Hua Zang Si practices and teaches the dharma expounded by Sakyamuni Buddha. Buddhist disciples at Hua Zang Si cultivate themselves in strict accordance with the orthodox Buddha-dharma as contained in the Tripitaka (the sutras or discourses, the monastic discipline, and the commentaries or treatises) as well as the esoteric scriptures. The temple respectfully upholds the rules laid down by Sakyamuni Buddha and teaches living beings in accordance with the 84,000 dharma methods handed down by Sakyamuni Buddha.
Therefore, Hua Zang Si is different from other temples that propagate only one sect within Buddhism. Our temple contains the teachings of all of the various sects within Buddhism. Our viewpoint is not limited to a particular sect. Some of the main dharma teachings of our temple include the following: the dharma method of the Pure Land sect in which Amitabha Buddha’s name is chanted, Zen meditation, the instantaneous and gradual realization methods, the dharma realm visualization methods of the Hua-yen school, methods of the consciousness-only or Fa-hsiang school, samatha or stabilizing meditation as taught by the Hinayana school, and the four types of yoga as taught by the esoteric schools. Eminent monastics and laypersons of great virtue will teach these dharma methods based upon the disciple’s particular karmic conditions. Our mission is to treat all living beings with great loving-kindness and compassion, to bless them, to eliminate evil and promote good, to pray for peace in our nation and the world, and to pray for the eternal well-being of all living beings.