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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 September 2016
A student asked for life practices and also for any practices that could help with obstacles at work.
Rinpoche gave the following advice about the translation of the Tibetan word rigs: don't use the word family or lineage.
This letter was sent to a very kind benefactor who had helped a number of FPMT centers.
A student felt that his guru had given up on him. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A student had suffered from broken sleep for twelve years and woke up about five times each night. She also had many dreams of spirit harm.
Rinpoche shared this letter explaining the Maitreya Project developments and how students can support the projects. Edited by Laura Miller and published in...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student about preliminary practices. Rinpoche explained how to meditate on the lam-rim and emphasized the importance of guru devotion as the root of the path to enlightenment.
Rinpoche gave this advice while staying at Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, in February 2014.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student whose job was to walk dogs.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche dictated this advice during the Light of the Path retreat held in Black Mountain, North Carolina,...
Advices posted during the month of August 2016
Rinpoche sent this card to thank a student who had recently helped build a stupa. He also commented on a Buddha Amitabha statue that was forthcoming.
A student who was about to start a long retreat wrote to Rinpoche for advice.
Rinpoche advised how to meditate on the lam-rim outline according to Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, and how to avoid wasting time by remembering impermanence and death.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had offered gold to one thousand buddha statues at Kopan Monastery in Nepal.
A nun wrote to Rinpoche asking to take gelongma vows, which are the vows of a fully ordained nun.
Rinpoche wrote to thank a student who had worked for many years at a number of FPMT centers.
A student had been experiencing pain for more than a year due to problems with her neck, which had affected her mobility.
A student had a problem with her immune system, a lack of white blood cells and defective lymphocytes. She had received intravenous infusions of antibodies every 28 days in the previous year and would continue that for another year. She had great...
A student asked Rinpoche for advice after having a mastectomy and experiencing great physical difficulty while on chemotherapy. Rinpoche recommended meditation on emptiness, tong-len and other practices.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to an old student who had a broken arm.
Rinpoche hand wrote this card with extensive advice for a young student. Rinpoche commented on the student’s potential to help others and advised her to check Buddhism and analyze what is to be practiced. He also emphasized the importance of...
A student was having many problems with a former partner. Rinpoche offered this advice.
Advices posted during the month of July 2016
A student sent this letter to Rinpoche a few days after he had manifested a stroke in April 2011 and was still in hospital. Rinpoche asked that the letter be published so others can rejoice.
Advice on practices to benefit a student who had died.
A student's son was going to have a bone marrow transplant. Rinpoche advised that he should try Tibetan medicines instead. The student later wrote that her son had been taking the precious pills and was recovering well without the procedure.