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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 2017
A student had two questions for Rinpoche after reading The Heart of the Path many times. First question: Is the absolute guru the practitioner’s own fundamental innate mind of clear light, the...
A student requested practices to help with legal and financial difficulties and unemployment.
A student advised Rinpoche that his partner did not support his Dharma practice and was opposed to Dharma. The student also asked Rinpoche about practices for protection from strange illnesses that came up while practicing Dharma, and requested...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who was unable to forgive another person for a long time. The student felt they were being used by that person.
Rinpoche advised a student how to meditate on emptiness correctly, in order to progress on the path to enlightenment.
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.
These practices were given to a student who asked Rinpoche what he needed to do for success.
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.
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...
A student requested guidance in her daily practice. She also asked about tong-len as she had become unwell after doing tong-len practice for sick friends and felt afraid. The student didn’t know what to expect and whether it was normal to get...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a center on what to do when a cyclone was approaching.
After a serious 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 with...
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.
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.