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
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English Dao Study

Words of Wisdom

  • 2020-01-19 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 修道是時時刻刻, 是沒有中斷的。休息了, 就浪費了光陰。要對自己的生命負責, 把愛心拿出來。其實你們都是老師的化身, 是小濟公, 不要濟私, 濟私就多煩惱。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Cultivating Dao is in every moment without a break in between. It will be a waste of time to take a break. Take responsibility for your own life and show your compassionate loving heart. Actually, you are all the embodiment of Holy Teacher Ji-Gong Living Buddha, you are little Ji-Gong (serving others: ferrying all sentient beings and being impartial), don't be Ji-Si (self-serving and biased). Ji-Si will cause vexations.
    Posted Jan 18, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-01-12 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 何謂身物? 身物就是酒色財氣, 所以要格物。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: What are the desires of the human body? They are desires of wine/alcohol, lust, wealth and temperament, thus, we should get rid of them.
    Posted Jan 11, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-01-05 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 好道的人就要厚道, 厚道的人, 就要常常去廚房學道, 不要常常坐在裏面學舒服的道, 而要去做那些打雜的道。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: If a person is fond of Dao, one should be honest, kind and virtuous. Such a person should always learn Dao in the kitchen. Do not always sit inside and learn the Dao of comfort. Instead, one should perform the Dao of chores.
    Posted Jan 4, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-12-29 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 修法不被法困, 修心不住心。修法當下悟道而超越言語, 那就是法。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Cultivate according to the dharma and teachings, but don't be confined by them. Cultivate one's heart without getting attached to the heart. Cultivate the dharma in the moment to become enlightened, yet transcend beyond its words, that is the dharma.
    Posted Dec 28, 2019, 5:47 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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