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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to resolve conflict with fellow students at the Dharma center by remembering their kindness and developing a tolerant and compassionate attitude.

  • Having the Attitude to Help •
  • Complaints about Director •
  • Advice for Dealing with Difficult People •
  • Conflicts with Fellow Students •
  • Living with a Difficult Student •
  • Every Sentient Being Is Most Kind, Most Dear, Most Precious •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for those who have offered service as center director and are retiring from that role.

  • Thanks to Outgoing Director •
  • Departing Center Director •
  • Thanks For Service as Director •
  • On Retiring •
  • When the Center Director Is Changed •
  • Work at the Center Is So Beneficial •
  • Resuming Study After Directorship •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on how to care for others who are very ill and approaching death, with essential advice and practices for the moment of death.

  • Working With the Dying •
  • Close to Death •
  • Imminent Death •
  • When Someone Is Dying •
  • How to Support Someone Who is Dying •
  • Helping a Dying Grandmother •
  • Helping a Friend Die •
  • Dying Father •
  • Sickness and Death •
  • Dying of Cancer •
  • Mantra Recitation for a Dying Person •
  • What to do for Dying Mother •
  • Whether to Tell Someone She Is Dying •
  • More Talks on this Topic: Caring for the Dying •
  • How to Help People Who Are Sick and Dying •
  • Make Strong Prayers to Medicine Buddha •
  • Rinpoche's Online Advice Book: We All Have to Die Sooner or Later •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, a Mahayana sutra which helps us to actualize wisdom and bodhicitta quickly, along with other realizations.

  • Benefits of Reciting the Diamond Cutter Sutra •
  • The Diamond Sutra •
  • Sutra Recitation for Sick Nuns •
  • Diamond Cutter Sutra in Retreat •
  • Sutra Recitation to Remove Obstacles and Bring Happiness to All Beings •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the Mahayana practice of transforming our attitude from cherishing oneself to cherishing others who are most precious and kind.

  • Experiencing Problems for Others •
  • The Kindness of All Sentient Beings •
  • My Feet Belong to Sentient Beings •
  • How to Respond to Dishonesty •
  • Offering Service to Others, Who Are Most Precious and Kind •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for prisoners on how to use the situation to develop their mind on the path to enlightenment.

  • Being in Prison •
  • Preliminaries and Other Practices in Prison •
  • A Nun in Jail •
  • The Prison is Your Retreat House •
  • Letter to Martha Stewart •
  • Making Life in Prison Meaningful •
  • Request for Practices from Prison •
  • Request for Guru •
  • Prison Is the Best Opportunity •
  • How Fortunate You Are! •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for people who are contemplating suicide. Rinpoche explains how to use depression on the path to enlightenment, by changing our focus from self to others.

  • Suicidal Thoughts, Depression, PTSD and Self-harm •
  • Tired and Thinking About Death •
  • Thoughts of Suicide •
  • Wanting to Commit Suicide •
  • Contemplating Suicide •
  • Think About the Continuation of Life •
  • Thoughts of Death •
  • Numberless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas Cherish Us •
  • You Are a Beautiful Human Being •
  • Helping People With Suicidal Thoughts •
  • Depression and Suicidal Thoughts •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices for students experiencing problems due to a business downturn and related financial crisis.

  • Business in Financial Crisis •
  • Business Losing Money •
  • Business Losing Money •
  • Trusting Advice Given by a Lama •
  • Failure in Business •
  • Business Downturn •
  • Falling on Hard Times •
  • Failing at Business •
  • Turning Around Business Failure •
  • Financial Difficulties •
  • Dzambhala Practice for Increasing Wealth •
  • Incense Puja for Business Success •
  • Kindness and Generosity Will Bring Success •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on teaching children the values of loving kindness and compassion so that their lives become meaningful.

  • Dedication for Alice Project •
  • Starting a Buddhist School in India •
  • The Best Education for Children •
  • Advice to Schoolchildren in Bodhgaya •
  • Teaching Buddhist Principles at School •
  • Universal Education •
  • Using Education to Benefit Others •
  • Dharma Education for Young Children •
  • The Most Important Education •
  • Teaching Dharma to a Child •
  • Dharma Books for School Children •
  • Opening the Wisdom Eye •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice on the qualities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is a living Compassion Buddha with perfect wisdom and compassion for every sentient being.

  • The Supreme Qualities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • Message to a Center Hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • Pleasing His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Benefits Sentient Beings Limitlessly •
  • Living Buddha •
  • All-Night Tara Praises for His Holiness the Dalai Lama •
  • His Holiness is the Supreme Leader •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice for students planning to build at the Dharma center.

  • Completion of a Stupa •
  • Renovations at the Center •
  • Building a New Gompa After a Fire •
  • Thank You and Rejoice!  •
  • A New Center Building •
  • Pujas Before Felling Trees •
  • Construction of a New Building •
  • The Four Harmonious Brothers •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

Advice and practices for infectious diseases, including coronovirus COVID-19, Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

  • Lyme Disease •
  • Mantra For Ebola •
  • Request to Build Naga King Statue in Africa •
  • Ebola Virus •
  • NDM-1 Superbug •
  • Tuberculosis •
  • Ross River Fever •
  • Fatigue and Lyme Disease •
  • Ebola Outbreak •
  • Bird Flu •
  • Practices for Ebola •
  • Practices for Coronavirus (COVID-19) •
  • Essential Practices for Protection from Coronavirus COVID-19 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

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 •
Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book

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 •
  • Thanks For Hosting Relics •
  • Why Relics Glow •

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