Logo of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye DorjeThaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa bestows long life empowerment for HRH Ashi Chokyi

January 31, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, took his annual visit to bestow a long life empowerment for Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi from the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Ever since Karmapa was 11 years old, Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi has been like a second mother to him. She was the wife of Karmapa’s beloved late teacher Topga Rinpoche. Her Royal Highness and her family are Karmapa’s oldest disciples, and were students of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa.

The ceremony took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 26 January 2018.

 

(Left to right): Sangyumla, Karmapa’s wife; Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi; Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi, Sangyumla