|Sheng Yen Lu and SHC
True Exposition of True Facts of the True Buddha School’s
Founder “Living Buddha” Sheng-Yen Lu
I, S H C am willing to expose the true facts of the True Buddha School’s founder "Living Buddha" Sheng-Yen Lu,
hoping that his followers/students would know and understand the true facts, kindly do not hate, hurt or be angry
with me thinking that I’m slandering or trying to kill their Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu.
I, recall since 1996 while living at Ling Shen Ching Zhe Temple, Redmond, Washington, USA. I could still
remember the teachings of the resident Masters, monks and nuns there .Together we practice the teachings of
Buddha, I’m glad and pleased with our bondage and advancement during these days. Together we prepare
meals and desserts, work, play, do all activities happily and peacefully.
During these 4 years together and getting to know my fellow colleague, we have come to live together and
gained their trusts and faith in me; so much so that they even share their personal duties.
After gaining the senior’s Master Lian Ning trust and appreciation, I was transfer to Sheng-Yen Lu’s office "The
True Buddha Secret Centre" to work. And Lu (Sheng-Yen Lu) to be delighted even presents me his personally
hand-written Scripture and also a "Dragon Robe" – which is the Royal Robe of Sheng-Yen Lu.
The Sheng-Yen Lu cheated me too severely. It is just unbelievable that today I became known as a lustful
woman. If I do not do anything or sue him or let things be, it will be so unfair to other people and me too. Many
people will be disappointed and many too will misunderstand me, especially most of the Sheng-Yen Lu’s
followers which are so full of enmity - now hating, cursing and scolding me. They too cannot be blamed as they
are in a mist not knowing the true story, also being misinformed.
In Seattle, Washington State I just do not understand why my case was taken lightly and later closed my case as
the Sheng-Yen Lu is nowhere to be found.
Previously, I had two civil cases lawyers over in Seattle, Washington U.S.A.whom is very capable and competent
trying to bring Sheng-Yen Lu to justice but failed to as he had already escaped elsewhere hiding. Sheng-Yen Lu
then send his representative lawyer to offer me US$10,000.00 as settlement but money is unacceptable for me
for what I want is Justice and fairness for me and everyone else that could be future victims.
I did have my lawyer trying to reopen the case as a criminal case but to no avail as objected by Seattle,
Washington police department.
I would like to reveal my case out to the public; get my justice back.
It all begin one day in year 1991,after getting off work, me and my colleague went to a hair saloon .There and
then I was reading a magazine which published an article - celebrating the Bodhisattva Guan-Yin’s (Goddess of
Mercy) birthday in Penang State, Malaysia. On that day there was a huge spectator crowd at the double-storey
jetty and suddenly due to the overloaded weight, the structure collapsed, killing many people.
Right away I fell sad, sorry and disappointed that on such a sacred (holy) day this kind of things could happen
taken so many lifes away. Suddenly I fell cold from the feet up and dizzy wanting to faint. I was then sent to the
hospital, given a shot and return home to rest. Next-day I was unable to get off the bed, feeling sick all over –
very-very sick indeed.
So my mother accompanied me everywhere to find the cure for my weird illness – all kinds of medical and
whoever-else that we heard of is practicing medicine, but did not cure my illness.
In the year 1992 a relative of mine introduced me the True Buddha School and thus I become a member.
Then in year 1993 January 07, Sheng-Yen Lu came to Malaysia to the opening ceremony of a new temple,
Tawau, Sabah. That was the first time I met, whereby I grab the opportunity and beg him to cure my illness. After
looking at my sickness complaint which I’d written, he asks me to kneel before him, and then he places his palm
onto my forehead to give his blessing. He instructed me to burn more incense and etc-etc and join his group
gathering ceremony but did not tell me more of my illness. During the gathering my three children join the
My illnesses continue to fluctuate on and off; there were several times I experienced whole-body numbness in the
mornings, unable to get out of bed, mentally struggling to wake up; all in all my illness did not really heal much.
I also did CT Scanning on my brain back in my hometown but did not find any fault.
Finally one day I discussed with my husband on the situation I’m in: "I always depending on the medicine and still
feeling very sick, needing too much rest. I requested to go to United State of America and beg the Grand Master
(Sheng-Yen Lu) to cure me. The Grand Master said that he could even bring the dead to life having the
uppermost power; could even cure cancer. (As written in his books). I hope that he the Grand Master can heal my
sickness with such powers of his and if he cannot do so I will accept my faith and destiny".
On July 2, 1996 my mother accompanied me to Seattle, Washington, USA; during the flight there we get to know
many other members from Taiwan and also someone from our hometown known as Ms. P.
Every Saturday Sheng-Yen Lu accepts Questions and problems from anyone of the members 4.00pm – 6.00pm
at the "True Buddha Secret Centre" (Private office) which is Sheng-Yen Lu’s office.
Here in Redmond, U.S.A., the first time during the meeting with Sheng-Yen Lu I was being accompanied by my
mother. First we need to write down our problems/questions together with a red envelope (which is money
packet) and wait in line (outside the office) to meet him. When our time comes, He, Sheng-Yen Lu looking
through, he then gives me his blessings – as usual placing his palm onto my head. That is all and we were
asking to leave.
A few days later my mother went back to Malaysia.
Come next Saturday, again as usual many members were there to meet the Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu. When
my turn comes to meet him, he asks if I have anything to say. Since I was unprepared, I could not answer his
question and did not say a word. He, Sheng-Yen Lu then asks Monk Lian Ning and Master Chang Zhi to leave
the room (office) and close the door leaving only both of us behind. Again Lu (Sheng-Yen Lu) asks if I have
anything to say to him. I answer him: "No, but request to cure me.” Lu then replies: "I will help you." He then
asked me if I dreamt of him and my answer to him was no. He then told me that: "You was a <fairy> in your
previous life and is destined karma with the Grand Master (Sheng-Yen Lu)."
I then leave the room and met my hometown friend, Ms. P whom asks me what the Grand Master did behind the
closed door. And I answer her that the Grand Master said that he will help me, that is all I told as Sheng-Yen Lu
said not to talk too much to other people.
When Sheng-Yen Lu he will give me blessings to heal my sickness and every time he will instruct that he be left
alone behind the closed door.
After a month’s stay in the temple dormitory (Ling Shen Ching Zhe Temple-Seattle Temple), I was pleased with
my health improvement, now that I could get better sleep and my headache is less frequent. So I return to
In 1996 September I came back to U.S.A. to attend the opening ceremony of the Waken Ray Tseng Temple in
Los Angeles. Sheng-Yen Lu encourage all members to attend more temple mass or prayers gatherings so to
repay for the sins we do, improve ones health. He also asks the members to pray for the dead to help them to
expiate and cleanse their sins and let them go to heaven; include cat, dog and all kind of the animals.
One day I went to see Sheng-Yen Lu for his blessings. There he closes the door and took a door-stopper (door
wedge) to stop the door behind us as there was no lock on the door. Then he sits on the floor and asks me to sit
in front of him. He then asks me to allow him to read my palm and he told me that I am very kind and sincere. He
said that I was a "Buddha" being reincarnated. He said that in my previous life I used to be very close relationship
with him. He said that I was his past life's wife, this present life I am not his wife but am I willing to be his next life’s
wife? He took me by surprise and happy to know about my past and future life, thinking that I was a Buddha in
my past life and given the chance to be the Grand Master (Sheng-Yen Lu) next life’s wife (he being a Living
Buddha). This means I would be able to help people and feeling lucky that the Grand Master chose me having
his reasons to do so. Believing his words I then seriously answer him yes I will. He then instructs me to write a
vow letter, telling me word by word to write. He taught me to write: - [I willingly in all my life be "Living Buddha"
Sheng Yen Lu concubine <wife>.] Then as instructed the Sheng-Yen Lu, I personally have to hand the letters to
him the next day when he goes for his lunch.
About 2 weeks I went back to Malaysia. After about 2 month later my headaches return and I could feel
something cold in the centre of my brain. And every-time I feel sick the cold seems to be spreading out to the
whole head. I would then take the medicine given by the doctor but I could still feel the headache.
In February 1997 I went to U.S.A. again to beg Sheng-Yen Lu to heal my illness as he did before. One day after
blessing from Lu when I was about to leave, suddenly he came over to me and hug me. I could feel "something"
solid between my legs and I quickly push him away. Then he said he thought I was his "ex-wife"
Since having such a headache always, I try not to think too much. The Sheng-Yen Lu taught us to obey the laws
of Buddhism; must not have any negative thought about the Grand Master (Sheng-Yen Lu) or slander the Grand
Master. All the followers must obey and listen the Grand Master’s words and not betray him. If one rebel and
disobey his words, one will be sent to Ah B hell – the worst of all hell. To break the law is to sin; there will be an
"angry god" causing disasters, one will get a huge payback. (Law no.#3, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16,
(Every month during the half-moon and full-moon <the Chinese calendar>, the resident Masters, monks and nuns
will learn the laws of the True Buddha School Laws in the hall of Temple.)
One day I went to meet Sheng-Yen Lu for blessing, there I was asked to read out the charm – "Ah Mi Tuo Fo". I
startled and ask him why and he replies that I am going to be "Wang Sheng" (dead). He then said he has a way
out but not sure whether it could work or not. He continue saying that his religion greatest charm is "twin-body
practice". I did not answer him because after knowing the bad death news, I feel frighten and troubled. All this
time I have the impression that he is the "True Buddha" and have always believe in him. With such news, I am not
willing to give up my family, husband and children.
