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

  • 2019-04-20 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 修道是當下的事,當下即是修行。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Dao cultivation should be done here and now. Seize the moment, that is cultivation.
    Posted Apr 20, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-04-13 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 肉體上的辛苦比不上心靈的辛苦,若心靈愉快,可把肉體的辛苦抵消掉,修道要天天保持快樂,才是真正的修行人,這就是禪定。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Spiritual suffering is more unbearable than physical hardship. If you are happy spiritually, then the suffering of physical toil will be offset. Dao cultivation is to maintain happiness everyday; that is a true cultivator. This is called samadhi/concentration (a state of serene calmness and tranquility)
    Posted Apr 13, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-04-06 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 心情最低潮、最難過的時候,就是你的世界末日。 這樣的世界末日比生死更可怕,因為你的心已經死了。 希望你們不要有世界末日,也不要·恐懼世界末日, 而是更勇敢地去面對你當下的日子,因為未來還有更美好的日子, 你不去做,它依然是這個樣子,如果你去做,這世界會因為你而有所改變。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: When you are in the most depressed, the most miserable mood, it is your "end of the world." This kind of situation is worse than death because your heart is dead. Hope you never encounter the end of the world, yet do not be afraid of it either. Rather, you should face each day with greater courage, because there are better days to come. If you do not face it, it will remain the same; but if you do face it, the world will change somewhat because of you.
    Posted Apr 6, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-03-30 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 當你很明確地決定每一分,每一秒,每一時刻的目標時,應該要很莊嚴。為什麼要很莊嚴?因為是你對自己看重、對自己認可,而不是別人來肯定你。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: When you make a clear decision of your goal for every minute, every second, and every moment, you should be very dignified. Why? Because you are affirming and approving yourself, and you do not need others to affirm you.
    Posted Mar 30, 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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