Gyalwang Karmapa's Confirmation letter of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche



Proclamation to all faithful people whose eyes are wide open to the Dharma

This is to certify that I have recognized Drongtrül Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche as the seventh incarnation of the Dharma sovereign of Drong-ngur Tubten Shedrub Dargye Ling Monastery. From the age of thirteen, he has studied here at my seat, Rumtek Monastery, reflecting upon an ocean of scriptures. Like filling a vase to the brim, I have personally be­stowed upon him em­powerments, reading transmis­sions, and oral instruc­tions.

In accordance with my command, the eminent Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, my root guru, has estab­lished a new institute for the Buddhadharma in the country of Nepal. For that reason, with an auspicious en­thronement, I have reinstated Chökyi Nyima Rin­poche in his traditional position of a superior incar­nate lama of the Kagyü lineage.

Having empowered him as an upholder of the Buddha­dharma, he shall be capable of benefitting liv­ing beings and spreading the teachings. This he shall do by safe­keeping and sustaining the Dharma and by means of exposi­tion, debate and composition, in that monastery as well as in all countries world­wide. It is my deepest aspi­ration that this may be accom­plished.

This was written by the sixteenth in the line of in­carnations of the glorious Karmapas on the tenth of September, 1974, at the great monastery of Rumtek in Sikkim (India).