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Advices posted during the month of July 2017
A student had tried to commit suicide several times and was very depressed. She said that she was mistreated as a child by her father and her only real friends were animals. Rinpoche responded with advice about his own family, karma and...
In this letter, Rinpoche advised the benefits of two important daily practices: recitation of OM MANI PADME HUM and the Medicine Buddha’s mantra and names. Rinpoche said this is general advice for everyone.
A new student was given this life practice advice by Rinpoche.
A student asked Rinpoche for advice about preliminaries and daily practices for life.
This advice was given in response to requests from students on how best to prolong the life of the guru and how to avoid obstacles that can cause sickness and shorten the guru’s life. The advice was framed and mounted on the wall at Tushita...
In this practice advice for a new student, Rinpoche explained how to become free from the suffering of samsara.
A student was having severe nightmares as though someone was pushing down on him. The student’s mother, who lived in the same house, was also having that experience.
Rinpoche offered this advice to a student who had a lung nodule, a small mass of tissue in the lung.
A student had spirit harm, which manifested as hearing voices and other auditory hallucinations.
A student wrote that she had stopped her commitment after taking an initiation but was going to do the retreat. She asked if she should take initiation again before the retreat. She was also finding it hard to complete a tsa-tsa ...
Advices posted during the month of June 2017
A center was fundraising for a new place. Rinpoche advised the following pujas and prayers for success.
Advice given to student who was about to undergo surgery and would be having full anesthesia.
Rinpoche sent this advice on the benefits of the precious mantra OM MANI PADME HUM, along with a gift of the mantra banner.
A student asked about going to Myanmar to do meditation. Rinpoche advised the student to study lam-rim and then focus on calm abiding.
A student wrote about her son, who had been in a serious accident and was now paralyzed and in a wheelchair. The mother asked Rinpoche how she could help her son, who was very angry.
A couple wrote to Rinpoche about their life plans, retreat, study and practice. This was Rinpoche’s reply.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to thank a Nepalese shopkeeper for selling buddha statues. Rinpoche explained the unbelievable merit of just seeing a buddha statue, and advised that well-made statues allow devotion to arise more easily.
Advices posted during the month of May 2017
A student had two questions for Rinpoche after reading The Heart of the Path many times. First question: Is the absolute guru the practitioner’s own fundamental innate mind of clear light, the...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who was unable to forgive another person for a long time. The student felt they were being used by that person.
A student suffered from a disease which caused his skin to necrotize, with many sores appearing.
A student asked Rinpoche for life practices and advice on her personal deity [Tib: yidam] for tantric practice.
Rinpoche gave this advice about the power of stupas.
Following an operation and diagnosis of ovarian cancer, a student asked Rinpoche for some practices.
This advice was given to a student who requested practices to help with legal and financial difficulties and unemployment.
Advice for a student who had just finished retreat and asked Rinpoche what he should do with his life.