I never dare to think negatively, always thinking of the good things. If the Grand Master Lu could save me, I would
then be able to be with my family. I have been thinking and considering many days about life being so precious
and also family being so important. I had travel so far to meet the Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu to beg his cure
and my main reason is to have my illness cured. So I obediently accept the Grand Master words to be allowed to
practice the "Twin-body" blessing.
One day Sheng-Yen Lu came to the kitchen alone and wave to me to approach him. I follow him to the dining hall
where he sat at a long sofa. I then pay respect to him, kneeling by his side. He told me to come over to his
personal office "The True Buddha Secret Centre" on Monday at 07:30am. The main door is not locked so I could
just enter. I then nod to answer him. When I was about to stand up to leave, I notice monk Lian Xu standing by
another door. Sheng-Yen Lu he's leave and I continue with my chores in the kitchen.
That Sunday night, I could not get any sleep, crying the whole night long thinking about my death. At the same
time I was too anxious to learn the greatest charm from the Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu. At 07:15am everyone in
the dormitory have already left for the temple. So I went to see the Grand Master at his private office "The True
Buddha Secret Centre". On my way there, it crosses my mind that the main door is usually locked and opens only
at 10:00am daily.
Anyway, when I open the door I heard Sheng-Yen Lu’s voice saying: "You are here!" He then walk downstairs
from the 1st floor balcony and lead me by the hand to his office. He opens his desk drawer and took a golden
pen together with a piece of blank paper. Again he instructs me to write word by word another vow which is a
little different from the 1st letter. [I willingly in all my life be "Living Buddha" Sheng Yen Lu’s imperial concubine] -
Instead of just the word concubine.
He then lead me again by the hand to the main door, ask me to take my shoes along and lead me to the 1st floor
on the left side room where his private office/bedroom is. (Rough sketch of room)
I could always remember this day March 11, 1997 where he lead me into his room and ask me to place my shoes
in the restroom. From nowhere he holds a book where some sentences had been highlighted; being underlined
crookedly. He asks me to read those underlined sentences. Those sentences roughly mean "the enlightened
one" can practice the twin body charm. Since I was too anxious or confused, I did not really read and understand
calmly those sentences. He then places the book back on the table.
He begins to strip himself and place his robe and clothing on the rack. First his vest, 2nd his burgundy long
sleeve shirt (cheongsam), then his white t-shirt, next his burgundy "sarong" (long skirt), also his white boxer.
He, Sheng-Yen Lu then instructs me to undress and later lead me by the hand to the restroom (Sketch of
He orders me to hold onto the basin facing the mirror with my back facing him. Then he starts his prayers inviting
the gods, goddess, deities and etc, etc and continues praying. Then I feel him touching my lower body, only then
I realize that the twin body greatest charm practice is sexual intercourse. But after numerous time of trying to
have sex, he failed. He then leads me into the bedroom whereby he stands there and instructs me to do oral sex
on him. Again he instructs me to return to the restroom and in the same position tries to penetrate from the back
but fail again. He finally gave up hope and informs me that this time is not possible and will schedule a next time. I
quickly dress myself up and leave the office urgently. I would not dare to tell anyone as doing so will break the
law of the religion. After-all as the Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu said before that only this kind of practice will be
able to save my life.
On Mar18th 1997, that day I anxiously and over-consciously (looking forth and back) reach his office where I
opened the door and entered. There I heard him (Sheng-Yen Lu) said: "You are here!" I saw him standing
upstairs and order me to lock the door and come upstairs. I obediently did as I was told: “Took your shoes along
upstairs." Then he leads me by the hand into his bedroom and locked the door. He starts to undress and instruct
me to do the same. Again he leads me to the bathroom and instructs me to take the same position, holding the
basin with my back towards him and facing the mirror as before. This time he succeeded to perform the twin body
practice. Thus the True Buddha School greatest charm "Twin body Practice" is no different to having sexual
Later every week Sheng-Yen Lu will performs the Twin-body blessing (make love) with me; sometimes in the
afternoons at the downstairs private office or in the mornings at the upstairs bedroom. I accept the Grand Master
Sheng-Yen Lu blessing because I hope that the Grand Master could cure me of my illness and save my life.
After about 2 months, I return to Malaysia but I was unable to face the near future; feeling confused, lost and
fearing for my life. I then turn one of our rooms in the house into a small temple; placing many Buddhist Idols and
wholeheartedly praying daily, turning myself into a very pious Buddhist follower. I would hide myself in this room
and weep daily, keeping everything to myself and trying hard not to let my husband and family members know of
the sorrows I’m going through. I’m hurting and suffering very deeply every minute of my life.
Every time after my trip back from the U.S.A., my health improves a lot; this makes my husband happier and glad.
But every-time my health last for only two months and my weird sickness returns. Again I will feel so scared,
confused and painful inside. I did ask Sheng-Yen Lu why my health is not totally cured and his answer was I did
not return to him for his blessing.
In February 1998 I return again to the temple and stayed for one and a half month. Since my conscious
pressuring me constantly, I could not take it no more. Therefore I approach Sheng-Yen Lu and ask him: " Grand
Master, you said that I will be dead soon. Please tell me the exact date." He then wrote on a piece of paper –
I went back to Malaysia and inform my husband that Sheng-Yen Lu pre-informs me my death-date. I would not
even dare to think about my husband’s perception. My husband and I sell off our business and branches one by
one. Whatever properties I had were then sold off. I then write my last will and also bought a huge amount of
insurances. I also bought insurances beneficiary to the temple in my hometown hoping to assist any members in
distress. After preparing whatever needed to be done, I just wait for the death-day. All in all it is because I believe
in the words of the "Living Buddha" Sheng-Yen Lu.
In Jun 1998 being in my sick situation again, I went back to the temple to stay for another three months. I
sincerely hope that the Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu can cure me with a miracle and save my life from death.
One day during July 1998, at 08:15am while walking out from Sheng-Yen Lu's office, I was spotted by nun Lian
Ting (Michelle Chan, Kim Ling-Malaysian). Around 08:45am after the morning prayers, nun Lian Ting came over
to tell me: "You must not be like this. You will victimize the Grand Master." I then tell her that I went to get the
Grand Master’s blessing but mention nothing about the "twin body practice". I also told her about my death-date
and after hearing such news she still tell me this: "You cannot meet the Grand Master for blessing anymore. You
have been in there very long. Other Superiors (Masters, Monks and Nuns) also noted and are aware of your time
in there. Even the Grand Master Lu’s Wife knows about it."
In early August 1998, while coming back from the Canada Ceremony, Sheng-Yen Lu alone walks over to the alter
for incense offering. He then walks over to me purposely to instruct me to enter the temple’s office room. He then
closes the glass door behind him and informs me to be present on a certain time and date at his personal office.
At that time outside in the office also present were nun Lian Jing and other nuns.
At the end of August month, my husband came over to U.S.A. to beg Sheng-Yen Lu to perform a special
ceremony for me at the temple; begging Sheng-Yen Lu to save his loving wife, me. This time my husband
became a member of this religion and we return to Malaysia together.
In 1999 year, I finish preparing most of the things, even took a lot of pictures/photos with my husband for
memories. I went to the extent of preparing two nun’s uniforms so as to be a nun just before my last breath.
Before, the Sheng-Yen Lu did want me to be a nun which is why I want to wait till the last minute to fulfill his wish.
On February 26th 1999, my husband accompanied me for the last time to U.S.A. and stayed for a week, he went
back to Malaysia. We reluctantly part and my husband would telephone me everyday afraid that one day he will
not be able to hear my voice anymore. It is so scary and dreadful just waiting for one’s death.
Every day the 24hrs passes by so slowly and the day seems so long, living in the temple in Seattle just waiting
for the death-day. Who would be able to understand the situation and condition I’m facing daily. I would write in
my dairy and letters daily to my husband, children, mother, and other family members also the Grand Master
Sheng-Yen Lu. Everyday I write non-stop and untiringly; who could understand the sufferings I go through. Then
the Sheng-Yen Lu would still give me the "twin body blessing" (make love). (One day while picking up his pillow
in the Sheng-Yen Lu bedroom, I notice a piece of jade-beaded panel that fell out from the pillow.)
During this trip in 1999, a new lock was installed on the office downstairs. Every-time Sheng-Yen Lu will lock the
door to perform the "twin body blessing".
In August 1998, a lady member gave Sheng-Yen Lu a piece of her hand-drawn artwork of the "Four-handed
Goddess of Mercy". That was a Saturday night and many members from everywhere came for our usual practice
together with Lu. Lu then hold-up the drawing to show to everyone present. The drawing was bright red in color
and beautiful but was folded in the centre having a cross-mark. The Grand Master was happy with it and told the
crowd that he will place the picture in his private room downstairs. In 1999 March, I saw the picture already
framed and hanging on next to the window and above his bed.
On April 21st, 1999, my husband came to U.S.A. again to beg Sheng-Yen Lu to perform another personal prayer
ceremony for me.
This time I stayed for four and a half months and now it is already the July month. I grew impatient and wanted to
go home. So I approach Sheng-Yen Lu and ask him: “Am I not going to die?" He then replied: " It is my <diamond
baton> that saved you (he means his penis)." I said I wanted to go home and he asks me not to go back to
Malaysia. Thinking to myself that since I could not die after this time, of course I want to return home.
