Calendar

January 19 (Tuesday),9am-12pm PT: Releasing Lives for Auspice and Bliss Dharma Assembly

February 7 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Maitreya Bodhisattva's Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly

March 21 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Releasing Lives Dharma Assembly

March 28 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva's Holy Birthday Assembly

May 16 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Shakyamuni Buddha's Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly

June 19 (Saturday),9am-12pm PT: Dharma Assembly of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha's Holy Birthday

June 20 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Releasing Lives Dharma Assembly

July 11 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Skanda Bodhisattva's Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly

August 8 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Releasing Lives Dharma Assembly

September 5 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva's Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly

October 29 (Friday),9am-12pm PT: Releasing Lives on the Buddha-Stipulated "Lives-Releasing Day" Dharma Assembly

October 31 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Medicine Buddha's Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly

December 19 (Sunday),9am-12pm PT: Amitabha Buddha's Holy Birthday Dharma Assembly

Shang Go Chung Wa IV Rinpoche

Duozha Xinxiong Rinpoche was an attendant and a guardian disciple of Guru Padmasambhava in one of the previous lives, and was one of the four summit disciples of Master Shakya Jungne, the founder of the Nyingma School of the Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. He was known as the top disciple in Tripitaka and Buddhism scriptures.

Appearing in an monastic bhikku image, His Venerable studies literature and logic reasoning, is well versed in Tripitaka and conversant in the teaching of the Buddhism scriptures, and is extremely knowledgeable in the doctrinal meaning of Buddhism practices. His endurance, perseverance, and tenacity moved H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to take him as a disciple. He devoted himself wholeheartedly to the Buddha Master, received great abhiseka initiations, developed great wisdom, and accomplished great achievements.

He has taken the position of the principal of a Buddhism academy in Taiwan and is presently the principal of the Los Angeles Buddhism Academy in the USA and the Head Monk of the Baotasi Temple. His disciples are widespread in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and USA. He has authored books including “I do not want to descent to hell”.

As the cause and condition matured, Shi Kui Zhi (which is his monastic name) was recognized as the incarnation of Shang Go Chung Wa by His Venerable Gar Tongstan IV turning the vajra ball. The result was reported to the Maha Dharma King, and his status was certified formally by the Maha Dharma King.

He has reached the ability to shake a vajra pill telekinetically. He has tamed and converted a non-human spirit with Bodhi Holy Water, and saved a school of fish from ferocious animals by sprinkling Bodhi Holy Water. He received the superlative inner tantric state practice tummo initiation of the supreme and holiest Buddha Dharma that is “The Mahamudra of Liberation” and the Opening Nirvana Gate Fruit. He attended the Holy Test, witnessed and proctored by Seven Holy Gurus and Ten Witnesses, and was conferred Three Blue Buttons and Five Black Buttons, the status of Paramount Great Virtuous One, by the World Buddhism Association Headquarters. His achievements and dharma powers have since improved by leaps and bounds.

In order to spread true Buddha Dharma, He, together with Longzhou Rinpoche, founded the True Buddha Dharma Center, the Los Angeles Buddhism Academy, and the Baotasi Temple. He is now stationed in Los Angeles, USA, but travels to different places of the world to spread Buddhism and benefit the multitude of beings.

Mission

This temple practices according to the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the absolute truth in the Tripitaka and Tantras of Sakyamuni Buddha. We abide by the five precepts, carry out the ten kinds of wholesome behavior, and put into practice the four immeasurable states of mind. Out of great compassion and bodhicitta, we benefit all living beings, promote harmony in society, and pray for world peace.

Activities

  • Respectfully listening to dharma discourses
  • Deep learning of Buddhism
  • Practicing samatha & vipasyana meditation
  • Practicing dharma rituals
  • Releasing captured beings and praying for good fortune
  • Teaching Buddhist chanting
  • Explaining the essentials of the dharma
  • Exchanging learning experiences

Inception

True Buddha-Dharma Center was founded in Los Angeles, California, USA and is a non-profit Buddhist organization registered in the United States. During the many years since its creation, True Buddha-Dharma Center has consistently abided by and held in high respect the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Sakyamuni Buddha. We have been practicing and teaching in accordance with the dharma and have been bringing in people to Buddhist practices based on Buddhist teachings. In order to spread Buddha-dharma that is based on correct understanding and correct views, True Buddha-Dharma Center decided to purchase land in Los Angeles County and build a temple that conforms to and abides by the dharma so that a group of Buddhist monks could be assembled on the premises to shoulder the responsibilities handed down by the Tathagata.

