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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 January 2020
A geshe at a Dharma center was having great difficulty in getting a visa for his return to teach at the center. Rinpoche checked and gave this advice.
This advice was given to a student who had recently been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.)
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student whose child had motor neuron disease (ALS).
Rinpoche explained the visualization for the long-life meditation and advised the benefits of the Namgyalma mantra.
Rinpoche advised how to think about someone who has cheated you.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about their experiences while meditating on emptiness. Rinpoche gave this advice about the subtle object to be refuted according to the Prasangika Madhyamaka view.
Advices posted during the month of December 2019
Rinpoche wrote this card to thank a student who had been very generous to FPMT and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
A student with bipolar disorder wrote to ask Rinpoche if there was a practice that would be helpful for the illness. The student had long periods of depression alternating with short periods of mania and had to take medication for the rest of his...
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who was unable to find a job.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who was in severe pain and required constant care. Rinpoche had heard that the person sometimes became angry or frustrated with the caregivers.
A student who suffered from PTSD had been experiencing panic attacks and severe abdominal pain for many years. The student was exhausted by the symptoms and at times felt it would be better to die.
Rinpoche sent this letter to all the staff at an FPMT center, thanking them for working at the center.
Rinpoche wrote this message to a student who asked about his feet, as Rinpoche had hurt his ankle.
After checking for many years, a group of students wrote to ask Rinpoche about some land suitable for building retreat houses. Ven. Holly read the email to Rinpoche, who laughed and commented that maybe the students would spend all their time...
Rinpoche gave a substantial donation toward the restoration of some large prayer wheels. He heard that the students were also restoring some stupas and sent this advice about the importance of placing good quality texts, mantras and substances in...
Advices posted during the month of September 2019
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to create the cause of happiness and success in this life and future lives, until enlightenment is achieved.
This advice on how to transform problems was given to a student who was staying in Bodhgaya, where the weather is extremely hot in summer.
This advice was given to a student who was working as a schoolteacher in India.
Rinpoche advised these practices and precious pills for a student with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Rinpoche advised these practices for a thirteen-year-old girl who was blind from birth.
Rinpoche advised these pujas and practices for a student who was suffering from colon cancer.
This advice was given to a student who was in prison and wrote to Rinpoche requesting him to be guru and asking for life practices. Rinpoche advised how to use the situation to develop the mind and recommended Chenrezig mantra as the student’s...
A family was facing financial ruin. They were in debt and were losing the house they were renting. Although they had been reciting sutras the situation had not changed.
A monk wrote to Rinpoche asking how to deal with attachment. Rinpoche responded with advice on how to resolve sexual thoughts.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to accompany Lama Atisha’s Protection Stupa, which can be worn on the body or displayed in your house or Dharma center.