On July 14, 1999 I went home to Malaysia. My husband was so happy that he meets me at my transit flight and
accompanies me home which make me so glad and happy. Back to my home sweet home where my children are,
I felt bad to have neglected them all these years. Also I felt like I owed my husband too much to have burdened
him all this while and to suffer along with me. Now that we are together as a family again we will have a new start
On August 15 1999, Sheng-Yen Lu came to Malaysia for a ceremony. Out of appreciation I encourage more
relatives and friends to join the temple hoping that everyone would be blessed.
About two months later my weird sickness returns; why is it that since the Sheng-Yen Lu claims to be such a high
powered "Buddha", able to catch evil spirits and could cure you with just a wave of his hand. Also in Seattle
temple, United State all these times together with the blessings (greatest charm practice) with Sheng-Yen Lu,
why is it that I’m still not cured? I felt so sad and painful.
I do not want to see him (Sheng-Yen Lu) again since this practice is illegal and wrong-doing. I did told him before
that he is a "Buddha", whereby I am just a human, thus it is against the principle or law of the religion. He then
answers me "no" and leaves. Also during my stay in Seattle I personally saw some forbidden scene and heard
some forbidden news. I would not dare to think or speak about it as it is against the "law". Since being a member
Sheng-Yen Lu always teaches us to be obedient and very strict with the "laws". We must not think wrongly even
in ones’ dream. Therefore I became a very pious follower thinking that when I die I will go to heaven.
I was determining taking more rest and medicine but my headache gets more serious. I cannot think at all
because every-time when I start thinking the "cold spot" in the brain will begin to spread. So I will begin to be
scared and shiver all over. Even-though I am suffering but I am aware of my condition. At the same time I am
worried and wonder what I should do.
Looks like I have no other choice but to return to Sheng-Yen Lu since every-time after my trip, I would feel better.
Furthermore my visits here to other doctors had no progress at all. So I decided to go back to U.S.A.
As usual before and after my trips overseas I will visit my friend Ms. P. While packing for my trip, I receive a
phone call from my temple friend Mr. C. He told me to pay a visit to a "voodoo master" as introduced by Ms. P. He
insists me to go or will ask my husband to tie me up and drag me there as my health condition would not last till
my trip overseas. (Ms. P is a person having a "third" eye – meaning she has special vision able to see spirits or
ghost. She told Mr. C that she saw a black scary horrible evil spirit.) Since they are so concern about me, I
decide to follow them to meet the voodoo master.
When the night comes, my husband and Mr. C brought me to see the voodoo master in our hometown. There I
was asked to kneel in front of the master and he asks me whether I want to be cured. I said yes. He then pats my
back continuing till the back of my head. Then I could feel him pulling "something" out from my head. He then
places that "something" into a red packet (envelope) and instructs us to throw it into the sea or a stream of
flowing water. He continues patting my back, back-shoulder and neck. He then uses his teeth to pull out a sewing
needle. He then tells to me that I am lucky to be there that day or I will go crazy (putting his finger to his head and
circling, showing me the crazy hand-sign.) He then informs me to go home and rest and to take more nutritious
food to build up my health. When I got back home, my husband checks and notice a "hole-marked" at the back of
That night I could really think and not feel sick. I remember the things that happened in U.S.A. Just a plain
unknown voodoo master from my hometown can cure my sickness right away. Sheng-Yen Lu always boosts that
he knows how to cast a spell or undo a spell with his power. (Even his books states so). I start to wonder why I
could not be cured even with the blessings (the so-call greatest charm) from Sheng-Yen Lu all these years. Also
every time I can be cured for a short period only and need to return to Sheng-Yen Lu now and then. I feel
betrayed and sadness sinks in - come to think of it.
On November 25th 1999, since my air tickets had already been paid and issued I went to U.S.A., I had already
told them beforehand. But this time I only stayed for a week in the temple. This time I only went for consultancy
and did not give him (Sheng-Yen Lu) the chance for his special blessing.
Ever-since then I am cured from my previous weird illness; my head is clear and headaches gone, even the cold
feeling in my brain is gone. I dare say I’m already well and healthy.
I would not dare to declare my dismissal from the True Buddha School because Sheng-Yen Lu used to tell us
that whoever that leaves the religion, automatically the god, goddess and etc, etc will leave that person too.
Without protection from the "gods" one will face lots of disaster or misfortune. I’m also scared of the power of
Sheng-Yen Lu because he did told us before that he was being asked to kill someone which he did do.
In the year 2000 February, I received a call from Canada informing me that a lady by the name of Ms. M was
hospitalized in Seattle Temple, U.S.A. due to the heating done by the Monks and Wife of Sheng-Yen Lu. Heard
that she was beaten because of talking too much but she talking truth.
In year 2000 March 5th, I brought one of my sons to U.S.A. to join one of Sheng-Yen Lu’s ceremony. Since I’m
already well I do not wish to have any contact or connection or sexual relationship with Sheng-Yen Lu, and at the
same time would not want him to suspect anything, so this time I bring my son to accompany me.
I first arrange to visit Ms. M and was informed that she already had a report made at Redmond, WA U.S.A.
(Report no # 00-3470) and also Vancouver, Canada (report no # 00-6724 ). But no action was taken by the
There was a case before in New York, at the "Buddha Diamond Temple of New York", once live a monk, Master
Lian Lian was assault of rapine 18 girls. Some members already suspected the incident and had already secretly
installed video cameras whereby his lewd actions were video-taped. Those tapes were then sent Sheng-Yen Lu
in Seattle so that actions could be taken against the monk. But what Sheng-Yen Lu did was to dismiss him from
the temple but did not let the matters to be handled by the police department. In the year March 2000, even-
though there was a police report by a witness, nothing has been done or no action taken at all. This case had
already been covered up or closed?
There is another case whereby Sheng-Yen Lu was being sued by a Master for asking her to perform the "twin
body" practice and forcing her to leave her family and children to be a nun. Conceal a lot of guns and couple
case of cash. Again nothing happens.
The Master did tell me many stories about Sheng-Yen Lu. About 5-6 years ago, Sheng-Yen Lu told her that she
was heaven-sent and he said he likes her very very much. Also said that she is his past-life’s wife. Lu also shows
her a book with some underlined sentences mentioning about the twin-body practice. Then Lu insists that she
practices the charm "twin body" with him but the Master did not agree to it. Then Sheng-Yen Lu forces her to be
a nun and stay in the Seattle temple. She sadly, reluctantly, weeping but obediently became a nun. She then
went back to her own town to be a nun. Sheng-Yen Lu tried to persuade her to return to U.S.A., even promoting
her to Master. At the end she became a Master but still decide to reside in her own country.
The above story is just like a knife stabbing into my heart. Looks like he, Sheng Yen Lu uses the same storyline
to cheat woman five years ago. I now realize that I was being cheated. Turns out to be he had a motif to cheat
me. I was tortured miserably. Also my husband suffered a lot; the stress, the fear, the pressure, the mentality.
How am I to react and face this huge tragic situation? After all that he has done to me and my family.
If I were to report and sue him, everyone will come to know of my scandal. I would not dare to face my husband
and family. I will loose everything I had and the future too. But I can never forgive him because he cheated me too
severely. In future he will still carry on cheating others.
In March 11 2000, Sheng Yen Lu attends a great ceremony whereby worldwide members will be present. During
the speech presentation he gave a very scary talk. Never before did he give such a horror speech which is so
frightening and threatening. I believe he is trying to scare people. (As per tape recording given to me)
Every year there will be two huge ceremonies over at the “Seattle temple” Redmond, WA, U.S.A. whereby I will
attend. Usually on arrival I will have to report to the Grand Master (Sheng-Yen Lu). But this time I did not attend
or appear for the occasion, also my previous last stay was for only a week. Also I did not get back to him for his
blessing. So to him it is not normal of me and he already suspects something amidst.
He (Sheng-Yen Lu) gives a speech to the members present on how to kill a person:
The only way to treat a stubborn or a hopeless person is to kill. If you love someone and have mercy and want to
send one to heaven, you must first take his life and then expiate the sins of the dead. This is the 2nd greatest
charm of the religion. He continue saying;- if there is no other way that could assist one, then the only way is to
kill. Giving mercy or influence or wisdom and still not way out, then the only way is to kill.
"Diamond spell" could make disappear one person. Then take his soul and send to "Buddha country". Firstly,
create the shape of a man (or human being), then put the man’s shape under one’s seating pad. (Or if you exert
the spell, you put the man <the one you think he should be punished> under your pad.)
To cast the spell, you must first concentrate, think and imagine the person you target; - then
His two eyes will move to the back of the brain,
His nose move to the top of his head,
His two ears move to his nose,
His tongue twists back in the mouth, the tongue tip is inside the mouth while the back tongue faces to the front.
According to Tantric (Religion), all the organs on his face are all moved. When you succeed in doing this, this
person does no longer exist. When his (the one being cursed) tongue is twisted, he cannot talk. But according to
this spell/curse, it is the charm of killing others.
Once, my grand master taught me to learn and practice Buddha’s Diamond Peg. (When you practice and pray
with this peg, it will give you power) The priest gave me the peg, and told me if I met some bad and evil person,
you pray using the Diamond spell. I did not practice; and I told him I would not practice it. Whether I will practice
or not in the future, I will decide it later.
