His Holiness, Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Grandmaster Sheng-yen Lu
is a prominent religious figure throughout the world. As of 2008,
over 5 million people have taken refuge in his True Buddha School.
With over 300 chapters worldwide, the True Buddha School is recognized
as a major component in Buddhism today. Living Buddha Lian-sheng
has written over 200 books in Chinese on varied topics such as Tantric
Buddhism, Geomancy, Zen Buddhism, and Taoism. Many of these books
are now being translated into English and various other languages.
Living Buddha Lian-sheng is also an exceptionally talented artist.
beautiful paintings bring tranquility, prosperity, love, and
happiness to people's lives. Currently, Living Buddha Lian-sheng
is on spiritual retreat.
Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu with His Guru, the revered
master, His Holiness Thubten Taerchi
Originally a Christian, Living Buddha Lian-sheng was twenty-six
years old when a profound mystical experience first led him to study
Taoism, Sutrayana, and Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. After intense training
and practice over a period of fourteen years, he became a Master
of exceptional accomplishment in these disciplines and achieved
Perfect Enlightenment. By practicing the True Buddha Tantric
Dharma as taught by the Living Buddha Lian-sheng, one can realize
Awakening and Liberation in this present life.
This is the altar Grand Master first visited with
His mother and at which His mission was revealed to Him - see Encounters
with the World of Spirits for more details
The Padmakumara Translation Team is named after the Sambhogakaya
(the Bliss Body of three manifestation bodies of a Buddha) of Living
Buddha Lian-sheng to dedicate our sincerity in translating his writings.
As the Living Buddha continues his effort to help sentient beings,
our endeavor is to help spread his teachings in English. The wisdom
and compassion of Buddha is universal, hence the teachings of Buddhism
have no boundaries.
One of the missions of Padmakumara Translation Team is to help
disseminate the teachings of Buddhism as taught by Living Buddha
Lian-sheng by making them accessible on the Internet. We are
committed to bringing the precious teachings to you.
Note: The Trikaya, or three manifestation bodies
of a Buddha are: Dharmakaya (Dharma Body), Sambhogakaya (Bliss Body),
and Nirmanakaya (Emanation Body). Living Buddha's Dharmakaya is
Mahavairocana; his Sambhogakaya is Padmakumara; and his Nirmanakaya
is Living Buddha Lian-sheng.