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Advices posted during the month of April 2021
Rinpoche gave this advice about the three Dharma protectors, Mahakala, Kalarupa and Vaishravana, to students of the FPMT affiliates in Mexico. Recorded at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in March 2021.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche sent this advice to a Dharma center which was having difficulties with the decisions and conduct of one of the people working at the center. This advice is excerpted from a long letter which you can ...
A student had encountered many obstacles for several years, due to a relationship ending, unemployment and many other difficulties.
A Sangha community had started doing prayers together every day. Rinpoche was very happy to hear they were doing this as a group and sent this card.
Rinpoche gave this advice about tonglen practice to a student who had punctured their lungs in a fall and was in hospital.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student’s father, whose wife had just passed away.
A student wrote that she had sustained injuries from several falls. The first time she bruised or fractured a rib, then she fell again and hurt her back, and then she slipped and dislocated her knee. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Rinpoche advised students at a Dharma center to do the following practices for harmony and success.
A student had surgery on her left elbow and was unable to do prostrations and water bowls, however Rinpoche had recently advised these preliminary practices. The student hoped to recover fully, but even with therapy there had been little...
Advices posted during the month of March 2021
Rinpoche advised that prayers to Padmasambhava could help resolve the political unrest in Hong Kong.
A student wrote to Rinpoche for advice about a legal case, as well as financial and relationship difficulties.
In this letter to a student who had completed many nyung näs, Rinpoche suggested several preliminary practices and gave instructions on how to practice lamrim meditation until effortless realizations are achieved.
A student with health issues wrote to Rinpoche asking for life practices. Rinpoche advised Amitayus long-life mantra, the five powers and other practices.
This advice was given to a student who had cancer and was close to passing. The student had been a center director for many years and had helped many centers in the area.
This advice was given to a center director who had made a confession about past mistakes at the Dharma center.
Rinpoche advised a student to recite one million Vajrasattva mantras and then sent this message.
A student wrote about polycystic kidney disease. She had been told by doctors that she would have a reduced life expectancy. [Note: Rinpoche's advice about nyung näs was just for her personally. Rinpoche advised the student to...
In this letter to an Indian taxi driver, Rinpoche advised that success and happiness are the result of our virtuous actions. Rinpoche also recommended a powerful mantra which has many benefits.
This letter was written to a student who was working in the garden at a Dharma center and was concerned about the worms, insects and other animals harmed by planting the flowers. The student asked what they could do for the animals.
Advices posted during the month of February 2021
A student had developed strong attachment to a monk. Rinpoche recommended meditating on impermanence, the impurity of the body, the sufferings of samsara, and the emptiness, or lack of true existence, of the object of attachment.
Rinpoche advised these practices for a student who wrote about chronic health problems.
A student wrote to ask Rinpoche about life obstacles. Rinpoche checked and advised these practices.
A student wrote requesting practice advice. She had a new child and was also SPC at a center. Rinpoche advised several daily practices and recommended training the mind in the graduated path (lamrim) until enlightenment is achieved.
A student wrote about her twenty-year-old son, who had become depressed and addicted to drugs. After overdosing he tried to stop using drugs, but later relapsed and eventually went to a rehab clinic, where he was feeling physically and mentally...
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a translator to thank him for translating the Vajra Cutter Sutra.