Recognitions and Congratulations - From Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche
Ancient Buddha H.H. Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu:
I have lived in a solitary retreat room for twenty-nine years. It is said that many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have incarnated in our world. They pervasively benefit living beings and their merit is boundless. However, most of them can only speak empty words when it comes to manifesting the Five Vidyas. No other Buddha or Bodhisattva has attained the accomplishments contained in A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. Such accomplishments have never been seen before in history. Holy beings of great virtue have confirmed that such accomplishments are those of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, the Master of the Five Buddhas. This highest leader of Buddhism in the dharmadhatu has manifested here on earth a state of great brightness that entails complete proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and perfect mastery of the Five Vidyas. Thus, I congratulate all living beings for having the karmic affinity to encounter the ancient Buddha. May they attain enlightenment first and benefit others.
Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche
respectfully offers congratulations on this auspicious day
H.H. Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu is H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, and previously known as Master Wan Ko Yee
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche
All highly virtuous practitioners of Tibetan esoteric Buddhism know that H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche is the incarnation of a great terton (a master of finding hidden dharma treasures)—Rigzin Terdak Lingpa Unchanging Vajra, who possesses the Great Perfection Complete Essence Dharma, which is a secret treasure transmitted through the ear. Many famous great and holy rinpoches in Tibetan esoteric Buddhism have received initiations from him. Moreover, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche. That drawing affirmed that H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche is the incarnation of Rigzin Terdak Lingpa, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized a year before that lot was drawn.
H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche possesses great esoteric dharma, earnestly practices according to Buddha’s teaching, and benefits countless living beings. He inspires awe throughout the snowy land of Tibet and has become a model for greatly virtuous and holy practitioners to emulate. In order to set an example for other living beings to follow, the rinpoche has been in solitary retreat for thirty years in a wooden retreat room at the Gemang Vajra Dharma Forest Temple. However, since the karmic conditions were ripe to uncover the true dharma treasure “Buddha’s name stone,” the rinpoche came out of retreat and went to the land of the Han Chinese. During this time, one of the seventh Dzogchen Dharma Kings, H.E. Tenzin Longdock Nyima of the Dzogchen Monastery, led a group of holy and virtuous rinpoches to the mandala of venerable Xirao Jiebu. There, he beseeched H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche with the following words: “You, great holy one, will be leaving this earthly realm. In the name of all living beings, we beseech you to confer upon us the profond Great Perfection Complete Essence Initiation.” The rinpoche consented and selected April 1, 2007 as the day he would perform the initiation for H.E. Tenzin Longdock Nyima and the six other rinpoches. On that auspicious day, upon invitation, H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche entered the mandala of H.E. Dharma King Pema Kalsang in Chengdu and sat on the dharma king throne. There, H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche secretly transmitted the Great Perfection Complete Essence Dharma to H.E. Tenzin Longdock Nyima and accompanying rinpoches.
After H.E. Dorje Rinzin Rinpoche read A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma about H.H. Holiest Tathagata Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu Buddha Vajradhara, he wrote the following words of congratulations: “.. the accomplishments contained in A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma... have never been seen before in history... H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu, the Master of the Five Buddhas... [and] highest leader of Buddhism in the dharmadhatu, has manifested here on earth a state of great brightness that entails complete proficiency in exoteric and esoteric Buddhism and perfect mastery of the Five Vidyas.”