In order to propagate Tao, the 18th Patriarch Zhang and Patriarch Sun chose those who are willing to sacrifice, those with virtuous characters, and those who are able to take on the world to represent them. Total of 18 senior Grand Masters were selected and appointed to spread Tao by setting up prayer halls, shrines, or temples in different regions. From the groups led by these 18 senior Grand Masters, they became to be the known 18 groups. Each group was given a name to represent its identification.
One of the senior Grand Masters was Master Peng. In Shanghai, China, he initially setup the Tao prayer hall, named Bao Guang prayer hall. Thus, all Tao cultivators who followed him were part of the Bao Guang Group. Shortly, as Tao spread widely due to the different geographic locations of the prayer halls, the group became larger. Thus, several sub-group names were given, and one of the sub-groups was name Jan Der.
Tienshin Temple belongs to the group of Bao Guang with sub-group named Jan Der, known as Bao Guang Jan Der.
With the great compassion of God, the divine affinity and connection is to strengthen the faith of the devotees so that we can be assured that our practice of Truth (Tao) will give us the confidence of returning to Heaven after the last breath on Earth. The Way of Heaven is true and it embraces the five main religions and all other holy spiritual and saint practices. It is not a religion but a Holy process to wake up our true divine selves that have been lost since time immemorial. By waking up our conscious, we realize that we too are divine and pure as we are God’s creation - God's children. We must practice and restore this divine self so that we can return to The Kingdom of God for eternal peace. We welcome everyone to experience this enlightening experience of Tao.
About Tienshin temple Tienshin Temple 天信佛堂, established on December 2, 1999, is located on New Avenue in the city of Alhambra. With 7,000 square feet of praying hall, the spacious and tranquil environment provides to the visitors a spiritual and solemn atmosphere. Situated in the City of Alhambra with easy access of 60 and 10 fwy, the temple provides an ideal places for public to learn and practice Tao. Anyone who is interesting in learning the Truth is welcomed to join us on the Sunday ritual.
Tienshin Temple is currently under the guidance of Elder Lin (林前人) who currently leads the group of Bao Guang Jan Der. Sr. Master, Mei -Feng Lee, has been the Master-in-charge for the Tienshin Temple for more than 20 years. With her devotion and dedication, she will continue to lead us spiritually for many years to come.