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Advices posted during the month of February 2017
Due to a recent humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, millions of people have been displaced and are in need of food aid. Many children are acutely malnourished and at risk of starvation. Rinpoche checked on the best way to help.
This advice was given to longtime student who had bone marrow cancer.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student about the benefits of practicing Dharma with bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment.
Rinpoche wrote this card to a student who had recently helped build a stupa at a Dharma center.
A student with a serious heart condition asked Rinpoche for advice. A medical checkup had shown that the student’s heart was enlarged and the aorta valve was not functioning well, resulting in high blood pressure and some misfires.
A student with breast cancer asked about taking specific medicine and what she could do for the cancer.
Advice for a student who had asked how to prevent a hereditary disorder from arising in her children.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to an international Buddhist organization regarding construction of a monastery in Garsha, a small village in Lahaul district, India. This would ensure the future care of a precious self-emanating Chenrezig statue...
A new student who had just attended a Kopan meditation course in Nepal asked Rinpoche for life practices.
Rinpoche wrote this card with quotations to a student who had helped extensively at a Dharma center.
Advices posted during the month of January 2017
This advice was for a student who had cancer and was being cared for by a relative. The carer was even cleaning up the patient’s kaka (faeces) and pipi (urine). Typed by Rinpoche, with corrections by Ven. Holly. Lightly edited...
Rinpoche advised how to purify the negative karma of a dead insect by reciting mantras and blowing on the insect.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to students in Mongolia who make extensive water bowl offerings every day.
Advice on prayers and practices to bless tea produced for sale at a Dharma center.
This advice was given to a teenager about the benefits of reading The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment) each morning.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who asked about doing the preliminary practice of offering water bowls.
Rinpoche heard about an organization in Bhutan that has rescued more than 1,000 stray dogs. Rinpoche wished to offer six months of food for the dogs, however, the local FPMT center raised most of the money and Rinpoche offered the remainder....
A student asked if there was something more that they could do, other than helping the center. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A student served as secretary to an FPMT center for many years. Rinpoche sent his thanks.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a monk who asked whether it was beneficial to go to Myanmar to meditate for three months.
Advice on the shortcomings of the self-cherishing thought and the benefits of cherishing others. Rinpoche gave this advice to one student and said it is applicable to anyone.
Advices posted during the month of December 2016
A benefactor had contributed to the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to the Sera Je Food Fund. Rinpoche wrote this card, thanking the donor for their kindness.
Rinpoche made some peanut butter and erma mixture and offered it to one of his neighbors. This was a hand-written card. Erma (Zanthoxylum alatum) is a spice, like red peppercorn, that grows in the Himalayas and is found in Solu...
Rinpoche sent this hand-written note to one of his attendants, who had offered erma and avocado on a cracker to Rinpoche. Erma is a spice, like red peppercorn, that comes from Lawudo in Solu Khumbu region, Nepal. On the previous days...
A student asked if an initiation was needed in order to do chöd practice. Rinpoche wrote this card with advice about chöd.