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Advices posted during the month of November 2015
A student wrote that he had a serious neurological disease. His psychiatrist had also diagnosed OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and maybe a light form of psychosis. Later the student received a diagnosis of depression.
Advices posted during the month of October 2015
A student had terminated several pregnancies and had harmed others. She had killed many insects, eaten meat and used leather extensively in her life. She felt a deep sense of regret and fear that her wrongful past actions would affect her future...
Rinpoche offered this advice about karma in a letter to a student. He emphasized the importance of living in pure morality and of understanding the suffering of this life.
A student was experiencing obstacles with money and asked Rinpoche for advice.
Rinpoche observed that bodhi seeds are beneficial for treating various diseases.
A student wrote to Rinpoche to request life preliminaries. She advised that she was doing full prostrations to the Thirty-five Buddhas and had completed over 20,000.
Rinpoche checked and advised that the following practices need to be done for the success of a monastery.
Practice advice given by Rinpoche to a long-term student.
Rinpoche gave this advice on what to do during a solar eclipse.
Rinpoche advised that these practices may help a person who had contracted Ebola.
A student completed Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice of accumulating 200,000 Vajrasattva mantras and wrote to Rinpoche to let him know. Rinpoche responded with thanks and teachings on the power of bodhicitta.
A student planned to enter retreat and asked Rinpoche for advice.
Advices posted during the month of September 2015
A student had come into some money. She gave half the money to a relative and she decided to use the other half to buy a retreat center. Her relative became angry about this. The student asked Rinpoche what practices could be done in order to...
A student asked for advice on what to do after leaving his job. Rinpoche advised the student to do retreat on life practices previously given.
A student had stopped doing Buddhist practices and had become depressed. Rinpoche gave the following advice.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a family that saves retired racehorses from being put down. He also offered a donation for the construction of a stupa that the old horses can circumambulate.
Rinpoche advised why Sangha communities need to participate in so-jong, a twice-monthly formal confession ceremony.
A student was experiencing relationship problems. Rinpoche gave this advice on how to utilize the difficulties in the path to enlightenment.
A student with breast cancer wrote that she had an operation and was going to start the treatment. Rinpoche offered the following advice.
A student wrote to Rinpoche confessing that he had let his practice of guru devotion lapse.
A student confessed that his forefathers had done a heinous act which had become a major cause of suffering for his family. A long time ago, his great-grandfather and friends had killed a monk by forcibly driving him into a river, where he...
After making an investment, a student expected that the money would be returned, but this did not happen. Rinpoche checked and gave the following advice.
Advices posted during the month of August 2015
A student’s son had disappeared in 2012. She asked Rinpoche if he was still alive and if he could be found. Rinpoche offered the following advice.
A student asked Rinpoche for advice about her personal deity for tantric practice [Tib: yi-dam].
A student who had worked and studied at a Dharma center for three years wrote to thank Rinpoche for his kindness and to ask about his practice. The student said he would like to do more personal practice but he felt that laziness was his biggest...