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“Impressive Temple - go to the roof!”

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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US$ 36.05*
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Impressive Temple - go to the roof!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

A quick visit is all that this temple needs, but it is very impressive. Make sure to go right to the top of the temple, to the roof, to see the prayer wheel and the 10,000 buddhas.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

My family and I visited the temple during the afternoon. There were many tourists around but fortunately it wasn't too packed. The temple is decorated with statues of all sizes of Chinese deities. The middle of the hall at the first hall was cordoned off for prayer chants. We are able to walk around the area. There is a backyard-like area towards the back. On the second floor, there is a museum with relics and descriptions. Really interesting. The main attraction is the buddha tooth relic on the third floor. The environment is calm and the hall was decorated with gold ornaments. There are also corners for meditation. Very very beautiful. On the top floor, there is a japanese garden. Serene and relaxing. Overall, an interesting place to visit.

Visited July 2012
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“Excellent Temple and Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Spent an hour walking around this beautiful Temple...free entry into it...stunning...peaceful and utterly quiet and respectful.

Visited July 2012
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“Inspiring”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

a good place to find your inner peace......

the articles are well preserved and worth visiting....

Visited July 2012
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“Not just a landmark, but an actively used temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

It was so nice too see a Buddhist ceremony taking place. A wee bit of culture in a busy metropolis. I was v surprised that tourists were allowed to go in and watch, and even take photos. This was a gr8 eye opener for our kids. We stayed and watched for ages. The temple itself was also acing, so much gold & so ornate. Don't miss the roof top garden, there is a hidden surprise up there.

Visited July 2012
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