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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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288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
65 6220 0220
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a beautiful temple but the tooth relic can be better seen it from a screen. It's a very fast visit. Proper cloths are required and offered at the entrance.

Thank cdiazbarria
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this temple with our hopes not set too high, however we were pleasantly surprised with it. From the outside the building is pretty and on the inside it's even nicer. We arrived when there was a prayer session which was so interesting to...More

Thank elliejsimpson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were lucky to get at time of mass and people were singing at it was so peaceful. Recomment to visit this place if you want to discover buddhism.

Thank nefertari1313
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty impressive especially in terms of the volume of gold inside (everywhere!). Big, spacious (we have been to many others really small) well managed. Perfectly organised as everything in Singapore - we were there just before closing time and hoping we could stay a bit...More

Thank 11dariuszs
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic example of a classic Chinese temple. Watch prayer sessions on the ground floor and check every floor for exquisite statues. Floor 3 has souvenirs including a beautiful $10 gold plated coin of significance. Nice souvenir stalls in the lane adjacent.

Thank michael w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building had several levels so make extra time, it is a peaceful and quite place to get out of the heat and read about the culture and religion, the upkeep is excellent, so make sure you donate as you walk in

Thank JohnNowra
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quick visit, as was very busy. Read a lot of the history on the walls, felt a bit like we were intruding on people's prayer. Lovely temple

Thank Denpenfold
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just passing by when we visit Chinatown last time. I never know if it is a temple. In outside i can see a lot of table where some stone, plate and glass was in the upper. Before knowing it's temple, I thought it was a...More

Thank nuningloft
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the MRT to Chinatown but do get the right exit. You want Pagoda Street. I took the wrong exit and ended up on the other side of a freeway and slightly lost in a shopping centre so ended up retracing my steps which added...More

1  Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One can see that this tempel was recently built. Never the less it's the visit worth. Beautifull decorated. Don't forget the the elevations 2 till 5. We were lucky to see a ceremony

Thank dick f
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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18 July 2017|
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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.