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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 May 2018
A student was asked by his brother for a large sum of money in order to help a girl who had been sold into prostitution. The student wrote to Rinpoche, who sent this advice about karma.
A center was getting a woodland grant to help manage the grounds and restore native species. The students wrote to Rinpoche for advice about pujas or practices they should do for any nagas and spirits living in the area. They also asked about...
A student was taking time off after serving at a center for ten years and was planning to do a walking retreat for several months. Rinpoche offered this advice.
Rinpoche explained how to dedicate a money offering to a student who was about to sponsor a very large puja and make a large donation to a monastery. The student was offering the money on behalf of Rinpoche.
In this advice, Rinpoche explained to a student who was in severe pain how to experience it for all sentient beings.
Advice on how to bring happiness to others by speaking nicely, with respect and compassion.
A student was feeling very negative about a member of the Sangha. Rinpoche responded with this advice, which he typed himself.
Rinpoche wrote this letter to a past center director who was in an old age home, and had memory loss etc.
Advices posted during the month of April 2018
Advice given to a student who had a bladder infection and asked Rinpoche about drinking fluid when doing nyung näs.
Rinpoche sent this personal advice about the importance of the morning motivation, along with advice for a new study group to become more successful.
A student’s vocal cord was paralyzed and over time this had resulted in a weak, high-pitched voice and difficulty swallowing. A recent operation had enabled swallowing, but the student’s voice was now very squeaky and hoarse.
Rinpoche gave this practice advice to help someone who had been in an accident and was now in a coma.
A student had a problem with his spinal cord, buttock and legs. A blood vessel had compressed the nerves in his spinal cord, causing weakness and numbness in his legs. Both legs were numb, however, the right foot was worse.
A student had a serious heart condition for many years and now had internal bleeding. The doctors were unsure how to proceed, as treatment to stop the bleeding could weaken the heart and lead to heart failure. If untreated, the heart could also...
A student wrote that he had stopped doing his commitments and practices because he was too busy. In this extensive advice, Rinpoche urged the student to spend more time on Dharma practice, which should be the main focus in this life.
Advice on what to do with damaged or broken holy objects, such as tsa-tsas.
Rinpoche gave this advice to a student who was experiencing many obstacles. His family had lost all its wealth and the student had many health problems, including depression, anxiety, strokes, high blood pressure and shoulder pain.
Rinpoche sent this letter to the cook at a Dharma center.
Advices posted during the month of March 2018
Rinpoche sent this letter to thank a translator for their service to others.
A family asked Rinpoche for advice on how to help their child who was unable to speak. Rinpoche suggested that they take the child to Swayambunath in Kathmandu, Nepal.
A student asked Rinpoche about recycling Dharma items instead of burning them. The student also asked why monks receive offerings before nuns in pujas.
Rinpoche wrote this card to a student who advised they had completed a retreat.
A student wrote that she was hearing voices and felt very scared.
A student had liver cancer and other recent health-related obstacles, including blood oozing from the esophagus.
Rinpoche gave this advice on how to utilize obstacles such as illness on the path to enlightenment. In this way, we can finish the heavy negative karma collected in the past and experience great happiness.