After more than a year of searching and many twists and turns, an appropriate and auspicious location was finally found thanks to the unyielding efforts of many Buddhist disciples.

As we stepped outside after having just signed the land purchase agreement on July 25, 2014, colorful clouds and with dazzling rays of light unexpectedly appeared in the sky. Amid those rays of light, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva appeared in the sky standing on top of a white stupa. The Bodhisattva was wearing pure white robes with fluttering sleeves, looking majestic beyond compare. (See the picture on the left. Below is a partial enlargement.)

The many people who saw that were extremely moved. They continually knelt and prostrated on the ground. Before long, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva gradually disappeared in the sky. That holy scene, which someone photographed, was truly an extremely auspicious occurrence!

Five days later, on July 30th, in response to the wonderful karmic conditions of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva revealing Herself, it was decided that the temple would be named Baotasi (Jeweled Stupa Temple).
 
At noon of that day, an auspicious phenomenon again appeared above the land on which Baotasi was to be built. A Buddha-light manifested in the sky, forming a circle around the sun. It was as large as a mountain and lasted for a long time without dispersing. Many people witnessed it. (See the picture on the right.)

On March 20, 2016, right before breaking ground at Baotasi’s construction site, we respectfully requested and received dharma water that underwent a special practice performed by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The purpose of that special practice was related to the construction work on that site. We sprinkled the dharma water on the land to bless it. This enabled the spirits of all living beings who would be fatally hurt by the construction to be raised to a higher realm and thereby experience increased good fortune and wisdom. The dharma water also prevented the arrival of all demons who would come to do damage and eliminated all obstacles.
 
When the dharma water from His Holiness the Buddha was being sprinkled on the construction site to bless it, a Buddha-light emerged through thick clouds in the sky, bringing joy and admiration to all who saw it. (See the picture on the right.)
 
Auspicious phenomena appeared three times over this auspicious land. The inception of Baotasi was as wonderful as that!

Dorje Chuba II Rinpoche

Born in Yilan, Taiwan in the year of 1954, Longzhou Rinpoche is the son of the Tian family of Shenyang, China.

Rinpoche has a deep root from his many previous lives and possesses a virtuous nature. He has had a strong interest in understanding the true meaning of life and the universe. In addition to researching Confucianism and Taoism of the East, he also studied deeply western philosophies, the metaphysics of India, and the doctrines of Christianity. Seeing the impermanence of worldly matters, he planned to become a monastic monk at the age of 18. Being the only son of his family, he had to give up the idea in face of strong oppositions from his parents. However, that only further strengthened his determination to study Buddhism and to obtain liberation. In addition to visiting and learning from many elders of the exoteric sects, he studied the doctrines of the Gelug and Nyingma schools of the Tantric Buddhism. Because of his mother’s illness, he made up his mind to study medicine. He went to the US and completed his Doctor’s degree in Chinese Medicine and became a professor in Chinese Medicine at many universities. He took the profession as a Chinese Medicine doctor in Los Angeles for over ten years and cured many who were sick.

When the dharma cause matured in 1995, he paid honor to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as his master and came to rely upon His Holiness for his practice and learning. He has been practicing tirelessly and learning diligently, and was bestowed wonderful inner-tantric initiations from his benevolent Buddha Master and obtained great benefits. He co-founded the Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute and has been the president of it for many terms, in a capacity to benefit sentient beings.

