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Advices posted during the month of August 2019
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to meditate at Maratika, a sacred place associated with Padmasambhava, in a remote region of Nepal. [You can read more about Maratika here.]
A student needed an operation to remove the colon and asked Rinpoche if it was beneficial to have it done in the next three to six months or if there were obstacles. The student asked if there was a puja or practice for the operation to be...
Advices posted during the month of July 2019
A student had recited the Long Life Sutra fifty times and asked Rinpoche what practices to do next.
A long-time student was close to passing away due to cancer and had written to Rinpoche just to connect with him. Rinpoche sent this reply back with instructions on powa, the transference of consciousness at the moment of death.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about the disturbing thoughts and emotions which were causing her a lot of suffering. She was thinking about committing suicide to escape the terrible thoughts, fears and voices in her head.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who was sick and had life obstacles. Rinpoche advised the student to recite the Sutra of Golden Light as much as possible, while always making sure to read it for the benefit of all sentient beings...
A student wrote that she was six months pregnant, however, at a recent checkup her baby was found to have a rare developmental abnormality. There are only 50 cases of this condition worldwide. The student asked Rinpoche if any prayers could be...
A student wrote that his wife was about to give birth and asked if there were obstacles as the baby was overdue.
This advice was given to a mother whose daughter was very sick with anorexia and was suffering. She was also not listening to her mother and refused to talk to her.
A student wrote to Rinpoche after reciting the Heart Sutra one thousand times for another student who had died recently. Rinpoche sent this advice.
A student wrote that they had tried something many times and were unsucessful. The student asked Rinpoche if that was the universe saying it wasn’t right for them. Rinpoche gave this advice on becoming free from samsara, cyclic existence.
Rinpoche sent this advice about thought transformation to a student who was very sick in hospital. Rinpoche also commented on the statues that the student had made for the organization.
A student confessed becoming impatient and upset while attending one of Rinpoche’s teachings. Rinpoche advised how to purify any negative karma collected.
Advices posted during the month of June 2019
A student with diabetes and thyroid malfunction was overweight and asked Rinpoche for advice, as doctors had recommended losing weight before undergoing surgery.
A student had a heart attack and asked Rinpoche for advice on what practices to do.
A nun who had cancer was close to passing away. Rinpoche advised these practices.
A Tibetan student who had cancer took ordination, following Rinpoche’s advice. The student wrote to let Rinpoche know.
Rinpoche gave this advice about bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had severe blisters and itchy skin.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had a new stupa in their house.
A student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to confess that as there was no other center nearby they had started attending a New Kadampa Tradition center and were practicing Dolgyal (Skt: Dorje Shugden). The student confessed not following the guru’s...
A student with cancer wrote that her husband was hospitalized due to his severe anxiety. He was not a Buddhist. Rinpoche sent this advice.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about a sixteen-year-old relative who had severe depression. Rinpoche offered this advice.
Advices posted during the month of May 2019
A student was having many health issues, including heart arrythmia, anxiety and panic attacks, fatigue, stomach problems and dizziness. This prevented the student from doing nyung näs. Doctors could not find any problem. Rinpoche checked...
A student asked if he was committing sexual misconduct because his current partner was legally married. She had separated from her husband and was not having any physical contact with him, however, they were still married. Rinpoche spent a long...