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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 May 2016
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.
A student was losing money every month and could not make a living any more. He had followed Rinpoche’s previous advice and had done 80 Vajra Armor sadhanas, but his situation had not improved. He said it seemed that the black magic Rinpoche had...
Rinpoche gave this advice to help pacify earthquakes in California, Nepal and worldwide.
A student had experienced three heart stoppages in one month and had been unconscious for some time. He continued to have many health problems and several months later he was admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. His airway had...
A student wrote to Rinpoche about his experiences during a recent retreat. Rinpoche advised to continue with a light retreat, doing sessions in the morning and evening, and going to work during the day.
Rinpoche sent this card thanking a benefactor for helping the FPMT.
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,...
Rinpoche checked and advised the following practices for a student who had cancer of the stomach.
Advices posted during the month of April 2016
A student wrote that she was pregnant. Rinpoche sent her this letter.
A student asked for guidance on what retreat to do. Rinpoche offered this advice on how to plan the daily sessions.
A student wrote offering a three-month Vajrasattva retreat, which he said had a tremendous effect on his life. The retreat was completed at Kopan Monastery and the student had also gone on pilgrimage to many holy places in Nepal.
A student asked for life practices. Also, he wanted to become a translator, but his parents didn’t want him to go.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student he had met at the airport.
Rinpoche advised these practices for people who are unable to sleep.
A student close to passing away wrote to Lama Zopa Rinpoche saying she didn’t get to finish her preliminary practices and was not clear what to think and practice.
An old student had life obstacles. Rinpoche advised him to read the Diamond Cutter Sutra and do prostrations every day.
A student’s mother was very close to passing away, and was in a lot of pain.
After manifesting a stroke in April 2011, Rinpoche dictated this letter while still in hospital to a student who had written to him. The student was concerned about Rinpoche’s condition and sent wishes for him to get better.
A student had lost all his money in the stock market, and he had became dependent on someone else for financial help. He was very, very worried about his financial situation and he asked Rinpoche if there was anything he could do to improve his...
A student wrote that she was a feminist who strongly believed in democracy and women's power. Rinpoche said the best leader is the Buddha, or a bodhisattva who "cherishes everybody and is able to guide with wisdom and compassion, not with...
Advices posted during the month of March 2016
Rinpoche gave a photo of Chenrezig [Skt: Avalokiteshvara] to a waitress he met at a restaurant in Darjeeling, India. Later, he sent her this advice, which includes an explanation of the visualization, the numberless benefits of reciting OM MANI...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student about how to make life most beneficial for others, now and in the future.