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Advices posted during the month of August 2018
In this letter to a new student, Rinpoche advised how to practice effortful meditation according to the three scopes or levels of practice.
A student with life obstacles wrote to Rinpoche, who advised recitation of the Prajnaparamita to remove the obstacles.
Rinpoche asked for these comments to be passed on to a student who was working on a translation with him at the time.
This extensive advice was given to a student who wrote to Rinpoche about a range of personal problems. The student had health issues including severe depression and high blood pressure. He was also experiencing financial hardship and many other...
In this practice advice given to a new student, Rinpoche explained the amazing benefits of reciting the Arya Sanghata Sutra and the Sutra of Golden Light. Rinpoche also advised how to establish a bodhicitta motivation for the...
Rinpoche gave a student this advice on Dharma practice. Rinpoche suggested doing the preliminary practices gradually and advised that it could take many years or a whole lifetime.
A student wrote about severe eczema which hadn’t healed and was spreading on their neck and face. The student was experiencing continual skin irritation, was unable to sleep properly, and was feeling a little depressed as a result of the...
A student wrote asking if they could practice the Six Yogas of Naropa. Instead, they got life practices.
Advices posted during the month of July 2018
Rinpoche gave this advice about raising children to students at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark.
This letter was sent to an ordained person with health issues. Rinpoche’s advice included circumambulation of Swayambunath Mountain and recitation of the long Chenrezig mantra and praise.
A student who was experiencing many obstacles wrote to Rinpoche. In this letter, Rinpoche advised the importance of Dharma practice for a happy and meaningful life.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who wrote requesting ordination.
Rinpoche sent this message to all Sangha requesting prayers after Ven. Thubten Kunsang (Henri Lopez) passed away due to cancer in July 2016. Ven. Kunsang traveled with Rinpoche for many years, recording Rinpoche’s teachings for LYWA and taking...
A student was continually finding snakes in the garden and asked Rinpoche what to do. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A student asked about teaching lamrim. Rinpoche sent this letter with advice about motivation for teaching and also wrote about a recent trip to New York.
Rinpoche sent this letter to thank an artist who had painted a beautiful Tara thangka.
In this card sent to a very kind student and her son, Rinpoche expressed his appreciation for their practice and explained how to correctly devote to the guru. The student's son had requested bodhisattva vows from Rinpoche.
Rinpoche sent this advice about tonglen (taking and giving) to a nun who was close to passing away due to cancer.
Advices posted during the month of June 2018
A mentally ill person was sending emails falsely accusing a Dharma teacher of misconduct. Students asked what could be done to help this person. Rinpoche advised the following practice.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a nun who had sent a confession as she was close to passing away.
A student had slowly drifted apart from his son over many years until there was no contact between them at all. The student had also lost two partners to cancer. He felt that it was his bad karma ripening and asked Rinpoche for practices.
Rinpoche sent many images of holy objects to an old student and explained each of the images. Rinpoche also wrote about Domo Geshe Rinpoche and shared a story about his first meeting with Zina Rachevsky.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about family harmony, saying that she had been unable to control her temper.
A former monk who had disrobed asked Rinpoche if he could take ordination again. Rinpoche responded with advice about the importance of understanding the lamrim, whether a lay person or a monk
Rinpoche sent this advice to a student who was in a long retreat.