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Advices posted during the month of October 2017
A student had life obstacles. Rinpoche checked and advised these practices.
Rinpoche advised these practices for a student who had life obstacles.
Rinpoche advised these practices in order to clear obstacles regarding the center property.
A student wrote that a relative couldn’t sleep at night and felt an energy going up and down her spine. The relative’s mind was unstable, with mood swings and irrational speech.
A student had an abortion many years ago and wished to purify the bad karma. She had read the advice Rinpoche gave other women and had recited the Vajra Cutter Sutra 500 times, as well as the King of Prayers and other Buddhist...
A student wrote requesting ordination and explained how he saw samsara. Rinpoche’s advice included comments about the hardship caused by the custom of dowry in India and Nepal.
There was a rumor that someone at a Dharma center had a weapon. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A student wrote asking whether to teach or do practices. Rinpoche checked and advised the following.
A student’s mother was close to passing away. Rinpoche gave this advice on practices to do during and after death. Rinpoche also suggested building a stupa and advised that we collect unbelievable merit just by seeing holy objects, and we collect...
Rinpoche sent this advice to a student about the amazing merit of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM, the mantra of Chenrezig [Skt: Avalokiteshvara].
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a new director at an FPMT center.
Advices posted during the month of September 2017
A student asked Rinpoche what he could do for his mother who had passed away. He had dreams that she needed more help. Rinpoche checked and advised the following.
A student requested life practices. Rinpoche advised the following.
This advice was given to help student who experienced naga or spirit harm.
Pujas and practices for a student with health obstacles.
A student had been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (ALS), a progressive terminal illness. The student wrote that if the disease progressed as expected, he would still have the capacity to make a connection with the guru that could help with...
This method for improving harmony in the family was an oral instruction from Rinpoche, who translated the text at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 2007. Scribe Jean Luc Castagner. Lightly edited by Sandra Smith.
The monastery gives Sangha a place to abide, where they can study and practice, and where they can subdue and protect the mind more easily. Rinpoche advised that those who build holy objects, temples and monasteries collect great merit that...
Rinpoche offered this advice about lam-rim study and preliminary practices in response to a student’s request.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about a mental illness, which included paranoia and hearing voices. Rinpoche advised these practices.
Rinpoche offered this advice about preliminaries and lam-rim meditation to a student who had asked for life practices. Rinpoche also related the story of Milarepa as an example of someone who had achieved enlightenment quickly.
Advices posted during the month of August 2017
Rinpoche offered this advice and encouragement to a student who had received extensive private teachings on lam-rim and calm abiding [Tib: shi-nä].
This card was written to thank an old student for their service at the center.
This handwritten note was given to a student who was experiencing many obstacles and difficulties.
A student had been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. One breast and various lymph nodes had been removed, and she was slowly recovering from the operation. However, the cancer was a very aggressive type and her doctor said it could return at...