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Advices posted during the month of July 2016
Advice on practices to benefit a student who had died.
A student's son was going to have a bone marrow transplant. Rinpoche advised that he should try Tibetan medicines instead. The student later wrote that her son had been taking the precious pills and was recovering well without the procedure.
A student wrote about her elderly mother, who was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and had tried to commit suicide four times in the previous two months. Rinpoche gave the student this advice, and also did specific prayers for her mother.
Rinpoche handwrote this card for a young student at a center.
Rinpoche advised the following practices for students to welcome a 20-ton marble statue of Amitabha that was due to arrive at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State, USA.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had written about his realization of emptiness.
A student sent this letter to Rinpoche a few days after he had manifested a stroke in April 2011 and was still in hospital. Rinpoche asked that the letter be published so others can rejoice.
A student had dedicated her life to others, caring for animals in desperate need and also doing healing work with people for many years. She had previously written to Rinpoche about a lump in her breast, however, after he performed a puja, the...
Rinpoche sent this card to remind a student of impermanence, so that his actions become Dharma.
Rinpoche wrote to thank a student who had decided to purify past negative karma. He also commented on the plight of Tibet.
Advices posted during the month of June 2016
A prisoner wrote asking Rinpoche to be his guru. Rinpoche sent this letter.
A student in prison wrote asking Rinpoche to be his guru.
Rinpoche sent this message of thanks to a Sangha community. Included is a story about making momos and advice about the importance of lam-rim.
Advice given to a student who had severe stomach pain.
A longtime student wrote to Rinpoche about doing a long retreat.
A student wrote that he had an obsessive mind at times. Years ago he had experienced a terrible fear of doing his work, which was very important for helping others. He had overcome the obsession with a small retreat and prayer.
This hand-written card was sent to a student who had offered service at a FPMT center.
Rinpoche gave this card to a neighbor who was very kind and always fed the animals and birds. The neighbor was not a Buddhist. Rinpoche explained karma and delusion, and how to cease that by achieving ultimate happiness.
A student wrote to Rinpoche asking for guidance. Rinpoche advised to start doing recommended Buddhist practices right away because this opportunity, the perfect human rebirth, is received just one time.
Advice given to a student who was in a relationship which had ended. The student had also been affected by long-term illness.
Advices posted during the month of May 2016
Rinpoche advised a student that by relying on Buddha Dharma and Sangha, she could achieve the fully awakened mind, sang-gyä. Rinpoche also discussed the qualities of Lama Lhundrup. Although many great Tibetan lamas have now passed away,...
Advice from Rinpoche, given when many sick nuns were showing signs of spirit harm.
A letter from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for the FPMT Annual Review 2015.
A student wrote that he was having a hard time after breaking up with his partner and was finding it difficult to practice.
After seeing images of the suffering of many people on television, Rinpoche made these comments.