Through His teachings and practices, art and poetry, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has pointed out a bright path of non-violence, charity and love for humanity.

In recognition of these achievements he has received many awards, including:

  • The Congressional Republican Gold Medal
  • The International Leader Award
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for International Service
  • The Top Honor Prize during the World Peace Prize Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 14, 2011. The World Peace Prize is an initiative to promote world peace and understanding between different nations, ethnicities, cultures and religions.
  • Recognition in the 112th Congress U.S. Senate Res. 614, commending H.H. for his role advancing peace, justice and inter-religious collaboration.
  • The U.S. Presidential Gold Award which the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders presented on behalf of President George W. Bush to H.H. for his outstanding contributions to the arts, medicine, ethics, Buddhism, spiritual leadership and American society.
  • 56 other major awards and honors from senators, members of congress, state governors and governments at various levels.
  • Additionally, in 2011, then-Mayor of Washington, D.C. Vincent Gray proclaimed January 19th as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Day.” The mayor called upon all residents of Washington to join him in saluting H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for “His selfless and exceptional work to spread the word of peace to all those in His presence.”