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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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US$ 35.97*
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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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“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

I visit this temple every year and enjoy wandering around. I even stopped and had a vegetarian meal in the basement cafeteria. Cost SGD$3 for a plate of nourishing food and chance to sit with locals, students and the elderly who regularly eat here.

Visited February 2012
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“Spiritual!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

You are enveloped in a cocoon of peace and tranquility the moment you enter the tooth relic temple.

You can enter from Chinatown or from South Bridge Road (my preferred entrance).

The garden on the top floor is worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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“Prayer service was fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

After the hustle and bustle of the CHinatown marketplace - this was a welcome oasis. It is lined with deities and prayer stations. But the best part of the visit was when you went into the second room and watched a live pray service. The chanting was mesmorizing and the process was elegant and graceful. I always enjoy visiting culturally rich destinations.

Visited December 2011
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

New temple, but beautiful. Free and a nice place to spend half an hour wandering around.

Visited February 2012
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“History Museum, Cultural Exploration, Beautiful View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

From the outside, the entire building looked impressive but standoffish, however inside there is an entire floor dedicated to art, meditation, and even a floor discussing the history of Buddhism as well as it's future! Access is available for handy-capable individuals, and the roof-top garden/prayer wheel is a must see for a beautiful view. Would love to go back!

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