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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 May 2022
Rinpoche gave this essential life practice advice to a student. Rinpoche advised daily prayers and practices, as well as lamrim meditation, preliminaries, and deity yoga.
This card was written to a center director who had helped the center grow substantially by organizing many activities and bringing students together again.
Rinpoche advised these practices for a Dharma center that was having legal problems.
A student wrote to Rinpoche requesting advice on what retreat they should do for a year.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a thirteen-year-old who was suicidal and self-harming. The child’s mother was a student of Rinpoche.
Advices posted during the month of April 2022
Rinpoche sent this long letter with relationship advice to a student. Rinpoche said that the usual motivation for marriage is attachment and we need to have a bodhisattva attitude, free from the self-cherishing thought, so that our actions become...
A student wrote to Rinpoche asking what practices they should do. Rinpoche advised the student to read the Arya Sanghata Sutra every day, to practice lamrim and to receive Heruka initiation.
A student had offered her house to Rinpoche, who responded with this advice about the unbelievable merit of making even a small material offering to the guru.
Rinpoche sent this advice to a student who was being accused of different things and criticized publicly.
A student had been practicing Dharma for many years, studying, reading books, going to teachings, reflecting and meditating; however, he was experiencing many obstacles at the Dharma center, at home and at work.
A student had kidney cysts, high cholesterol and high blood sugar level. Rinpoche gave this advice.
This advice was given to a builder who had very bad back pain. Rinpoche said it was caused by nagas.
A student had health problems, including severe pain passing urine, but doctors were not able to help his condition. The student was also depressed after Lama Lhundrup passed away and was experiencing many obstacles, including unemployment,...
Rinpoche explains that a wealthy hotelier who appears happy and successful may be just collecting negative karma, while a simple monk who is practicing Dharma purely is creating the cause for happiness up to full enlightenment, even though they...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who asked about stealing. The student had ordered an item online and did not get charged for shipping. She later paid the company but did not receive thanks from them.
Advices posted during the month of March 2022
A student asked Rinpoche whether they should visit their mother, who was very close to dying. Rinpoche advised these practices.
Rinpoche recommended these practices for a student who was experiencing naga harm.
A student felt mentally numb and was unable to focus, comprehend or retain memory of their Dharma studies. They sought mental clarity and asked Rinpoche if there was any form of disturbance.
A student was two months pregnant and medical tests showed that the unborn baby had a low risk of developing Down syndrome. She requested practices that could help with this.
A student wrote that after reciting the Vajra Cutter Sutra 100,000 times, they had contracted breast cancer.
This advice was given to a family whose father had committed suicide. Rinpoche said the advice should be made available to anybody in the world who needs it.
A teenage student had doubts about how buddhas can exist when we can't see them, and whether prayers, pujas and mantras work. The student was also experiencing anxiety and OCD, and was worried about accidentally killing insects, getting sick and...
Advice on the benefits of writing the Prajnaparamita sutras and offering to holy objects. Rinpoche requested that this continues after he passes away. This advice was given during a teaching in Bendigo, Australia.
Rinpoche sent this advice to a shopkeeper after seeing a statue of the Buddha in their shop.
This advice was given to a person who had just been released from prison after being incarcerated for eighteen years.