At age nineteen she gave birth to a girl. The child later died while Chökyi Drönma was away for a time, helping to mediate in a dispute that had broken out at her father’s court in Gungthang. This, and presumably other events, strengthened her resolution to take religious vows.
Eventually she resorted to extreme means, tearing her hair and hurting herself. Standing before her shocked family, bloody, disheveled and in a very agitated state, she finally obtained the desired permission to leave worldly life behind. She set off for Porong Palmo Chöding.
In a spectacular ride across the icy passes that separate her homeland from the high pastures of Porong (more a mad dash than anything, during which her father had to be left behind because he couldn’t keep up with their speed)
She managed to arrive at his side before he passed away and spent his remaining days at his side, until the final days of the third month of the sheep year of 1451.