting temple - lots of Buddhas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Nice temple in Chinatown. It's colourful and easy to navigate, with many, many different representations of Buddha lining the walls. We didn't have time to explore upstairs but well worth having a look here.

Visited November 2013
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