Support True Buddha Publications 

A) True Buddha Foundation’s Small Team to Promote Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Sheng-yen Lu’s Books - over the years they have been publishing pocket books comprising select articles from Dharma King Living Buddha Lian-sheng’s book collection.

B)  True Buddha School has two main publications, namely: 

(1) True Buddha News (真佛報) 

(2) Enlightenment Magazine (燃燈雜誌) 

(1) True Buddha News (真佛報)

  True Buddha News is a newspaper founded in October 1991 by HH Lineage Root Guru Living Buddha Lian-sheng. This newspaper, which represents the True Buddha School (TBS), is published and distributed in various countries around the world, and several branches have been established to better serve local readers. True Buddha News progressed from a monthly to bi-monthly publication and is currently published weekly. Its headquarters was relocated from Canada to Taiwan, and in April 2020, the True Buddha Foundation (TBF) Publicity and Promotion Department headed by Master Lianyue (蓮悅上師)assumed management responsibility. (To find out more about the history of the True Buddha News, please refer to True Buddha News. 2020 Apr 2: Issue 1311: p4 or online article version.)

The content of the True Buddha News is primarily based on weekly Dharma discourses by Living Buddha Lian-sheng given after group cultivation sessions and homa ceremonies at Seattle Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple and Rainbow Temple respectively. To help readers more easily identify different sections, headings of Interaction is Power, Lamdre, and Laughing at Life have been added to the print version of the newspaper. With an eye for detail, Master Lianyue also made adjustments to the front page.

True Buddha News also includes True Buddha Blog-excerpts from Grandmaster’s books; information and announcements from TBF; Worldwide Cultivation Venue News-reports on the Dharma activities of TBS temples, chapters, associations and cultivation venues around the world. This section also includes the worldwide charitable activities of the Lotus Light Charity Society and other charitable organizations of TBS. Another section of the newspaper, Words from the Heart, is a space where reader contributions are published, and their writings are given full play.

(2) Enlightenment Magazine (燃燈雜誌)

Enlightenment Magazine, a periodical founded by Living Buddha Lian-sheng, is another TBS publication. This bi-monthly magazine is published on the 1st and 15th of every month and distributed worldwide. The magazine debuted on April 1, 2001. In its first issue, there was an article written specially for the magazine by Grandmaster. The article stated that the mission of Enlightenment Magazine is to enlighten hearts and minds. In Carrying on the Wisdom of the Tathagata” of Book 188, A Bright Lamp for You, Living Buddha Lian-sheng also wrote, “I think Enlightenment Magazine is indeed a high-quality publication. It is suitable reading for both disciples and the general public. In any case, a copy in hand enriches the mind. My hope is that Enlightenment Magazine’s circulation will increase daily and become wider, so that the wisdom of the Tathagata will last forever."

In 2007, Master Lianzai (蓮栽上師)succeeded the former Director, Master Lianhan(蓮翰上師), and officially assumed the weighty responsibility of Enlightenment Magazine. It was also at this time that the magazine underwent another design transformation. Master Lianzai expressed his hope that in the future, the magazine’s contents will be enriched by articles related to education, culture, health care, and charity. This will enhance disciples’ awareness of the principles of the True Buddha Tantric Dharma while improving the quality of TBS Dharma propagation personnel. 

With regard to finding people with the talent to spread Dharma teachings through writing, although TBS is currently facing a shortage of such disciples, hopefully more disciples will be developed to join in this effort.

Regarding the future direction of Enlightenment Magazine, Master Lianzai hopes to establish online media to better convey simple and effective messages which attract greater visibility and acceptance. To achieve these goals, it will be necessary to recruit individuals with talent in IT and online communication. 

In the future, Enlightenment Magazine will explore a new column for featured topics. Master Lianzai has presented some conceptual input on this idea, and provided preliminary topics. It is his hope that these topics can be investigated more deeply and in greater detail.

「一生一咒」800萬遍上師心咒活動,從今年師尊的佛誕日正式啟動,請參加者到TBSN官網以下鏈接登記資料: 每持滿十萬遍上師心咒者,宗委會將把名單呈給師尊加持。每持滿一百萬遍者,將列名護摩法會功德主,資料請師尊主壇護摩法會時下護摩爐。