In the preaching, Lu further told the followers (attendees) that:
When I put "you" under my seat and twisted all your facial organs (eyes, ears, mouth, nose), I pray using the
Diamond spell, using the Diamond blaze along with the Diamond club, I can draw your soul to my front, and
watching your head coming off, blood are black in color, flowing out. I can see all your internal organs decaying,
some hell workers coming to grab your intestines, grab your liver, grab your heart, grab your stomach, and then
tear them into pieces. Although it is a fierce killing spell (charm), but if I really do it this way on to you in the future,
I guarantee that I will lead you to Buddhist’s Kingdom (the peace and eternal land).
When "Horse Head King" (a Buddha) descends from the sky, or the entire Diamond gods descend into your
body, you will exhibit the Diamond face (image). When you have the Diamond face (image), you (start to cast the
prayers), by holding the Diamond peg, and all other spell-casting devices. You can exert your killing command
when you hold these devices. With the killing command, the command uses the Diamond fire, burns your target
(the person you want to kill) away, burns him to ashes. Uses wind to blow all ashes away, grab your soul, and
then send you to the West Happiest land of the Buddha Kingdom. All the Buddha attendants, Diamond gods
come and press you on the ground, press your heart and don’t let it beat, tear your intestines, liver, stomach,
kidney into pieces, chop your head out and black blood flow out. Make all your facial organs twisted (ear,
mouth…..etc). (The Horse Head King spell-HHK).
In this way, I can teach you another method (spell). You let (make) him sick. It is good to make him sick, make him
sick. When you pray to "HHK" and ask him to make that person sick.
If you want this person to get well, it is easy. You recite the "HHK" curse 100,000 times, no need to be 100,000
time, it’s OK to recite 10,000 times. When you recite 10,000 times, the power of the prayer transfer to this person,
then he will get well. This is a kind of punishment too.
Just like you make this person sick first, then he will regret and admit his fault. When he admits his wrong doing
and correct himself, you have to recite 10,000 times the "HHK" charm towards him, to make him come back
(return to this world). When he gets sick, he become dumb and cannot speak, you watch his tongue (with your
mind concentrated on his tongue), and recite 10,000 the HHK curse, the curse resonance (exert spell) to this
person, then he will get well. (Refer: - Mar11, 2000 videotape of speech recorded.)
After watching this tape, I realize and feel very sad and disappointed that he could use such a charm on someone.
I completely realize the whole situation; He, Sheng Yen Lu is an evil wicked monster cheating, conning your
wealth and a sadist rapist. So I decide to report him and sue him because I believe he, Sheng Yen Lu is not a
true Buddha. Even-though he has special powers I believe the good will always beat (win) over the evil. I believe
god will protect me.
On Mar 14th 2000, I made a report to sue him, Sheng Yen Lu the founder of the True Buddha School. (Repot No
The prosecutor told me that I have a good case and said that he will arrange a certain time to apprehend him.
The police also said that a warrant will be applied and issued by the superior but when the time comes and
passed by, I tried to contact the police but get no response at all. I left many messages but receive no return call.
On April 09 2000, Sheng Yen Lu announces his retirement from the public. I tried to contact, fax letter and leave
message with the police but they did not response.
Then he disappears into hiding, only then the police contacted me for a meeting. May 11th, I brought along my
lawyer for the appointment. During the meeting, the prosecutor said that the police will not accept this case and
also will not bring the case to court, which means there is no case at all.
May 19th 2000, the police again notify me by fax to go for another meeting . After the meeting my lawyer
concludes to me that it is pending prosecution . During the meeting I was informed that there is no forceful proof
to prosecute the case as rape. Also Washington State’s law will not interfere with any relationship between the
Religion chief and the followers. Also I was informed that since he is a "well-known" person they are afraid of the
media. I was unable to accept the prosecutor’s superior’s excuses. My lawyer did ask "him" whether it has to do
with the election which is coming. But he denied it. I then ask; if there is another same situation case whereby
another rape victim wants to sue him that came up, how will you handle it? His answer to me is: “the same. We
will not take action against him (Sheng-Yen Lu)." I then answer him: "You are now breeding a monster – to rear
a tiger to court calamity."
Then my lawyer advices me that I should have brought along a lawyer when I want to make my first report. Only
then the police will not be able to take the case lightly and closes my case. As I could not afford further lawyer’s
fees, I could not re-appeal my case.
Nov 16th 2000, Sheng Yen Lu wrote in the True Buddha School newsletter a story about "a pair of silver
chopstick". (Silver chopstick is a poison tester) mentioning that his student follower wants to kill him. His motif is
to create hatred and anger for his members.
The follower’s reactions after reading the article entitled "A pair of silver chopstick":- After going through the
article, my whole body stiffened. It seemed I was stunned by an explosion. I felt sad, dismay and irritated in a
helpless state….I was confused with indignation and my shock was over-whelming by internal anger. Grand
Master is the protecting Guru of hundred millions of sentient beings. Therefore, injuring the Grand Master is
equivalent to disrupting the Dharma Wisdom of the sentient beings…..( In the True Buddha School Newsletter
dated of Dec 14, 2000 and Jan 4, 2001) And another followers writing indicating that certain students were going
to harm our Grand Master. Initially, he was shocked to learn such news, but deeply enraged subsequently.
Should the attack come from the outsider, we would forgive them for their less understanding on our Grand
Master. But from our own students is trying to harm our Grand Master, Thus he/she is committing an unforgivable
sin, by sending him/her to hell eternally is not enough of a punishment.
Dec.07th 2000, my civil-case lawyers’ arrangement with the media together with reporters.
This tragedy reaches everywhere worldwide except for Malaysia which knows or hears nothing about it. Why?
Sept 20th 2003, I thought I meet a righteous person called Ms. Chai. (She was the one that video tape the New
York rape case by Master Lian Lian.) I told her about the case but she starts to scold me (non stop) in
Cantonese. She scolds: "You do not have any tape recording proof or other evidence and you are only creating a
story to slander the Grand Master. You are disgraceful. Hearing you speak will dirty my ear. Will beat you up
whenever I see you." That really frightened me because everyone seems to think that I want to destroy their
Grand Master (Sheng-Yen Lu). They are very angry, scolding and wanting to beat me up. I am afraid that their
members will hatefully beat me up anytime so I made a police report Ref: 72 PCT #67031.
These documents are not written properly; still I hope it is understandable. The whole story and words are true.
Maybe this "Real Person and True Incident" story might cause certain members of the "True Buddha School" to
be pissed off and hate me more but I just want the truth to be known!
By S H C
May 10th, 2004 Monday
An Interview with SHC:
A Victim of Sexual Abuse whose Courageous Voice Roars
By Cheng Yew Chung
August 31 2012
To many new initiates of True Buddha School, the name SHC or Siew Har Chong would not ring a bell. However,
to those like myself who spent the last twenty to thirty years actively involved in True Buddha School, we will
recall how Madam Chong had filed a lawsuit against Sheng-yen Lu in the year 2000, accusing Lu for alleged
sexual misconduct. The lawsuit caused a stir and many newspapers reported the story. To avoid being
summoned in court, Sheng-yen Lu escaped by announcing his retreat. When I first read SHC's article posted on
www.shcstory.com, I could sense the truth in her words, but at the back of my mind I struggled with her so called
revelation, always debating whether her story was the whole truth, half-truth or pure fabrication? It was tough for
me to embrace her words.
At that time I found it hard to fathom that Living Buddha Liansheng, Sheng-yen Lu, a True Buddha to me, would
commit such hideous acts of sexual abuse. I naturally felt that Miss Chong was slandering Lu. Lu also hinted that
Madam Chong had secretly accepted money from other Buddhist organizations with the evil intention of defaming
Lu. Like most students innocent of Lu's true behavior, we were really mad at Miss Chong's allegations.
I have been giving service of propagation through my True Buddha comics and my translation of Lu's books into
English through the years. Yet, a rude awakening came upon me when a meeting between myself and Lu over
one dinner in September 2010 let me see, first hand, how Lu was not the person he had claimed to be. He was
rude, moody, petty, and angry. Later, when I found out through a trusted friend how Lu's ex-wife, Shimu Lu
Lixiang, had privately disclosed that everything about the sexual allegations was true. Only then I realized these
sexual offenses were not SHC’s fabrication, and actually involved many other women. It was a big cover up.
When I reread Miss Chong's account of her sexual experience with Lu, and compared it with Lu's recent
discourse on Twin Body practice, I instinctively knew that Miss Chong had once been Lu's consort.
I truly admire Madam Chong's courage to file a lawsuit against Lu, and felt that Lu's escape from USA in the
name of retreat was a cowardly act. Lu was certainly no buddha as he always claims to be.
I started reading Lu’s books in 1976, took refuge with Lu in the late eighties, and officially left True Buddha
School in August 2011. A year later, in August of 2012, I emailed Madam Chong and asked if she would grant me
an interview. I received a quick reply that she would be happy to grant me one. Here’s the interview where she
shall explain and describe to us in details what happened between herself and Sheng-yen Lu in the nineties.
Cheng: Madam Chong, I hope this email finds you well. Thank you for granting me this interview. I hope you don't
mind I ask some pointed questions as I want this interview to be as informative and candid as it can be.
SHC: Thank you for the interview. For the past ten years I have received many letters of encouragement as well
as mockery, but I always speak my mind. It’s really up to you to believe what you want to believe. I am not asking
for anything in return. I only want everyone to learn the truth about Sheng-yen Lu, and not end up as foolish as
me. Maybe your questions also echo some of the questions in people's minds. Go ahead and ask anything you
Cheng: Are you residing in USA now?
SHC: Yes. In New York.
