On April 3, 2008, a solemn and dignified book-launching ceremony was held at the Library of Congress of the United States; on occasion of the first release of a fact-recording book entitled H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, jointly published by the World Buddhism Publishing LLC and the World Dharma Voice, Inc. At the same time, the book was formally accepted into the collection of the Library of Congress of the United States. From then on, people came to know that the widely respected Master Wan Ko Yee, the one who has been recognized and corroborated through official written documents issued by top leaders, regent dharma kings, and great rinpoches of major Buddhist sects throughout the world; actually, is the third incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha, the primordial Buddha. Ever since, people address the Buddha by the name Dorje Chang Buddha III. This is similar to the precedent regarding the name of Sakyamuni Buddha—before Sakyamuni Buddha attained Buddhahood, His name was Prince Siddhartha Gotama. Once Prince Siddhartha Gotama attained Buddhahood, He was thereafter addressed as “Namo Sakyamuni Buddha.”
On December 12, 2012, in the Senate Resolution No. 614 of the United States Congress, the title “His Holiness” was officially used with the name Dorje Chang Buddha III; the Buddha was addressed as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.” Since then, the title H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was definitively affirmed.
“Dorje Chang Buddha III” is a statutory name; used in all official documents issued by the United States Government; such as passport, identity card, and social security documents. The previous name “Wan Ko Yee” is no longer valid, with no legal-binding effect, and no longer recognized by governments. “Dorje Chang Buddha III” is the only name in use.
NEWS FEBRUARY 17-23, 2006 VOL5 – ISSUE 7
Exhibition of Master Wan Ko Yee’s Amazing Achievements in the Form of World-Class Treasures
Mystic, wondrous, noble, and enchanting!
A mysterious art which is recognized as a precious treasure from
heaven appears in the world for the first time!
On February 5-27, 2006, the Master Wan Ko Yee International Cultural Institute hold an exhibition of the World-Class Treasures created by Master Wan Ko Yee (Dharma King Yangwo Yisinubu Wan Ko). Regarded by all as enchanting and precious treasures from another dimension, this art appears in the world for the first time. The Organization of American States, which represents 34 countries, sponsored a special exhibition of Master Wan Ko Yee’s work for ambassadors and dignitaries. Now you can see this mysterious and wondrous art. It is praised as “Treasures from Heaven.” This exhibit displays superb, extraordinary art, profound knowledge, holy virtue and more from another realm. Admission is free.
A rare exhibit of Master Wan Ko Yee's world-class art, literary accomplishments, and innovations hold from February 5 through 27, 2006 at 1822 Eddy Street, San Francisco, California.
The exhibition showcases more than 200 pieces of the Master's artwork in 18 categories. This represents only a small portion of Master Wan Ko Yee's outstanding accomplishments. The exhibition features Yun sculptures, Chinese paintings, western paintings, art frames, jade plates, three-dimensional pictures, calligraphy, poetry, and literature, along with the latest application of the master's designs in ceramic, enamel, glass, and other mediums for use in beautifying the domestic and work environment. These tiles, wall hangings, transparent panels, etc. are unbelievably beautiful and highly original, surpassing the elegance of materials found in the Louvre Museum in Paris or the luxury hotels of Las Vegas. These are suitable for the most elegant homes, up-scale restaurants, fashionable hotels, sophisticated offices, or other places to create a noble and enhanced quality of life. Master Yee wants to make his enlightened view of a world of incredible beauty available to everyone.
Master Wan Ko Yee, who currently resides in the United States, is known as Dharma King Yangwo Yisinubu Wan Ko. Over 2,000 Buddhist leaders from thirty three countries and 416 organizations, recognized Master Yee as a Dharma King and "Authentic Buddhism Master." it is difficult to find another person in this world who has succeeded in gaining the high state of virtue and realization that Maser Yee has attained. It is precisely due to his unfathomable Buddha-dharma realization that the Master has acquired erudition and penetrating understanding of the laws that govern the growth and change of everything in the universe. He has thereby attained the highest achievements in various fields, such as religion, literature, philosophy, painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and application of color. No one in history can match such achievements.
He is a master of art of outstanding international fame. The Chinese paintings of Master Wan Ko Yee were sold at auction at the highest prices for paintings by any living artist in Southeast Asia, going for over two million US dollars each. With the appearance of Yun Sculpture, created by the Master for humanity, all splendid pearls, jades, and gemstones become pale in comparison, like the stars in the sky being outshined by a clear moon. The Yun sculpture created by the Master is an art with indescribable beauty and appears in the world for the first time. Its beauty surpasses that of any natural pearls, jades or precious gemstones. No precious stone in this world can compare with the mystery and resplendence of Yun sculptures. Some of you might consider this an overstatement, but when you see the beautiful and wondrous artwork, you will be surprised, enchanted, and see that this is not an exaggeration.
The organization of American States, which represents 34 countries, sponsored a special exhibition featuring part of Master Wan Ko Yee’s work for ambassadors and dignitaries. The artwork was recognized by all as a precious treasure from heaven. The Master is also the only artist awarded the position of "Fellow" by the Royal Academy of Arts in the London in the Academy’s over two hundred year history. As you can see, this is not an ordinary artist, nor is this an ordinary exhibition.
The frames and jade-like plates created by Master Wan Ko Yee can be described as “embodying the essence of Nature yet surpassing the craftsmanship of Nature.” The frames of the Master cannot be limited to the concept of frames. They also are a particular kind of extremely exquisite and precious art. They vividly reproduce the superlative craftsmanship seen in the creation of everything in Nature yet embody what is refined rather than coarse, amplifying the ephemeral or unostentatious beauty of precious natural beings in life to the perfect zenith of art.
The appearance of Master Yee’s uniquely beautiful, unfathomably mysterious, and holy works of art have shattered mankind’s long-held understanding of artistic creations. The astonishing beauty of his artistic creations stirs once soul. His mysterious artistic masterpieces are the natural crystallization of his various astonishing talents, the natural outflow of his limitless Buddha-dharma wisdom and compassion. They also represent his very high moral achievement and the highest expression of kindness, generosity, and selflessness. It is the Master’s compassionate desire that everyone be able to attain this level as well. What you see in this exhibit is superb extraordinary art, profound knowledge, holy virtue, and more, truly from another realm.
The exhibition is free to the public.
Location: 1822 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Time: February 5-27, 2006
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Master Wan Ko Yee International Culture Institute.
CONTACT: Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche (Cell Phone: 626-394-4699)
E-MAIL: [email protected]
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