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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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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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“main hall” (57 reviews)
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288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My knowledge of Buddhism is relatively limited so I was interested to see this temple. Preferable to turn up with shoulders and legs (above the knee) covered but shawls will be provided. There are 4 floors and a rooftop area also. Plenty can be learnt...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited when the monks were chanting and I asked if I was allowed to take pictures. They said yes, of course and it was no problem. It was so beautiful to hear them and the inside of this temple is just stunningly beautiful. Well...More

Thank Lcasey45
Reviewed 2 days ago

the guides were knowledgeable and pleasant. the surroundings are truly breath taking and very holy. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank ivanhelenperry
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice tranquil temple with a lot of buddhas. At the time we visited there were only few people at the same time (saturday morning).

Thank Miina K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of many interesting temples in Singapore. Worth a visit if you're in the area but I wouldn't go especially.

Thank Weesarah1980
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much gold and things of interest inside. You can take photos and there are people to ask questions of.

Thank ivyhalliow
Reviewed 5 days ago

There opens until pm 07:00. But you can see the buddha's tooth until pm 05:30. As you get closer to pm 06:00, they do not open the gate to there. I have visited here at pm 05:50, they closed the gate. It was not yet...More

Thank wizwindy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a good choice of an activity as I am interested in Buddism. We enjoyed this place and would recommend. I covered my shoulders and legs by wearing light scarves, you can bring your own or staff will offer these to you if you...More

Thank travelblonde87
Reviewed 6 days ago

A modern Budha temple, short time stop-by is enough for look around and knew more about their history. A Garden on the rooftop can keep yr step a little. A place to come in China town for quite moment.

Thank Ngoc N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this a very well maintained temple with some striking architecture - it is also the gateway to Chinatown so pop along make an offering then enjoy a walk around the neighbourhood.

Thank shanewarren88
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful
sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling
sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its
blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an
Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit
almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony
continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to
the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill.
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Response from Cipy S | Reviewed this property |
Hey! No shorts accepted and you should have covered shoulders.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Bradley G | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of. This temple is more of a museum & place of worship.