《Seattle Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple News》
Wonderful news! On July 10, 2021, at the Seattle office of the True Buddha Foundation, HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu indicated that after completing his discourse on Lamdre, he will begin expounding the Diamond Sutra!
On May 28, 2016, HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng began his discourse on the Lamdre by Patriarch Virupa which is the highest teaching of the Sakya School. Over the past five years, Grandmaster has expounded the profound and abstruse words and meaning of the Lamdre in an expedient and skillful style which is easy to understand. Grandmaster has increased the Buddhist wisdom of countless sentient beings throughout the world in a way which is unprecedented in this modern era of five turbidities.
Living Buddha Lian-sheng has now reached the endpoint of his discourse on Lamdre. We are infinitely grateful to the Root Guru for his clear and vivid exposition of this difficult work over the last five years. Next, Living Buddha Lian-sheng will discourse the Diamond Sutra, an extraordinarily important sutra of the prajna dharma of Shakyamuni Buddha’s Mahayana teaching. The Diamond Sutra is the heart essence of the Buddha, and the wisdom of enlightenment of all the buddhas lies within it. Living Buddha Lian-sheng has realized the mind of a tathagata, and seen the authentic Buddha-nature. He will directly explore the original nature, and reveal the supreme, profound, and subtle Buddhadharma that is difficult to encounter in millions of kalpas.
To not do evil, to cultivate good, and to purify one's mind is the teaching of the buddhas. HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng will turn the great Dharma wheel of the Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra, and teach sentient beings how to let go of attachments, eradicate afflictions, purify body, speech and mind, and enter into the wisdom of emptiness of the profound Buddhadharma. We thank Grandmaster for sparing no effort to inculcate sentient beings and for his compassionate universal deliverance, so that everyone can bathe in the benevolence of the buddhas, be immersed in the ocean of the Buddhadharma, and reach enlightenment and liberation.
We wholeheartedly pay homage to the great compassionate Root Guru Living Buddha Lian-sheng.