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A Brief Introduction of Original Buddhism Society & Sambodhi Sangha

A Brief Introduction of Original Buddhism Society

Sambodhi Sangha adheres to the compilation of the Suttas from the first council, acquiesces in the Sangha before the schism, continues the transmission of the Suttas from the Ananda lineage and Upali lineage, abides by the Theravadin Vinaya, and reinstate the orthodox sangha that follows the Sutta and the Vinaya .

To promote and pass down the true Buddha's teachings of Condition Arising and Four Noble Truths that are applicable to both mundane and supra-mundane worlds, Original Buddhism Societies are established in Taiwan, USA, Australia and Malaysia to provide guidance to the people to return to Buddha's path.

The objectives of Original Buddhism Society are to return to the Buddha's original teachings, to support a sangha that abides by the original teaching of the Buddha and vinaya, to be a society that adheres to the sutta and vinaya, respects the sangha and upholds equality in gender and separation of politics and religion.

A Brief Introduction of Sambodhi Sangha

Sambodhi Sangha's practice and cultivation is based on the seven Saṃyuttas common to the Southern lineage Theravada's Saṃyutta Nikāya and the Northern lineage's Saṃyukta-Āgama.. The seven Saṃyuttas are the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha from the first council.

The practice of Sambodhi Sangha emphasizes the right view of “condition arising” and the insight into the body and mind, putting into practice the liberation from greed.

The monks and nuns communities of Sambodhi Sangha practice by meditate throughout the year. The monks and nuns do not accept, accumulate or use money, nor are there any attendants who manage money on their behalf.

Sambodhi Sangha propagates the original teachings of the Buddha in Taiwan as well as to other places around the world all year round, teaching the practice of Seven Factors of Enlightenment, and to attain in stages the three rounds and twelve aspects of the Four Noble Truths which put Buddha's teaching into real-life application, solving daily practical problems and leading towards a bright and successful life.

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A Brief Introduction to Venerable Bhikkhu Vūpasama Thera

Ven. Bhikkhu Vūpasama Thera is a Chinese born in Taiwan. The Master Vūpasama studied and practiced the Buddha's doctrine for over forty years. The Master is the Dharma lineage successor having revived and revitalized the original teaching of the Sakyamuni Buddha that was dormant for nearly 2200 years.

The Master was ordained by Ven. Baddanta Zagara Bhivamsa, a Burmese Theravada Saṅgha, and disciple of Ven. Ledi Sayadaw (C.E. 1846-1923).  He is currently the chief mentor of Original Buddhism Society in Taiwan, America, Malaysia, Australia, Europe as well as the "Sambodhi World" in Taiwan, Malaysia and New York. His disciples, the "Sambodhi Saṅgha" follow the practice of Original Buddhism.

The Master Vūpasama not only succeeded the Dharma lineage of Original Buddhism, he is also knowledgeable in all schools of Chinese Buddhism, and the thoughts of the three Indian Bodhisattva Schools, "Prajñā", "Yogācāya", and "Tathāgata-garba". In addition, he has deep comprehension and extensive teaching experiences in the thoughts of "Prajñā-Pāramitā Sutras" and "Mādhyamikā commentary", as well as the meditation methods of the Chinese Zen School.

In 2011, the Master invited many elder monks of Theravada Sangha to organize "the Joint Declaration of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism" in Taiwan, Malaysia and the United States. These activities facilitated exchanges and cooperation among the Sangha members in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, United States, Malaysia and Taiwan, as well as promoted social influence of "Buddhism of Four Noble Truths."

In 2014, based on the mission of Original Buddhism Society, the Master founded the Buddhist Society of Four Noble Truths in order to unite disciples of Original Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism, both of which believe and practice the Four Noble Truths. He advocates that the four lineages: Original Buddhism, Theravada School, Chinese exoteric School and Tibetan esoteric School share similar mission to benefit all beings.

In 2015, the Master published a book "Three stages of mindfulness of the Buddha in Amitābha meditation", based on "Agama Sūtras", "Amitābha Sūtra" and "the root Sūtra of Vinaya". He advocates the three stages of mindfulness of the Buddha, namely "chanting the name", "concentrating" and "realizing the truths", guiding toward "realizing the truths by seeing the principle of influencing". Master uses this method to redirect Dharma back to the righteous Dharma stage. This book points out "the practitioners of Amitābha school will actually become the practitioners of Original Buddhism; the practitioners of Original Buddhism are also the practitioners of Amitābha school." Master promotes a new era that Original Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism are of the same family prospering together in harmony.

