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 Nov 3rd and 4th (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: 11/3 - 11/4 (Sat & Sun) 8am ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2018, 6:12 PM 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

  • 2018-10-14 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 如何才能明心見性?只要身體力行去修即可。但如果一直求明心見性,反會被這四個字限制,無法超脫。因此,明心見性要行無所住而生其心。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: How to achieve enlightenment? Just cultivate diligently of what you learn and preach. If you perversely seek after "enlightenment", you will be attached to this term, confined by it and unable to transcend oneself. Thus, to be enlightened, one must practice to let go of all attachments, then one's true heart will manifest.
    Posted Oct 13, 2018, 6:00 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2018-10-07 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 以自覺的心成長,以自信的心尊重,以自愛的心珍惜,以自省的心涵養。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Mature yourself with a self-aware heart, esteem yourself with a self-confident heart, cherish yourself with a self-loving heart, and nurture yourself with a self-reflecting heart.
    Posted Oct 6, 2018, 6:00 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2018-09-30 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 順逆只是一個過程,其實不管是順、是逆,你們都會有所得,應該無所住而生其心。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Favorable or adverse circumstances are merely just a part of the process of life. In fact, you will gain or learn something from it regardless of circumstances you're in. You should uphold a constant heart without attachment, then your true heart will manifest.
    Posted Sep 29, 2018, 6:00 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2018-09-23 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 要了生死,一定要斷煩惱,你煩惱由什麼而生?因為有貪、嗔、癡,[貪],常常貪心不足、憤憤不平,也常常生愛慾,看到什麼愛什麼,愛不得就生痛苦,所以煩惱皆從毒來,三毒就是貪、嗔、癡。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: To transcend birth and death, one must cut off vexations. What has caused these vexations? They are caused by desires, anger, and ignorance. When one is always greedy and not contented, it will make them feel resentful and often raise desires of love. We crave for things we see, and suffer when we don't receive what we yearn for. Therefore, vexations come from the three poisons: desires, anger and ignorance.
    Posted Sep 22, 2018, 7:10 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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