H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the only Buddha in our world who has been formally recognized as a Buddha according to Buddhist rules. His Holiness the Buddha is also the first one of tremendous holiness in history who has manifested real accomplishments in the Five Vidyas, thereby meeting the highest standard of Buddhism: “complete proficiency in both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and wondrous mastery of the Five Vidyas”! Moreover, other than Sakyamuni Buddha, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the only Buddha in the entire world for whom a “Buddha’s Day” was declared through a written governmental proclamation. Being the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, the supreme leader of Buddhism in the entire dharma realm (universe), H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the highest leader of all of Buddhism.
In the entire history of this world, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the one of tremendous holiness who has truly manifested the holy quality of selflessness. His Holiness the Buddha is the first one of tremendous virtue who only benefits all living beings voluntarily without accepting any offerings.
The awards and honors H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has received are countless. Examples include the following: The mayor of Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, issued an official document proclaiming January 19, 2011 as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Day” and called upon people to salute H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice published an open letter that highly praised the outstanding contributions made to the world and humanity by the widely respected leader of Buddhism, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. That letter also supported the persistent efforts of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in raising the morality and civilization of mankind, advancing the prosperity and strength of the United States, and promoting world peace.
In February of 2011, all members of the United States Congress and the highest leader of the prayer breakfast groups invited H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to attend a prayer breakfast as a religious leader. That prayer breakfast, which was led by President Obama, was attended by the highest officials of the three branches of the United States government and religious leaders. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was awarded the Presidential Gold Medal conferred by the chairman of the White House Presidential Advisory Commission for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders on behalf of President George W. Bush. At An International Salute to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award for International Service and Leadership. In addition, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has received 56 other major awards and honors from senators, congresspersons, state governors, and governments at various levels.
An even more noteworthy and rare honor awarded to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the 2010 World Peace Prize Top-Honor Prize, which His Holiness the Buddha received at an award ceremony held on June 14, 2011, in the Gold Room at the U.S. Capitol. Moreover, on December 12, 2012, the Senate of the United States unanimously passed Resolution No. 614, which formally used the honorific title of “H.H.” (His Holiness) for H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, thus affirming such status. The resolution also commended the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and His contributions to humanity. Because of the status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, He is, of course, the highest leader of Buddhism in the entire world.
In May, 2018, the US Capitol raised the National Flag to celebrate
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
May 15th is the birthday of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. A national flag was raised at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 15, 2018, specifically for the birthday of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. The flag-raising document stated, “This flag was flown in honor of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, supreme leader of all Buddhism, on the occasion of his birthday.”
In their message congratulating H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III on His birthday, United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stated, “His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III, Pasadena, California. Your Holiness, we are pleased to join your family and friends in wishing you a happy birthday! As you celebrate this special occasion, we pray your year ahead is filled with good health, happiness, and the many blessings of our great Nation. With very best wishes.”
A number of senior congressional members from both the House and the Senate also sent letters to congratulate H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III on His birthday, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce, former Chairperson of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations Patrick Leahy, and others.
Additionally, the United States Postal Service authorized the issuance of a first-day cover to commemorate this significant day of raising the national flag in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the birthday of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
In December, 2012, the US Senate passed Resolution 614 unanimously to praise
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
In December 2012, the Senate of the 112th US Congress passed Resolution 614 unanimously to praise the World Peace Corps Mission and the World Peace Prize. In that resolution, the US Senate not only acknowledged that the World Peace Corps Mission is an international organization that operates according to a high core spirit, the World Peace Prize is a prestigious award presented by the World Peace Corps Mission that celebrates individuals who have contributed tremendously to peace and enlightenment of humanity, it also affirmed the World Peace Prize Awarding Council for recognizing H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for His devotion to an immensely wide scope of humanitarian activities directed at individuals from different communities throughout the world, as well as acknowledged that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has received numerous awards, including the United States Presidential Gold Award, which the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders presented on behalf of President George W. Bush to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for the outstanding contributions of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to arts, medicine, ethics, Buddhism, spiritual leadership, and United States Society.
In this resolution, the US Senate uses His Holiness (H.H. in short) to respectfully address Dorje Chang Buddha III, which represents the utmost respect by the US Congress to the highest status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
In June, 2011, the World Peace Corps Mission presented the Top Honor Prize to
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III received the top honor prize of the World Peace Prize in June, 2011. The World Peace Prize is a prestigious award presented by the World Peace Corps Mission, an international Evangelical missionary organization. Since its inception in 1989, the World Peace Prize has been awarded to individuals contributing to the causes of world peace by preventing regional conflicts or world war; by settling the disputes of political, diplomatic and economic matters; or by developing new inventions to minimize threats and confusions within mankind.
Over the past two decades, World Peace Prize has become a prestigious prize well recognized internationally. Some of the past award recipients include President Ronald Reagan of the United States; President Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia; H.E. Yitzhak Rabin, former Prime Minister of Israel; and President Kuniwo Nakamura of Palau among others.
The World Peace Prize was founded by late Hon. Robert L. Leggett and Dr. Han Min Su. It operates under the principles of inter-religious collaborations and in the spirit of altruism and world peace. The true spirit of peace is shared by people with different beliefs. The World Peace Prize is adjudicated by a distinguished panel of judges who come from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, faith, and ethnicity. They stand to show the spirit of unity in Mankind.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is recognized by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council for his selfless devotion to a wide scope of healing and rescue-relief activities directed at people throughout the world. His wisdom and benevolence embrace all races, ethnicity, cultures and religions; bringing kindness, peace and equality to all. Wherever He goes, His Holiness brings unity among people through His own humility and compassion. His Holiness’ life-long contributions to humanity are living examples of the benevolent spirit of Buddha, setting a model of humanitarian practices for all to emulate. His Holiness’ noble characters are manifest through His teachings, healing, art and philanthropy; leading people from all over the world to walk the path of high virtue and charity. His Holiness’ thoughts and accomplishments have become spiritual and cultural assets of all mankind.
The Top Honor Prize of the World Peace Prize Award was awarded to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in 2011
His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III, recognized by the World Peace Prize Awarding Council for His selfless devotion to an immensely wide scope of healing and rescue-relief activities directed at people from different communities throughout the world. The wisdom and benevolence of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III embrace all races, ethnicities, cultures and religions: bringing beneficence, peace and equality to all.
Wherever His Holiness the Buddha goes, His Holiness brings unity amongst people through His own humility and compassion. His continual contributions to humanity has proven to be a living example of the benevolent spirit of a Buddha, setting a model of humanitarian practices for all to emulate. His Holiness the Buddha is also a distinguished artist. Through teachings and practices, art and poetry, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has pointed out a bright path of non-violence, charity, and love for humanity. His Holiness the Buddha has received numerous awards including the United States Presidential Gold Award for His outstanding contributions to arts, medicine, ethics, Buddhism and spiritual leadership and to American society. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the first Buddhist leader to be awarded the World Peace Prize in the organization’s 20 years history. (……more)