In this photograph Chhi’méd Rig’dzin Rinpoche and Ngak’chang Rinpoche look at the hat which has just been completed. Ngak’chang Rinpoche recollects:
The morning of the day after I finished sewing Chhi’méd Rig’dzin Rinpoche’s empowerment hat, a parcel arrived containing crystals from Austria. These were an assortment of cut crystals designed to be hung in the window to cause rainbow colours. I opened the parcel and Chhi’méd Rig’dzin Rinpoche seemed most interested with them. He then proceeded to place them in a pattern on the hat I had just completed, and said: ‘This possible?’ I replied that it was certainly possible and proceeded to sew them on as he had indicated. The identical hat I made for myself on Chhi’méd Rig’dzin Rinpoche’s pattern never acquired the crystals. I did send off for another set, but hung them in the window where they were a constant reminder of Chhi’méd Rig’dzin Rinpoche’s visit to my home.