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

  • 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 be loving 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 go of envy, learn to rejoice with others and create a peaceful and auspicious life. 放下貪求學習佈施創造富饒的人生 Let go of greedy pursuits, learn to give and create a content and bountiful life. 放下瞋恨學習柔和創造輕鬆的人生 Let go of ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:09 AM by Tai Jin
  • 我們修的道是什麼 The Dao We Are Cultivating Is... 活佛老師慈訓 我們是修消冤解孽的道 而不是修無病無考的道 我們是修智慧覺照的道 而不是修一路順風的道 我們是修明理通達的道 而不是修有求必應的道 我們是修了劫還鄉的道 而不是修躲災避難的道 我們是修超生了死的道而不是修永生不死的道Holy Teacher’s merciful guidance: The Dao that we are cultivating is to clear up our sins, not so that we have neither illnesses nor difficulties. The Dao that we are cultivating is to give us wisdom and enlightenment, not so that we can enjoy smooth sailing. The Dao that we are cultivating is to let us understand and realize the truth, not so that we can get whatever we pray for. The Dao that we are cultivating is to resolve our karmic debts and return to Heaven, not so that we can avoid misfortunes and calamities. The Dao that we are cultivating is to let us transcend life ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 5:56 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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