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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at various locations (Last Updated Feb 10, 2014)

Dear Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
Answers to life's problems from a Buddhist master

Welcome to the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive online book of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice on a wide range of topics in the form of short talks and letters.

This online book is a never-ending work in progress. New files are compiled, edited and added here each month. Our special thanks to Ven. Holly Ansett, Michelle Bernard and Sandra Smith for their work in compiling and editing these advices.

You can browse through sections and topics using the Category tab above, or use the Table of Contents below. You can also see new advices added in recent months by using the "New Advices" pull-down on the right.

We've done our best to categorize the various advices given by Rinpoche but since they often relate to more than one topic you can use the tags and search function to try to find what you are looking for.

Please Note: Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these pieces of advice to specific individuals for specific situations. All of the names have been changed to respect each individual's privacy. We encourage you to consult a qualified lama before applying these advices. We don’t guarantee that these practices will help you in your specific case and can’t be held responsible if they cause harm or do not bring the result you expect. They are provided for informational purposes only; apply them at your own discretion.

Nevertheless, Rinpoche has suggested that we make these available to give a general idea of how we can help others. Also, sometimes people are in distress from, for example, spirit harm, and don’t have a lama to whom they can turn, and experience has shown that when some have employed Rinpoche's advice, it has helped. Rinpoche has said that sometimes people see a piece of advice and have a strong feeling to try it and that this is the Buddha’s action guiding the person toward the correct method to help them.

You are also encouraged to visit the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Advice page on the FPMT website, which is updated regularly with advice on a variety of topics and practices.

A selection of these advices was published by Wisdom Publications under the title Dear Lama Zopa. You can see their website to order a copy.

We welcome your feedback. Please email the webmaster with your comments and suggestions. Thank you so much.

Table of Contents
Emotions
Practice Advice
Family & Relationship
Miscellaneous Advice
Misfortune
Holy Objects
Health
Dharma Organization Work
Non-harming
Death & Transitions
Advice to Sangha
Lam-rim Topics
Meditation and Retreat Advice