H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee Honored with Museum Dedicated in His Honor

Published on September 15, 1994
Master Wan Ko Yee Museum in Sichuan, China

Master Wan Ko Yee Museum in Sichuan, China

Entrance to the Master Wan Ko Yee Museum-China

Entrance to the Master Wan Ko Yee Museum-China

The government of the People’s Republic of China built a palace-like museum to house the many awards and honors received by H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee along with examples of his paintings, calligraphy and books on logic and Buddhist philosophy. This was the only such museum constructed while the honoree was still living. The buildings and gardens are in the classic Chinese Imperial style and consist of seven separate pavilions or “halls.”

The Hall of Knowledges at Master Wan Ko Yee Museum in Sichuan, China

The Hall of Knowledges at Master Wan Ko Yee Museum in Sichuan, China

At a ceremony held at the museum to honor H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee, the building began to drip nectar. For three years the 5,612 experts and scholars of the World Poets and Culture Congress, from 48 member countries and territories, undertook an exhaustive review in the comprehensive research and merits of H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee with respect to Buddhism, the Humanities, Chinese painting and calligraphy and ethical morality. Based on the assessment of their findings, the Fourth Session of the World Congress bestowed upon H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee the title “International Master: of the “Preeminently Distinguished” literary rank, or “Preeminent Distinguished International Master” in full. H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee was presented with a mortar, robe and the inscribed gold medallion of the “Preeminent Distinguished International Master.” This award was announced in Hungary with a congratulatory awards ceremony held in Sichuan Province in China at the Master Wan Ko Yee Museum. During that presentation the perfectly dry museum dripped nectar and auspicious clouds and a dragon appeared in the bright blue sky.