H.H. Dorje Chang Buddhai 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 through an anonymous vote 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. The American Flag was raised in the United States Capitol to celebrate and salute the Birthday of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III on May 15, 2018.
The accomplishments and contributions of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are extremely comprehensive. The book entitled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III published in 2008 shows some of the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in thirty different main categories. Within the one category of painting and calligraphic artistry alone, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has created Chinese paintings, oil paintings, different styles of calligraphy, etc. In addition to being able to paint in the styles of the currently existing schools of painting, such as the Realism School, the Abstract School, the Line School, the Impressionist School, and other schools, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has independently originated sixteen unique schools of painting. They are called: 1) the Chaoshi School; 2) the Chouxiang Yunwei School; 3) the Wenfeng School; 4) the Fangfa School; 5) the Menglong School; 6) the Xiangtong School; 7) the Fanjuan School; 8) the Puomo Xiantiao Xiezhen School; 9) the Weiyin School; 10) the Fanpu School; 11) the Miaoxie School; 12) the Puomo Weiyun School; 13) the Kuangxi School; 14) the Yousi School; 15) the Banqi School; and 16) the Houdui Sekuai School (Thickly Piled Patches of Color School).
Many famous painters spent their entire lives focusing on one kind of artistic subject or theme in order to establish their own school of that one style. However, not only did H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III found sixteen schools of painting, He also developed the style of each school to a state of perfect artistry. This has naturally resulted in the distinct school of painting called "The H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III School of Multiple Styles," which no painter in history can match!
At the fourth session of the World Poets and Culture Conference held in Hungary in 1994, more than 5,600 experts and scholars representing 48 countries and regions unanimously approved conferring upon H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III the title “Distinguished International Master,” which has an honorific status comparable to a head of state. The certificate was signed by Sir Juan Antonio Samaranch, the then President of the International Olympic Committee.
On February 10, 2004 the Royal Academy of Arts of the United Kingdom conferred upon H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III the title of “Fellow,” a title never before conferred in the history of that academy. The Royal Academy of Arts in the United Kingdom was founded in 1768 by the then King of Britain, George III. That academy has received the patronage and support of the royal family up to this day. Professor Phillip King, President of the Royal Academy, awarded the Certificate of Fellow to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III at the British Embassy in Washington, DC. The cultural counselor of the embassy attended the award ceremony in person. Professor Phillip King said, "This is the first artist to receive this title in the more than 200-year history of the Royal Academy of Arts in the United Kingdom."
Since the year 2000, paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III have repeatedly broken price records in art markets, selling for the highest prices for paintings by any living artist. The market price has now reached more than US$1,000,000 per square foot. Moreover, market prices recorded at international art auctions and evidence of sales prove that limited release copies of paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are sold at the world’s highest prices, reaching over US$380,000 each, thus surpassing copies of paintings by Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, and other extremely famous painters in the world.
Yun Sculpture is a new form of art that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III created for humanity. It has never appeared before in history. Since the advent of Yun sculptures, artwork that can never be duplicated has appeared for the first time in the human world. Yun sculptures have the following unique features:
First, Yun sculptures convey a sense of multidimensionality and are carved in extremely fine and complex detail, truly manifesting endless forms of variation.
Second, the colors of Yun sculptures are gorgeous, presenting a dreamlike and illusory scene not found in this world.
Third, many Yun sculptures have holy and inconceivably wondrous characteristics. For example, the Yun sculpture "Colorful Charm," which is exhibited in the Holy Evidence Room of the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum, is only two to three feet in size, with a marvelously beautiful external appearance. However, when looking through a hole in this sculpture to view its interior cave, there is a sense that this cave is extremely deep. The depth of this Yun sculpture seems to far exceed its actual size. To those looking inside the hole, the cave seems endlessly deep.
Many people have been astonished by the breathtaking beauty of Yun sculpture artwork created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. They spoke heartfelt words, such as, "This is a treasure sent to the human world from God," "This is a holy object from a Buddha-land brought here by a Buddha," "Its beauty captures people's souls," and "Since the appearance of Yun sculptures, earthly jewels are like stars surrounding a bright Moon, losing all their color and splendor." This is indeed true. Some people brought the most exquisite jade and jewelry as well as splendid stone sculptures for comparison. All of those objects immediately lost their beauty and luster when compared with Yun sculptures. There is a world of difference between those objects and Yun sculptures. None of those objects can be regarded as being in the same category as Yun sculptures.
In summary, we can truthfully say without the slightest exaggeration that the type of artistic treasures publicly displayed at the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum can only be found at the International Art Museum of America. With that one exception, we can declare this fact: No art gallery or museum in the entire world has such wondrous and exquisite artwork in its collection. Moreover, no artist or expert can duplicate certain Yun sculptures. A reward of US$50,000,000 has been offered by an organization to anyone who can make an identical duplication of certain Yun sculptures!