The Museum formally opened on June 7, 2014 in a famous 114-year-old two-story historic building that has been redesigned and remodeled. The grand opening ceremony was attended by a very large bustling crowd on that day. Important figures and dignitaries from various walks of life joined in the celebration. Seven U.S. Air Force bombers of the WWII era were specially dispatched to fly over the Museum in formation, leaving color cloud trails as an expression of congratulations. The Museum has a rich collection of beautiful ink-wash paintings, oil paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, and other forms of artistic treasures.
The Museum is proud to have collected a large quantity of paintings and calligraphic works, including western oil paintings, Chinese paintings, splash-ink paintings, and other creations of various artistic schools. The Museum also exhibits many color-painted tiles. Although the color, luster, and grain of these painted tiles can be compared to those of natural stones, they are actually even more beautiful than natural stones. The most amazing and breathtaking exhibits are a type of sculpture called Yun Sculpture. The mysterious and unique characteristics of these Yun sculptures are unprecedented in human history.
All of the above-mentioned works of art were created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and represent a tiny fraction of His overall accomplishments in thirty main categories. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the highest leader of Buddhism in the entire world and is the recipient of the 2010 World Peace Prize Top-Honor Prize.
The H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum is an independent non-profit organization under IRS 501C(3). H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III does not have any shares of ownership or property rights of the museum, nor does he take any position in the museum or participate in any operational management or decisions of the museum.
The H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum was founded in 2014. It is a non-profit organization that was funded and established by a group of people in Los Angeles, who respectfully admires the tremendously great ethics and moral characters of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, out of their own initiative and own will. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, who has no relationship with the museum, neither has ever been involved in the operation or the management of the museum, nor owns any shares of the museum, nor has ever been a staff or an advisor of any kind for the museum.
In so doing, visitors to the Museum will come to know and learn from the noble ethics and morality of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the holy character of this magnificent and selfless Buddha who altruistically contributes to society through His all-around accomplishments and who advances world peace as well as the happiness of people.
Visitors will then use the teachings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as their guide and H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as their model to elevate their own moral characters and benefit the public.
The Museum also actively participates in charitable activities in the United States and around the world, such as disaster relief, poverty alleviation, and helping the old, the sick, and the weak.