In our world, Buddhism can be divided into Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana based upon the differing aspirations behind cultivation as well as the magnitude and speed of accomplishment in the dharma. Further divisions can be made based upon sects or schools. Tibetan esoteric Buddhism can be divided into twelve sects, such as Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Geluk, and Jonang sects. There are also many branch sects. Within Buddhism there is also esoteric Buddhism taught by Sakyamuni Buddha contained in the Tripitaka, the Shingon sect, and exoteric Buddhism, which includes Zen Buddhism, the Pure Land school, and the Vinaya school, and many other schools.
When the universe originated, it was boundless and everything was silent. There was no such thing as length of time or size of space. There was no shape and form, no interior and exterior, no birth and death. This is the dharmakaya (dharma body) Buddha. The true meaning of the dharmakaya Buddha is the concept of a universe that does not perish. This concept of a universe that does not perish is also called dharmadhatu-tathata (dharma realm true-suchness), which is Samantabhadra Tathagata (Adharma Buddha).
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 14, 2018 / — In 2010, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III received the World Peace Prize. In 2013, the Senate of the United States Congress unanimously passed a Senate Resolution affirming the nature of the World Peace Prize and the correctness of the decision to issue that prize. The resolution recognized the accomplishments and status of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. as well as the contributions His Holiness the Buddha has made to humanity.
On June 24, 2018, World Buddhism Association Headquarters held a “Celebrating the Birthday of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III” dharma assembly at Holy Heavenly Lake in California. During the assembly, it was publicly announced to thousands of Buddhists from all over the world that on May 15th, at the United States Capitol in the nation’s capital, the American flag was raised to honor H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, the supreme leader of all of Buddhism.
The raising of the American flag in the United States capital to celebrate the birthday of the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III enabled Buddhists from all over the world to know the greatness and supreme status of His Holiness the Buddha. According to our understanding, a number of senior congressional members from both the House and the Senate, including heads of congressional committees and the Speaker, sent letters to congratulate H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III on the flag raising.