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 2019 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 18th and 19th (2019). 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: 5/18 - 5/19 (Sat & Sun) 8am ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2019, 10:02 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
Showing posts 1 - 2 of 11. View more »


English Dao Study

Words of Wisdom

  • 2020-02-23 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 佛性的流露, 就是處處圓融、處處圓滿,、處處和諧。所謂太平, 不是世界都變得一樣, 而是大家的心都有一個共同的希望, 共同的努力。 自己的心要先清、 先平、先和, 要不斷的進步提昇, 還要有耐心, 忍之、耐之, 自然就風平浪靜。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: The revelation of Buddha Nature is to consummate, perfect and harmonize every aspect in life. So-called "world harmony" does not mean to transform everything into one likeness but for everyone to unite efforts towards striving for a common hope and perseverance. First, our heart/mind have to be pure, tranquil and calm. We have to constantly improve and elevate ourselves. We also have to be patient. As we have tolerance and endurance, naturally everything will be smooth sailing.
    Posted Feb 23, 2020, 5:09 AM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-02-16 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 以德報怨, 莫枉費承受的恩德, 既然承受的多, 就要了愿的多, 不要去想任何麻煩的問題, 心靜一切空, 空了有何煩惱?

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Repay ingratitude with kindness (virtue). Do not let the grace you receive be in vain. The more you receive, the more vows you should fulfill. Do not ponder over troublesome problems; as your heart is calm and tranquil, everything is in the state of thusness. Where can vexation lie in the state of thusness?
    Posted Feb 15, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-02-09 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 要依附中道, 中庸之道是我們的本性。我們的本性就是中正; 你們的真心在哪裡呢? 真心無所不在, 但現在為了要讓你們明白, 所以指了一個所在, 「中正」才是我們始終不移的原則。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Follow the doctrine of the Mean, which is our true nature. Our true nature is impartial and righteous. Where is your 'true heart'? Your true heart exists everywhere, but in order to help you understand, the location is pointed out: "away from extremes, right in the middle." "Being impartial and righteous" is the unchanging principle that we should always follow.
    Posted Feb 8, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-02-02 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 你們辛苦是應該的, 是上天給你機會, 有機會才有得辛苦, 要感謝。無所求之求是大求, 無所為之為是大為。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: You're supposed to work hard, Heaven gives you the opportunity to work hard. Where there is toil, there is an opportunity, so be grateful. Not requesting (asking for or demanding) is a Great Request. A non-motivational act is a Great Act.
    Posted Feb 1, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
Showing posts 1 - 4 of 93. View more »

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
Showing posts 1 - 3 of 4. View more »