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Advices posted during the month of December 2017
Rinpoche sent this advice about the purpose of working for the center.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a family he had stayed with. Rinpoche advised how to make this precious human life meaningful and suggested a dedication for the worms and insects which are harmed when growing, picking or offering flowers, and for...
A student wrote about a relative who had suddenly started acting strangely. He had tried to pull up floor boards and was hallucinating. Rinpoche checked for a long time and advise the following.
A student wrote about treatment for urethral cancer. Rinpoche read the email and checked, and gave this advice.
A student asked Rinpoche about becoming a monk. Rinpoche gave this advice about the endless suffering of samsara.
A student was experiencing debilitating depression and anxiety and wrote to Rinpoche for advice.
Rinpoche advised a student to do these practices before buying a house.
Advice given to a student who had written to Rinpoche about life obstacles and whether to do nyung näs.
A student wrote to Rinpoche after many gerbils had died unexpectedly. Rinpoche recommended Medicine Buddha and other practices, and advised caring for animals with unconditional love and compassion, not attachment.
Advices posted during the month of November 2017
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student whose husband had left her. Rinpoche typed this letter himself. Lightly edited for readability.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who wrote about ordination.
A student wrote that he had stopped doing his commitments, but had now started again.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a center director for success and protection of the centers in the area.
When Rinpoche was at his home in Aptos, California in Oct-Nov 2015, he created a new flower offering card. This was made into a large sign which was placed in the extensive gardens at Rinpoche’s house. Rinpoche has said that anyone can use this...
Advices posted during the month of October 2017
A student had life obstacles. Rinpoche checked and advised these practices.
Rinpoche advised these practices for a student who had life obstacles.
Rinpoche advised these practices in order to clear obstacles regarding the center property.
Rinpoche sent this advice to a student about the amazing merit of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM, the mantra of Chenrezig [Skt: Avalokiteshvara].
A student wrote that a relative couldn’t sleep at night and felt an energy going up and down her spine. The relative’s mind was unstable, with mood swings and irrational speech.
A student had an abortion many years ago and wished to purify the bad karma. She had read the advice Rinpoche gave other women and had recited the Vajra Cutter Sutra 500 times, as well as the King of Prayers and other Buddhist...
A student wrote requesting ordination and explained how he saw samsara. Rinpoche’s advice included comments about the hardship caused by the custom of dowry in India and Nepal.
A student’s mother was close to passing away. Rinpoche gave this advice on practices to do during and after death. Rinpoche also suggested building a stupa and advised that we collect unbelievable merit just by seeing holy objects, and we collect...
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a new director at an FPMT center.
There was a rumor that someone at a Dharma center had a weapon. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A student wrote asking whether to teach or do practices. Rinpoche checked and advised the following.