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Rinpoche discusses the karma of relationships and offers advice and practices for family reconciliation when there has been disharmony and conflict.

  • Practices for Family Conciliation and Purification •
  • Difficulties With Son •
  • Angry Teenager •
  • Disturbed Family Member •
  • Disharmony Between Parents and Siblings •
  • Daughter Opposes Mother’s New Partner •
  • Pacifying a Relative’s Anger and Finding a Retreat Place •
  • Parents Don’t Support Buddhism •
  • Make Strong Prayers to Medicine Buddha •
  • Abusive Partner •
  • Advice for a Mother and Son •
  • Padmasambhava Technique for Harmony in the Family •
  • Father and Son Estranged •
  • Family Harmony •
  • Advice for Family Harmony •
  • Put the Blame on the Self-cherishing Thought •
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In this collection of advice for those practicing in prison, Rinpoche explains how to use the situation in prison to develop the mind.

  • Meditation in Prisons •
  • Prison is an Opportunity to Practice •
  • Son Passed Away •
  • Using Time in Prison to Practice Dharma •
  • Chenrezig Practice in Prison •
  • How to Achieve Real Happiness •
  • The Self-cherishing Thought Is the Real Enemy •
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Advice for students who are experiencing difficulties with their Dharma practice.

  • No Progress in Practice •
  • Doubts •
  • Obstacles •
  • Difficulty with Prostrations •
  • Not Enough Merit to Practice Tantra •
  • Cutting Distractions to Practice •
  • Difficult Retreat •
  • Faults in Practice •
  • Needing Money for Retreat •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Outer and Inner Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Purifying Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • There’s Not Much Time Left •
  • Crushed by Depression and Loss of Faith in Dharma •
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Advice on how to follow the Buddhist path and how to bring benefit and happiness to others through Dharma practice.

  • Practice Advice for a New Student •
  • Study and Practice Advice for a New Student  •
  • The Ultimate Goal •
  • Advice to a New Student •
  • Beneficial Practices for a New Student •
  • New Student Practice Advice •
  • The Mahayana Path •
  • Tong-len and Tsa-tsa Practice •
  • Practicing with Effort •
  • Lam-rim and Deity Practice Advice  •
  • Following the Buddhist Path •
  • Think of the Happiness of Others •
  • A Simple Daily Practice for a New Student •
  • Use Your Life to Benefit Others •
  • Lamrim Study and Meditation is Most Important •
  • Reciting Mantras •
  • The Main Purpose of Your Life •
  • First Time at a Kopan Course •
  • Beneficial Practices •
  • The Best Time to Practice Dharma •
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Advice and prayers for peace, harmony and happiness in countries experiencing conflict.

  • Prayer for Peace •
  • September 11 •
  • Post-September 11 •
  • Advice After the US Election •
  • Prayers for Afghanistan •
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Advice on meditations and mantras for healing and purifying sickness, spirit harm, negative karma and obstacles to a long life.

  • Vision of Tara •
  • Medicine Buddha Puja •
  • White Tara and Chenrezig Simhanada Practices •
  • Benefits of Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • White Tara’s Long-life Nectar •
  • White Tara Meditation •
  • White Tara Practice •
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Advice given to students on the practice of Shugden (Tib: Dolgyal). This practice is strongly discouraged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama  and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

  • Ceasing Shugden •
  • Advice About Dorje Shugden •
  • Student Stopped Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dorje Shugden Practice •
  • Action Against Lamas •
  • Forsaking a Guru •
  • More Talks on This Topic: Dorje Shugden •
  • Dolgyal Practice •
  • Dolgyal Confession •
  • Dolgyal and the Guru-Disciple Relationship •
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Advice on powerful mantras with many benefits including healing, purifying negative karma and dispelling obstacles.

  • The Exalted Zung of Norbu Sangpo •
  • The Mantra Encompassing the Essence of Kangyur •
  • The Wisdom Mantra Called the Arya Six Syllables •
  • Stainless Pinnacle Lotus Mantra •
  • Amoghapasha Mantra •
  • Benefiting Others with Namgyälma Mantra •
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Advice on tantric practices, including the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

  • Completion Stage Practices •
  • Request for Initiation •
  • Visualizing the Guru as Deity During Initiation •
  • Deity Practice •
  • Generating as a Deity •
  • Self-Initiation and Mahamudra Meditation •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • Personal Deity for Tantric Practice •
  • Five Buddha Types •
  • Request to Practice Six Yogas of Naropa •
  • Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • How to Achieve Enlightenment Quickly •
  • Six-Session Guru Yoga •
  • Method and Wisdom in Highest Yoga Tantra Practice •
  • Generation and Completion Stage Practices •
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Advice on the importance of compassion, the good heart.

