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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 March 2020
Rinpoche gave this advice about the process for starting construction of a building.
A student’s father had liver cancer and cirrhosis. Rinpoche checked extensively and gave this advice.
A student who had recently signed a petition regarding a spiritual teacher accused of misconduct wrote to Rinpoche to explain the situation and to apologize for having disturbed Rinpoche’s mind as a result. Rinpoche gave this advice on how to...
A student wrote that they were suddenly experiencing incredible pain. Rinpoche recited Vajra Claws and Burning Pinnacle, and gave this advice to the student.
In this advice, Rinpoche discusses the relics of holy beings and advises that seeing the relics emit light depends on people’s karma and merit.
There were concerns about obstacles for flights. Rinpoche checked and advised the importance of doing the following practices.
In this advice, Rinpoche recommends Vajra Armor mantra and The Prayer Liberating Sakya from Disease as the main practices for protection and healing from coronavirus COVID-19. Rinpoche also advises that bodhicitta and tonglen are...
A student wrote to Rinpoche about their problem with visualization and absorption of the guru through the crown while doing the six-session guru yoga and other sadhanas. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Rinpoche wrote this card to a student who was experiencing depression and also had life obstacles.
A student wrote that they had a deep fear of death from an early age and asked Rinpoche how to overcome this fear. Rinpoche offered this advice.
Advices posted during the month of February 2020
A business was having difficulties. Rinpoche checked and advised the following practices.
A student asked if a monastery could be sponsored to do sutra recitations which Rinpoche had advised as a preliminary practice. The student also asked about reusing water offered in water bowls.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about their experiences while meditating on emptiness. Rinpoche gave this advice about the subtle object to be refuted according to the Prasangika Madhyamaka view.
A student wrote that she had hole in the heart and had lost consciousness. She asked Rinpoche if she should have an operation to fix it and what pujas and practices she should do.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who had written about her work helping people with suicidal ideation.
A student wrote that doing karma yoga while also studying at the center required a lot of energy and time. The student asked Rinpoche about ceasing the study program.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who was planning to go Kopan Monastery in Nepal for the first time to attend a meditation course.
Rinpoche sent this practice advice to a student who had uterine fibroids (a large myoma or benign tumor.)
Rinpoche explains why Highest Yoga Tantra is the quickest way to achieve enlightenment and outlines the levels of completion stage practice. Rinpoche advises that the three higher trainings and the preliminary practices, to purify obscurations...
Rinpoche was asked what could be done for the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has now been declared a global health emergency. Rinpoche's initial advice included mantra...
A student had a recurrent sickness that no Tibetan or Western medicine seemed able to cure. Symptoms included very low blood pressure, headaches, weakness and tremors. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Advices posted during the month of January 2020
A geshe at a Dharma center was having great difficulty in getting a visa for his return to teach at the center. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
This advice was given to a student who had recently been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.)
A student wrote to Rinpoche about her response to the murder of her father and grandmother, and explained how she transformed her anger and then helped her brothers and sisters deal with their negative emotions. Rinpoche sent this advice and...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student whose child had motor neuron disease (ALS).