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Advices posted during the month of June 2019
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who had a new stupa in their house.
A student with diabetes and thyroid malfunction was overweight and asked Rinpoche for advice, as doctors had recommended losing weight before undergoing surgery.
A student had a heart attack and asked Rinpoche for advice on what practices to do.
A nun who had cancer was close to passing away. Rinpoche advised these practices.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about a sixteen-year-old relative who had severe depression. Rinpoche offered this advice.
A Tibetan student who had cancer took ordination, following Rinpoche’s advice. The student wrote to let Rinpoche know.
Rinpoche gave this advice about bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment.
A student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to confess that as there was no other center nearby they had started attending a New Kadampa Tradition center and were practicing Dolgyal (Skt: Dorje Shugden). The student confessed not following the guru’s...
Advices posted during the month of May 2019
A student was having many health issues, including heart arrythmia, anxiety and panic attacks, fatigue, stomach problems and dizziness. This prevented the student from doing nyung näs. Doctors could not find any problem. Rinpoche checked...
A student asked if he was committing sexual misconduct because his current partner was legally married. She had separated from her husband and was not having any physical contact with him, however, they were still married. Rinpoche spent a long...
Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this letter to Ven. Thamthog Rinpoche, the abbot of Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala, and spiritual director of Ghe Pel Ling Institute, Milan, Italy. Ven. Thamthog Rinpoche and Ven. Tenzin Khenrab Rinpoche had organized the...
Rinpoche wrote this card to two Sangha members who were doing the Charity to Ants practice every week and were also liberating animals weekly.
This advice was given to a student whose brother was in intensive care and close to dying. The student asked what could be done for his brother to avoid rebirth in the lower realms.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about harmony in the family. Her children had experienced a lot of trauma and she wanted to have a connection with her grandchildren.
A new center had placed a statue of the Buddha outdoors on the ground. Rinpoche saw photos of the opening of the center and wanted to pass this message on to the center director.
A student wrote that their husband had been diagnosed with diabetes. Rinpoche advised a simple tonglen practice and explained why we need to develop renunciation of samsara.
In this letter sent to his dentist, Rinpoche writes about a sacred lake in northern India where he went on pilgrimage in February 2016, and also gives an outline of the Buddhist path.
Advices posted during the month of April 2019
Rinpoche gave this advice about the purpose of tantric practice, especially Highest Yoga Tantra, to a student who asked what their main deity was.
A student had experienced mental health issues and had spent time in a psychiatric hospital receiving treatment. The student asked Rinpoche for advice on what practices would help.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who always felt nervous and was having panic attacks. The student had a frail nervous system and was very sensitive to caffeine and different foods.
Rinpoche gave this advice regarding merit multiplying days such as the Fifteen Days of Miracles, Saka Dawa, Chokhor Duchen, and Lhabab Duchen. The advice was typed by Rinpoche.
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.
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...
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 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.