Tokden Atrin 安諦瑜伽長老
Tokden Atrin, was born in around 1922 in Lhatok, Kham. He became a monk in the Drukpa Kagyü school at a young age, and was given the name Trinlé Lodrö by the 7th Khamtrul Rinpoche of Khampagar in Kham. Under the guidance of his main teacher, Tulku Sönam Tenzin (So-Ten) Rinpoche, Tokden Atrin went off to meditate alone in caves at the age of 24. He practised a special Yamantaka sadhana which is unique to the Drukpa Kagyü School, as well as tsa-lung practice, the Six Yogas of Naropa, and Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
At the age of 37, he left Tibet because of the Chinese invasion and went to Dalhousie, in Himachal Pradesh. He remained in Dalhousie, with some of the other Khampagar tokdens and monks, until the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche established his new settlement at Tashi Jong. After helping in the construction of the new monastery, he lived the caves around Tashi Jong, and in the monastery retreat centre. Whilst living in and around the retreat centre, he trained young monks and future tokdens, and also gave empowerments and teachings to the community. Once Ani Tenzin Palmo’s nunnery began to function, Tokden Atrin taught and advised her nuns on practice and retreat also.
三十七歲時因中國入侵，安諦瑜伽士離開西藏而至喜馬恰爾邦的達皓斯，與其他幾位康巴嘎的瑜伽士和僧眾留在此地，直到第八世康祖仁波切在札西炯 (Tashi Jong)建立了新的寺院。在協助建造新寺之後，他便居住在札西炯附近的洞穴和寺院的閉關中心裡。當他居住在閉關中心或附近時，他會培訓年輕的僧眾和未來的瑜伽士，也會給予村民灌頂和教法。在丹津‧芭默尼師的尼院開始運作後，安諦瑜伽士也教導並指導尼眾們進行實修和閉關。
As Atrin-la got older, he settled down in a small hut in the forest just outside the retreat centre in Tashijong, and in his late 70’s he moved into Popa Rinpoche’s house. Tokden Amtrin rarely left his room in his later years, even refusing a request by the Queen of Bhutan to come to teach and give empowerments. Amtrin-la did however, on the request of his Korean students, visit the holy cave of Maratika in Nepal in his later years, to do Long-life practices.
西元2005年7月1日，安諦瑜伽士於印度札西炯安詳地圓寂，時年八十四歲。鐸宗仁波切 (Dorzong Rinpoche)、杜古確嘉仁波切(Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche) 和 措尼仁波切(Tsoknyi Rinpoche) 當時都在場陪同。
- Jeremy Russell, 'The Tokdens of Khampagar' in Chö Yang No. 7, 1996
- Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Fearless Simplicity, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2003, pages 186-7 (the story of Tokden Atrin practising in a cave full of pigeons)
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