For Immediate Release
Washington, DC (March 26, 2008) -- H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee, an international master of Buddhism, is the actual reincarnation of the primordial Buddha according to leaders from all major sects of Buddhism worldwide. It is the second time in more than 2,500 years that Dorje Chang Buddha has manifested himself in human form and the third time that Dorje Chang Buddha has manifested in the universe. Master Wan Ko Yee's identity as Dorje Chang Buddha III is revealed and authenticated through evidence contained in a book recently published and kept secret until today.
The book records and verifies H.H. Master Yee's spiritual enlightenment and his many accomplishments as a world-class Yun sculptor, artist, poet, calligrapher, philosopher, painter, and medical expert in healing illnesses. More than twenty holy leaders of Buddhism have formally determined and affirmed through personal attestations and written proclamations that H.H. Master Yee is the holy and most honored leader of Buddhism and the true incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha -- that is, Dorje Chang Buddha III.
"H.H. Master Yee's accomplishments outshine the accomplishments of all others, both ancient and modern. His Holiness is a paragon of enlightenment," said H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje Rinpoche, the supreme leader of the Jonang sect, one of the most evolved Buddhist Masters whose testimony appears in the book. "H.H. Master Yee comprehends the supreme and profound Buddha-Dharma (teachings). He is the Buddhist equivalent of the Pope."
The book will be presented to the Library of Congress on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Copies will be distributed to all public libraries and to Buddhist temples. Revered leaders of most of the 360 million adherents of Buddhism worldwide (of which six million reside in the United States), the President of the International Buddhism Sangha Association, the Chairman of the World United Buddhism Federation, and sixteen Dharma Kings and Rinpoches from around the world will also attend the presentation of the book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
H.H. Master Yee was born in Sichuan, China. Like many other individuals, religious freedom drew His Holiness to the United States and in 1999 he arrived with his wife, Yuhua Wang, and his two children, Hang Kung Yee and Pui Chu Yee. H.H. Master Yee is a permanent resident and resides in both Pasadena and Oakland, California.
Buddhism is a body of religious traditions, philosophies, and teachings all in pursuit of enlightenment and truth. The religion was founded approximately in the 5th Century BCE by Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince who renounced his throne to dedicate his life to teaching his insights (dharma) on the nature of the universe and the alleviation of suffering in the world. Having attained enlightenment (bodhi), he was known as Buddha, or "Enlightened One." The many traditions that make up the worldwide Buddhist Sangha, or society, maintain his legacy by preserving and teaching his philosophy. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.