Togden Ametrine (Implementation of the Rainbow Body).

Tuesday 30 May, 2023

"Final Flame - Buddha Mind is within us,

not seeking out somewhere else! "

Jetsun Milarepa.

This wizard, make the transition to another world, says his pupil.

... This is a brief description of the life and times of my Glorious Lama, while Amtrina was launched on Saturday, 14 January 2006, according to the Tibetan calendar in 2132 (the year of the wooden bird), the day of Amitabha, in radiant full moon. With devotion in my heart I collected small pieces of information regarding my root teacher, with a sincere desire that this will help strengthen my unsustainable practices Guru Yoga practice and anyone else who might read it in the future.

I prostrate at the feet of my peerless Lama. In these dark times, very rare opportunity to meet a creature like you, so with faith, I offer my body, speech and mind, as well as everything that I've ever had, and what I would have, in order to transform them into final state.

With a deep longing I pray you always stay in the center of my heart!

Togden Amtrin was born in 1922 (although the exact date of the birth of extremely hard), in Lhatoke, Kham. He became a monk at a young age, in the tradition of the Drukpa Kagyu school, and he was given the name of Trinley Lodrö seventh Khamtrul Rinpoche of Khampagar Gompa, Kham.

Under the guidance of his Heart Lama, Tulku Tenzin Sonam (Co-Ten) Rinpoche then Amtrin, at age 24, went alone to meditate in a cave.

 To practice in the retreat he was transferred to the practice of Yamantaka Yidam Tro-chu, unique to the Drukpa Kagyu school.

Another Native Teacher Amtrina, Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche, also practiced this form of Yamantaka as his main practice, and both of them (then Amtrin and Khamtrul Rinpoche) got the practice of co-Tena Rinpoche.

During his practice of Yamantaka, while Amtrin also practiced yoga Trul-Khor (also known under the name of Tsa-Lung, the practice of physical yoga), the Six Yogas of Naropa, Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings.

Amtrin la talked about himself as about the practice of Ka-Nying, practice both lines of the Kagyu and Nyingma teachings. Tsoknyi Rinpoche Togden Amtrina characterized as a follower of the spiritual tradition of the Drukpa, but the practitioner of the Nyingma, Dzogchen.

At the age of 37 years, Amtrin la left Tibet because of the Chinese invasion and arrived in north-western India, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.

Amtrin la remained in Dalhousie, along with several Togden and monks from the monastery Khampagar, as long as the Eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche did not find land to settle.

In the end, Khamtrul Rinpoche found land in the Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh, and named his new settlement Tashijong Khampagar, which means favorable Valley.

When the community came to Tashijong all, including Rinpoche Togden, monks, nuns and lay people helped with their own hands to build a new community. They brought the stones and water from the nearby river and built a new Gompa from scratch.

Thereafter Amtri la continued to spend their time in the caves around Tashijong, living the life of a wandering yogi.

Along with that, he lived in a monastic retreat center. At that time, when he lived in a retreat center, and around him, he taught young monks and future Togden and gave initiations and teachings of the community.

 When I started acting convent Togden Amtrin trained nuns and gave them instructions on practice and retreat.

When Amtrin la got older, he settled in a little hut in the woods, near the retreat center in Tashijong.

And when it came late seventies, he moved into the house Popa Rinpoche. Togden Amtrin in his later years rarely left his room, and even the Queen of Bhutan has refused a request to come and give teachings and empowerments.

However Amtrin la responded to the request of his Korean students, and in his later years, visited the holy cave Maratika in Nepal that would perform the practice of long life.

Without interrupting his retreat Amtrin la the year continued to take anyone who wanted to get away from it pointing-out instructions or advice. Even when he was very ill, he continued to greet visitors every day, always showing perfect skillful means, Equanimity and by virtue of their wisdom.

Throughout his life he was unaltered example of a true practice of the Dharma, and the great Yogi, neglecting the comfort and amenities for the benefit of continuous practice.

His incredible attitude about what you need to perform in order to continue the practice was comparable to the same ratio of Milarepa, which Amtrim la constantly quoted, and which he told the story. In the depths, I believe that then Amtrin really was as great a saint as Milarepa.

There is a story told by Ani Tenzin Palmo, which illustrates the surprising attitude Togden Amtrina: "In the past in Tibet, the old one then Amtrin, meditating on the edge, in order to prevent drowsiness.

For years he lived in the same water and tsampa, and when it ended, he ate the remains of animals that kill the leopard. One day the leopard caught his pick-up remains of a deer, and began to pursue. Amtrin realized how he, so far, has been pegged to the food, meat and threw back to his cave and continued meditation on an empty stomach. "

Whenever one of his students asked him for advice on what he should do with his life, Amtrin la always said that you just need to practice. "Should I teach Tibetan language Amtrin la"? "Yes you can, but it would be better just to practice."

