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Advices posted during the month of October 2016
A student was suffering from constant sciatic pain due to degeneration of the disc in the lumbar spine, and she was in pain even when sitting, sleeping or walking. She had tried Chinese medicine, acupuncture and massage, but there was no...
Rinpoche wrote this card to thank a student for their hard work serving the center.
Rinpoche sent this card to a student who, along with her partner, had been offering service to the organization.
Rinpoche emphasized the importance of practice and explained the quickest path to achieve enlightenment, in this letter to a student who had not come to teachings or events for a number of years.
Rinpoche gave this advice to the monks at Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery, Australia, where he stayed during a one-month teaching retreat in September/October 2014.
A student wrote that her partner had suddenly changed and become quite abusive, fighting with the children and threatening divorce. Rinpoche checked and advised the following practices.
After many years of service as a center director, a student wrote to ask Rinpoche what practices she should focus on now.
This advice regarding FPMT’s Prayers For The Dead service is excerpted from a talk given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at FPMT International Office, Portland, USA, in April 2014.
Dude was a magpie living at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery, Australia. Rinpoche’s advice is also relevant for other animals.
This card suggesting essential practices was given to a longtime student, whose daughter was interested in Dharma. The card also included advice about Boudhanath Stupa.
Advices posted during the month of September 2016
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student about preliminary practices. Rinpoche explained how to meditate on the lam-rim and emphasized the importance of guru devotion as the root of the path to enlightenment.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche dictated this advice during the Light of the Path retreat held in Black Mountain, North Carolina,...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student whose job was to walk dogs.
A student had experienced difficulties for many years, however, she wrote that she also had incredible opportunities and she thanked Rinpoche for his previous advice on transforming depression into the path. Rinpoche responded with further advice...
A student asked for life practices and also for any practices that could help with obstacles at work.
Rinpoche gave the following advice about the translation of the Tibetan word rigs: don't use the word family or lineage.
This letter was sent to a very kind benefactor who had helped a number of FPMT centers.
A student felt that his guru had given up on him. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A student had suffered from broken sleep for twelve years and woke up about five times each night. She also had many dreams of spirit harm.
Rinpoche shared this letter explaining the Maitreya Project developments and how students can support the projects. Edited by Laura Miller and published in...
Rinpoche gave this advice while staying at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, in February 2014.
Advices posted during the month of August 2016
Rinpoche sent this card to thank a student who had recently helped build a stupa. He also commented on a Buddha Amitabha statue that was forthcoming.
A student who was about to start a long retreat wrote to Rinpoche for advice.
Rinpoche advised how to meditate on the lam-rim outline according to Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, and how to avoid wasting time by remembering impermanence and death.
Rinpoche hand wrote this card with extensive advice for a young student. Rinpoche commented on the student’s potential to help others and advised her to check Buddhism and analyze what is to be practiced. He also emphasized the importance of...