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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 April 2017
A student asked about preliminary practices prior to engaging in retreat. The student had several deity yoga retreat commitments to complete.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a center that was arranging a 108 nyung-nä retreat.
In this advice given to a Dharma center, Rinpoche explains the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. Rinpoche also advises the benefits of precious mantras that enable us to purify negative karma and collect merit in order to achieve enlightenment...
These practices were given to a student who asked Rinpoche what he needed to do for success.
Advice given to a Sangha person about respecting and cherishing all sentient beings, and in particular, respecting geshes and elder Sangha by offering prostrations and not giving blessings to others in front of them.
A student asked what to do for prostate cancer.
A student had colon cancer and an operation was scheduled for the following week. The student asked Rinpoche which pujas should be done.
Advice given to a student who had life obstacles in that year.
A student wrote to Rinpoche to request advice about life practices and future ordination.
After a serious car accident, a student found it difficult to practice and wrote to Rinpoche for advice. The student had a brain injury and was learning how to walk again, how to dress and so forth. Rinpoche recommended tong-len, along...
Advices posted during the month of March 2017
Rinpoche gave this advice to a Dharma center about spending money to benefit others.
A letter from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for the FPMT Annual Review 2016.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this letter about the practice of Dolgyal (Dorje Shugden).
A student asked Rinpoche about a person who was feeling depressed and suicidal because her husband had left her.
A student asked Rinpoche about doing 108 nyung-näs. The nyung-nä is a two-day retreat that involves fasting, prostrations and silence.
A student asked if it was beneficial to go to Tibet. The student also asked whether to explain sur practice to other people.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who was building some prayer wheels that Rinpoche had sponsored. The student was also building some stupas.
Rinpoche advised how to act according to Dharma when someone working at the center forgets their practice.
Advice for a student who had built a prayer wheel and sent Rinpoche a small video of it.
Rinpoche advised a student to do the following practices to make her life most beneficial for sentient beings.
Advice for a student doing the FPMT Basic Program, a five-year, twelve-subject course of studies designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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.