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

  • 2020-03-15 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 為師到你們家, 你們可要心中充滿著法喜, 不要愁眉苦臉, 不要我到你們家卻被你們的臭氣薰出來, 人的臭氣是很強的。家裏要感染一些好的氣氛、好的氣息。不要讓為師一去就被薰出來。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: When Holy Teacher comes to your home, your heart should be filled with the joy of perceiving the Truth. Don't wear a sad face with knitted eyebrows; don't let me be driven out by the stench of your negativities. People's stench is very smelly. A family should be filled with a good mood and atmosphere. Don't let Holy Teacher be driven out by the stench as soon as I arrive.
    Posted Mar 14, 2020, 6:26 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-03-08 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 大家常說人情債還不完, 可是如果以道情相對. 那就沒有局限了, 因為道本自然, 道本在天地之間, 擁有道心就如擁有天心一樣。天心是平等的, 是沒有利益的對待, 所以只要秉持著天心, 公心就不怕有過錯, 所謂 [有過則改, 君子不器], [有過勿憚改, 善莫大焉]

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: People often say it’s hard to repay a debt of gratitude. However, if your kindness is out of Dao, then it’s limitless. Dao originates naturally. Dao exists in Heaven, on earth, and everywhere in between. Harboring the heart of Dao is like having the heart of Heaven; the heart of Heaven is impartial and is without the duality of benefits or rewards. As long as you harbor the heart of Heaven, a selfless heart, then you need not worry about making mistakes or having faults. As the proverbs stated, “Rectify the faults if you have any, a nobleman should be versatile and without limitations,” and “There is nothing more precious for a wrongdoer than to acknowledge his fault and rectify it.”
    Posted Mar 7, 2020, 6:28 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-03-01 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 今天的垃圾今天清, 今天不倒, 今天不清就容易發臭, 內心的垃圾也是這樣。 為什麼要今日事今日畢, 這個《畢》, 就是在睡覺之前不要忘記反省自己, 這才是真正的行道, 真正的修道。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: As we clean and dump out garbage daily, we need to clean the garbage in our heart and mind as well. The garbage will become smelly if we don't clean it every day. Why do we need to finish things each day? To "finish" means not to forget to self reflect, examine, and introspect daily before going to bed. Doing so, then you are truly practicing and cultivating Dao.
    Posted Feb 29, 2020, 5:47 PM by Tai Jin
  • 2020-02-23 Words of Wisdom
    仙佛慈訓: 佛性的流露, 就是處處圓融、處處圓滿,、處處和諧。所謂太平, 不是世界都變得一樣, 而是大家的心都有一個共同的希望, 共同的努力。 自己的心要先清、 先平、先和, 要不斷的進步提昇, 還要有耐心, 忍之、耐之, 自然就風平浪靜。

    Saints and Buddhas' merciful words: The revelation of Buddha Nature is to consummate, perfect and harmonize every aspect in life. So-called "world harmony" does not mean to transform everything into one likeness but for everyone to unite efforts towards striving for a common hope and perseverance. First, our heart/mind have to be pure, tranquil and calm. We have to constantly improve and elevate ourselves. We also have to be patient. As we have tolerance and endurance, naturally everything will be smooth sailing.
    Posted Feb 23, 2020, 5:09 AM 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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