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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 2019
Rinpoche wrote this card to two Sangha members who were doing the Charity to Ants practice every week and were also liberating animals weekly.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about harmony in the family. Her children had experienced a lot of trauma and she wanted to have a connection with her grandchildren.
A new center had placed a statue of the Buddha outdoors on the ground. Rinpoche saw photos of the opening of the center and wanted to pass this message on to the center director.
A student wrote that their husband had been diagnosed with diabetes. Rinpoche advised a simple tonglen practice and explained why we need to develop renunciation of samsara.
In this letter sent to his dentist, Rinpoche writes about a sacred lake in northern India where he went on pilgrimage in February 2016, and also gives an outline of the Buddhist path.
This advice was given to a student whose brother was in intensive care and close to dying. The student asked what could be done for his brother to avoid rebirth in the lower realms.
Advices posted during the month of April 2019
Rinpoche gave this advice about the purpose of tantric practice, especially Highest Yoga Tantra, to a student who asked what their main deity was.
A student had experienced mental health issues and had spent time in a psychiatric hospital receiving treatment. The student asked Rinpoche for advice on what practices would help.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who always felt nervous and was having panic attacks. The student had a frail nervous system and was very sensitive to caffeine and different foods.
Rinpoche gave this advice regarding merit multiplying days such as the Fifteen Days of Miracles, Saka Dawa, Chokhor Duchen, and Lhabab Duchen. The advice was typed by Rinpoche.
A student asked Rinpoche how to recognize whether their attachment to their guru, who was a lay person, was positive or was coming from a deluded mind.
A student wrote to confess that they had distanced themselves from Rinpoche and FPMT for many years, and wanted to reconnect. Rinpoche recommended The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment), an...
A student had been grieving for many years after her child had died at birth. She had been trying to conceive in various ways for a long time but not been able to. She asked Rinpoche for advice on how to deal with situation.
Rinpoche sent this card to students at a center.
This advice was given to a student who had worked for many years helping Rinpoche and who suddenly became very sick and was in hospital.
Advices posted during the month of March 2019
In this card sent to a student who was working in Bodhgaya, Rinpoche explained the value of difficult situations, such as hot weather, and also advised life practices.
A student was experiencing many obstacles, was dealing with angry people and had debilitating depression. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Advice on how to generate a pure motivation to benefit others when doing a puja.
Rinpoche gave this advice on the most powerful way to collect merit to a student who had asked about her daughter and about a practice to improve her own financial situation.
A student’s mother had cancer and the student was feeling depressed, isolated and alone. Rinpoche spent a lot of time checking and advised the following.
A student wrote that he had belittled a friend and Dharma brother. He had already applied the four opponent powers, but asked if there was anything else he could do to purify and restore his vows.
Advices posted during the month of February 2019
A student who had been studying for two years asked Rinpoche whether to continue studying or do retreat. Rinpoche checked carefully and gave this advice.
An elder brother who had sued a younger sibling asked Rinpoche what puja should to be done to pacify this situation.
A student had strong lung (wind imbalance) and wrote to Rinpoche for advice.
A student with life obstacles had circumambulated a stupa 2,500 times, in accordance with Rinpoche’s advice. Rinpoche wrote this thank you note and sent it with a box of chocolates.