View and Search Online Advice Book
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 June 2020
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who was working at an FPMT center.
A person who was experiencing anxiety and depression asked Rinpoche which buddha was helpful for that. Rinpoche gave this advice on the good heart and cherishing others.
In this advice given to a new student, Rinpoche recommended the five powers and other practices to purify negative karma and eliminate sickness and spirit harm.
This advice was given to a student for his partner, who was very depressed.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had helped build prayer wheels at a center and was very close to dying due to cancer.
This advice on how to achieve enlightenment quickly was dictated by Rinpoche in Bendigo, Australia.
After meeting a student who asked about guru devotion, Rinpoche sent this letter advising the importance of checking the guru first, and what to do if the guru instructs the disciple to do something which is non-Dharma.
A student wrote that they had started hearing voices and wondered if it was spirit harm. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
Advice about the unbelievable merit of making offerings to the Sangha when we have the correct motivation and see them as pores of the guru. The advice refers to offering to monks at pujas, however, it also applies to nuns and lay people who are...
After completing a three-month retreat, a student wrote to Rinpoche about their realizations and experiences. The student said the retreat had helped with their grief and sadness after losing their mother several years ago. They had thought that...
Advices posted during the month of May 2020
Rinpoche wrote this letter to new young student who had been to Bodhgaya to receive the Kalachakra initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rinpoche sent this card to a benefactor who had been supporting FPMT social service projects in India, Nepal and Mongolia for many years.
A student wrote that she had become sick while living at the Dharma center. As well as experiencing many health obstacles, she was having difficulty with Dharma practice and problems with her memory. Rinpoche advised doing Vajrasattva retreat in...
A student wrote to Rinpoche about her twenty-year-old daughter, who was experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts. The depression had started a long time ago but it had become more serious and the student said her daughter felt trapped,...
Rinpoche dictated this dedication for a family and for their mother who had passed away. The dedication was to be read out during pujas that were done for the family.
This advice was given to a student who asked if any pujas were needed prior to back surgery.
A student had a diagnosis of three large tumors in her uterus. The tumors were benign but they were causing many health problems, including blood loss, lack of energy and exhaustion.
A student asked Rinpoche to make prayers for her sick dog. Rinpoche sent this advice.
Rinpoche gave this advice to students whose business was unsuccessful.
A student was very ill and had impaired mobility, so she needed assistance with washing, eating and toileting. Another student who visited her said he wouldn’t be able to bear her suffering for even one hour, and wondered why she was experiencing...
A student was going to prison for two years and asked what practices they could do there. Rinpoche gave this advice on how to use the time in prison to practice Dharma.
Advices posted during the month of April 2020
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student with PTSD who was experiencing strong anger and rage, as well as having flashbacks to the past and feeling startled by noise.
A student asked what practice to do next. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
This advice was given to a student who asked whether it was beneficial to travel as there were some obstacles.
Rinpoche advised a student to request Prajnaparamita recitation by a monastery in Nepal in order to remove obstacles to shinä (Skt: shamatha; calm abiding).