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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
Chinatown
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+65 6220 0220
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A modern Budha temple, short time stop-by is enough for look around and knew more about their history. A Garden on the rooftop can keep yr step a little. A place to come in China town for quite moment.

Thank Ngoc N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only is this a very well maintained temple with some striking architecture - it is also the gateway to Chinatown so pop along make an offering then enjoy a walk around the neighbourhood.

Thank shanewarren88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this temple having just left Chinatown. What a wonderful place. We were lucky enough to witness Buddhist monks carrying out a service. The temple is huge & displays various icons statues of gods In the rear of the temple is a large stage...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A museum that doesn’t charge. There are plenty of history here including some relics and artifacts. There was a prayer service while we were there. That was nice to experience. The temple is a must see with its location at the heart of Chinatown.

Thank Josh P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The temple which was big- many statues of Buddha and colorful place, was near Chinatown. So it was easy to go and there was may restaurant near this temple.

Thank Hoai P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

How can so many places in Singapore be free to look at? This temple was fascinating to look round and lovely that photography was allowed. Really enjoyed the visit and it was a great addition to the walk around China Town ( thanks to Lonely...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit when in Singapore, peaceful, tranquil and full of meaning. The outside does not give you the impression of the beauty or splendor that you see when you enter the temple. For people of other faiths this gives a great insight...More

Thank ItheJD
Reviewed 5 days ago

Most Chinese temples have a dark soot filled interior from years of burning incense, but this temple has great ceiling lighting that keeps the place well lit and makes the gold statues and wall decorations sparkle. The buddha tooth relic is located on the fourth...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Remember that this is a sacred place. Taking photo is prohibited in some areas and proper dress code is required to go in. In case your attire is not appropriate, you can always ask for a showl at the entrance like what I did. There...More

Thank Guin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a series of temples during our walkabout and this temple was superbly constructed and stood out as one of our top temple highlights. Everything was immaculately laid out and it was so serene and peaceful on the upper level.

Thank Doolie77
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arichew
6 September 2017|
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Response from MasafiOne | Reviewed this property |
Chinatown.
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Georgia A
18 July 2017|
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Response from Cipy S | Reviewed this property |
Hey! No shorts accepted and you should have covered shoulders.
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medical2012
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.
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