The photograph was taken in California off of Interstate 5 in April, 2003. The rainbow formed a complete circle around the sun for many hours. On close inspection, you can see an image of Dorje Chang Buddha sitting in his red robes on the bottom of the rainbow. There were also Sanskrit letters in the sky that can’t be seen in this photograph. The small objects at the bottom are parking lot light poles, giving a sense of the scale of this magnificent Buddha Light.
There are many documented occurrences of very beautiful and unusual lights and rainbows appearing in the sky in conjunction with the activities of holy beings. Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche reported that the very large rainbow in the photo shown here appeared around the sun and followed her for several hundred miles when she went to receive enpowerment from. H.H Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu. She also reported many other examples including the appearance of spectacular Buddha Lights at Xuanfa Institute.
The spectacular green light shown below appeared in another Buddha Light that filled the sky at the Holy Vajrasana Temple. This Buddha Light was seen all over the Fresno area and reported in the local news.
Auspicious Buddha Lights appeared as His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu practiced the Long Life Dharma for His Daughter, Jin Ba Rinpoche, and His wife on their birthday in August, 2007.
This Buddha Light appeared around the moon on December 31, 2005 at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco the night before a Dharma Assembly was held to celebrate the Holy Birthday of Amitabha Buddha. A similar light, also containing a mani vajra beam was reported occurring a year earlier on December 25, 2004 when the temple opened.
Green Light inside Buddha Light at Xuanfa Institute-2011