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Advices posted during the month of September 2022
In this advice, Rinpoche recommends purifying negative karma with daily Vajrasattva practice, just as the wise ones have done. This is the second part of a letter sent to a student who had criticized the guru and caused problems at the Dharma...
A student confessed that Rinpoche was initially their least favorite person and apologized for criticizing him whilst traveling in India and Nepal. The student also felt they were a troublemaker at the Dharma center and had caused problems for...
A student was upset because her partner had gone to live with someone else. Rinpoche advised that we have all been suffering from beginningless rebirths and the key to peace and happiness is giving up the self-cherishing mind.
Rinpoche offered this advice about the correct way to practice Highest Yoga Tantra, by first accomplishing generation stage and then practicing completion stage. Rinpoche also emphasized the importance of lamrim study and practice.
Rinpoche checked and advised these practices for a student with life obstacles.
A student had been diagnosed with lupus and advanced fibromyalgia. The medication was very strong, affecting many inner organs, the nervous system and general health. Rinpoche checked and advised the following.
Rinpoche offered this practice advice to a student who had uterine cancer and was going to have an operation. The student also wrote that she had two abortions when she was younger and now strongly regretted doing that.
A student wrote that there was an obstacle relating to their job and they may also be facing a lawsuit soon. Rinpoche advised these practices to dispel the obstacles.
This advice was given to a longtime student who asked about health obstacles.
Rinpoche had advised a student to complete 300,000 mandala offerings (ngondro), but they could not continue due to chronic neck pain and stiffness after an accident. The student had tried to follow Rinpoche’s advice but was physically...
Advices posted during the month of August 2022
Rinpoche advised a student and their father to do these practices in order to remove obstacles.
Rinpoche advised that this puja should be done for a young girl, so that obstacles she was experiencing could be overcome. Drugchuma puja is performed in relation to Kalarupa/Dharmaraja, a Dharma protector.
A student asked whether it was good to have surgery for a hernia. Rinpoche checked and advised the following.
Rinpoche sent this letter thanking a student who finished some preliminary practices.
A student asked about having eye operation. Rinpoche recommended these pujas and a Chenrezig practice to purify the negative karma and disease.
Rinpoche sent this letter thanking a benefactor for their kindness, which had enabled the FPMT to benefit numberless sentient beings.
This letter was sent to a student who wrote that she was having difficulty with attachment to men. Rinpoche advised how to overcome the attachment by reflecting on the nature of the body and the four immeasurable thoughts.
Rinpoche advised several pujas and practices for a center which had termites. Rinpoche also said the center should not kill the termites and they should take the termite-infested wood out to the forest instead.
A longtime student wrote that he felt very alone and not connected with the lama. He also told Rinpoche he was doing nyung näs.
A student asked Rinpoche what retreat to do for two months. Rinpoche explained how to structure their retreat and how to make the tsa tsas correctly, without imperfections.
Advices posted during the month of July 2022
A student wrote that they had been practicing Dharma for over twenty years, and were inspired by Rinpoche’s book Dear Lama Zopa, but they felt unable to continue, especially with the practice of guru devotion. Read Rinpoche’s response...
A student wrote that they had Bell’s palsy and tumors in their breast and lungs. Rinpoche recommended tonglen practice.
A student had some blockages in the arteries going to their heart. Rinpoche advised these pujas.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who asked how to make their business successful.
A student wrote asking to take ordination. Rinpoche observed that they had life obstacles and recommended several practices including animal liberation.