August 3, 2023
Karmapa bestows long life empowerment for HRH Ashi Chokyi
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.