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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to prepare oneself for death, which can happen at any time. Includes practices for students whose death is imminent.

Premonition of Death •
Death Can Happen Anytime •
Rely on Amitabha •
Death Can Happen at Any Time •
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Advice on how to purify negative karma in relation to the guru. This advice was given to students confessing mistakes.

Regretting Anger Toward Rinpoche •
Confession of Anger •
Confessing Mistakes •
Confessing Negative Thoughts •
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Advice and practices to remove obstacles and have success in the purchase or sale of house or land.

Obstacles to Sale of House •
Selling a Property •
Selling Land •
Buying Land •
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Advice on daily practices recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for students on the path to enlightenment.

Extensive Daily Practice Advice for an Artist •
The Main Practice is Lamrim •
Lamrim and Guru Yoga Daily Practice •
Connection to Practices •
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Letters and cards thanking benefactors and students who have offered service to the Dharma in many different roles.

Thanks for Volunteering •
Thanks for Service and Advice about Pure Land •
Welcome to Enlightenment •
Thanks for Long Life Practices •
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Advice given to students who had requested lifetime practices. Rinpoche recommends essential daily prayers and practices to focus on for life. 

Life Practices •
Ordination, Study and Service •
Beneficial Practices  •
Advice for Life •
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Advice and practices to benefit people struggling with a mental health condition.

Heavy Obstacles •
Paranoia, Depression and Psychosis •
Eating Disorder •
Mental Disturbances and Violent Rage •
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Advice and practices to remove obstacles to health and success in life, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Practice Advice After Car Accident  •
Blessed Water for Cancer Patient •
Offering Service •
Blessed Water and Long-life Puja •
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Advice for students asking about separation and divorce. Rinpoche also discusses the suffering nature of samsara and the karma of relationship problems.

Advice for Separation •
Relationship Break-Up •
The Karma of Divorce Depends on Motivation •
Decision on Whether to Divorce •
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Read the newly posted advice on practices for the four holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, as well as a collection of advice on practices for success and harmony at the Dharma center. 

Change Zoning of the Center •
Advice for Meditators at Shine Retreat Land •
Applying for a Permit •
How to Bless Tea •
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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 •
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Advice on the power of relics, from which we receive blessings that bring us closer to enlightenment.

 

Blessings from the Relics on Tour •
Relic Tour Brings World Peace •
Benefits of Relics •
Benefits of Holy Relics •
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Advice for people who have struggled with drugs or alcohol. Rinpoche says that our life is precious and we should not waste it carelessly.

Giving Up Alcohol •
This Most Precious Human Life •
Practices for Drug Problems •
Breaking Drug Addiction •
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Advice for students doing a long retreat, including guidance on motivation, specific practices, how to successfully complete the retreat and what to do if there are obstacles.

Life Retreat •
Completion of Three Year Retreat •
Continue With Lamrim in Long Retreat •
Gradual Completion Stage •
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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 •

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