The truth and the original nature of all conditioned and unconditioned phenomena in the universe are contained in the word Buddha-dharma. The Buddha-dharma is all causes and effects in the universe. To understand all causes and effects, yet not be controlled by cause and effect, is to realize liberation and the Buddha-dharma. No matter how many schools or sects there are, the Buddha-dharma has only one truth. It is the truth of the universe: the dharma of ending the cycle of birth and death! The Buddha-dharma is the life order of another world and dimension.
However, this rather abstract definition does not tell us how we realize or learn the Buddha-dharma. In a series of dharma discourses on learning from Buddha released in January 2016, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III gives such a practical definition. These discourses were published later in the year as Learning From Buddha, an essential book for anyone seeking liberation in this lifetime. It is the dharma that we practice in the “Quick Path” form of Buddhism that we follow at the Holy Vajrasana Temple. It is the preliminary, formal, and ending practice in their totality.
A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma
This book documents a few of the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the process whereby the leading Buddhists in the world recognized what these accomplishments meant. The entire book can be read on-line in English or downloaded at The Highest Buddhist Masters Today. Particular articles can also be accessed here.
What Is Cultivation?
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III gave a profound dharma discourse in response to a question asked by His disciple Zhaxi Zhuoma. Beings from other realms even came and expressed their delight. This precious dharma gives us practical guidance on how to cultivate ourselves and the steps to take to proceed on our path to enlightenment. Here you will find the definition of bodhichitta and how different types of beings can practice it.
Learning from Buddha
In January 2016, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha released three CDs of dharma discourses that clearly explained what one needs to do to become accomplished as a holy person and leave the cycle of birth and death. Those discourses were published later in the year as Learning from Buddha along with two photos showing the transformation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III from an elderly person to a youth and the comments by His Holiness on the two photos.
The Great Dharma of Zen
In March 2013 H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III transmitted the Great Dharma of Zen and gave a discourse on the nature of zen and how it should be practiced. This is an English translation of that dharma discourse. It does not include the mantras that were transmitted that increase the effectiveness of practice although you can receive benefit from practicing it without them. Qualified Buddhist disciples can receive two of the mantras from the abbot of the Holy Vajrasana Temple, but you need to receive the third by means of an inner tantric transmission.
Expounding the Absolute Truth Through the Heart Sutra
Expounding the Absolute Truth through the Heart Sutra is a commentary by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III that distills the essence of all the Prajnaparamita Sutras in a form and language that is appropriate for our age and time.
The Supreme and Unsurpassable Mahamudra of Liberation
Although most of the book itself has not been translated into English and is only available for viewing in Chinese at a very few locations, certain dharmas contained in this work have already been transmitted to many of His Holiness’s disciples and it’s “128 Evil and Erroneous Views” is already the foundation for evaluating the validity of views held by various masters, rinpoches and Buddhist groups and contained in Buddhist literature. You will not become enlightened in this lifetime holding any of these views. In addition to the “128 Views” several articles exist about a few of the dharmas that have been transmitted.
Kuan Yin Bodhisattva’s Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assemblies
Dharma Assemblies of empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion have recently been held in California, North Carolina, and Asia.
Buddhist parables, often taken from Shakyamuni Buddha’s past lives as animals, are told as children’s stories and are common themes in beautiful art all over Asia.
The Tripitaka is a collection of holy writings organized into three collections or baskets to include the rules for monastics (The Vinaya), the actual teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha (The Suttas or Sutras), and the commentaries or abhidharma.
Tantra is the secret or esoteric part of Buddhist practice. It is often referred to as the vajrayana or Diamond Path. It is also used as a term for the secret scriptures or esoteric writings. You need to receive initiation from a true Vajra Master to receive the full power of this practice and learn the mudras (hand and body movements) and visualizations. These dharmas are usually only transmitted after completion of certain preliminary practices and careful observation of the student by the master.