Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Religious Sites
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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DavePak
Chepstow, UK29 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
If you only have time to visit one Buddhist temple then this is the one you have to see. We were blown away by the beauty and calmed by the atmosphere. We really felt like we left the busy city and had walked into another world away. It was so peaceful.
Written 5 April 2022
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E.Winter
London, UK359 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
There is tons to do once you enter here, they have done an amazing job at translation for many different languages so you can follow.

There is bags full of architecture, you can see items from the Spanish area but also the British Times.

There is also a museum build to show the devastation the bombing that happened a few years and the kind donations other Buddhist countries gave to Sri Lanka.

Unfortunately I feel like you won't be able to see the tooth unless you are the lucky few but it feels very spiritual and holy.
Written 22 February 2022
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EssieHero
5 contributions
Oct 2021
Calm and serene place to meditate on 2nd floor. wonderful embroidered tapestry on 1st floor and a nice library for someone who wants to study a but more.

But the best part is rooftop.... don't miss the roof top.
Written 29 November 2021
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Suman
Singapore, Singapore504 contributions
May 2021
Conveniently located next to the MRT, it is fascinating to see such an amazing wooden multi-story structure in the heart of the city.
This is must visit place and spend couple of hours as there are 4 stories which can be visited
Those who like to do meditation, recommended to try it out on the 3rd floor
Written 10 October 2021
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Katherine L
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
May 2021
Here i come many times and always find chill and zen time i need for my mind and soul, i can just think of nothing
Written 28 July 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy521 contributions
Apr 2021
Aesthetically this temple is formidable, of course, but the most peculiar characteristic of this worship place is that there actually is… a tooth of Buddha as a relic, as the name underlines! It may sound strange, but, if you think about it, how many relics of saints we have in Europe?
Written 4 July 2021
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UnT
36 contributions
Feb 2020
It takes a day to visit the whole temple. The top most golden buddha temple is a must see where his original teeth and hair is kept . There is a meditation place where anyone can come and sit as long as they want till the closing time which is 7 pm.
you will feel relaxed and energized. What a wonderful feeling !
Written 13 January 2021
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Terry
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Oct 2020
You really cannot come to China town without coming her. I bring all my friends from overseas here and they love it. You don’t need to be religious. Just be respectful.
Written 13 October 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL15,236 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited during a service which was really interesting to see. The chants were moving to be a part of. The temple itself was beautiful both interior and exterior. Unfortunately due to Covid we could not go upstairs to see the view or the tooth. However, we did enjoy see the main sanctuary in use as well as the prayer area in the back. We also were able to visit just after the New Year celebration for the Rat. I really enjoyed seeing the variety and diversity of religions in Singapore. This is one of the temples you must visit.
Written 11 October 2020
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DoricWanderer
Ellon, UK75 contributions
Mar 2020
we were fortunate to visit while a service was happening. The building is beautiful in Chinatown lots to see as well
Written 4 October 2020
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