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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 •
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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 on how to purify negative karma in relation to the guru, given to students confessing mistakes.

Regretting Anger Toward Rinpoche •
Confession of Anger •
Confessing Mistakes •
Confessing Negative Thoughts •
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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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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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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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Advice and methods for purifying past nonvirtuous actions.

How Vajrasattva Practice Purifies Negative Karma •
Purifying Negative Karma •
Mantras for Purifying Negativities •
Practices for Purification •
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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 •
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Advice on the amazing benefits of building a stupa and circumambulating a stupa, as well as instructions on how to fill a stupa and make it beautiful and inspiring.

Building Stupas to Benefit Sick Dogs •
How to Make the Stupa Beautiful and Inspiring •
Circumambulation of Boudhanath Stupa •
Liberating Animals and Circumambulating Stupas With Them •
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Advice on the importance of Dharma practice and how to actualize the lamrim, the path to enlightenment.

Doubts About Lam-rim •
The Quickest Path to Enlightenment •
Special Qualities of Buddhism •
Lama Tsongkhapa's Teachings •
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Advice on making offerings to the Three Rare Sublime Ones.

Verses to Inspire Offerings •
Offering to the Sangha •
Water Bowls Practice •
How to Generate Merit by Offering Music, Such as Bell, Gong or Conch Shell •
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Advice and practices for neurological disorders, paralysis and stroke.

Bell’s Palsy •
Name of the Buddha Eliminating Paralysis and Lightning •
Paralysis and Loss of Hearing •
Mantras for Paralysis, Stroke or to Pacify Harm from Naga Possession  •
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Advice on how to help animals and protect them from harm. This topic includes various practices and mantras for animals.

How to Benefit Animals •
Building an Animal Sanctuary •
Compassion Brings Us Closer to Enlightenment •
Advice About Caring for Dogs •
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Advice on how to make life meaningful by integrating Dharma into everyday life.

Real Happiness •
Discovering Dharma •
Making Life Meaningful •
The Most Important Thing is to Practice Dharma •
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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 •

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