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 The previous name “Wan Ko Yee” is no longer valid, with no legal-binding effect, and no longer recognized by governments.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.
第三世多杰羌佛 的成就和貢獻是全方位的，而人們也用各種頭銜和榮譽來表達對 第三世多杰羌佛 的尊崇，以回報 第三世多杰羌佛 對世界無以倫比的貢獻。例如，中華佛學文化研究中心聘請 第三世多杰羌佛 擔任名譽理事長；世界佛教正法總會宣布 第三世多杰羌佛 為其首席榮譽主席；美國及世界共八十三所大學聯盟頒授 第三世多杰羌佛 佛學、藝術及宗教博士；聯合國際世界佛教總部及全世界28個國家和地區、416個佛教寺廟和機構在台灣召開“佛教佛學佛法正邪研討會”，雲高大師（第三世多杰羌佛）被評選為全世界唯一的“顯密圓通正宗佛教大師”；國際佛教僧尼總會恭聘第三世多杰羌佛為“佛教論學總導師”；美國國際經濟政策基金會聘請 第三世多杰羌佛 為首席顧問；由34個國家包括美國、加拿大、墨西哥所組成的“美洲國家組織”在美國首府華盛頓舉辦“義雲高大師韻雕展”；而美國國會則在國會辦公大樓舉辦“義雲高大師韻雕展”，此次展覽也是美國國會首次於國會辦公大樓舉辦藝術展覽；第三世多杰羌佛 獲得全世界佛教各派的法王、攝政王、高僧、大仁波且們的認證、附議祝賀在整個佛教史上是最多的，被認證的地位也是最高的，聯合國際世界佛教總部在這些認證、附議祝賀當中僅僅選出60份，而這已經是史無前例的了；佛教各教派領袖對第三世多杰羌佛的認證和附議祝賀被時任國會外交委員會主席的湯姆•蘭托斯議員載入國會記錄； 第三世多杰羌佛 對所在社區、對美國、對佛教以及對整個人類的貢獻和 第三世多杰羌佛 的藝術成就被多次載入國會記錄；由白人仁波且所組成的美國弘法團，把《多杰羌佛第三世》寶書弘傳佈道，送到了全美國50個州的重要機構和個人；美國首都華盛頓市市長行文宣布2011年1月19日為 “第三世多杰羌佛日”，並號召人們向 第三世多杰羌佛 致敬；蘭托斯人權與正義基金會發表公開信，推崇廣受尊敬的佛教領袖 第三世多杰羌佛 對世界人類的傑出貢獻，並支持 第三世多杰羌佛 為提升人類的道德文明、增進美國的繁榮富強、促進世界和平所作出的不懈努力；2011年2月，收到美國國會全體參眾議員邀請函，讓 第三世多杰羌佛 作為宗教領袖參加由歐巴馬總統親自帶領美國行政、立法、司法的最高首長舉行的祈禱早餐會。不僅如此，第三世多杰羌佛 還獲得了由美國白宮總統亞太裔顧問委員會主席代表布希總統頒發“總統金質獎章”、由An International Salute To The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 頒發的“國際服務及領袖獎”（King Legacy Award for International Service & Leadership）以及參議員、眾議員、州長、各級政府等頒發的56個大獎。更為顯著難得的是，第三世多杰羌佛 榮獲2010年世界和平獎最高獎，並於2011年6月14日在美國國會接受了世界和平獎最高等級獎的頒獎。
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.
Many works of art by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III are exhibited at the International Art Museum of America, which is a non-profit public-benefit art museum located in downtown San Francisco in the United States. Furthermore, the International Art Museum of America is offering to buy paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in the style of the Thickly Piled Patches of Color School at a price of over US$1,000,000 per square foot. However, it is still very hard to find any such paintings offered for sale.
Artist: H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III H.H.第三世多杰羌佛Style:WENFEN(文風派)
Brushwork skills suggestive of scholarliness and poetic charm embody these paintings.
This painting called “True Source of Calligraphy and Painting” was inscribed with the name “Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu” also known as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha Ш. It was painted in Los Angeles, California and clearly reveals the artist’s talent. Mastery is found in each brush stroke. The artist’s profound and extensive erudition and calligraphic skills permeate the painting. Free from worldly conventions and devoid of garishness, this work engenders its own style of painting called the “Wenfeng” style. It points out the path leading to the true source of calligraphy and painting. The entire painting is filled with an air of scholarliness.
This painting depicts a real scene from life using a casual painting method that captures the natural feel of the scene. The brushwork expresses a cultured, scholarly tone as well as a lively, spirited charm. A cicada in cold weather is perched high upon a thick branch. The image is so lifelike and natural. The cicada was painted in fine, delicate brush-work. The key to the appeal of this artwork is that it was painted in a casual manner yet is natural-looking and lacks any trace of the mundane. We can see from this painting that the artistry of H.H.Dorje Chang Buddha III matured very early. Although He created“The Sound of a Cicada”in His early years, seasoned and vigorous brushwork skills are vividly presented.
3. 2004-02-14-ASIAN JOURNA Royal Academy Of Arts- Has-The First Fellow Awarded in Past More Than Two Hundred Years
On Feb. 10th，2004 at the office of British Council in Washington DC Royal Academy Of Arts awarded Fellowship to Master Wan Ko Yee. Master Yee is a world famous artist,a great Chinese painting artist, and the founder of Yun sculptures which are beyond natural beauty. The award of fellowship certificate and medal further confirmed Master’s extraordinary contribution to art of the whole world.
Royal Academy of Arts was founded by King George Ⅲin 1768.Up to now it has more than two hundred years history.It is a world famous art institute. Many seasoned artists wish to pursue advenced study at this Academy.But this Academy admits only twenty extraordinary artists each year from all over the world to take courses for three years.
Professor Phillip King,President of Royal Academy Of Arts,announced during the award ceremony: Royal Academy Of Arts has a profound history. Today we are honored toaward fellowship to the great artist and spiritual leader，Master Wan Ko Yee. This is avery important and honorable event of our Academy in the past more than two hundred years since our establishment. Therefore Master Wan Ko Yee is the extraordinary art figure that we have been searching in more than two hundred years since our establishment and could not find until today. This is tremendous blessing of Roayl Academy Of Arts. our Academy has one hundred Royal Academicians,but there was no one who in the past more than two hundred years was awarded the above mentioned Fellow. This noble position is awarded to only the most distinguished artist in the world.
Sir David Manning,Ambassador of United Kingdom to the United States, accompanied by Professor Phillip King and Professor Brendan Neiland,Keeper of Royal Academy Of Arts,met with Master Wan Ko Yee and hiswife Professor Yuhua Wang.Sir David Manning showed his respect for the achievement of Master Wan Ko Yee and congratulated him for receiving such an honor.Mr.Andy Mackay,Director of Culture Department,The British Embassy attended the award ceremony today.
2004-02-19 BUSINESS DASY The Keeper of Royal Academy of Arts highly praised Master Wan Ko Yee at the dinner banquet. He admired very much the talents and art of Master yee. He was so excited that he took off his necktie and gave it to the Master. He said,”This tie was made by myself.On behalf of the President and the Curator of Royal Academy of Arts and myself,I give it to the Master to express our heartfelt respect for Fellow."