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“Fascinating!”

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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US$35.98*
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
Ranked #13 of 804 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.
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This beautiful Chinese Buddhist temple houses one of the Buddha's teeth along with other interesting relics. I was there during a service and found the whole thing fascinating.

Visited May 2014
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“Very much of praying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Located at chinatown, free of charge and the atmosphere is so nice that I have to come back 2 time for this. Just to enjoy myself, praying for goodness may come to the one that I love...
There are thousands of Buddha in many posture here, great and detail investment make it a very nice and cozy place.

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Not knowing anything about Buddhism we were quite surprised on entering. Gloriously decorated and colourful with monks chanting in the centre and tourists milling around outside. The tooth relic is on an upper floor safely secured behind bullet proof glass but in a wonderful meditative room. We were with a guide from Indie Singapore Tours so we got maximum information and value from this space. A visit is recommended.

Visited May 2014
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

This working Temple in the heart of China town will often have a ceremony of some description going on for the benefit of the worship per sit services - fascinating to watch. In addition, on the upper floors, there is a museum explaining Buddhism and a peaceful roof garden. Pop in and don't be surprised if you end up spending longer than you had planned.

Visited June 2014
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“Always something going on”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I visited this temple about five times and almost every time there is some celebration going on. It is a large temple, with various rooms and multiple levels. It is always an interesting and pretty place to visit.

Visited June 2014
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