Cheng: Don’t mind I ask how old are you now? You said you have children. How many are there?
SHC: I am fifty-three. I have already revealed so much through my story, revealing my age is really no issue. I
have two sons and one daughter, and they have gotten married. I have six grandchildren, and soon seven.
Thanks for asking.
Cheng: Aren't you afraid that someone may harass or harm you?
SHC: Of course I am afraid. I am afraid of all the strange noises outside my house. At times I suffer from insomnia.
Cheng: Did anyone attempt to hack into your computer?
SHC: I received emails warning me not to slander their Master Lu, and these people had attempted to hack into
the website to take it down. They also threatened to kill me.
Cheng: How did you survive in USA since 2000?
SHC: My first job in the States was working as a helper in a restaurant in Seattle. I bumped into some Lu's
followers there. I can tell they recognized me, but we said nothing. I was fearful then. Later, I changed job and
worked as a housekeeper with a hotel, and realized some of my coworkers were also Lu's followers. I was
naturally afraid. Later I followed my boss to work as a home and office cleaner. My husband does not speak
English, and remained unemployed. Later, we enrolled in a short course in patient care [conducted in Mandarin],
and worked as caretakers for Chinese patients. However, there was the constant fear of bumping into Lu's
followers in Seattle, and we decided to move to New York. In New York, while working as a cashier in a
convenient store, I was apprehensive of meeting Lu's followers. Eventually, I decided to stay home and worked
as a nanny for other families, and have been doing so for the past eleven years. I am taking care of my
grandchildren now in between some nanny jobs.
Cheng: Have you thought of retuning to Malaysia?
SHC: Never cross my mind to return. I don't want to leave USA. I am waiting for another chance to file a new
lawsuit against Lu. I also dare not return to Malaysia, as Lu has the most followers there. It’s very easy to get rid
of a person in Malaysia.
Cheng: When you filed your case against Sheng-yen Lu, he escaped instead. How did you go through those
SHC: I was enrolled into the witness security program, and stayed in a temporary, secure holding area. I was
filled with fear, and suffered great mental stress. My life, everything, was turned around, and the stress was
unbearable… Sheng-yen Lu escaped. The law enforcement side eventually closed my case. The US attorney
suggested that I get my own lawyer, and so I did. I let my lawyers do their job, and waited. They told me not to do
Frankly, I didn't know how I could have survived those days. While in the temporary holding, I found myself in a
strange environment with no Chinese, living with all female occupants of African American and white ethnic
groups. Some young, some elderly, and some with children. My English was poor, and I preferred keeping to
myself in a corner. Sometimes, when there was a group meeting, I would get an interpreter. I was constantly in
fear and worry. My mind was filled with thoughts of my loved ones, intertwined with images of Sheng-yen Lu
bombarding me, constantly reminding me of the hideous truth that hid behind his smile. My devotion of mind and
soul had all vanished. The feeling of betrayal was beyond description, and cannot be put into words…How could
I possibly face my loved ones?
Cheng: How long did you stay in the secret holding area under the witness security program?
SHC: I stayed for several months until Lu’s escape. The law enforcement officials decided not to press charges
against Lu as he was no longer in USA, and thus posed no threat to me. So they let me leave.
Cheng: Are you saying that Lu actually escaped while you were still under protection?
Cheng: You mentioned in your article that guns were kept in the Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple. Aren’t you afraid
that someone may want to silent you someday?
SHC: It is easy to acquire guns in the States, and completely legal to own one. The late Fang Qing died because
of a gun-shot wound inflicted on her neck, so I was naturally very cautious.
Cheng: Some have accused you for trying to raise money through your website by playing the sympathy card.
What do you think of this comment?
SHC: No such thing. Never cross my mind to do so. In New York, I once met the chairman of the Malaysia
Association of America (MAA), and he once thought of planning a protest in the streets of New York against True
Buddha School and Sheng-yen Lu, but later felt that this might cause more trauma to me. My intention of
pressing charges against Sheng-yen Lu was so that Lu can be arrested, so that Lu’s evil side would be exposed.
Subsequently, the chairman suggested that I post my story online, so that everyone can learn about him just as
well. It took me one year to pen my story, ‘True Exposition of True Evil Facts of the True Buddha School’s
Founder Living Buddha Sheng-Yen Lu’.
I worked as a nanny during the day, and had time only at night to write my story. Whenever I could not sleep, and
received more inspiration, I would wake up and continue writing. Every sentence bears my tears. Trying to
complete a cohesive sentence was challenging for me. I hope everyone can understand what I wrote.
Subsequently, there was an increase in readership, and they gave me many suggestions, including the hope that
someone can help with the legal fees, so that I can continue to press charges against Sheng-yen Lu in the future.
Taking that advice, I uploaded my legal fee statement on my website three years ago, but till date no one has
come forward to help. But it really doesn’t matter now. I believe many are aware of the true face of Sheng-yen Lu,
and I hope they would not be as ignorant as me. How foolish I was!
Cheng: As your children grew up, how did they react to this matter?
SHC: My children are aware of the matter, but I am unsure how much they really know. They never bring it up,
like it never happened. Well, I am glad they still love me.
Cheng: What about your husband? How is he coping these days?
SHC: To him it’s been a thorn. He’s still with me, but there are times he will burst out and tell me how stupid I
was, and his words cut like a knife. I had to swallow my pride, and kept to myself.
Cheng: When did your husband first learn of your Twin Body practice with Sheng-yen Lu?
SHC: After I decided to file charges against Lu, I called my husband from the States and informed him.
Cheng: Was he so mad that he wanted to teach Lu a lesson?
SHC: You are asking about his initial reaction? I could not see his facial reaction over the phone. I was afraid and
shameful at that time. I wasn’t sure how I related the story to him, but his voice seemed frozen, and he chided me
for not informing him earlier of such grave matter. The rest I couldn’t recall. All I knew was he was really mad, but
he said nothing of teaching Lu a lesson.
Cheng: How did your husband cope with the reality of the matter? You wrote that Sheng-yen Lu told him in his
face about your bad conduct.
SHC: When my husband arrived in the States, he kept to himself for a long time. It was fortunate that the
secretary of my lawyer was with him throughout the ordeal, and it was she who brought my husband to meet
Sheng-yen Lu at the Rainbow Villa in Seattle. I was unaware of their meeting, until my husband returned and
handed me a letter Lu passed to him. He only said this to me, ‘Why?’
I could not face him. I was ashamed of myself. I didn’t know how he coped with all the things that were happening
around us, but it was only later that I found out through conversation with the lawyer’s secretary and also my
husband that my husband said nothing throughout his meeting with Sheng-yen Lu, while Lu handed him a letter I
wrote, whose content shocked my husband. Sheng-yen Lu had the cheek to lie to my husband, telling him what
sort of a bitch I was. Lu’s words stabbed my husband’s heart, yet he was too tired to say anything despite his
anger. He knew instinctively this Sheng-yen Lu was really a bad ass.
Cheng: May I ask what was the letter about?
SHC: I wrote several letters to Lu. The one mentioned was a letter of gratitude that Sheng-yen Lu requested from
me when I was preparing to return to Malaysia. The content of the letter included some words of gratitude and
some sentences describing our relationship, which was subsequently blacked out.
I remembered once during a consultation, Sheng-yen Lu told me I was his wife in a previous lifetime, and wanted
me to be his wife in our future lives. He wanted me to pen this commitment in a letter, and instructed me to pass
the letter to him during mealtime. When Sheng-yen Lu walked out of the library [canteen is inside the library
building], I handed him the letter, and this was witnessed by many. That was my first letter. No wonder Lu
boasted he received many love letters from women, as he had secured them through his Casanova ways, and
used these letters as his defense. Lu is really despicable!
***Frankly, I really admire the fact that Madam Chong has a husband who loves her so deeply, as I can’t imagine
the mental stress he had to endure. Madam Chong had written about the things told to her husband by Lu, and
how the facts were twisted. I wonder if any man could have remained by her side after all these. Madam Chong is
fortunate to have a husband who stood by her.***
Cheng: Can you ever let go of the hurt that Lu inflicted upon you?
SHC: I don’t know. It’s just that I don’t cry as often now. Yet, I can’t help it when I reply you today. I do dream of
Lu sometimes, but I would say nothing to him in the dreams, and he would also avoid me. I would keep a safe
distance between Lu and myself even in my dreams.
Cheng: Many people don’t buy your story. First, they don’t know about you, and they suspect your motive in
doing all these. Some even bought into the idea planted by Lu insinuating that you are a devil in disguise to
create chaos in his teachings.
SHC: I have already spoken and written about my true account, and all I hope is that no one end up as
superstitious and foolish as me, for the price is a lifetime of regret! There is nothing I can do about what people
choose to believe.
Cheng: Lu insinuated that you have accepted money from other religious groups to cause damage to him, and
claimed to be the victim instead. What is your view regarding this?
SHC: He can say what he likes. I can’t do a thing about what he wants to say. He answers to his karma. I am
very clear what kind of an animal he is, so what is all the talk about compassion and Buddhahood?
Cheng: Do you think Lu’s successor, second patriarch Master Lian-ning has got something on Lu?
SHC: Maybe! Everyone who wants to meet Lu for consultation, and practically all letters to Lu must be vetted and
arranged by Lian-ning, including the decision to close the door to the consultation room. So Lian-ning certainly
knows many things about Lu.
Cheng: What kind of a person is he?
