True Buddha Foundation (TBF) Fourth Term Directors and Committee Members Election Conference
[Seattle TBF report]
At 1:30PM, on September 17th, 2012, in Rainbow Temple ’ s Fire Homa Hall, TBF hosted the fourth term Directors and Committee members ’ election conference. At the same time, this election also nominated a newly-appointed president of Lotus Light Charity Society, group leader of Grand Master ’ s Three Wishes. Group leader of promoting Grand Master ’ s literary works and books, and Group leader of the caring group for the dharma teachers or lecturers.
Before the election, Department of Secretary has sent notice letters to all the Acharya Masters. If any master is not able to vote in person, may choose to vote in letter. The received letters are retained and results revealed openly on the Election Day.
The conference chair was Master Lian-Ning. At the scene of the election, there were 59 masters in total voted in person, together with 5 votes in letter, summed up to 64 votes from masters participated the election.
The conference chair firstly announced the election process, and then drew lots to choose two ballot distributors, two poll-watchers, two ballot tellers, two ballot counters, and two ballot recorders. During the rigid election process, at first the election was carried out in order. After the fierce voting, the thrilling ballot revealing and telling processes were then preceded. After the heated vote-and-reveal, 21 candidates were elected to be committee members of the True Buddha Foundation. Seven of the 21 candidates with the highest scores of the votes were elected as Directors of the core committee of the True Buddha Foundation.
The Fourth term TBF core committee directors: (Seven Elected Directors)
The Fourth term TBF committee members:
Master Lianhua De - Huey, Master Lianhua Chang-zhi, Master Lian-Seng, Master Lian-Ming, Master Lian-Zhe, Master Lianhua Chang-Ren, Master Lian-Jin, Master Lianhua Shao-Dong, Master Lian-Long, Master Lian-Dian, Master Lian-Zhu, Master Lian-Lai, Master Lian-Tai, and Master Lian-Sheng.
List of Group leaders elected in September 17th:
President of Lotus Light Charity Society: Master Lianhua Chang-Ren
Group leader of home for the elderly and hospice: Master Lian-Zhi
Group leader of caring group for the dying people: Master Lian-Yue
Group leader of the True Buddha Cemetery: Master Lian-Zhe
Group leader of promoting Grand Master ’ s literary works and books: Master Lian-Chuan
Group leader of the caring group for the dharma teachers or lecturers: Master Lianhua Shao-Dong
The third term TBF committee members will run out the full period on October 31st, 2012. The fourth term new Directors and TBF members will officially start their five-year term on November 1st, 2012.
TBF shoulders heavy responsibilities to pass down heritage of True Buddha School (TBS) and promote TBS ’ s religious affairs. Newly appointed Directors and TBF committee members will uphold lineage root guru living Buddha Lian-Sheng ’ s guidance; make a long-term plan to promote better communication, unity, and future development between sects. This will eventually open up a whole new world for TBS by bringing great happiness to the sentient beings and fulfilling the path of bodhicitta.