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

  • 2019-09-14 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 體驗生活。禪玄不玄?禪之意就是單心,就是最單簡單的心。

    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 14, 2019, 6:50 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-08-31 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 每個人都知道人間是苦海,既然是苦海,就不要一直吐苦水,一直吐苦水,這個苦海是不是變得更壞?每個人都要有樂觀的心,進取的心,不要將這個苦海在每一個佛堂裡製造出來,要將這人間變為淨土,要讓你們的家變成快樂天堂。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: Everyone knows that the world is a bitter sea; since it's a bitter sea, then don't spew anymore of your bitterness. If you keep spewing your bitterness, won't this bitter sea become worse? Everyone should be optimistic and aspiring. Don't concoct a bitter sea in every temple. You should turn this earthly world into a land of purity, and let your home become a joyful paradise.
    Posted Aug 31, 2019, 3:31 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-08-24 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 人有想不開和想來想去都不通的時候,那時候就放下吧!既然想不通了,多想也沒有用。修道是保持初發心,保持天真的心、純真的心,對每一個人都不要有分別心。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: There are times when a person takes things too harshly; and there are times when one cannot figure something out even after contemplating and pondering on it for a long time. At that time, just let go! Since one cannot make sense of it, any more effort will still be in vain. Dao cultivation is to preserve one's original heart, maintain an innocent and pure heart, and treat everyone without discrimination.
    Posted Aug 26, 2019, 3:52 AM by Tai Jin
  • 2019-08-17 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓:了解自己,就應該誠於中,形於外,別人看你就是一尊佛,那現在這個世界就是天堂了。也因為你的心境,環境才會營造未來的天堂,不用去西方找佛陀,也不用去西方找琉璃世界。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: To understand oneself (to be aware of one's true self), your outer behavior should manifest your inner sincerity. In this case, people will see you as a Buddha and at that moment, the world will become a paradise. Due to your state of mind, the surroundings can create a paradise of the future. There is no need to seek Buddha nor the Land of Pure Crystal in the Western (paradise).
    Posted Aug 17, 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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