Vajra Master Lianseng’s birth name is Chen Sheng Cheng. He is originally from Pingtung, Taiwan. He is currently the abbot of the True Buddha Vijaya Temple. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a major in architecture and a major in advertisement design. He took refuge under His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-sheng in 1983 and started the unbreakable affinity with True Buddha School.
Vajra Master Lianseng grew up in a Buddhist family and always had great interest and research in Buddhist teachings. In 1992 at the Seattle Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple, he took empowerment and accepted the Bodhisattva Vows from Living Buddha Lian-sheng. Since then, he has practiced the cultivation of the Bodhisattva Way to deliver himself and others.
During the process of diligently cultivating the True Buddha Tantric Dharma, Vajra Master Lianseng came to realize the truth of impermanence. On Sept 13th, 1997, he ordained himself as reverend in front of the True Buddha Vijaya Chapter altar and was bestowed a dharma name, Lianseng, by Living Buddha Lian-sheng. On Jan 11th, 1999, he was empowered secretly as a Vajra Acharya by Living Buddha Lian-sheng. Later on, as the affinity matured, in the same year, on June 27th , his identity as a Vajra Acharya was officially announced by Living Buddha Lian-sheng during the opening ceremony of the True Buddha Vijaya Temple. He is currently the abbot of the temple.
Other than cultivating dharma and spreading the Buddhist teachings to deliver sentient being diligently, Vajra Master Lianseng is also very caring towards the deliverance of non-Chinese speaking people.
In September 2007, at the annual meeting attended by all of the masters of True Buddha School, Vajra Master Lianseng was appointed as one of the directors of the True Buddha Foundation. With this appointment, he strongly promoted the work of Living Buddha Lian-sheng’s book translation.
Subsequently, he created True Buddha Translation Teams, US Daden, the Shared Service Team, and other voluntary teams. These teams gather the strength of many outstanding volunteers, translate and publish Living Buddha Lian-sheng’s books into many languages in order to benefit the English speaking sentient beings by delivering them the essential teachings of Living Buddha Lian-sheng.
The wish of Vajra Master Lianseng is to do his best to help His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-sheng and the bodhisattvas widely spread the essence of the True Buddha Tantric Dharma and teach the correct practice to each sentient being in the world. He hopes that everyone can accomplish enlightenment and become a buddha.