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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 July 2021
A student had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer. Rinpoche did prayers for the student, specifically on the day of their operation, and recited Dukkar...
After completing a three-year lamrim retreat a student wrote that they had developed very bad lung and asked Rinpoche what could be done to help.
A student who was experiencing a lot of obstacles asked Rinpoche if there would be many obstacles in the coming year and what to do.
A student with endometriosis had developed an ovarian cyst and was feeling dizzy and unwell. She had also been unemployed for a long time and requested life practices.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a new nun advising the importance of renouncing the eight worldly concerns and meditating on impermanence and death.
A student and teacher at a Dharma center wrote that only a few people were attending teachings and they wondered if it was still beneficial to stay and teach there. Rinpoche sent this letter.
A student wrote requesting practices for life. Rinpoche advised a Highest Yoga Tantra deity practice, as well as the Method to Transform and lamrim study, in order to actualize realizations of the path to enlightenment.
Advices posted during the month of June 2021
A center asked Rinpoche about logging in order to earn money. Rinpoche sent this letter.
A student had many health problems, joint pain, gut pain and difficulty walking. Rinpoche advised these pujas.
A student wrote about his teenage daughter who had become violent. The aggressive behavior had started when she was eight or nine and was becoming unbearable. She had been hospitalized twice for suicidal thoughts and violent episodes, and had...
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to think about the Heruka relic from Mount Kailash. This relic is often used to give blessings when someone is about to die.
A student who had lupus and severely degenerating muscles asked Rinpoche what could be done to help the condition. Rinpoche checked extensively and gave this advice.
This message was sent to someone who was arranging a lama’s teaching event at a center.
A nun’s mouth cancer was cured after reciting a mantra Rinpoche had advised. Rinpoche asked for this success to be recorded in the Online Advice Book.
A student was taking the Namgyälma mantra to the top of a mountain to bless the area. Rinpoche offered this advice about the benefits of the mantra.
A student asked about the qualifications needed to engage in the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of transcendental wisdom and great bliss. The student said afflictions and self-grasping often arose and they weren’t sure whether their mind was...
A student who had been ordained in the New Kadampa Tradition was unsure about his ordination and wanted to take ordination again. The student also asked Rinpoche to be their guru. Rinpoche sent this letter advising how to correctly follow the...
Advices posted during the month of May 2021
A student wrote that their favorite practice was bodhicitta and the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation. Rinpoche sent this advice.
A student wrote that her breast cancer had returned after a long remission. Rinpoche recommended several practices and gave extensive advice on how to utilize the cancer on the path to enlightenment.
A student with multiple sclerosis (MS) asked Rinpoche what to do.
A student wrote about her teenage son who was experiencing negative thoughts, disturbed sleep, anxiety and depression. The family was working with a psychologist and psychiatrist, but the boy’s condition was deteriorating.
A student with some serious diseases requested practice advice. Rinpoche sent this letter.
A student wrote that they had OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and requested advice.
A student wrote with a query about doing sur offering practice for someone who had passed away. The student asked if the practice needed to continue every day once it was started. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who had rescued baby possums and cared for them after their mother was killed on the road. Rinpoche thanked the student and related the stories of Asanga and the wounded dog, and Getsul Tsimbulwa and the...