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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.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Interesting building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

While we were there a service was in progress which was quite amazing to watch and listen to.. Be warned you cannot go in without covered shoulders so shawls are available in the front entrance.

Visited November 2013
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“Loved chinatown and this temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was a highlight of our trip ..beautiful buddha statues and relics..very informative and set out well . Be sure to cover up and respect the locals worshipping...

Visited December 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“enter and be amazed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

From the outside, one might think that this is just your ordinary Chinese temple, but once you enter this place, you will be fascinated on how beautiful everything was designed and constructed.

It has wall to wall mini-idols and a three large ones at the front center of the temple.

Picture taking and flash photography is very much allowed in the temple area, except for the museum.

Overall, it is definitely worth the trip.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful building”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful building filled with beautiful
statues. The atmosphere was very soft and gentle. It was a nice break from the hostle and bustle of Chinatown outside of the building.

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“Free to the public”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Free to the public the temple is breathtaking both in and outside. The walls are cover in gold with supposedly a tooth from Budda that was found 2000 years ago in India. No photos are allowed of the tooth, but throughout the temple feel free to take pictures. You'll even see some individuals praying in the temple. Women will have to wear a sash to cover their legs in which is provided for free. All in all can't beat the price of something free and unique.

Visited December 2013
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