  • The Benefit of Pure Love and Joy •
  • Great Compassion for Others •
  • Great Compassion •
  • The Good Heart is the Root of Happiness •
  • Essential Advice •
  • Why Compassion is Important •
  • Results of Compassion •
  • The Quick Path to Enlightenment •
  • Compassion is the Basis of Achieving Enlightenment •
  • The Advantages of Cherishing Others •
  • The Quickest Way to Achieve Enlightenment •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Precious •
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Advice on practices to benefit those who have passed away.

  • Teacher Passed Away •
  • Medicine Buddha Practice •
  • Creating Merit For Future Lives •
  • Death on TV •
  • Jang-wa Practice •
  • When Sangha Members Die •
  • How to Benefit Those Who Have Died •
  • Praying for the Deceased •
  • Offering a Deceased Person’s Wealth •
  • What to Do with a Deceased Person’s Ashes •
  • Tsa-tsas and Pujas After Death •
  • Help at the Time of Death •
  • Mother Passed Away •
  • The Real Kunsang is Not There •
  • What to Do with Ashes of a Loved One •
  • Daily Sur Practice for Deceased Person •
  • Prayers for Student Reborn in Naga Realm •
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Advice and practices to remove obstacles to success.

  • Obstacles to Moving House •
  • Changing Feng Shui •
  • Removing Obstacles and Collecting Merit •
  • Removing Obstacles for a Religious Leader  •
  • Practices to Reduce Obstacles •
  • Obstacles to Finding a Job •
  • Obstacles for Family •
  • No Need to Worry •
  • Clearing Obstacles from the House •
  • Eviction from Land •
  • Feng Shui and Practices to Remove Obstacles •
  • Obstacles in the Coming Year •
  • Obstacles to Dharma Practice •
  • Poor Health, Depression and Many Obstacles •
  • Practices to Remove Obstacles •
  • Puja to Eliminate Obstacles •
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Advice on how to make the best use of our life, which is very short.

  • The Cause of Death •
  • Life is Short •
  • How to Use an Hourglass for Dharma Practice •
  • Impermanence and Death Don't Wait •
  • Death Meditation  •
  • Death Comes Suddenly •
  • Remember Impermanence and Death •
  • Death Can Happen Suddenly •
  • Grief After Baby’s Death •
  • Know That Death Can Happen at Any Time •
  • Overcoming Fear of Death •
  • You Will Meet Him Again in a Different Form •
  • You Will Meet Again and Again •
  • Death Can Come at Any Time •
  • Separation Is Definite •
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Advice on how to transform depression and use it on the path to enlightenment.

  • Advice on Transforming Depression •
  • So Much to Rejoice In •
  • Depressed and Unsure Where to Live •
  • Daughter with Depression •
  • Practices for Depression •
  • Depressed Student •
  • Practice Tong-len for Depression •
  • Practices for Daughter's Depression •
  • Balloon Mantras for Daughter's Depression •
  • Stopping Depression •
  • Dealing with Depression •
  • Long-Term Depression •
  • Depression in the Family •
  • Battling with Depression •
  • Severe Depression •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Depression •
  • How to Overcome Depression •
  • Remedy for Depression •
  • Severe Depression and Anxiety •
  • The Best Way to Eliminate Depression •
  • Numberless Buddhas Cherish You Most •
  • Transforming Depression •
  • Advice and Practices for Depression and Long Life •
  • Transforming Anxiety and Depression •
  • Depression After Bereavement •
  • Meditations for Depression •
  • Goodbye Depression •
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Advice on how to use sickness on the path, especially through the practice of tonglen (taking and giving).

  • How Sickness Purifies Negative Karma •
  • Very Sick Student •
  • Offering Service •
  • Brain Infection •
  • Using Sickness for the Path •
  • Tumor in Spine •
  • Purifying Sickness •
  • How to Think about Sickness •
  • Beneficial Practices for the Sick •
  • Rejoice in Your Sickness •
  • How Fortunate You Are to Have This Sickness •
  • Rejoice That You Purified Negative Karma •
  • Meditate on the Kindness of Others •
  • Experience the Suffering for Sentient Beings •

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