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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 February 2020
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who had written about her work helping people with suicidal ideation.
A student wrote that doing karma yoga while also studying at the center required a lot of energy and time. The student asked Rinpoche about ceasing the study program.
Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who was planning to go Kopan Monastery in Nepal for the first time to attend a meditation course.
Rinpoche sent this practice advice to a student who had uterine fibroids (a large myoma or benign tumor.)
Rinpoche explains why Highest Yoga Tantra is the quickest way to achieve enlightenment and outlines the levels of completion stage practice. Rinpoche advises that the three higher trainings and the preliminary practices, to purify obscurations...
Rinpoche was asked what could be done for the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has now been declared a global health emergency. Rinpoche's initial advice included mantra...
A student had a recurrent sickness that no Tibetan or Western medicine seemed able to cure. Symptoms included very low blood pressure, headaches, weakness and tremors. Rinpoche gave this advice.
A business was having difficulties. Rinpoche checked and advised the following practices.
Advices posted during the month of January 2020
A student wrote to Rinpoche about her response to the murder of her father and grandmother, and explained how she transformed her anger and then helped her brothers and sisters deal with their negative emotions. Rinpoche sent this advice and...
A geshe at a Dharma center was having great difficulty in getting a visa for his return to teach at the center. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
This advice was given to a student who had recently been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.)
Rinpoche had advised some practices for a student with life obstacles. After doing the recommended practices, the student’s heath improved and he felt it was due to his practice, which included more than 200,000 recitations of the four...
A student with cancer wrote to Rinpoche to ask what practices they could do, in addition to practices previously advised by Rinpoche. The student was scared of being in great pain when close to passing away.
Rinpoche gave this advice to the parent of a child who showed signs of liver damage.
A student who had been diagnosed with breast cancer wrote to Rinpoche, who checked and recommended the following pujas. Rinpoche also explained the visualization for Chenrezig practice.
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to think about someone who has cheated you.
Rinpoche explains the visualization for the long-life meditation and advises the benefits of the Namgyalma mantra.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student whose child had motor neuron disease (ALS).
Advices posted during the month of December 2019
Rinpoche wrote this card to thank a student who had been very generous to FPMT and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
A student with bipolar disorder wrote to ask Rinpoche if there was a practice that would be helpful for the illness. The student had long periods of depression alternating with short periods of mania and had to take medication for the rest of his...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who was unable to find a job.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who was in severe pain and required constant care. Rinpoche had heard that the person sometimes became angry or frustrated with the caregivers.
Rinpoche sent this letter to all the staff at an FPMT center, thanking them for working at the center.
Rinpoche wrote this message to a student who asked about his feet, as Rinpoche had hurt his ankle.
After checking for many years, a group of students wrote to ask Rinpoche about some land suitable for building retreat houses. Ven. Holly read the email to Rinpoche, who laughed and commented that maybe the students would spend all their time...