True Buddha School

The True Buddha School (Chinese: 真佛宗) is a (Vajrayana oriented) Buddhist sect, founded in the 1970s by Lu Sheng-yen as Ling Xian Zong (靈仙宗; School of Efficacious Immortals). While predominantly focused on Tantric Buddhist teachings and practices, it includes also deities and practices from Taoism.

Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple in Redmond, WA, USA


  • A child, crafting a sand pagoda with a pure heart, can achieve rebirth in the Thirty-Three Heavens. Conversely, those who construct tangible pagodas driven by worldly ambitions for fame and material wealth find themselves unable to ascend to the heavenly realms.
Wikipedia has an article about:
  • True Buddha School Official website in English and Chinese. Includes texts of practices and further information about the school.
  • TBBoyeh - free repository of all of Grandmaster Sheng-Yen Lu's books, in Chinese, English, Vietnamese, and Indonesian.