About Pao Hua Buddhist Temple
Pao Hua Buddhist Temple is located in San Jose California. The Temple was founded by Master Ling-Chun in 1976.
“Pao-Hua” in Chinese literally means the Temple nourishes the blooming of the Lotus of Buddhism. Since the opening of the temple in 1988, it has becomes a new venue for the local communities to learn about Buddha and his teachings, and also as importance cultural center to sharing and understanding the differences between western and eastern cultures.

History of Temple
In 1976, the founder, Master Ling-Chun migrated from Hong Kong to New York and then California. In 1980, he started Pao-Hua Temple, in a three bedroom house located in down town San Jose, California. In 1984, he bought a piece of land in San Jose, which is now 2946 McKee Road, and built two small temporary buildings, one for worship and the other for residence while building the main hall and the rest of the temple. In 1988, after four long years of hard work from volunteers and professional construction workers, Pao-Hua Temple announced its grand opening celebration. Nun Chi-Fa, the current Buddhist master, has managed Pao-Hua since 1999, after Master Ling-Chun’s spirit left the Haba world and be with Buddha Amitaba. Nun Chi-Fa is following the path of Master Ling-Chun.

The objective of Buddha’s Teachings
The statues of Buddha in the temple are regarded as symbols of harmony, prosperity, compassion, equanimity and serve as a reminder that every human being can achieve the same enlightenment, which Buddha has achieved. Through Buddha’s teachings as importance to bring people to have a clearer vision and understand about the purpose of life, and the true reasons behind happiness and suffering. With the belief that all beings are one and the same in nature, the Buddhist community strives for world brotherhood and peace with the highest standards of selfless morals and inner peacefulness. And to the benefit all, that we might lean the ways to cultivate the wisdom to clearly understand the true nature of all things.

 

簡介
寶華禪寺缘於1976年由法師凌春管理。地點位於聖何西加利福尼亜洲。寶華的法名意味著禪寺滋養佛教的蓮花绽放。自1988年,寶華禪寺正式創立,爲各地方善眾提供機會學習佛陀和他的教學,亦是一個分享和交流中西文化的好地方。

創辦歷史
1976年,創辦人,靈真和尚從香港移居到纽约,然後定居加利福尼亜洲。1980年,他開始寶華禪寺,位於在美國北加洲聖何西市中心,一套三居室的房子。1984年,他買了一塊土地在聖何西市,現在位於聖荷西市麥基路2946号,經過由一班志願人事和專業建築人員四年漫長的努力,寶華禪寺舉行盛大的門光典禮。1999年,繼法師凌春圓3寂,法師知法正式接管寶華禪寺。

佛陀的教學
我們在寺院所見的佛像是視爲和諧,福德,慈悲,平等的啟亦並作爲提醒一切衆生都是本性清淨的佛,都有佛性,人人都可以成佛。佛陀的教學是爲衆生擺脫煩腦痛苦,去明白人生的目的和培養智慧,清楚地了解所有事物的本質。

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