Many highly realized Buddhist leaders including Bodhisattva Dharma Kings and the leaders of major sects and schools have recognized H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as the third true incarnation in this world of the original samboghakaya dharma king. A few are listed here, but many more can be found at the Xuanfa Institute website and in the book H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche Dharma King of the Nyingma Sect

An incarnation of Guru Padmasambhava, H. H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche IV, Thupten Thrinle Palzang, is the holiest great dharma king within the Nyingma lineage. His Holiness is the greatest living Dzogchen or Great Perfection master and the main lineage holder of the Longchen Nyingthik lineage, the highest dharma in Tibet for perfecting the rainbow body. The famous great dharma king of the Nyingma sect said the following in his letter congratulating the publication of A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma: “I found the book wonderful and amazing and totally inspiring. . . [It is a] truly miraculous and extraordinary expression of truth expressed and unexpressed beyond words in Buddha Dharma.”


H.H. Penor Rinpoche Dharma King of the Nyingma Sect

An incarnation of Vajrapani Bodhisattva, the eleventh lineage holder of the Nyingma Palyul tradition, Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, was born in December 1932 in the Kham region of eastern Tibet and left this world in March 2009. After H. H. Dilgo Khyentse departed in 1991, H. H. Penor Rinpoche became the Supreme Head of the Nyingma Sect. In 2001 he resigned from that position to devote more time to his extensive global network of monasteries and dharma centers. At the time of his departure and cremation, very beautiful rainbows appeared around Namdroling Monastery, in southern India. He wrote the following in a letter to rinpoches: “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu. . . has been recognized by numerous greatly virtuous and eminent monastics. . . A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. . .will provide the karmic conditions for living beings to . . . attain the ultimate state of Buddhahood.”


H.H. Omniscience Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen Dharma King of the Ningma Sect

H. H. Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen or Lama Achuk (A Khyug) is an incarnation of the great terton Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo (1625-1682) of Kathok Monastery. He was the head of the Nyingma Sect in China and the foremost person of great holiness and virtue in all Tibet. He was born in 1927 in Eastern Tibet and spent 43 years in retreat with his master, Tulku Arik Rinpoche. On July 23, 2011 he entered into paranirvana. He lived in Yarchen. A close friend and vajra brother, Khenpo A-chos, achieved the rainbow body earlier in 1998. Father Tiso, a Catholic priest who went to Tibet to investigate the rainbow body phenomena found evidence that H. H. Lama Achuk himself already exhibited signs of the rainbow body as well. After departing this world, the body of Lama Achuk shrunk from a height of almost  six feet (1.8 meters) to about 18 inches tall, a sign of very high realization.  From the time of Lama Achuk’s paranirvana to the cremation, many auspicious signs appeared, five colored rainbows were often sighted in the sky and five colored pure lights often appeared in the area surrounding Lama Achuk’s body. He stated in his recognition certificate, “. . . H.H. Master Wan Ko Yee . . . is the incarnation of Vimalakirti. . . is Dorje Chang Buddha III. . . .”


H.H. Jigme Dorje, Dharma King of the Jonang Sect

H. H. Jigme Dorje is an incarnation of the Shambhala King, Suchandra, who was the first to receive the Kalachakra tantra from Shakyamuni Buddha. His Holiness continues to hold the highest teachings of the Kalachakra dharma. H. H. Jigme Dorge was born in 1944 and is head of the Zangwa (Tsangwa) Dazang Monastery in Eastern Tibet. The Dharma King respectfully congratulated H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu with the following words: “Such superlative accomplishments are truly unprecedented in the past few thousand years, outshining the accomplishments of all others, both ancient and modern. His Holiness is a shining paragon among Buddhas.”


H.E. Chogye Trichen, Dharma King of the Sakya Sect

Dharma King Chogye Trichen Ngawang Khyenrab Thupten Lekshe Gyatso of the Tsharpa branch of Sakya sect, thought to be an incarnation of Mahasiddha Virupa, established the Tashi Rabten Ling Monastery in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, as well as the Jamchen Lhakhang Monastery and retreat center in Boudha, Katmandu where he resided until his death in 2007. His Eminence offered the following respectful congratulations: “H.H. Buddha Vajradhara (Dorje Chang) Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu: A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma. . . is the guidepost leading to true Buddha- dharma


H.E. Shamarpa Rinpoche, Dharma King of the Kagyu Sect

The Fourteenth Red Jewel Crown Shamarpa H.E. Mipham Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche was the chief of the four regents of the Kagyu sect. His Eminence was born in 1952 in Derge, Tibet and died suddenly in Germany in June 2014. He offered his respectful congratulations with the following words: “H.H. Yangwo Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu . . . the third incarnation of Vajradhara (Dorje Chang). . . all his accomplishments . . . will benefit sentient beings. . .”