The Nyingma Lotus Hat of each lineage varies somewhat and the hat Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche wears in this photograph is the traditional hat associated with ’Khordong, inasmuch as the central lotus petals are yellow. The centre front lotus shapes of the ’Khordong hat are also wider than the generic Nyingma Lotus Hat.
Ngakma Lé-kyi comments:
On this occasion Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche requested that Ngak’chang Rinpoche wear his hat during the tsog’khorlo, and Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche wore Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s hat. It was a wonderful retreat on which I learned a great deal in many different ways.