SHC: He is addicted to power, and often reprimands the monks and nuns in the temple. Perhaps this display of
authority is necessary since he is the supervisor of the temple, but I am aware that no one likes him in the temple,
and most would keep a distance from him.
Cheng: I heard Lu has a disciple called Lotus Bao Er who had cheated many of their money. Sheng-yen Lu
trusted this person. What’s your view regarding this?
SHC: This proves to me that Sheng-yen Lu has no supernatural powers as he so claims. The first photo posted
on this webpage(http://www.shcstory.com/photos.html) is Bao Er, who was spotted wearing shorts. She always
wore shorts when she came to the temple. I have never seen her involved in any practice sessions, yet she was
given the title of a senior instructor by Lu. It caused a stir, and many found it hard to accept.
Cheng: You said that you had contracted herpes simplex virus through Sheng-yen Lu. Someone wrote online
why didn’t you sue Lu using your herpes medical report. Basically, they are suspicious of your motive. What is
your view regarding this comment?
SHC: It never occurs to me that you can actually file a lawsuit with a herpes report. I had uploaded the report
online to let everyone know that Sheng-yen Lu has herpes as well, and if he goes for herpes test, he would carry
the same virus as I have, because I got it from him. My apologies. I speak my mind, and if there is anything
unclear you can always ask.
Cheng: Sheng-yen Lu recently wrote a six-part article “Escape 1-6” (http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/jw!
admin/post.php?post=557&action=edit) and they were published in his 222th book “Insight on Adversities”. What’
s your comment on these articles?
SHC: These stories are disgusting and fabricated to divert attention away from the truth. Miss May Tay from
Singapore told me how Master Lianyin had arranged for her to meet Sheng-yen Lu, and how Lu reacted when he
first saw her. He closed the door of the consultation room, and as he told her to sit on the floor, he held her
hands and spoke gently and affectionately to her…
Reverend Lianting told me the same thing happened to her, and I experienced that too! Sheng-yen Lu is nothing
but a fraud who resorts to the same trick to seduce women, unlike what he claims that others are trying to seduce
him. When he held my hands as we were sitting on the floor, I was at first afraid that somehow my mundane
nature would taint his eminence, the holy supreme living Buddha. Yet I was equally surprised and happy that His
Holiness would not forsake an ordinary woman like myself, and actually thought highly of me. How silly of me
Cheng: In his article “Escape-part 2”, he mentioned a woman who had attempted to sue the famous author Feng
Feng (Peter Faun, 1931-2007), and likely the same woman who stayed in the Seattle’s temple and attempted to
seduce Sheng-yen Lu. The article may hint at you as the woman involved. Is Lu talking about you?
SHC: I read his articles, and none appeared to fit my experience. I am unaware if he had written about me in
other articles. But if he would dare to write truthfully about me, I would applaud his guts. He must answer to the
negative karma of his fabrication. Good luck to him!
Cheng: In 2008, Attorney Huey-Fang Zhou(周慧芳律師) wrote an article “Speaking the Unspoken” which
debunked the claims made by you. I met attorney Zhou and her husband several times, and I can tell you she is
quite a sharp and capable career woman. I saw in her what I experienced then, that we were blinded by the
misinformation released by the school. Had she spoken to Shimu and found out about the truth, she and her
husband would disassociate themselves from the school.
SHC: Law is all Greek to me. I only know that a crook should be arrested. The prosecutor told me I had a good
case and he would arrange for a date to arrest Sheng-yen Lu. The law enforcement officials informed me they
had filed for an arrest warrant against Lu, and they would act immediately once the warrant was approved and
Why would the prosecutor file a warrant if he didn’t think there was truth in the case? Yet, when Lu escaped, the
prosecutor said that the law enforcement officials decided not to prosecute Lu and the case would not subject to
any further review by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Washington. The reason given to me by
the prosecutor’s superior was that my case would be dismissed since no forcible compulsion or violence was
involved. The Washington State law does not intervene in the intimate relationship between religious leaders and
their followers. The attorney’s superior added that Lu was a well-known personality, and they were mindful of the
I asked the prosecutor’s superior if other women were to press charges against Lu for sexual misconduct, what
would they do? The office maintained its stand, that they would not press charges against Sheng-yen Lu.
Is that what First Amendment is all about?
I posted a record of our meeting on my http://shcstory.com/result.html. Even the Senior Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney had expressed no doubt on my statements.
Cheng: I read the meeting summary, and basically you don’t have a case against Sheng-yen Lu. US laws will not
intervene in the intimate relationship between religious leaders and their followers. You are no doubt a victim of
Lu’s sweetheart scam, and in Taiwan he can be brought to court for molest or sexual abuse on moral grounds. In
the States, I believe even rape is involved in the temple, Sheng-yen Lu can produce the love letters you wrote
him, and with the support of the temple, no one will come forward as witness, and its really your words against
theirs. This interview may not give you the justice you had demanded from the US court, but your courage in
speaking up, thus allowing the world to examine your story, to rethink the truth of this matter, this is important.
This is the facebook and iphone era. Maybe it is your destiny that you are the voice for this matter (other victims
chose silence). Many will get to know you again, and will seriously rethink this incident, especially now that
Sheng-yen Lu has publicly said that he is proficient in the art of Twin Body practice. It’s been tough on you.
Cheng: Attorney Zhou wrote that the layout of the True Buddha Quarter is no secret. What is your view on this?
SHC: If Reverend Biyan, who was in charge of tidying Lu’s office insisted that the diagram I drew, and the
position of the naked female statue were all my fabrication, she would have seen her years of cultivation down
the drain. Will Sheng-yen Lu guarantee your rebirth in the Mara[not Maha] Twin Lotus Ponds?
If the True Buddha Quarter was opened to outsiders, and the inner layout and arrangement were familiar to most
disciples, can anyone tell me if he or she knows a smaller pillow made of jade pieces was placed inside Sheng-
yen Lu’s pillow? The jade pillow fell out when Lu placed his pillow for me to rest upon. Do you think Sheng-yen
Lu would reveal the hidden jade pillow during the open house to his private room?
Cheng: Attorney Zhou wrote that it would be impossible for you to enter the True Buddha Quarter given the
function of the place. What is your comment on this?
SHC: Sheng-yen Lu instructed me to enter the True Buddha Quarter at 7.30am, as this is the time where most
people would report to the temple and commit to group practice. The only exception is when a person is too sick
to get out of bed. Actually if you are sick the more reason you need to go and pray for sooner recovery. I too
need to sign in for practice.
May I ask if Attorney Zhou had gone through the record of signing in? When I was staying in the temple, there
were days where I was absent from signing in. Perhaps once or twice, you could say that I was sick. Did you ever
investigate further to see if someone can take leave every week, or the frequency of absence per week? Master
Lian-ning was extremely strict with guests who did not follow the temple’s code of conduct, as they would not be
[Attorney Zhou’s comment 1: Impossibility of SHC’s claim with regards to outer circumstances]
SHC: One morning, between 7.30 to 7.45am, a boy was seen playing a ball outside the house opposite of the
True Buddha Quarter. Maybe you can ask if anyone had seen me enter the True Buddha Quarter?
That morning I was hesitant to enter the True Buddha Quarter because of the boy. Sheng-yen Lu called the
female dormitory and at that time no one was around except me. I picked up the phone and it was Lu on the other
end! I told him there was someone outside and he said don’t bother. Just come by! So I just hang my head low
and walked towards the True Buddha Quarter, opened the door and entered. I wondered if the boy had seen me?
[Attorney Zhou’s comment 2: Impossibility of SHC’s claims with regards to time]
SHC: Sheng-yen Lu’s stealthy presence was mostly unknown. If his presence were known, then he would not
have achieved his objective. Once in the morning after Lu had lost his temper the previous day, I happened to
exit the female dormitory on my way to group practice, and Lu arrived. He waved to me to enter the car garage.
Many monks and nuns witnessed this, including Master Lianjie, Monk Reverend Lianjing etc. In the afternoon,
Master Lian-ning questioned me, and I told him I acted out of Lu’s instruction, and Master Lian-ning said nothing
after that. Master Lian-ning, Master Lian-jie and Reverend Jian-jing were lying because they knew only too well
Sheng-yen Lu did arrive at the True Buddha Quarter at 7 plus in the morning.
[Attorney Zhou’s comment 3: Impossibility of SHC’s claims with regards to the procedure in the temple]
SHC: Lian-ning is a lying machine, but Master Chang-zhi do you want to tell lies too? During a consultation
session in July of 1997, Sheng-yen Lu instructed Lian-ning and Chang-zhi to exit the consultation room, closed
the door, leaving me and Lu alone in the room. There were many disciples from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, including the
nun Reverend Lian-zhong in the vicinity, and Reverend Lian-zhong evidently knew I was alone in the room with
Lu. Miss Pan Biling from Malaysia was also present. They could see with their own eyes what happened. I have
personally witnessed these individuals who were left alone with Lu behind closed door. They are Master Jinxiang
from Japan, Senior Instructor Cunlian, Cui Huafeng (Reverend Lian-zhong), Chen Jianling (Master Lian-ting),
Yuxian, Ai Hua, Hanifa, Dharma Assistant Lu Xiaofeng, and May from Singapore who was a friend of Master Lian-
When the singer Fang Qing and Lu didn’t engage in the Twin Body Practice, Lu voiced his desire to retreat
(which he didn’t). When Bao Er ran away with the money she cheated, Lu also voiced his desire to retreat (which
he didn’t). Finally when I wanted to press charges against him, he escaped in no time and finally entered into his
so-called retreat (his escape from prosecution).
