Awaken to the Buddha Within

To Realize One’s True Nature Is To Realize the Buddha Within

Welcome to Happy Buddha Precious Temple

Our temple is one of many around the world dedicated to teaching people the way of Dao (Tao). The way of Dao is the path to nirvana or ultimate enlightenment such as that achieved by Buddha over two thousand five hundred years ago. Dao is not just a concept, philosophy, or practice, but all of these. It is the underlying principle of nature itself and of all the major world religious practices. Dao is also the underlying principle of life itself. Dao cannot be understood simply as knowledge. Dao must be experienced and realized (practiced). This is because the wellspring of Dao comes from within.

We have weekly study sessions to learn from the teachings of Buddha and other sages and saints. We also learn to practice what we have learned. Eventually, it is the daily practice that gives us the experience, inspiration, faith and wisdom to truly comprehend and embrace Dao.

The Truth or Dao that we seek is not outside, but within each of us. In order to understand this, you are invited to read the various topics of Understanding Dao.

Recent Updates

  • Next Dharma Class in 2018 How time flies! We are so busy with life that we become unaware of the passing of time. Amid our hectic life, have you ever paused and asked yourself: What is the meaning of life?We cordially invite you to a two-day dharma class at Happy Buddha Precious Temple on May 19th and 20th (2018). We hope you will find answers to a lot of questions you have about life. During the dharma class, we will: Explore the true meaning of life;Discover the everlasting truth between heaven and earth;Learn to restore our innate wisdom;Elevate our spirituality and bring our life to a new horizon. Class Date & Time: 5/19 - 5/20 (Sat & Sun) 8am ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2017, 7:53 AM by Tai Jin
  • 涅槃經 (劉芳村講師) 錄音上載了 34 涅槃經 (2015-05-09) / 講者: 劉芳村講師35 涅槃經 (2015-05-16) / 講者: 劉芳村講師36 涅槃經 (2015-05-23) / 講者: 劉芳村講師37 涅槃經 (2015-05-30) / 講者: 劉芳村講師
    Posted Jun 5, 2015, 3:15 PM by Tai Jin
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English Dao Study

Words of Wisdom

  • 【濟公活佛慈悲每日念三次】 Ji Gong Living Buddha’s Merciful Teaching (read 3 times daily) 天使並非只是口號 而是要能道理做到 Being an angel is not just a slogan; one must act on the principles. 善良本質緊緊懷抱 學會善巧快樂行孝 Hold tightly to our good nature; learn the art of being happy while being filial. 不要任性脾氣常鬧 平平和和不急不躁 Do not be headstrong and constantly vent bad temper; be calm and harmonious, and do not be impatient or rash. 無論長得什麼樣貌 都要時時面帶微笑 Regardless of our natural appearance, we always must wear a smile. 遇到問題不要亂叫 靜下心來聽聽忠告 Do not arbitrarily make a fuss when having a problem; calmly listen to earnest advice. 莫讓小事將心纏繞 心胸寬大利於解套 Do not be bothered by or entwined in trivial matters; a broad heart/mind is beneficial to getting out of the trap ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2018, 8:01 PM by Tai Jin
  • 十二個放下 12 Relinquishments 活佛恩師慈悲教導 Merciful Teaching by Holy Teacher 2018.06.10 美國加州淨化佛堂 (Jing Hua Temple, California, USA) 放下對立 學習親愛 創造和諧的人生 Let go of confrontation, learn to love and create a harmonious life. 放下猜疑 學習信任 創造美好的人生 Let go of suspicions, learn to trust and create a beautiful life. 放下冷漠 學習關懷 創造幸福的人生 Let go of indifference, learn to be caring and create a blessed life. 放下批評 學習讚美 創造快樂的人生 Let go of criticism, learn to compliment and create a happy life. 放下計較 學習大量 創造寬廣的人生 Let go of bickering, learn to be magnanimous and create an expansive life. 放下嫉妒 學習隨喜 創造祥和的人生 Let ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2018, 7:35 PM by Tai Jin
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Dao in Daily Life

  • Live in the Moment (part 2) Previously, we talked about living in the moment, and how we tend to put things off until later what we can actually do today. Perhaps it is human nature to be selective about these things. We tend to want instant gratification, yet when it comes to doing things for others we tend to put it off for later. So on the one hand, we prefer to live in the moment of instant gratification, and on the other hand we procrastinate into the future what we probably should be doing today. Therefore, it's reasonable to say that we tend to live in the moment for ourselves and not for others. In other words, we tend to be selfish.So given ...
    Posted May 19, 2012, 8:57 AM by Tai Jin
  • Live in the Moment We hear it said that we should live in the moment. What does that mean? It is the same as the old adage, "seize the day." Sometimes we say, "I'll get around to doing it tomorrow." Perhaps 99% of the time, this may turn out to be fine, but for that 1% of the time, tomorrow may never come. For all the planning that we do, both our karma and Nature can ruin our plans. Sometimes these setbacks are only temporary, and we can adjust our plans accordingly. But many times, these setbacks are permanent and no matter what, we will never be able to achieve what we had planned to do. Here is a short video that very ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2014, 6:48 PM by Tai Jin
  • Give and Take There was a story about two souls ready to be born into the world as humans. God told them to choose what kind of person they wanted to be: either a person with palms facing upward or a person with palms facing downward. The first soul decided that it would be better to be a person with palms facing upward, because that meant receiving things (fortune, etc.) without putting in much effort. The second soul decided that it would be better to be a person with palms facing downward, because that meant always giving to others. So after they were born, the first person became a beggar who was constantly begging for food, while the second person became a wealthy ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2012, 4:58 PM by Tai Jin
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