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Advices posted during the month of December 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advices posted during the month of August 2019
A student needed an operation to remove the colon and asked Rinpoche if it was beneficial to have it done in the next three to six months or if there were obstacles. The student asked if there was a puja or practice for the operation to be...
A student with Hepatitis B and C asked Rinpoche for advice.
Rinpoche explained the benefits of reciting the Arya Sanghata Sutra in this practice advice given to a new student. Rinpoche also recommended lamrim study and practice.
A student asked Rinpoche about the best practice for clearing away obstacles with the gurus.
Relatives of a teenager with serious mental health issues wrote to Rinpoche for advice. The girl had suicidal thoughts, strange posturing and was very thin as she ate almost nothing. She had ceased school and other activities and had asked to go...
An ordained student wrote that his father had died and left a large debt that he had to take care of. The student asked Rinpoche whether he should disrobe, get a job and pay off the debt or continue as a monk even though he would have to work for...
Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director and geshe, thanking them for arranging an all-night recitation of Praises to the Twenty-one Taras dedicated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to meditate at Maratika, a sacred place associated with Padmasambhava, in a remote region of Nepal. [You can read more about Maratika here.]
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student’s nine-year-old son who had memorized the Three Principal Aspects of the Path and sent a video to Rinpoche of...
Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director with suggestions for bringing harmony to the Dharma center. Rinpoche also explained what it means to be a Buddhist.
Advices posted during the month of July 2019
A student had recited the Long Life Sutra fifty times and asked Rinpoche what practices to do next.
A long-time student was close to passing away due to cancer and had written to Rinpoche just to connect with him. Rinpoche sent this reply back with instructions on powa, the transference of consciousness at the moment of death.
A student wrote to Rinpoche about the disturbing thoughts and emotions which were causing her a lot of suffering. She was thinking about committing suicide to escape the terrible thoughts, fears and voices in her head.