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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 April 2019
A student had been grieving for many years after her child had died at birth. She had been trying to conceive in various ways for a long time but not been able to. She asked Rinpoche for advice on how to deal with situation.
A student asked Rinpoche how to recognize whether their attachment to their guru, who was a lay person, was positive or was coming from a deluded mind.
Rinpoche sent this card to students at a center.
Rinpoche gave this advice about the purpose of tantric practice, especially Highest Yoga Tantra, to a student who asked what their main deity was.
This advice was given to a student who had worked for many years helping Rinpoche and who suddenly became very sick and was in hospital.
A student wrote to confess that they had distanced themselves from Rinpoche and FPMT for many years, and wanted to reconnect. Rinpoche recommended The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment), an...
Advices posted during the month of March 2019
Advice on how to generate a pure motivation to benefit others when doing a puja.
In this card sent to a student who was working in Bodhgaya, Rinpoche explained the value of difficult situations, such as hot weather, and also advised life practices.
A student was experiencing many obstacles, was dealing with angry people and had debilitating depression. Rinpoche gave this advice.
Rinpoche gave this advice on the most powerful way to collect merit to a student who had asked about her daughter and about a practice to improve her own financial situation.
A student’s mother had cancer and the student was feeling depressed, isolated and alone. Rinpoche spent a lot of time checking and advised the following.
A student wrote that he had belittled a friend and Dharma brother. He had already applied the four opponent powers, but asked if there was anything else he could do to purify and restore his vows.
Advices posted during the month of February 2019
A student had strong lung (wind imbalance) and wrote to Rinpoche for advice.
An elder brother who had sued a younger sibling asked Rinpoche what puja should to be done to pacify this situation.
A student who had been studying for two years asked Rinpoche whether to continue studying or do retreat. Rinpoche checked carefully and gave this advice.
A student had shared Rinpoche’s online advice with her friend, who then successfully found employment. She sent this email to thank Rinpoche and FPMT.
An ordained person wrote that for many months they had experienced pressure in their chest and also low energy, not wanting to do much. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
A student was unable to control physical energies that had been activated and they felt that other people or entities could access and "play" with their body at any time. The student was also experiencing disturbing thoughts, images and speech....
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who wrote to ask about life obstacles.
A student with life obstacles had circumambulated a stupa 2,500 times, in accordance with Rinpoche’s advice. Rinpoche wrote this thank you note and sent it with a box of chocolates.
Rinpoche discusses the need for compassion in the medical profession and recommends Medicine Buddha and Chenrezig practice in this advice given to a student who had asked what pujas were needed to pass tests in order to become a Chinese medicine...
Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director who was retiring.
Advices posted during the month of January 2019
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who was struggling to maintain tantric commitments in a busy Western lifestyle. The student had received Highest Yoga Tantra initiations from Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but had broken the...
A student wrote that their family members were going through a difficult time, financially, emotionally and health wise. Rinpoche advised these practices.
A student with a mental health condition had just experienced a brief psychotic episode, the first in more than four years. The student was taking medicine prescribed by Western doctors and asked Rinpoche for practice advice.