My Lama often give quite spacious (free) advice is constantly trying to send their students to develop self-confidence and spiritual independence. He always showed a deep Equanimity, and gave advice to people of all races, ages and genders. He was completely beyond concerns about form and categories, and gave direct and simple tips.

Togden Amtrin left on Friday, July 1, 2005 on the day of the Dakini. At this time, it was possible to observe the comet in the ground nearby.

From the Diary of training Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

I want to tell you a story about Amtrine, outstanding yogi who lives in Tashijong, North India.

He is a follower of the spiritual tradition of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage, but his practice of the Nyingma, Dzogchen is the same as mine. When he lived in Tibet, he practiced a lot of meditation and became very peaceful.

He was in solitary retreat six years, and his retreat atmosphere was very warm and pleasant.

In those days, people brought food yogis who are in retreat, and they had their own reserves. Amtrin prepared for a small number of fine food.

There were a large amount of wood when the sun shone it was very warm, and he could even see the wide open expanse of heaven. All around were trees, and you could see a lot of animals in the forest. And the yogi could present some pride: "I have been practicing the Dharma. I am very happy and I'm very comfortable here. I have no negative emotions, difficulties, obstacles, and I'm still young. " After six years of practice, Amtrin really felt that his practice has progressed very well. But then he thought: "But who knows, maybe this practice just turned me into a serene vegetable".

So he asked his teacher, Khamtrul Rinpoche, "Would not it be better if I go to an eerie place, rough, violent, repulsive place"?

Khamtrul Rinpoche replied: "Yes, definitely, you have to go to such a place," he instructed with respect to a particular place. Arriving there, Amtrin discovered a huge cave, which is never illuminated by the sun, dripping with water at the entrance.

 In the evening, a huge flock of pigeons circled inside the cave, creating a loud noise, and defecating on his droppings. he did not understand the first day of what is happening.

He used a variety of containers to collect water sochivshuyusya top, but when he drank it, he said: "What is this? What a strange taste. " Later, he realized it was urine pigeons.

The cave was damp, noisy and terrifying at night. When he practiced there, he discovered that his former peace of mind disappeared.

He thought, "My practice was scattered into pieces. What do I do now? " And he felt that everything he had done in the past did not matter much, and now he really had to practice.

In the beginning it was very hard to practice with the restless pigeons circling in the darkness. He felt like an essence which is in Bardo, surrounded by the bustle and noise.

Amtrin tried to hone his inner strength Rigpa, without surrendering to the mercy of distractions, not following the noise.

He practiced this way again and again. He remained in the place about six years. And now, no matter what happened, pleasant or unpleasant, it did not influence him.

He is more worried about it. But this does not mean that he attached no importance to anything. I believe that when Amtrin die, he may not have had much difficulty in Bardo.

For him, all the emotions are said to be in the space of rigpa. In other words, he was free. Until we reach this level, we need to practice.

We must rise to this freedom.

Use as a measure of your ability to deal with any arising emotions. We must go beyond our current capabilities robbery emotions, we need to be protected, or to try to get rid of them (emotions).

We achieve this gradually, becoming more and more stable and confident in the empty essence, to know the nature and unlimited capacity.

Then we discover the emotions do not have to overwhelm us, and we do not need to be captured by them. We should not discourage or suppress emotions. Rather, we simply allow (allow) them to be spontaneously and naturally.


At the age of 84 years old then Amtrin quietly stepped Tashijong, India, on Friday, July 1, the 25 day of the fifth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, the day of the Dakini.

Dorzong Rinpoche, Chogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche was with him when he left. On this day Tsoknyi Rinpoche arrived in Tashijong at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and went straight to the room Togden Amtrina. Chogyal Rinpoche was already there.

Dorzong Rinpoche arrived a few hours later. The three of them were close to Amtrinom in his last hours. The atmosphere was very peaceful, and the process of dying there was extremely quiet. Earlier Togden Amtrin felt some pain, but it passed.

In his last moments Togden Amtrin was completely alone, and left like a damped flame. From time to time he opened his eyes, while his gaze was direct and clear, even though he no longer had the strength to speak or move.

Right before leaving Togden Amtrina and at the time of his death, Rinpoche Dorzong whispered in his ear, guidance, reminiscent of the natural luminosity of the mind.

At 7.15 pm Togden Amtrin died. He remained in tugdame (tugdam) one and a half days, were observed very subtle signs of life.

No one entered into his room, and outside is maintained complete silence.

That night, under cover of darkness, the young then had to sit outside the hut Amtrina, then they joined their minds with the mind of his master, and so they said goodbye without a word to him.

When tugdam (tugdam) Togden Amtrina was finished, all Rinpoche and monks Tashijong came to pray and bring khadaki.

The atmosphere was very relaxed. They read Mahamudra prayer and united your mind with the mind of his teachers. Then came the lay community to express their farewell respects.

Haha :)


The Leela.



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