Since 2013, the Master began teaching meditation in various temples in China. He is invited as a mentor at Holy Buddha Temple and Middle-Path Cultural Center in Jilin, China. He guides Chinese Buddhists in studying the Original Buddha's teachings and meditation methods, promoting the exchange and learning of various Buddhist cultures.

In 2015, Ven. Bhikkhu Vūpasama Thera gave Dharma talks jointly with Rev. Tenrai Ryushin Azuma Roshi of Japanese Soto Zen lineage, and later jointly with Venerable Wendaruwe Sri Upali Anunayaka Thero from the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka, promoting cooperation among various Buddhism Schools.

The Master's main objectives in the exploration and practice of Buddhism are to investigate and discover the original doctrines of Early Buddhism, making every effort to advocate and practice the Buddha Sākyamuni's original teachings, meditation methods, and the stages for awakening path.

Master Vūpasama has completed a comparative study on the Chinese translated "Samyukta-Āgama" of Ven. Anānda lineage and the Theravadin "Samyutta-Nikāya" of Ven. Upāli lineage. His study is based on the common doctrines, cross referencing with verification of the seven categories, namely "causations", "nutriment", "noble truths", "realms", "five abstruseness (aggregates)", "six sense bases", and "Noble Paths (including Four Objects of Mindfulness)" of the two Canons, consequently restored the original teaching of the Buddha.

The Original Buddhism doctrine is different from Theravada Buddhism that is mainly based on Vibhajjavāda.

The main contents of Original Buddhism include:

  1. Using six sense bases as the divider for "the Twelve Causation (Nidānas)";
  2. Using nine methods of insight meditation into "the Twelve Causation (Nidānas)";
  3. Using Insight meditation into "the Twelve Causation (Nidānas)" to cultivate the Seven Factors for Awakening (Satta Bojjhaṅgā) for cessation of The Five Hindrances (Panca Nivaranani);
  4. Sequentially complete three rounds with twelve aspects of the Four Noble Truths to accomplish awakening, detachment of craving, the Four Immeasurable Attitudes (viz. loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity), liberation (Mokkha), and Anuttara-samyak-sambodhi through "One Path" (Ekayāna-magga).

Master Vūpasama does not accept, save or use money offerings, not even through a dayaka (layman who manages money offerings). He travels around the world to spread the Buddha's original teachings and does not reside in one location permanently.





  • In the Path of Buddha, 2003
  • Vegetarian Diet and Kindness, 2005
  • The Connected Discourses on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, 2008.
  • Confirmation and Development of Original Buddhism, 2010.
  • Knowing and Overcoming Jealousy, 2011.
  • The Wisdom and Methods to Break through Difficulties, 2014.
    ISBN: 978-986-86411-9-8
  • An Enlightened View on Wealth and Career Planning, 2015.
    ISBN: 978-986-91656-0-0
  • Planning and Fulfillment toward an Enlightened Life, 2014.
  • Brief Talks on the Original Statements of the Twelve Factors of Causation, 2014.
  • The Guideline of the Connected Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, 2015.
  • Definition of Original Buddhism, 2014.
  • Seven Factors for Awakening Integrate the Buddha's Teachings, 2015.
  • True Meaning of Pure land, 2014.
  • Three Stages of Mindfulness in the Amitābha Meditation, 2015.

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【明至比丘(Bhikkhu Atticca)】

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【 明證法師(Ven. Vimokha)】

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【度明比丘(Bhikkhu Dhammadisā)】

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【斯里蘭卡受戒報導】 2014年成慧法師斯里蘭卡受戒記

79541217-2d0f-4515-a29d-ed23271194dd  中道僧團成慧法師已於西元2014年10月6日,在斯里蘭卡大法雨寺(Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery)受具足戒。


  第二天清晨起板後,Kaduwela全部僧眾一早就出門。當天是大法雨寺的全國大集會,整個早上,一輛接一輛的巴士,把大法雨寺在斯里蘭卡各地分院的僧眾載抵本院。當天總共雲集了約650位大法雨寺的僧人,難得一聚的各地僧眾們互道情誼。下午則由大法雨寺導師 Most Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda長老主持會議,討論僧團事務,以及鼓勵勸勉僧眾。會議結束後,成慧法師拜見長老,並且呈上中道僧團導師隨佛長老的親筆書函以及禮物。


