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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 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...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had offered gold to one thousand buddha statues at Kopan Monastery in Nepal.
A student was having many problems with her former partner. Rinpoche offered this advice.
A nun wrote to Rinpoche asking to take gelongma vows, which are the vows of a fully ordained nun.
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 to thank a student who had worked for many years at a number of FPMT centers.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to an old student who had a broken arm.
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.
A student wrote about her elderly mother, who was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and had tried to commit suicide four times in the previous two months. Rinpoche gave the student this advice, and also did specific prayers for her mother.
Rinpoche handwrote this card for a young student at a center.
Rinpoche advised the following practices for students to welcome a 20-ton marble statue of Amitabha that was due to arrive at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land in Washington State, USA.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had written about his realization of emptiness.
Advices posted during the month of June 2016
Advice given to a student who was in a relationship which had ended. The student had also been affected by long-term illness.
A prisoner wrote asking Rinpoche to be his guru. Rinpoche sent this letter.
A student in prison wrote asking Rinpoche to be his guru.
Rinpoche sent this message of thanks to a Sangha community. Included is a story about making momos and advice about the importance of lam-rim.
Advice given to a student who had severe stomach pain.
A longtime student wrote to Rinpoche about doing a long retreat.