Year 2009 Worldwide True Buddha Foundation Committee’s 4th session of the 3rd term of Vajra Acharya Masters’ conference meeting had been held on September 7, 2009 in the Homa Ceremony Hall of Rainbow Temple. All the Vajra Acharya Masters had enthusiastically participated in the discussion of topics and issues relevant to True Buddha Foundation.
The meeting started out with an issue addressed by Master, Shi Lian-Yin regarding a proposal that, ”Vajra Acharya Masters are not permitted to proclaim title with any other True Buddha temple or chapter(than their own designated one), over which they are not allowed to preside and take administrative position of.” This proposal was thus served hoping that Vajra Acharya Masters preoccupy themselves with the Dharma propagation mission and not to get involved with the personnel politics and administrative responsibilities of the temple or chapter at issue. Secondly, Master Shi Lian-Sheng presented a report on the progress of the ”True Buddha Knowledge Base” and the ”Database of Vajra Acharya Masters” as to the completeness of information needed that would enable the Foundation committee to lend support and assistance to the works of True Buddha Foundation and create a personnel expertise and skill profile-database based on the profile of each Vajra Acharya Master’s unique academic and occupational background.
The ”True Buddha Knowledge Base” will also become an internal database used for joint discussion of short-term, mid-term and long-term plans and goals of True Buddha Foundation, and as an information search engine for True Buddha devotees and missionaries of the Dharma, as well as an ”official” and ”formal” information source for external laity who are interested in True Buddha School.
Lastly, the third topic of discussion: ”How to select Assistant Dharma Instructors and Dharma Lecturers.” All Vajra Acharya Masters discussed the topic earnestly, with a future prospect that more missionaries of Dharma are coming along to lend support in the cause of True Buddha School’s mission and to extensively redeem all sentient beings.
The Foundation promoted a special team that handles collections of Grand Master’s books, a nursing home for the elderly, a caring team for the dying and a team that manages True Buddha Cemetery. The council for caring for the dying by missionaries of Dharma, also presented a deliberated report.
The hosting Vajra Acharya Master, Shi Lian-Yin had made a solemn announcement, prior to reports by all the teams, that Taiwan’s Vajra Acharya Master, Shi Lian-Shi had passed on (to the Pure Land) under the tutelage and guidance of Grand Master, and asked everyone to observe a minute of silence to pay tribute to him, so as to express all the attending Acharya Masters’ commemoration and blessing of him.
In respect to the free discussion of random topics and issues, all Acharya Masters had enthusiastically discussed the 4th term’s selection process of Assistant Dharma Instructors. Afterwards, the group discussion focused on proposals and responses from all True Buddha temples and chapters.
Finally, after a long, hot day of conference meeting, it finished satisfactorily at 5:00 p.m.