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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

Beautiful, relatively new temple housing a 53 million dollar solid gold Buddha. It is the hub of Chinatown life and the area around it filled with great food and shopping.

Thank k s
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful temple. We lucked out and were there during the prayers. The one knock is the elevators to upper floors are slow and small.

Thank Shailesh P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely detail and beautifully laid out. If you have time to spare go for a look. We enjoyed the detail and color.

Thank LMRuki
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to this temple one rainy morning. It's a smaller temple on several floors. Our young nephews and niece were with us and it was a good tour of a bud dish temple for them. They supplied sarongs to wrap around us ladies wearing...More

Thank PLphx
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a person of faith or not this place is worth a visit just for the sheer beauty and artistry on display. Over the past couple of weeks insuring Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore, I’ve visited many temples but this...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple is beautiful. Its colourful and a lot of attention has gone into the details. The entry is free and you are allowed to take pictures inside.

Thank Tamf1
Reviewed 3 days ago

To build relic temple buddha many singaporeans offer their own personal gold to this temple for contribution.

Thank Chen H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is so colorful and very picturesque. There is a orchid garden on the terrace. There are 12000 small buddha statue on on the terrace.1st floor and 4th Floor are must see. tooth relic is on 4th floor. Very beautiful

Thank Rakesh S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is right inside China Town and the next street is where all the souvenir and food shops are there. It is beautiful Buddhist temple and they allow photography which I have noticed Buddhist temples in India do not allow. The structure is beatiful and...More

Thank bhoomikarawat
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're into temples, this is a good place to visit. Didn't take the tour, just roamed around inside quietly and made my way out without causing too much noise.

Thank orange_advan
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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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.