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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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Ranked #32 of 899 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The temple is amazing. We went there during prayer time and it was great to observe the prayers.

The museum about Buddha’s life was amazing and educational. Our young girls leant a lot.

The garden in the roof is an oasis of tranquility. We loved it.

One thing they need to do is to enforce the no photo taking rule. Some tourists need to learn to observe rules.

Thank rpatel23
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very well kept temple with awesome displays of history. Should visit the 3rd and 4th floor. The museum is very spectacular, great way to learn more about buddhism

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It really is beautiful. A great way to absorb some of the local culture and get a better understanding.

Make sure you cover your shoulders and knees. They do provide robes if you aren’t dressed modestly enough but you’ll be much more comfortable in your own clothes

Thank yasmin_richardson
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Its a great temple to visit and see the Chinese in prayers. Visitors are allowed to move around without obstructing those in prayers.One needs about half an hour to one hour to see this place, worth a visit for all the grandeur.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I came upon this by accident an it is breathtaking, especially given that it is surrounded by modern architecture. I did not go in.

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