Cheng: Attorney Zhou wrote that in the year 2000, not only did SHC press charges against Lu for sexual
misconduct, she also pressed charges against the temple for negligence of supervision, and claimed for
compensation. The case against the temple spanned four years, and the trial court has dismissed on summary
judgment the negligent supervision claim. Is that so?
SHC: Wrong! The lawyer had advised that I retract my charges, as we could not locate Sheng-yen Lu. After five
years, the court shall close the case, and I would no longer be able to press charges against Lu. Please read my
lawyer’s letter which I have uploaded at http://www.shcstory.com/LawyerL.html. As long as I desire, I can still file
a new lawsuit against Sheng-yen Lu. I hope Lu will not escape this round.
Cheng: I reread your article and wondered why the law enforcement officials had delayed the warrant of arrest.
Perhaps one would speculate on the relationship between Lu and the former governor of Washington. Moreover,
year 2000 was election year, and thus, the election of a new governor. If your case came to light, it would remind
people of the investigation over a donation made by the temple to the governor’s 1996 campaign committee. I felt
that some may not want your case to affect the outcome of the election. Another possible scenario is that the law
enforcement officials may not want to cross Sheng-yen Lu as they were aware of Lu’s relationship with the
governor, his relationship with the local Chinese community, and his relationship with Taiwan.
Of course the possibility that your case may be dismissed is on the ground of consensus sex, as Lu can even
prove that with your consent through your letter agreeing to become his consort would mean you have agreed to
have sex with him on religious grounds, and Lu cannot be held on rape charges as you are a willing party. This is
However, it would be different in Taiwan, as Lu would likely be arrested on unethical conduct and tried in court
later like the famous case of molest charges committed by Taichung’s Master Sheng-lun. Lu would have no
chance of escape in Taiwan.
SHC: I agreed to engaging in Twin Body practice with Lu because I was led to believe I would die if I didn’t. I had
no idea that Twin Body practice was actually sexual intercourse. I had seen the statues in yab-yum [sexual union
of deities], and I was uneasy.
I thought that Lu was after all a monk, and a holy living Buddha. It never crossed my mind that he would really do
it to me [sexual intercourse].
In Malaysia, the law is very strict over such matters.
Cheng: Sheng-yen Lu, in his discourse, said that Twin Body or consort practice is really ‘helping’ the consorts
spiritually. He also sent a message to his consorts that it is important to “ask for nothing in return when you
come”, and “leave with no strings attached”. Since you have been ‘helped’ by Lu over several years, can you tell
me what spiritual attainment have you gained in the process? Many believe in such spiritual claims and I worry
that more girls would throw themselves at Lu to seek his so-called ‘help’.
SHC: Ever since 1993 when I first received Lu’s blessing on my head in Malaysia, I would seek his help
continuously every year, making multiple trips to Hong Kong, Indonesia, and even the USA. Between 1997 and
1999 when he performed the Twin Body blessing on me, my sickness did not improve, let alone any cultivation or
spiritual attainment. However, I did feel I was made a True Buddha’s consort, and despite the illness, I would
endure the pain and follow the True Buddha’s footstep as I believed even if my life would end in 1999 as Lu had
predicted, I would be reborn in the pureland. What nonsense!
Eventually, with the help of Miss Pan, I was led to a relatively unknown witch doctor (shaman) in Malaysia, who
cured me of my illness in just one session! I really regretted in believing Lu’s power. So regretful! So regretful!
Cheng: Sheng-yen Lu said, “A yogi can sexually handle three wives [consorts] a day, even four wives. If possible,
he can have sex with five, six or up to seven wives per day. If a man does not learn the non-leakage practice, it is
really his loss, and indeed, foolish not to do so.” What do you think of Lu’s recent discourses on Twin Body
SHC: He apparently admitted his intimate and entangled relationship with women.
Cheng: What do you think of Lu’s wife Shimu Lu Lixiang?
SHC: I once told Shimu this, “It’s not easy being Shimu”. Shimu was quick to react and asked why I said that? I
just said that Shimu had to manage every big and small matter within the school, and must tolerate so many
things. In my heart, I was thinking she even had to put up with Lu’s womanizing. Honestly I really don’t know
Shimu well, but I did feel some guilt in her presence.
Cheng: Are you aware that Sheng-yen Lu and Shimu have filed for divorce (in late 2011). Do you have any
comments on this?
SHC: My readers have informed me on this matter. I feel that Lu should have arranged for a divorce prior to
entering monkhood. This clearly shows that he has little respect of renunciation, and held no regards to keeping
the pure precepts. Now that he is finally divorced, it is self evident that he has kept his marriage with Lu Lixiang
even during his monkhood. Shimu knew only too well that Lu, like a leopard, will never change its spots, and
when she discovered his infidelity [over and over again], she finally filed for divorce! Sheng-yen Lu is truly a wolf
in sheep’s clothing!
Cheng: Are you close to Xu Yaqi[famous Taiwan TV host, married, who is alleged to be Lu’s consort] What’s your
view on her situation?
SHC: We were once good friends, but I don’t really know her well. I would bump into her on many occasions
when I flew to Seattle, as she would stay in the Rainbow Villa for a long period, lasting several weeks to one or
two months. I feel this is a private matter, and I won’t poke my nose into her affair.
Cheng: What’s your view regarding the quarrel between Lu and Shimu over Xu Yaqi?
SHC: It’s just a female’s natural reaction. So it’s only normal that Shimu quarrel with Lu. Now that they have fallen
out over Lu’s affair, it says a lot about Lu’s deviousness. This womanizing has lasted many years. I believe her
patience has worn out.
Cheng: Why do you think Xu’s husband seems unconcerned, and continue to publicly show his support for
SHC: If Xu’s husband stops his support for Lu, he is as good as admitting the alleged affair between Xu and Lu is
true, and he would lose face within his circle.
Cheng: Regarding the late Fang Qing. Do you learn of things that we don’t already know online?
SHC: I only have the booklet written by Fang Qing regarding her experience with Lu. I am unaware of anything
beyond what is written.
Cheng: You mentioned in your article a certain Madam M was beaten by several people in the Seattle’s temple
because she said too much and was later hospitalized. Are you still in touch with her?
SHC: I lost contact with her ever since I filed my charges against Lu.
Cheng: Why was she beaten?
SHC: Madam M knew about Sheng-yen Lu’s affairs with women, and Lu had warned her not to spill her
nonsense. I never asked Madam M what she knew about Lu’s affairs. Madam M had earlier listened to Lu’s
advise and ended up losing lots of money, as well as her marriage because she believed Lu’s negative
comments regarding her husband during her consultation with him. She had also spent thousands on auctions of
Lu’s dragon’s vest and prayer beads, none of which had improved her life.
Cheng: To my knowledge, Shimu did engage detectives to track Sheng-yen Lu’s whereabouts, and evidently
knew where Lu went. I believe Sheng-yen Lu does not have sex solely within the temple’s ground. When I first
read your article, like many, I thought to myself how ridiculous it was to suggest that Lu actually engaged in
sexual intercourse with women in his own backyard. After all, such affairs should be conducted in secrecy. We
even joked that why didn’t you describe Lu disguised with a hat and sunglasses and secretly met his girlfriends in
a motel far from the temple. That would make your fabrication more believable. So why would Lu want to do it in
his temple? Weren’t he afraid of being seen?
SHC: It is actually more convenient to have sexual intercourse inside the True Buddha Quarter. Whenever he
wanted to bestow his blessings on the woman, he would immediately engage her in sex in the privacy of his room.
Cheng: Do you suspect someone had installed a spy camera somewhere?
SHC: Maybe Shimu has installed one, otherwise how was she so convinced that Sheng-yen Lu and I was really
Cheng: Lu’s consultation room is small, and there is also a window in the room. You said that Lu would spend
time with women in his consultation room behind closed door. There are always people outside the door, likely a
master. Your detractors would definitely doubt your claims here, as it would be impossible not to notice any
sexual act performed in the consultation door. And isn’t Lu afraid that someone could hear or know what he was
doing? Isn’t he afraid that the girl may scream on the ground of rape? What else did Lu do besides sitting down
on the floor with you or other women and chat?
SHC: There is a window in the consultation room, and whenever I went into the room, Lu would close the door,
and blocked the door with a door wedge. He would then closed the window curtain, and said to me, “They
wouldn’t dare enter.” The word ‘They’ perhaps referring to masters or reverends? I dare not ask. Then we would
proceed to do what he wanted to do. Of course these things are secret for obvious reasons. Yet no one dares to
say a word.
Cheng: While in the consultation room, whenever Lu had sex with you, was it quick in quick out for him or an
enjoyment which he slowly savored?
SHC: I never really took note if he was enjoying the sex. It would usually be a quick intercourse in the
consultation room, as I could not stay too long in the room. The sex would be longer in his room upstairs. Usually
during a dharma ceremony or when there was a group visit to the temple, there would be two masters helping
with the consultation. At times when only one or two persons were seeking consultation, Lian-ning would request
Lu’s presence, and leave the room. And Lu would arrange that I’ll be the last to receive consultation, so nobody
would be present.
In 1999, when I went to Seattle, I realized the consultation room had added a lock. Why would the consultation
room install a lock? I believe Lu was getting bolder, and as he sat on the floor, and instructed me to sit beside
him, he again kissed me, and despite my reluctance as he was after all a holy living Buddha which should always
remain untainted in my mind, he told me, “Come!”
