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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新民及明德課程

English Dao Study

Words of Wisdom

  • 2019-07-20 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓:人的本份就是要對自己負責,你做的每一件事件都會攸關眾生、攸關自己以及周邊的人。今天你進了佛門,學習的是道,道在那裡?道在日常生活之中,那麼自己就要以身示道,自己去實行,那才有價值。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Everyone's duty is to be responsible to oneself. Everything you do has an effect on all the sentient beings, yourself, and everyone around you. Today, you are here in the temple to learn Dao; where is Dao? Dao is in your daily life. You have to set an example of Dao and act in accordance with Dao, only then does it (Dao) have value.
    Posted Jul 20, 2019, 3:34 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-07-13 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓:遇到每一個瓶頭,都是成長的時候。不要每天都只看到表面的自己而已,修道要深入,做人也要深入,做人不能只做表面,這樣別人也會以表面來對你們。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Every bottleneck you encounter is an ideal time for growth. Do not just pay attention to one's superficial self everyday. In cultivation, one needs to penetrate deeper. When conducting oneself (or dealing with others), one also needs to be in-depth and cannot just take care of the facade. Otherwise, people will also treat you superficially.
    Posted Jul 13, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-07-06 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 以天心印人心,即是濟公。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Use your heavenly heart (true heart/nature) to guide and transform your secular heart, then you are a Ji-Gong (generous, merciful, and impartial).
    Posted Jul 6, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-06-29 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 人的心沒有太多罣礙、煩惱,當下就能和仙佛契合。有些人說這是心誠則靈。那種契合就像父母和小孩一樣,不求回報,疼在心裡,不忍小孩受苦。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: When a person's heart has no hindrance and vexation, then we are in communion with Saints and Buddhas at that moment. Some say that it's efficacious when our heart is sincere. This kind of communion is like the relationship between parents and children. Parents love their children unconditionally, never expect anything in return and cannot bear the suffering of their children.
    Posted Jun 29, 2019, 3:31 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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