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

  • 2019-10-05 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 如果心中能夠體會到人生的真諦,那是沒有時間限制的,一秒也是永恆!你們的體會如果能夠保持初衷不變,那未來也就不一樣。能夠把一化為永恆,把這個道生而行之,未來就可以成佛。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: If you can realize the true meaning of life, then time is unlimited, even one second can be eternal. If this comprehension can remain unchanged as your original heart, then your future will be different. If you can transform one into eternity, and let Dao grow in your heart and practice accordingly, then you can attain Buddhahood in the future.
    Posted Oct 5, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-09-28 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 遇到痛苦時, 要如何? (一) 找知心朋友訴苦 (二) 寫日記讓痛苦有寄託。痛苦來自內心裡想不開, 執著迷惑 。 遇到事不必痛苦, 事過則過, 何必記在心頭, 不必與自己計較, 過不去。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: When you are suffering, what should you do? (1) talk to an intimate friend; or (2) commit your emotions to a diary. The sufferings are caused by taking things too harshly, and having attachments and confusions. No need to be miserable when you encounter something unpleasant, let it go after having dealt with it, why dwell on it in your heart and mind? No need to haggle with yourself and not let go.
    Posted Sep 28, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-09-21 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 為什麼不能成道? 因為眾生覺性只保持三分鐘的熱度, 一經人事的歷練, 就黑暗了。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Why can't human beings attain Dao (Enlightenment)? The reason is that sentient beings can maintain their awareness/mindfulness for only a few minutes. As soon as one encounters others and engages in matters, one becomes unaware/unmindful.
    Posted Sep 21, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-09-14 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 體驗生活。禪玄不玄?禪之意就是單心,就是最簡單的心。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Observe, experience, and learn from life.  Is 'Zen' too profound to understand? The Chinese character "Zen" is a combination of two characters "manifest" and "simple/single." which means to manifest the simplest heart.
    Posted Sep 16, 2019, 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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