H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (Master Wan Ko Yee)
was Conferred the Certificate of “Distinguished International Master”
In 1986, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III (Master Wan Ko Yee) scored the highest on a rigorous exam given by the American Chinese Culture and Art Academy and was accepted as a guest professor in the United States. Based only upon literature and art, which are just two of the many fields it considers, the World Poets and Culture Congress, represented by experts and scholars from forty-three countries and regions, conferred upon His Holiness the title of "Master of Oriental Art" in 1991. This Congress confers this title only once every ten years. In 1994, after three years of appraising and examining H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s achievements in art, academic writings, and ethics, the World Poets and Culture Congress, represented by 5,612 experts and scholars from 48 countries and regions, decided at its fourth congress in Hungary to confer upon His Holiness the title of “Distinguished International Master.” No other person on earth has been selected to receive such an honor, which is the highest title in the entire world. On September 28, that same congress dispatched a special envoy to Sichuan, China to conduct a grand presentation ceremony for His Holiness to formally receive this title.