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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 via mobile

Very impressive temple inside and out. Plenty to see, but most importantly, there is a cold water tap inside to fill your water bottle

Thank Lawrie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice quick temple visit, Buddha and variation, Kwan Yin and other goddesses. There were monks about to start prayers during a morning visit around 10.30am on Wednesday.

Thank Win H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here in November 2017 whilst on holiday in Singapore. The exterior of the temple is stunning but was completely blown away by the interior! Ornate and absolutely beautiful. Whilst I visited a ceremony was being performed and it was fantastic to see the monks...More

Thank Misti66
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Buddha tooth is out of this world stunning! I have visited many places of worship around the world and this by far is the most beautiful one I have ever had the pleasure of stepping into. Don't worry if you come in not the right...More

Thank Shari G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unless you're a Buddhist, I would only visit this Temple when you're already in Chinatown I took 3 tourists there recently and noticed their interest drop. Not for everyone, but ok for a 30 minute visit. Try the free (donations welcome) vegetarian meal on certain...More

Thank Landyeng
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My niece and I were walking to China town where the temple is located. A gentleman offered to show us around. I personally have visited many temples in the east. This won was small full of spiritual atmosphere. We were taken around and given a...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My gosh so lovely to see spent a time there just was unreal to see look at all inside don't miss seeing

Thank 11Bear
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful tranquil walk around temple A very beautiful place Garments available for women to cover your knees and shoulders

Thank Dylew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A visit to this temple can be a memorable experience because it is rich in history and art. The temple holds ceremonies on a daily basis; visitors are allowed to take photos, even during services. Since prayer services are likely to be underway.. it's advisable...More

Thank Grahith D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a surprise temple - several level with beautiful and peaceful interiors. Nice to walk all the way around up to the top to see the tooth relic. Definitely a must-see in Singapore!

Thank nellosaurus
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.