In 2007, Dr. Tyan Bo Yuan (which is his mundane name) was recognized in a formal written certification by the Maha Dharma King as the incarnation of Dorje Chupa Rinpoche, a great virtuous monk of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism who had the capability to transform with supernormal powers, had deep and subtle teaching, and was conferred as the “King of Nuomenhan” by the government of the Republic of China in the early 20th century. He passed the test of Vajra Powers, in which he woke up the Vajra Pill with his own realization power in the year of 2008. The live-recording of him practicing the Tantric Buddhism Tummo Yoga and demonstrating true tummo power was archived in the dharma video The Buddhist Accomplishments That Are Difficult To See In Thousand Years. He had his crown opened and attained the Nirvana Path Fruit.  He attended the Holy Test, witnessed and proctored by Seven Holy Gurus and Ten Witnesses, and was conferred Three Blue Buttons and Five Black Buttons, the status of Paramount Great Virtuous One, by the World Buddhism Association Headquarters.

He is currently the president of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum. Due to the karmic conditions for spreading Buddhism, he co-founded the True Buddha Dharma Center, the Los Angeles Buddhism Academy, and the Baotasi Temple together with Shang Go Chung Wa Rinpoche, in Los Angeles, USA, to spread and promote true Dharma of Tathagata all over the world.

True Buddha Dharma Center Introduction

 

 

There are a lot of Buddhists in this world, but very few can obtain liberation from life and death. Why? Because Buddhism practitioners have not really learned true Buddha Dharma. The dharma they learn is often times not the orthodox Buddha Dharma that was transmitted by the Buddha, and what they practice is not the perfect behavior of the Buddha. For this reason, in spite of very hard work through their lives, they do not enjoy any benefit and can only reach very small achievements.

If we want to learn the true orthodox Dharma of Tathagata, we must align ourselves with the teaching, the philosophy, and the practicing methods of the Buddha. The teaching includes doctrines and citations, the philosophy is the ideology and theory, and the methods are the specifics of the Buddha Dharma which we practice. If we only study the doctrinal meaning and the philosophy of Buddhism but do not go deeply into practicing and realizing Buddha Dharma, then we will end up with nothing but empty theories. That is a serious problem that prevalently exists in Buddhism today. If we, on the other hand, only know the practicing methods but have no knowledge of Buddha’s teaching and Buddhism philosophy, then we will not have a correct understanding of Buddhism doctrine, and our behavior will end up being that of a non-Buddhist. Furthermore, even if we have come to rely on a holy master and are taught true Buddha Dharma, without aligning our own three conditions (i.e., deeds, words, and thoughts) with those of the master, we will still not be able to obtain liberation. Therefore, for any Buddhist who wants to be liberated and to enjoy the benefits of Buddhism in this lifetime, it is a must to follow the teaching of the master, put it in tangible practice, and to keep the practice and realization real. Only through the perfect combination of cultivating one’s behavior and practicing true dharma methods can obtaining liberation in this life become easy.

Taking as the general outline the truth expounded in the Dharma Voice of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and guided by the Buddha Dharma methods transmitted by the Shakyamuni Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava, the True Buddha Dharma Center abides by the teachings, puts them in real practice, and teaches its disciples accordingly. It promotes and transmits Buddhism doctrine, Buddha’s teaching, and Buddha Dharma. It teaches Mahayana, Hinayana, or Tantric Buddhism to each disciple according to his or her respective and different origination of dependency. The True Buddha Dharma Center respects all sects of Buddhism equally. Its missions are to spread true Dharma of Tathagata, to benefit all living beings, and to advance world peace.

The True Buddha Dharma Center was co-founded by Shang Go Chung Wa IV (Duozha Xinxiong Rinpoche), and Dorje Chupa Geshe II (Longzhou Rinpoche). It is headquartered in Los Angeles, USA where it has also established the Los Angeles Buddhism Academy. Its branch dharma centers are in many places including the US, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. At these dharma centers, one can listen to the Dharma Voice of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The Dharma Voice is the unparalleled dharma jewel that can allow all beings to obtain realization and liberation. If one can listen to the Dharma Voice with a pure and respectful heart, obtain true understanding of the meaning of the doctrine, go deep into the perfect teachings of Tathagata, and build correct knowledge and understanding, one can obtain real and practical benefits that are beyond description.