佛陀正覺後2454年/西元2022年

傳承與依止

1994~2001年,中道僧團的比丘僧戒以緬甸傳承為主。自2012年起,中道僧團的比丘僧是以斯里蘭卡阿曼羅普羅系(Amarapura Nikāya)傳承為主。2014年起,中道僧團得到斯里蘭卡的大長老、戒師與僧團的支持,雙方合作發展華人社會的比丘僧團。

2018年,斯里蘭卡阿曼羅普羅系(Amarapura Nikāya)第二十代首席大戒師Most Ven. Kammatthanacara Dodampahala Chandrasiri Maha Nayaka Thero領導十位比丘僧團長老,前來臺灣建立「根本戒場」、傳比丘戒,並承認中道僧團是阿曼羅普羅系僧律傳承於華人社會的代表。

中道比丘僧團的僧律傳承,源自緬甸、斯里蘭卡。中道比丘僧團依止隨佛長老(Ven. Vūpasama Thero),認定 釋迦佛陀的教法、僧團是一家不分,不論是斯里蘭卡、泰國、緬甸的僧律傳承,中道僧團皆尊崇。

Inheritance and Nissaya of Sambodhi Saṅgha Bhikkhus

From 1994 to 2001, most of the Bhikkhus of Sambodhi Saṅgha followed the Vinaya lineage of Myanmar. From 2012, the majority mainly get Higher Ordination from Amarapura Nikāya from Sri Lanka. From 2014, Sambodhi Saṅgha made a close cooperation with the Sri Lankan Saṅgha on developing the Bhikkhu Saṅgha in the Chinese community, and gained wide support from the Maha Theros and Preceptor Masters.

The 20th chief preceptor master from Amarapura Nikāya Most Ven. Dodampahala Chandrasiri Maha Nayaka Thero led ten Bhikkhus to Taiwan, established the Fundamental Sima, conferred the Bhikkhu high ordination, and confirmed Sambodhi Saṅgha as the representative of Amarapura Nikāya in the Chinese community.

The Vinaya inheritance of the Sambodhi Saṅgha Bhikkhus originate from Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The Sambodhi Saṅgha Bhikkhus follow Ven. Vūpasama Thero, and firmly believe that the teachings of Buddha Śākyamuni and the Saṅgha are inseparable. Sambodhi Saṅgha respect all the Vinaya lineages, no matter from Sri Lanka, Thailand, or Myanmar.