True Buddha Foundation Notice Re: True Buddha School Attire

True Buddha Foundation Representative Office in Seattle received a letter asking the following.

``In Taiwan, I know of various organizations such as Tai Chi Men, Tzu Chi, and a few other groups that have uniform policy for their members. There is a specific group that specifies different uniforms to categorize the status of the individual within the organization.

``But I believe that in True Buddha School, other than the precious True Buddha Lineage and the superior True Buddha Dharma, the two key things that differentiate us from other religious groups are the freedom it allows and that all services and donations are voluntary.

``It is proper for the ordained sangha to wear ordination outfit, but it is not necessary for lay practitioners to abide by this rule just to prove the cohesiveness of the group. To over-emphasize it will ultimately affect those who cannot afford or those who are unwilling to wear uniforms.

``It would be much better to show our unity by cultivating diligently, single-mindedly strive for Buddhahood, and by mutually helping, sharing and being tolerant toward each other.

A Buddhist Disciple So-and-so``

Hereby, the True Buddha Foundation stated:
True Buddha School requires that ordained sangha and dharma propagators wear specified uniform. Lay practitioners are not required to wear any uniform.

True Buddha Foundation Representative Office
December 5th 2006
(translated by Sue T)

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