  10月6日上午時段,在大法雨寺的Venerable Lankananda長老為戒師,十位比丘為尊證下,簡單而隆重的受戒儀式開始進行。儀式在眾比丘的Sadhu! Sadhu!(善哉!善哉!)聲中結束。此刻,代表著成慧法師正式被接受加入,成為世尊座下比丘僧團的一員。

  下午,須菩提尊者帶領成慧法師前往位於Anuradhapura的大舍利塔(Ruwanweli Saya Stupa)朝拜,據說此塔供有 世尊的舍利,藉由佛力加持、祝福剛受戒的成慧法師。感恩須菩提尊者此行的安排,讓整個受戒的儀式能夠得以圓滿進行。

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  隨佛長老學法歷41年的探究、修行,2002~2010年根據歐美、日本學界及印順老法師的研究成果,再進一步的依據南、北三藏,還有《相應阿含》、《相應部》當中古老經說的比較,還原了被佛教遺忘、隱沒已久的「十二因緣之原說與奧義」,重新顯現了佛教的核心教法,為世間開啟正覺的大門,並進一步的還原、顯現 佛陀親說的「中道禪法」、「一乘菩提道次第」,戮力著書傳法,建立如法如律的中道僧團。

  隨佛長老為了避免「異道附佛」及「利心盜法」,重要、深入的教法及禪法是不輕傳予人,而是建立如法如律的中道僧團,承擔傳承 佛陀的法脈。中道僧團的道風,教法、禪法的傳承如下:

1. 嚴持律戒、善法:謹守南傳銅鍱律的律戒,更嚴持既不受取、不使用、不積蓄錢財,也不用「專為僧人管理金錢供養、買辦事宜的淨人」,遵守華人佛教「不食魚、肉」的善良風俗文化。

2. 依經依律:依據『七事修多羅』的古老經法為主,兼及四部聖典當中「修多羅相應,不越毘尼」的傳誦。中道僧團僧人依個人修學專長,分別擔任「持經」、「持律」及「中道禪法」的傳承。

3. 尊重佛教各派傳承:尊重佛教各派對社會都有利益及貢獻,團結、和諧的共同興隆佛教的傳承。

4. 政教分離:不參與世俗任何政治活動與立場,團結十方佛弟子共興聖教。

5. 聖教立中華: 佛陀原說的顯現,不僅藉助歐美、日本學界的研究與南傳聖典的傳承,更需要漢譯三藏寶貴史獻的參究、對照。 佛陀原說的顯現,是華人的重要貢獻與榮耀,既根植臺灣,也利益全體華人世界。

6. 團結無分的中道僧團:中道僧團成員來自世界各地的華人,不分地域、國籍,皆不得擁有私人財富,不得爭競個人名位,也不得開宗立派。任何中道僧團的僧人,在僧團受承真實法,必需終生不得在 佛陀原說、中道僧團之外,另立教法、別立僧團的傳承,不違犯「破和合僧」的過失,共同確立「信念一致,同甘共苦,團結無分」的中道僧團。

7. 考證、顯現印度佛教僧團與教法演變的真相。

8. 傳續「十二因緣法」的原說及奧義:依「六入分位」之「十二因緣法」的經法原說。

9. 傳續「十二因緣觀」的禪法:從「六入處觀集法、滅法」入手,現觀「十二因緣集法與滅法」。傳承、顯現「觀四念處集與滅」、「觀五陰集法與滅法」、「觀六觸入處集與滅」、「觀世間集與世間滅」、「觀有身集與有身滅」、「觀食之集與滅」、「觀老死集與老死滅」、「觀三摩地勤行成就之神足」、「觀四聖諦(初轉)之苦諦、苦集諦、苦滅諦」等九種禪法。

10. 重現、傳續「七菩提支」的中道禪法:傳續「修十二因緣觀,次第起七菩提支,統貫三十七道品,圓滿四聖諦三轉、十二行,成就正覺、離貪、慈悲喜捨、解脫、阿耨多羅三藐三菩提」的正確禪修方法與次第。

