Category Archives: News

The True Story Behind the Persecution against H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III by Zhou Yongkang and Chen Shaoji

Published on March 9, 2016

(Translated from a news report in Chinese published by Taiwan Times that can be found online at When H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is mentioned, those who have read the rumored stories on the internet but do not know the real situation would say, “He is a villain.” They got such an impression from the… Read More »

Abbot is Able to Pay Respect to Wang Zha Shang Zun

Published on February 4, 2016

Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche, abbot of the Holy Vajrasana Temple & Retreat Center in Sanger, California was able to meet and pay respect to the great holy Wang Zha Shang Zun and receive a very special and treasured teaching from him. She had already been most fortunate in receiving the empowerment and Vajra Sand from the Jin… Read More »

Public Announcement No. 2015002

Published on December 22, 2015

from Hua Zang Si: To better facilitate the development of dharma affairs and propagate Buddha-dharma to save living beings, Hua Zang Si (the Temple) agreed and approved the Hua Zang Buddhist Institute in Los Angeles, which was originally affiliated with the Temple, to officially become independent on December 3, 2015. To support the Hua Zang… Read More »

$10,200,000 HH Dorje Chang Buddha III Painting Breaks Record

Published on October 13, 2015

On Sept 12, 2015 at Gianguan Auctions New York, Loquat, an ink painting by HH Dorje Chang Buddha III, sold for $10,200,000, setting a world record price of $1.7M per square foot. It is the highest price by dimension ever paid for a Chinese painting at auction. The news, which comes amidst concerns about the… Read More »

New Abbot installed at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco

Published on October 10, 2015

On October 5, 2015, a ceremony of transferring the abbotship at Hua Zang Si (hereafter referred to as the Temple) between the outgoing abbot and the new abbot was held in the Temple’s Sakyamuni Buddha Hall. The entire assembly of the Temple’s monastics attended the ceremony. The outgoing abbot Dharma Master Shi Long Hui has… Read More »

Esala Perahera (Tooth Relic Festival) in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Published on September 5, 2015

Disciple Bhikkhu Gunaratana has been spending this year studying and traveling in Sri Lanka and sends this report on the ten day annual Festival of the Tooth that he just attended: “On Friday evening, August 28th 2015, I attended the Tooth Relic Festival in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I was not only amazed at the grandeur… Read More »

Another painting by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for sale at New York auction house

Published on August 27, 2015

Chinese Symbolism Infuses Gianguan Auctions’ September 12th Sale in New York City   NEW YORK, NY , New York ( The splendor of China’s heritage is once again the focus of the exceptionally strong collections of classical and modern paintings and dynastic works of art set for auction on September 12 at Gianguan Auctions New York. The… Read More »

Rare Treasures from Asia Art Auction in New York

Published on August 10, 2015

Asian art auction is unveiling some rare treasures and collectibles in the coming weeks. Today, art objects are perceived not only for their enchantment and inspirations, but also viewed as securities and value holders based on their condition and rarity. Sotheby’s is featuring an impressive imperial gilt-bronze ritual bell (bianzhong) from the Qianlong period. It… Read More »