The Founder


Master Sheng-Yen Lu, Living Buddha Lian-Sheng, also revered as Grand Master, is the root lineage guru of True Buddha School.

ImageHis emanation is from  Mahavairocana to Locana to Padmakumara.  Grand Master holds lineage from Ningma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug schools of Tibetan Buddhism and has attained the highest fruition in all four orders:  Dzogchen, Mahamudra and The Six Yogas of Naropa, Great Completion, and Yamantaka.

Upholding his vow to liberate sentient beings at any cost, he shows the swiftest way to liberation.  He teaches both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism as well as elements on Zen and Taoism, with emphasis on actual practice and integration of the teachings into daily lives.  The quintessence of his personal journey, cultivation methods and realizations are embodied in True Buddha Tantra, a powerful and fruitful means well-suite for today’s world.

As of 2006, over 5 million people have taken refuge in the True Buddha School and over 300 chapters world-wide, the True Buddha School is recognized as a major component in Buddhism today.  As a true guru with boundless compassion and sublime spiritual attainments, he provides an excellent exemplar for spiritual cultivators in this degenerate age.  He leads a disciplined life of spiritual practice, teaching, writing, and painting.

He has written over 190 books in Chinese in topics such as Tantric Buddhism, Geomancy, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism.  Many of these books are now being translated into English and various other languages.

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