11. 傳續「一乘菩提道次第」:還原「先斷無明,得慧解脫;後斷貪愛,識食斷得解脫」,重新顯現 佛陀原說之「四聖諦三轉、十二行」的「一乘菩提道次第」。

12. 傳續「正覺至要」:傳承「十二因緣觀」之實修核心法要,此即「七觀智、四十四觀門、九十二生法顯現」之「正覺至要」(師生口耳傳授),確立 釋迦佛陀之正覺法脈的傳承。

13. 傳續「息貪法要」:傳承「七覺分」之次第實修法要,此即「轉智息貪十四法要」(師生口耳傳授)。

14. 四諦大用:顯用 佛陀教法之大用(師生口耳傳授)。

15. 傳續「古老經法原說傳誦」:根據漢譯《相應阿含》、南傳《相應部》當中七事相應教的古老共說,將目前為部派誦本的《相應》聖典,予以整治、濾淨後世部義的揉雜,還原為契合「佛陀原說」的傳誦,並進一步編著出易讓一般民眾了解的白話本與解說。

16. 建立原始佛教會:還原佛陀原說、傳承原始佛教為本,在(中華)台灣、美國、澳洲、歐洲、馬來西亞、新加坡建立原始佛教會,宣揚、開展原始佛教。

17. 建立四聖諦佛教會:依據原始佛教為本,宣揚 四聖諦三轉、十二行之一乘菩提道,團結全世界仰信四聖諦之佛教各派學人,相輔相成、共存共榮的一起興隆佛教。

18. 傳承原始佛教、息苦利世:中道僧團的目的,不在開宗立派,排除其他學派,真正的目的是「確立 佛陀原說與正法律僧團的傳承不斷,內息憂苦、利世利人」。


  蒙三寶的光明,在二十一世紀初,隨佛長老還原了 佛陀原說,中道僧團能夠再次的傳承古老的真實佛法,僧眾必當傾生命之力續傳正法律,代代利世不絕。




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【佛陀弟子僧 中道僧團法師介紹 生諦法師 (Ven. Bodhidīpa)】

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  隨佛長老學法歷41年的探究、修行,2002~2010年根據歐美、日本學界及印順老法師的研究成果,再進一步的依據南、北三藏,還有《相應阿含》、《相應部》當中古老經說的比較,還原了被佛教遺忘、隱沒已久的「十二因緣之原說與奧義」,重新顯現了佛教的核心教法,為世間開啟正覺的大門,並進一步的還原、顯現 佛陀親說的「中道禪法」、「一乘菩提道次第」,戮力著書傳法,建立如法如律的中道僧團。

  隨佛長老為了避免「異道附佛」及「利心盜法」,重要、深入的教法及禪法是不輕傳予人,而是建立如法如律的中道僧團,承擔傳承 佛陀的法脈。中道僧團的道風,教法、禪法的傳承如下:





5.聖教立中華: 佛陀原說的顯現,不僅藉助歐美、日本學界的研究與南傳聖典的傳承,更需要漢譯三藏寶貴史獻的參究、對照。 佛陀原說的顯現,是華人的重要貢獻與榮耀,既根植臺灣,也利益全體華人世界。

6.團結無分的中道僧團:中道僧團成員來自世界各地的華人,不分地域、國籍,皆不得擁有私人財富,不得爭競個人名位,也不得開宗立派。任何中道僧團的僧人,在僧團受承真實法,必需終生不得在 佛陀原說、中道僧團之外,另立教法、別立僧團的傳承,不違犯「破和合僧」的過失,共同確立「信念一致,同甘共苦,團結無分」的中道僧團。





11.傳續「一乘菩提道次第」:還原「先斷無明,得慧解脫;後斷貪愛,識食斷得解脫」,重新顯現 佛陀原說之「四聖諦三轉、十二行」的「一乘菩提道次第」。

12.傳續「正覺至要」:傳承「十二因緣觀」之實修核心法要,此即「七觀智、四十四觀門、九十二生法顯現」之「正覺至要」(師生口耳傳授),確立 釋迦佛陀之正覺法脈的傳承。


14.四諦大用:顯用 佛陀教法之大用(師生口耳傳授)。



17.傳承原始佛教、息苦利世:中道僧團的目的,不在開宗立派,排除其他學派,真正的目的是「確立 佛陀原說與正法律僧團的傳承不斷,內息憂苦、利世利人」。


  蒙三寶的光明,在二十一世紀初,隨佛長老還原了 佛陀原說,中道僧團能夠再次的傳承古老的真實佛法,僧眾必當傾生命之力續傳正法律,代代利世不絕。

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