Cheng: Let me get this straight. You mean to say that when the door was previously unlocked, Sheng-yen Lu
was already bold enough to have sex in the consultation room with women?
SHC: Yes. I was one of them.
Cheng: I guess I have asked quite a lot. Some questions, frankly, are sensitive and few would dare to ask, and
even fewer would want to reply publicly. These questions surround the details of Lu’s sexual acts with you, such
as his sexual positions. Most find you unthinkably brave to disclose such details in your article “My Story”, and
even your detractors would think you have some guts even if they continue to call you a bitch. Your article
mentioned you had engaged in oral sex and doggy sexual style with Sheng-yen Lu. In his public discourse he
claimed to know many sexual positions, as many as sixty-four styles. Can you enlighten us with your account?
SHC: Lu is all bullshit. He only preferred the doggy style. However, there was once he was on top of me, and that
was the incident where the jade pillow fell out when he positioned his pillow for me to rest my head. He seemed
to have trouble managing his organism and had a pre-matured ejaculation. Thereafter all sexual intercourses
were performed doggy style.
Cheng: Average duration per sex?
SHC: I don’t know. As said, I never took notice of the time for each session. All I knew was everytime I entered
the consultation room or his room upstairs in the True Buddha Quarter, he would readily have sex with me. He
would brush aside my need for consultation, said nothing, and proceeded immediately to bless me with his vajra
Cheng: What about foreplay?
SHC: We had no foreplay, unless you consider praying to his bodhisattvas and fairies as foreplay.
Cheng: If he did pray to his bodhisattvas and fairies, then the sex would not be ‘immediate’. Are you saying that
he would spend time praying to the bodhisattvas before you have sex with him in the upper room, whereas in the
consultation room on the ground floor it would be immediate without prayer due to a lack of time?
SHC: He didn’t pray to the bodhisattvas every time. I guess he must have forgotten to do so! There were times
he prayed to the bodhisattvas and fairies after he penetrated me, as he would hold me with one hand, while
forming a fist with the other hand and placed his fist on his forehead. When he came to orgasm, he would keep
hitting his forehead with his fist.
Cheng: You mentioned about engaging in oral sex with Lu in your article. Is this performed in every sexual
intercourse with him?
SHC: We only had oral sex once.
Cheng: Aren’t you worried that the noise created during sex would be heard? After all, walls have ears!
SHC: We maintained silence in the consultation room when we had sex, but Lu would moan when we were
having sex upstairs. He said no one was around, so we should not worry at all!
Cheng: You said you and Lu made no noise when you were having sex with him in the consultation room. But the
fact that he used the doggy sexual style to penetrate from behind means that the copulation would inevitably
produce a rhythmic sound of slapping, which can be loud and easily audible. People can deduce what is
happening even if the couple remains silent. How did you possibly control this loudness?
SHC: I don’t really know. I was scared to death. But indeed there was this sound. Lu had previously slapped me
on my back as a form of blessing. Perhaps this was his explanation to others, if they dare to ask!
Cheng: Sheng-yen Lu is promoting Twin Body practice in the name of attaining Buddhahood within this lifetime.
He openly admits that he is well versed in the art of consort practice, and that this practice is now laundered as
an act of cultivation. Even if he admits to having sex with women like yourself, people would not think much of it
except that you are cultivating Twin Body with the Master. Yet, the attainment of Twin Body hinges on the fact
that one is able to control his ejaculation, and not judged on the sexual act itself. You mentioned that Lu often
leaked, and you contracted herpes from him. Those who believe in Lu’s teachings would buy into the benefits of
Twin Body practice. Can you elaborate on the frequency and severity of Lu’s seminal ejaculation?
SHC: When Sheng-yen Lu and I were having sex, he told me twice that I would likely get pregnant. And I realized
he had many seminal ejaculations during our many sexual sessions. Once I noted he spilled his semen on the
floor, yet Lu told me, “it’s yours”. Sheng-yen Lu had leaked too often!
Cheng: What exactly does he mean when he says “its yours”?
SHC: It means Lu was denying the fact that the semen was his ejaculation, but said they were my fluid instead.
Cheng: I see. Maybe there is a question in many people’s mind. The Seattle temple insisted that you are
fabricating all this. But what I am interested to know is between the years from 1997 to 1999, can you let us know
how many sexual sessions you had with Sheng-yen Lu? Just a figure will do.
SHC: No less than twenty times.
Cheng: Wow. I am speechless.
Can you also comment on his bad temper, or other out of character behavior that does not resemble a True
Buddha? Like many, I build my faith in him through the impression given to me from his books. Yet, through your
eyes, did you observe anything that you would like to share, as others who observe likewise would likely not talk
about him in public.
SHC: This aspect is something beyond my direct knowledge and experience and I rather not comment on
speculative ground. He is despicable and mean in my view, and I don’t want to draw him into my mind and probe
his inner maliciousness.
*** The fact that Madam Chong refused to answer something which she did not experience first hand revealed to
me a character who spoke directly and candidly about things she knew to be true by her own personal
experience. I had personally experienced the disdain shown to me by Lu, whom I had believed to be a true
Buddha. Yet, the Lu I later came to know was someone who is absolutely bad tempered and arrogant. This
revelation by way of his example was more conclusive than the two hundred over books he wrote and painted
about himself. In my view, he is far from being a true practitioner, let alone a Buddha.***
Cheng: Like to share something with you. I once spent all my life savings, about USD$7000, bought two air
tickets and flew to Tahiti with my wife in search of Grandmaster Lu during his retreat. We spent a good ten days
tracking four islands in French Polynesia [Huahine, Raiatea, Moorea and Tahiti]. We didn’t locate him, but met a
Chinese businessman who was curious about our search, and helped us check as he was well connected. He
subsequently told us there was only one record of Lu’s visit to Tahiti, dated prior to Lu’s official retreat. That
shocked us. We were undeterred, and decided upon return to Singapore that we continued to Hawaii to search
for Lu, based on his descriptions, and tracked fruitlessly for nine days. We had foolishly wanted to offer Lu a bag
of Ginseng head to make tea, as a way of giving support. Our single-pointedness of heart can move heavens.
Yet today I told my wife, good thing we didn’t find Lu, as it is likely that he would want to take advantage of my
wife, and since we have no idea what sort of a person he really is, we would literally be screwed!
SHC: Thank goodness! That was close! You mean he didn’t escape to Tahiti for his retreat? He lied again!
Cheng: Lu didn’t want you to locate him, so he played hide and seek. On the surface he was entering retreat, but
in reality he was hiding in Taiwan. He was temporary staying in Oahu in Hawaii, and later visited Korea. I forgot
to ask. How much money did you owe your lawyers? Did they come after you for payment? Are you able to pay
them in full? Do you get financial help from others, like from your children?
SHC: I still owe my lawyers slightly over ten thousand US dollars. I don’t have the means to repay them. My
husband is in and out of job over these ten years due to his poor English skills. My lawyers never chase me for
payment. They just send me a monthly statement. I have relied upon myself to sustain my livelihood through the
years. My children have their family and commitment, and I don’t want my children to bear the burden of the legal
fee over this bad ass!
Cheng: It has been hard on you. I don’t have much money, and can’t be of any help. Maybe by publishing your
email in this interview would help. If anyone wants to help you financially, they can contact you directly at
SHC: It’s OK. Thank you for your help. I only wish that those who are fixated at Lu’s falsehood will leave his devil’
s claws one day!
Cheng: Lu publicly said that all consorts must be at least 18 years old, and frankly I am worried about the
parents in True Buddha School who have young daughters in this age group. Lu has opened a Pandora box
when he openly endorsed this licentious practice, and knowing how degraded his inner circle disciples can be,
many would sexually abuse the opposite sex in the name of cultivation. I can foresee how bad this can get. Do
you have any advise for these parents in True Buddha School?
SHC: This is why I want to press charges against Sheng-yen Lu, and revealed my story online, exposing myself
(no pun intended!) to the world about my story. This is what I want to say to you. Wake up! One spiritual slip
brings perpetual grief.
With this, I conclude my interview with Madam Chong. Honestly, having read SHC’s reply, I could still feel her
rage even after all these years since reading her first posting. I admire her courage to speak up, and as one
reader Raymond wrote on this website, （http://sixearsmonkey.wordpress.com）, “I believe in Madam Chong
solely on the ground that unless a woman really hates you, no woman in her right mind would gamble her
chastity, her husband’s name, her children’s future, her family well being; forced to put up with the prejudice of
men, and brave all possible threat to her life, only to falsely accuse Sheng-yen Lu of sexual abuse.”
I do not know Madam Chong personally, and I swear I never give her any monetary reward to collaborate with me
on this interview. I speak with my conscience as I conduct this interview with Madam Chong, with the sole
intention of exposing this self-proclaimed false Buddha called Sheng-yen Lu. Lu is indeed a wolf in sheep’s
clothing, a lustful monk who sugar coats his Buddhist teachings to satisfy his sexual craving.
Sheng-yen Lu recently told his disciples not to believe in rumors about him, insinuating that we are fabricating
lies to slander him. The fact that he said this further convinced me that my decision to leave him was a correct
one. This scumbag is capable of lying through his teeth.
To those hardheaded disciples who remain skeptical and dismiss these accounts as fabrication, I wish you well,
as you would certainly need all the luck you can get if the next sexual victim of Sheng-yen Lu happens to be
someone you love and know.