Karmapa bestows long life empowerment on HRH Ashi Chokyi Wangmo Wangchuck and family

March 8, 2023

Ever since Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, was 11 years old, Her Royal Highness Ashi Chokyi Wangmo Wangchuck has been like a second mother to him. Ashi Chokyi was the wife of Topga Rinpoche, Karmapa’s beloved late teacher. Her Royal Highness and her family are Karmapa’s oldest disciples, and were students of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa.

The long life empowerment took place in Phuntsholing, Bhutan, on 1st March, 2023.