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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 August 2019
A student needed an operation to remove the colon and asked Rinpoche if it was beneficial to have it done in the next three to six months or if there were obstacles. The student asked if there was a puja or practice for the operation to be...
A student with Hepatitis B and C asked Rinpoche for advice.
Rinpoche explained the benefits of reciting the Arya Sanghata Sutra in this practice advice given to a new student. Rinpoche also recommended lamrim study and practice.
A student asked Rinpoche about the best practice for clearing away obstacles with the gurus.
Relatives of a teenager with serious mental health issues wrote to Rinpoche for advice. The girl had suicidal thoughts, strange posturing and was very thin as she ate almost nothing. She had ceased school and other activities and had asked to go...
An ordained student wrote that his father had died and left a large debt that he had to take care of. The student asked Rinpoche whether he should disrobe, get a job and pay off the debt or continue as a monk even though he would have to work for...
Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director and geshe, thanking them for arranging an all-night recitation of Praises to the Twenty-one Taras dedicated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director with suggestions for bringing harmony to the Dharma center. Rinpoche also explained what it means to be a Buddhist.
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to meditate at Maratika, a sacred place associated with Padmasambhava, in a remote region of Nepal. [You can read more about Maratika here.]
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student’s nine-year-old son who had memorized the Three Principal Aspects of the Path and had sent a video to Rinpoche...
Advices posted during the month of July 2019
A student had recited the Long Life Sutra fifty times and asked Rinpoche what practices to do next.
A long-time student was close to passing away due to cancer and had written to Rinpoche just to connect with him. Rinpoche sent this reply back with instructions on powa, the transference of consciousness at the moment of death.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about the disturbing thoughts and emotions which were causing her a lot of suffering. She was thinking about committing suicide to escape the terrible thoughts, fears and voices in her head.
A student wrote that his wife was about to give birth and asked if there were obstacles as the baby was overdue.
This advice was given to a mother whose daughter was very sick with anorexia and was suffering. She was also not listening to her mother and refused to talk to her.
A student wrote to Rinpoche after reciting the Heart Sutra one thousand times for another student who had died recently. Rinpoche sent this advice.
A student wrote that they had tried something many times and were unsucessful. The student asked Rinpoche if that was the universe saying it wasn’t right for them. Rinpoche gave this advice on becoming free from samsara, cyclic existence.
Rinpoche sent this advice about thought transformation to a student who was very sick in hospital. Rinpoche also commented on the statues that the student had made for the organization.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who was sick and had life obstacles. Rinpoche advised the student to recite the Sutra of Golden Light as much as possible, while always making sure to read it for the benefit of all sentient beings...
A student confessed becoming impatient and upset while attending one of Rinpoche’s teachings. Rinpoche advised how to purify any negative karma collected.
A student wrote that she was six months pregnant, however, at a recent checkup her baby was found to have a rare developmental abnormality. There are only fifty cases of this condition worldwide. The student asked Rinpoche if any prayers could be...
Advices posted during the month of June 2019
A student with diabetes and thyroid malfunction was overweight and asked Rinpoche for advice, as doctors had recommended losing weight before undergoing surgery.
A student had a heart attack and asked Rinpoche for advice on what practices to do.
A nun who had cancer was close to passing away. Rinpoche advised these practices.
A Tibetan student who had cancer took ordination, following Rinpoche’s advice. The student wrote to let Rinpoche know.