H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III
Award Name : World Peace Prize
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Peace
Location : Covina, California, United States
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been recognized by the most highly realized practitioners of Buddhism as the third incarnation of the original Buddha, Dorje Chang Buddha. Dorje Chang Buddha is the teacher of all buddhas–past and future–including the buddha of our current era, The Most Honored One, Shakyamuni Buddha. Only one other time, did this great holy being incarnate in this world and that was as the layman, Ven. Vimalakirti, at the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Vimalakirti Sutra documents His teachings at that time. Other sources such as The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History by the former leader of the Nyingma Sect, Dharma King Dudjom Rinpoche also talk about the role of Vimalakirti in bringing others to help propagate the true Dharma.
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, recognized by the World Peace Prize for his selfless devotion to an immensely wide scope of healing and rescue-relief activities directed at people from different communities throughout the world. His wisdom and benevolence embrace all races, ethnicities, cultures and religions: bringing kindness, peace and equality to all. Wherever he 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 Buddha, setting a model of humanitarian practices for all to emulate. His Holiness is also a distinguished artist. Through his 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 has been the recipient of 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.
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