Love conquers all.
Thaye Dorje, the 33-year-old leader of Karma Kagyu, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, has abandoned monkhood to marry his old friend.
While he will now have to renounce some of his duties, he will continue as the 17th Karmapa (leader) of his tribe, announced his office.
Dorje, who became Karmapa in 1994, tied the knot with Bhutan-born Rinchen Yangzom in a private ceremony in Delhi, where his wife currently resides.
"My role and activities as Karmapa will continue as before – with the single exception of conducting ordinations... As Karmapa, I will continue to protect and preserve our beloved lineage," Dorje was quoted as saying. Read more...More about Conversations, Social Media, Buddhism, Tibet, and Marriage