Holiness Living Buddha Sheng-Yen Lu is a fifteenth generation Green
City Taoist Master, and the founder of the True Buddha School.
Lu was born in 1945 in Taiwan. Originally a Christian, he was twenty six years
old when a profound mystical experience led him to study Taoism, Sutrayana and
Tantric Buddhism. After intense training and practice over a period of fourteen
years, he became a Master of exceptional accomplishment in these disciplines and
In 1982 he settled
in the United States to promote Buddhist teachings in the West. He has since built
a major Buddhist temple, the Loi Shiang Tze (Hidden Thunder Temple), in Redmond,
Washington and a large retreat centre in the Cascade Mountains.
Lu is now a prominent religious figure throughout South-East Asia. As of 1999,
over 4 million people had taken refuge in his True Buddha School, including many
well known and highly respected Tibetan Tulkas and Rinpoches. With over 300 chapters
& 30 temples worldwide, the True Buddha School is recognised as a major component
in Buddhism today.
is revered as a Living Buddha by his students and by his Holiness The Dalai Llama.
By practising the True Buddha Tantric Dharma, as taught by the Living Buddha,
one can realise awakening and liberation in this present life. He is also a prolific
writer, having published over 140 books in Chinese on such varied topics as Tantric
Buddhism, Feng Shui, Zen Buddhism and Taoism.