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Below is a listing of advices in the Online Advice Book. They are sorted and grouped by the date posted on our website, with the most recent additions showing first. You can enter a keyword to search for advices containing that term.
Advices posted during the month of March 2019
Advice on how to generate a pure motivation to benefit others when doing a puja.
In this card sent to a student who was working in Bodhgaya, Rinpoche explained the value of difficult situations, such as hot weather, and also advised life practices.
A student wrote that he had belittled a friend and Dharma brother. He had already applied the four opponent powers, but asked if there was anything else he could do to purify and restore his vows.
A student was experiencing many obstacles, was dealing with angry people and had debilitating depression. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Rinpoche gave this advice on the most powerful way to collect merit to a student who had asked about her daughter and about a practice to improve her own financial situation.
A student’s mother had cancer and the student was feeling depressed, isolated and alone. Rinpoche spent a lot of time checking and advised the following.
Advices posted during the month of February 2019
A student had strong lung (wind imbalance) and wrote to Rinpoche for advice.
An elder brother who had sued a younger sibling asked Rinpoche what puja should to be done to pacify this situation.
A student who had been studying for two years asked Rinpoche whether to continue studying or do retreat. Rinpoche checked carefully and gave this advice.
A student had shared Rinpoche’s online advice with her friend, who then successfully found employment. She sent this email to thank Rinpoche and FPMT.
An ordained person wrote that for many months they had experienced pressure in their chest and also low energy, not wanting to do much. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
A student was unable to control physical energies that had been activated and they felt that other people or entities could access and "play" with their body at any time. The student was also experiencing disturbing thoughts, images and speech....
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who wrote to ask about life obstacles.
A student with life obstacles had circumambulated a stupa 2,500 times, in accordance with Rinpoche’s advice. Rinpoche wrote this thank you note and sent it with a box of chocolates.
Rinpoche discusses the need for compassion in the medical profession and recommends Medicine Buddha and Chenrezig practice in this advice given to a student who had asked what pujas were needed to pass tests in order to become a Chinese medicine...
Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director who was retiring.
Advices posted during the month of January 2019
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who was struggling to maintain tantric commitments in a busy Western lifestyle. The student had received Highest Yoga Tantra initiations from Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but had broken the...
A student wrote that their family members were going through a difficult time, financially, emotionally and health wise. Rinpoche advised these practices.
A student with a mental health condition had just experienced a brief psychotic episode, the first in more than four years. The student was taking medicine prescribed by Western doctors and asked Rinpoche for practice advice.
Rinpoche sent this message to his uncle, who was at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal. He was in a lot of pain and could be close to passing away.
A student wrote that her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease had become considerably worse. He needed constant supervision and was belligerent and physically abusive toward his carers.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who asked if there was any risk if they traveled around a third world country for a TV show.
A student wrote that there could be spirit harm in their house. They would like to check whether the problem is connected to the house, or to the individuals living in the house.
Advice and stories about developing compassion, the good heart, sent to a student who had been offering healing classes at a center for twenty-five years.
A student’s mother was dying. Rinpoche’s advice includes prayers and practices, as well as instructions on how to care for her after the breath stops.